Pray that the Holy Spirit Will Continue to Come

May 27, 2012
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 224, 234, 740
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, my Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, on this day of Pentecost as I enter into Your presence, please, send Your Spirit to uplift my heart and soul. Fill me with awe in view of Your power; grant me true humility in view of Your holiness; move me to sing Your praises and to proclaim Your truths in view of Your merciful kindness. Yes, send Your spirit to indwell me—to lead and instruct me all my days. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 68:1-6

First Reading: 

Acts 2:37-47

Peter appealed to the people listening on that first Pentecost Sunday to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus. The Holy Spirit opened the hearts of 3,000 people that day. The early church grew and developed through the use of the Word and with the blessing of the Lord!

Second Reading: 

John 15:26-27, John 16:4-11

Jesus promised to send His disciples the “Helper,” who is the Holy Spirit. He would console them in their sorrow and through their ongoing witness “convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.”