Let Us Joyously Serve Our God!

Aug 27, 2006
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Christian Life
Hymns: 18; 33; 792
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, You are the giver of every good gift! You have filled our lives with Your blessings, both for our bodies and our souls. You have given us food to eat, clothes to wear, homes in which to live, and opportunities to lead productive and useful lives. You have provided us a Savior—Your own Son, forgiven our sins, and welcomed us into Your family. Move us, O Lord, to worship You this day with joy, sincerity, and thankfulness. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 92

First Reading: 

Acts 8:9-25

Individuals drawn to Christianity may not always be drawn for the right reasons. Simon the Sorcerer was drawn by Philip’s preaching, but then offered the apostles money to secure the power to perform miracles. Peter admonished him strongly and he was led to proper repentance and faith.

Second Reading: 

John 5:30-36

Jesus came into this world to fulfill the will of His Father in heaven. John the Baptizer bore witness to the fact that Jesus had been sent by the Father. Jesus’ works, however, were an even greater witness to the fact that He was the promised Savior in whom we are to place our trust.