Let Us Pray for God's Grace of Giving!

Feb 12, 2006
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Stewardship
Hymns: 130; 96; 788; 400
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our dear heavenly Father, You are a God of grace and mercy—a God of power and compassion! As we enter into Your presence this day for worship fill us with a sense of wonder as we hear Your Word. Lead us to sorrow over our sins, to rejoice in Your forgiving love, to grow in our understanding of Your will and ways, and to recommit ourselves to Your service. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 18

First Reading: 

Genesis 41:25-43

Our God is a good and gracious God, who fills our lives with His blessings. He certainly did this for Joseph who, after being sold into slavery by his brothers and also imprisoned in Egypt, was exalted to a position of authority second only to Pharaoh!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 16:13-20

One of God’s greatest blessings is our faith. Simon confessed his faith in Jesus as the promised Christ—the Son of God. Jesus said that God the Father had revealed those truths to him—truths which become the foundation of our Christian faith!