Our Identities and Futures Are Tied Directly to Our Triune God!

May 22, 2005
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 239; 746; 411; 243
Pre-Service Prayer:

O God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit—as we come before Your presence this day in worship and with praise, be with us and bless us. Open our hearts to hear, our minds to understand, and our hearts to love as we seek instruction from Your word and strength from Your almighty hands. It is in view of Your grace that we come before You this day. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 8

First Reading: 

Numbers 6:22-27

The LORD revealed His Trinitarian nature through the benediction He commanded Moses to use when Israel came to worship in Old Testament times. We use that same Trinitarian benediction to end our worship services today. We use it confident of the LORD’s presence and blessing!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 3:13-17

The Trinity revealed itself at the time of Jesus’ baptism. Jesus, the Son of God, was baptized. The Holy Spirit appeared in the form of a dove descending down to and alighting upon Jesus. God the Father affirmed through a voice from heaven that Jesus was indeed His Son, in whom He was well pleased!