Apr 14, 2013
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: CW 153 (alt. TLH 188), 421, 783, 51
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, You are my Good Shepherd.  You gave Your life for me, so that I might live with You forever.  You watch me even now, guiding me into the green pastures and living waters of Your everlasting Word.  You protect me from all danger and provide for all of my needs.  Move me to listen to Your voice and to follow You throughout this life as You lead me to heaven.  It is in Your saving name that I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 33

First Reading: 

Psalm 23

“The LORD is my Shepherd!”  These words have brought comfort to generations of Christians.  They speak of our Savior’s care, concern, and love for us, His sheep.  Let us listen to Him, follow Him, and rejoice in Him always!

Second Reading: 

Hebrews 4:1-13

A rest awaits those who faithfully follow the Lord Jesus.  Sadly many of the Old Testament children of Israel hardened themselves against the LORD and did not enter into the promised land and so receive His rest.  Let us not make the same mistake!