Jesus Came and Still Comes!

Dec 16, 2012
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 16 (alt. TLH 63), 66, 780, 71
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, as I celebrate the coming of Your Son this Advent Season, fill my heart with hope and joy.  Remove all desire to sin from my heart and mind.  Enable me to sing Your praises and to proclaim Your gospel as You give me opportunity. Send Your Spirit to bless my worship this day.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 90

First Reading: 

1 Corinthians 9:16-23

Paul was sent to preach the gospel—something he willingly did as he sought to serve a variety of people with a common message of God’s love for sinners in connection with Jesus Christ!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 3:1-12

John the Baptizer came urging people to “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand!”  By so doing he prepared the way for Jesus to come as the Savior of all who believe and the Judge of all those who do not.