Your Father in Heaven Wants You!

Sep 24, 2006
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 281; 263; 786
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Father in heaven, it is Your desire to save my soul. You have sent Your Son to be my Savior—to live a holy life in my stead and to die an innocent death to atone for my sins. Impress Your grace upon my heart. Send your Spirit to draw me to Your Son, to lead me to entrust myself to You, and to enable me to walk with faithfulness before You. In Jesus’ name I pray.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 86

First Reading: 

1 Kings 3:5-15

God appeared to Solomon in a dream early in his reign and offered to give him anything he wished. Solomon asked for a wise and understanding heart, so that he might properly lead God’s people. God was pleased with Solomon’s request and promised to give him not only the wisdom he desired, but many more blessings as well. May we also seek above all the wisdom necessary to fulfill our respective callings!

Second Reading: 

Acts 14:1-20

Paul and Barnabas preached in Iconium and Lystra during their 1st Missionary Journey but at great physical risk. They were driven out of Iconium by those opposed to the gospel, and after being received initially at Lystra as gods, they were nearly stoned to death. Nonetheless they refused to be intimidated and continued to preach the gospel. Serving in God’s kindom can be dangerous, but the rewards are heavenly!