Jesus Is the Lord’s Branch of Righteousness—His Promised King!

Aug 14, 2011
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): God-Son
Hymns: 27; 297; 781; 360
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father, as I enter into Your presence this day for worship, send Your Holy Spirit to be with me and to guide me.  Instruct my mind with Your truths, purify my heart with Your sanctifying power, open my lips to sing Your praises, and move me to a life of ever greater faithfulness. I ask this in the name of Jesus—my precious Savior and Lord.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 48

First Reading: 

Ephesians 2:13-22

We have been brought near to God by faith through the blood of Christ! Christ is our peace as we build with confidence upon the Scriptural foundation laid by the apostles and prophets.

Second Reading: 

Mark 6:30-34

Jesus came to serve, and He did so diligently. Even when He attempted to withdraw with His disciples for needed rest, people continued to come to Him. He compassionately continued to serve them with the truth.