God Has Entrusted Us with the Message of His Gospel!

May 29, 2011
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 734; 772; 773; 352
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord, as I enter into Your presence for worship this day, fill my heart with a love for Your gospel word. Help me to grow in my understanding of it, my commitment to it, and in my desire to proclaim it. Yes, may that message of Your love for me uplift me and encourage me to fulfill my calling in Your kingdom. In Jesus’ saving name I pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 98

First Reading: 

1 John 4:1-11

The gospel is a message of God’s love for sinners—a love that sent Jesus to be “the propitiation for our sins.” That message has brought us to faith and is intended to move us to love. It is a message, however, that false prophets will attempt to pervert.

Second Reading: 

John 15:9-17

Jesus commands us to love one another, thereby following His example. Fulfilling that command, Jesus says, allows His joy to remain within us, leading to fullness of joy in our lives!