Simeon--an Example of Godliness!

Dec 30, 2007
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 136; 138; 89; 87
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD, my precious Savior, be with me as I walk though life. Give me a true understanding of Your word. Keep my eyes ever focused on Your grace, mercy, power, and promises. Fill my heart with a genuine love both for You and my neighbors. Finally, grant that I may live in faithfulness until that moment that You have chosen to take me home to live forever in Your presence. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 8

First Reading: 

Isaiah 63:7-17

Isaiah here reflects upon the "lovingkindnesses of the LORD" as revealed in His dealings with Old Testament Israel. That same lovingkindness was evident in God's sending Jesus to be our Savior and is revealed anew each day in His dealings with us!

Second Reading: 

2 Timothy 4:3-8

We are living in the time Paul describes here-a time when most people "will not endure sound doctrine," but rather will turn aside to "fables!" Yet God urges us to continue to share the truths of His Word with all who will listen, knowing that a "crown of righteousness" awaits all who love Jesus!