The Father Is Seeking True Worshipers--He Is Seeking You!

Jan 29, 2006
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Worship
Hymns: 129; 277; 279; 798
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our dear heavenly Father, You have a passionate love for every soul. You have sent Your Son to reconcile this world of lost souls to Yourself. Through His life, death, and resurrection Jesus has accomplished this great deliverance, the blessings of which we are privileged to receive by faith in His saving name. Watch over and bless our worship this day. Open our ears so that we might hear Your truths and our hearts so that having received those truths we might apply them faithfully in our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 119:89-96

First Reading: 

Micah 6:1-8

God was frustrated with His Old Testament people! It wasn’t that His people were not going to church. They were going, but their hearts were not in it. They complied with the outward requirements for sacrifices, but their compliance was not the result of love. God desires, above all, the fruits of the heart—proper humility together with just and merciful actions!

Second Reading: 

1 Corinthians 2:1-10

The apostle Paul reminds us that the Christian gospel message does not depend upon our power, but rather upon the power of God. Neither can it be understood with our wisdom. Rather, the Christian gospel message reveals God’s wise plan for man’s salvation—a plan that the Spirit of God alone can bring us to understand.