God's Desire Is That We Be Completely Renewed!

May 31, 2015
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 246; 746; 779; LSB 924 (alt. TLH 50)
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God—the one, true God…my Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, I enter Your presence filled with awe at Your majesty.  Open my ears so that I might listen attentively to Your Word!  Open my heart so that it might be filled with Your grace!  Open my eyes so that I might see the needs of my fellow believers and reach out to them in faith and love!  Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 8

First Reading: 

1 John 4:12-16

John identifies all three members of the Trinity—God the Father, who has loved us; Jesus, His Son and our Savior; and the Spirit, who has been given to us!

Second Reading: 

Acts 2:38-39

Peter, too, identifies all three members of the Trinity—God the Father, who calls us; Jesus, in whose name we are to be baptized; and the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to every believer!