Be an "Israel"

Apr 15, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Faith, Prayer, Trust
Hymns: 191; 188; 206:1-3,8,10; 732
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, my dear heavenly Father—You dwell in heaven above, yet are everywhere around me. You know my every thought and are aware of my every word and deed. O Lord, You are both great and glorious! Protect me from all danger and everyone who would hard my body and soul. As I enter Your presence for worship this day, please, send Your Holy Spirit to open my mind to Your truths and my heart to Your love. Fill me with a desire to serve You with faithfulness all of the days of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 91

First Reading: 

1 John 5:4-12

How important is our faith in Jesus Christ? It is ever so important, because as the apostle John explains, it gives us victory over a world that opposes us and the gift of everlasting life from teh One whom God the Father declares to be His own Son!

Second Reading: 

John 20:19-31

Jesus appeared to His disciples repeatedly after His resurrection to reassure their faith and to commission them to proclaim the gospel of forgiveness. The evangelist John records these and other accounts of Jesus’ words and works, so that we might believe and obtain everlasting life.