Jesus Lives! What Does That Mean for Us?

Apr 6, 2008
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 190; 730; 207; 208; 311; 200:1, 3-5, 8
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, my living Lord and Savior, please watch over and bless my worship this day. Impress upon my heart Your presence, even though I do not see You. Move me to entrust myself to You completely knowing that You will provide for me, even as You have promised. May I sing Your praises with sincerity, listen to Your Word with intensity, and follow You with joy all the days of my life. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 33

First Reading: 

Ezekiel 34:11-16

The LORD promises to search for, find, and then restore His lost sheep. This promise provided comfort to the remnant of Old Testament believers scattered during the Babylonian Captivity. It continues to provide comfort to believers today, for it speaks of the LORD’s love and devotion to His believing children!

Second Reading: 

Revelation 2:1-7

Jesus knew that the believers in Ephesus had proven themselves faithful in many areas, but He here warns them that they had lost their first love for the gospel. He urged them to repent, to return to their initial zeal, to listen carefully to His Word, and to rejoice in the promise of life everlasting!