We Preach God's Gospel Message!

Feb 29, 2004
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Evangelism
Hymns: 245; 297; 386:1,4; 477
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, we come before You this day with joy. While we are fully aware of our many sins and our personal unworthiness, we believe Your gospel message which proclaims Your grace and mercy in Christ Jesus. We, therefore, draw near in worship and praise, confident that You will bless us as we listen to Your word and sing of Your grace. Increase our faith, our love, and our hope. In Jesus’ name, we humbly pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 91

First Reading: 

Deuteronomy 26:5-10

Moses encouraged God’s Old Testament people to bring offerings to the LORD—the firstfruits of their labor in thanksgiving for His many blessings. We, too, will want to remember our gracious God with gifts motivated by a sincere thankfulness in view of His many blessings.

Second Reading: 

Luke 4:1-13

Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations in the wilderness. He endured those temptations as our substitute, and thereby achieved a righteousness which became ours by faith. He likewise reveals how through using the word of God, we, too, can overcome Satan’s temptations.