Behold Jesus--the Christ God Sent to Do So Much for Us!

Jan 12, 2014
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 717; 133; 219; 718
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Lord Jesus, when You were a child You sat at the feet of Your teachers and learned.  If You, Lord, needed instruction, how much more so do not I need such instruction?  As I approach Your presence this day, open my ears to hear, my heart to receive, and my mind to comprehend Your instruction, so that I might grow in my faith, my love, and my adherence to Your will and ways.  It is in Your name that I am privileged to pray.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 145

First Reading: 

Psalm 84

“A day in Your courts is better than a thousand!”  The sons of Korah knew of the blessing and the benefits of standing in God’s house for worship.  May we likewise recognize how important it is to enter into God’s presence to receive His gracious instruction!

Second Reading: 

Luke 2:41-52

As a twelve year old boy Jesus was both instructed by and instructed the teachers in Jerusalem’s temple.  May we never think we are above the instruction of the Lord, but rather eagerly sit at His feet and those He has appointed to share with us God’s Word!