God's Plan for Jesus: "Sent to Suffer!"

Dec 28, 2003
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Salvation
Hymns: 93, 90, 91, 94
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Father in heaven, we honor and praise You for sending Your Son into this world as our brother. He took on our human flesh so that He might deliver us from Satan, sin, and death. May we draw ever closer to You and our dear Savior as we gather to sing Your praise, to hear Your Word, and to offer to You our prayers. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 93

First Reading: 

Jeremiah 31:10-13

God has a message for the nations: He has redeemed His people and ransomed them from Satan, who is stronger than they are. He will shepherd them turning their sorrow into endless joy!

Second Reading: 

Luke 2:41-52

Jesus worshiped His heavenly Father as a twelve year old in the temple, amazing those who heard Him with His wisdom. Yet in obedience to that heavenly Father, He subjected Himself willingly to His earthly parents.