As You Approach the Challenges of Your Life Be Strong and of Good Courage

Feb 1, 2015
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: LSB 810:1,3-4 (alt. TLH 132:1, 3, 5); CW 541:4-7(alt. TLH 292:3-4, 8-9); 755; 315; 472
Pre-Service Prayer:

O Lord God, my dear Heavenly Father, my life is in Your hands, and my future is dependent upon Your grace.  As I enter into Your presence this day for worship, cause me to be filled with humble awe of Your power and merciful kindness.  May I sing Your praises in joy, confess Your truths with conviction, and grow in my understanding of Your will, so that my every word and action might glorify Your saving name.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 119:97-104

First Reading: 

1 Thessalonians 5:6-9

We live in a world filled with challenges.  Paul urges us to live life soberly, in faith with love, and ready for our salvation.

Second Reading: 

John 1:47-51

Nathanael was impressed with Jesus’ powers.  Jesus assured both Philip and Nathanael that they would see and experience far greater things in the future.