Plan Your Future God's Way

Jan 5, 2014
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 106:1, 4-7; 119; 91; 105; 309; 121
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear heavenly Father, grant that I may always humbly recognize my dependence upon You.  You have created me.  Your Son has redeemed me.  Your Spirit has sanctified me.  You sustain me even now.  May I ever with joy acknowledge Your almighty power, praise Your holy name, and abide in Your saving grace.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 8

First Reading: 

Psalm 73:23-28

Asaph, an Old Testament believer, here expresses his joy over his close relationship with the Lord.  We likewise should rejoice over our relationship with God, recognizing our dependence upon Him now and forever.

Second Reading: 

Luke 14:25-33

In spite of our close relationship with Jesus, our futures on this earth may not be easy.  We must be ready to count the costs of discipleship as we plan our futures, knowing that following Jesus leads to eternal blessing!