Jesus Is the Christ—He Has the Answers!

Feb 28, 2010
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: Come to the Jubilee; 277; 352
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God—You are my Creator, Redeemer, and Comforter. Send Your Holy Spirit to guide me as I worship this day. Move my heart to sincere repentance over my sin and faith in Jesus’ atoning work. Instill within my mind a keener understanding of Your truths. Open my lips to sing Your praises. Lead me, O Lord, in a faithful walk before You all my days! In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 25

First Reading: 

Genesis 12:1-8

The LORD called Abraham to faith and instructed him to leave his family, friends, and previous homeland behind. God promised to provide him a new home and make of him a great nation. More importantly the LORD promised that the Savior would be among his descendants—the One through whom “all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Second Reading: 

Romans 4:1-5,13-17

Abraham believed God and his faith was “accounted to him for righteousness.” When we too believe in God, we are also justified by faith. Our standing as heirs of heaven, therefore, is not because we have kept God’s law, but rather because we have believed in His gracious promises!