Let Us Ever Walk as Jesus!

Oct 9, 2011
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 24; 409; 784; 53
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, as I enter Your presence for worship this day, help me to become ever more like my Savior.  Move me to trust You entirely.  Give me Your words, so that they may guide my words and actions.  Strengthen me as I face Your enemies and mine, knowing that while they may indeed be able to harm my body, they cannot harm my soul or deprive me of the salvation You have graciously bestowed upon me.  Yes, help me to walk with Jesus and as Jesus.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 102

Faith saves, while works do not. Yet, saving faith always produces good works, showing no partiality but treating all people with love and respect. Such a faith honors God and is profitable for all!

Second Reading: 

Mark 8:27-35

Jesus’ disciples correctly identified Him as the Christ! However, they failed to understand the need for His sufferings and death. Jesus explained that He alone would not suffer, but that all of His followers would have to be prepared to lose their lives!