Find Both Your Identity and Purpose in Christ!

Jun 25, 2006
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Christian Life
Hymns: 5; 767; 391; 48
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, our dear Father in heaven, be with us this day and bless our worship. Move us to repent of our sins, to listen attentively to Your Word, to sing with joy Your praises, and to lay before You our heart-felt petitions. Remove from our hearts all evil thoughts, from our mouths all unkind words, and from our lives all loveless actions, so that we might always glorify You as we seek to follow our Savior Jesus in whose name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 18

First Reading: 

Numbers 21:4-9

Faith trusts the promises of God, even when those promises appear to contradict reason. God’s promise that those Israelites bitten by poisonous snakes would be saved, if they would look at a snake Moses made of brass and placed on a pole, seemed to contradict all reason, but those who in faith looked were blessed with healing!

Second Reading: 

Acts 3:1-9

Peter and John did not have any money to give the lame man begging near the temple gate, but they gave him something even better–the healing of his limbs in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Beyond that physical blessing, however, that former lame man heard the precious truths of God’s gospel word as Peter and John went on to preach in the temple.