Jesus Is the Heavenly Bridegroom!

Apr 21, 2013
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 190, CW 79 (alt. TLH 343), LSB 704, 730
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, my dear heavenly Father, as I enter into Your presence this day for worship—to hear Your truths, to sing Your praises, and to offer You my prayers, may Your Spirit fill my heart with greater understanding and fullness of joy!  May I prove ever faithful to Jesus, my Savior and Lord, and anticipate His return as my heavenly Bridegroom.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 66

First Reading: 

Psalm 100

“Make a joyful shout to the LORD!”  Why?  The Psalmist reminds us that the LORD gives us life, brings us into His kingdom, and showers upon us His ongoing mercy and blessing!

Second Reading: 

1 John 2:3-11

Jesus brings us new life and light through His gospel proclamation.  The result in our lives will be a determination to keep His commandments, which means that we will strive to love one another!