Jesus Loves the Little Children

Apr 19, 2015
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 5; 753; Jesus Loves the Little Children; 785; 800
Pre-Service Prayer:

Dear Father in heaven, as I approach Your presence today, fill me with wonder as I consider the gift of human life.  It is bestowed at the moment of conception and appears as a miracle each time a child is born.  Help me to treasure the gift of life and especially the blessing of children, for each child is indeed precious in Your sight, my Lord and my Redeemer.  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 128

First Reading: 

Proverbs 22:17-19; Eph. 6:1-4

Solomon encourages us to hear, retain, and then apply his wisdom in our lives, for that wisdom directs us to trust in the LORD!

Paul admonishes children to obey their parents, while encouraging fathers to bring up their children in the training and admonition of the Lord!

Second Reading: 

Matthew 18:1-7

Jesus informs us that we must become like little children—trusting our Savior God—if we are to enter into His kingdom.  He then warns us all not to mislead a child, for such an offense is serious in God’s eyes!