Who Is Jesus?

Jan 11, 2004
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Savior
Hymns: 127; 126; 129; 106:1-2,7
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, You have so graciously responded to our desperate needs. We are by nature sinful and unclean. We deserve to experience Your eternal wrath and punishment. Yet, in Your love for us—a love we do not deserve, You sent Your Son to serve us, by placing Himself under Your law and giving Himself up upon the cross. Impress upon our hearts today that love, so that we might kneel before You with repentant hearts, listen to You with an eager mind, and then walk before You in humble obedience. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 145

First Reading: 

Acts 10:34-38

Peter proclaimed to the people gathered in Cornelius’ home that God had anointed Jesus with His Holy Spirit making Him “Lord of all!” We are to join Peter in preaching “peace through Jesus Christ” to all who with repentant hears fear God.

Second Reading: 

Luke 3:15-17, Luke 3:21-22

John the Baptizer proclaimed the coming of the Savior—a Savior who would “gather the wheat into His barn,” and burn the chaff “with unquenchable fire.” Jesus was that Savior, who was anointed at the time of His baptism by the Holy Spirit and declared by God to be His “beloved Son!”