Jesus Is Your Rock of Ages!

Mar 12, 2017
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: 158; 376; 354; 151:1,6-7
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, I thank and praise You for revealing Your precious name to me through Your holy Word. You reveal Yourself to be gracious and merciful to me—a sinner, for You have sent Your Son, Jesus the Christ, to be my Savior. As I worship this day, please send Your Spirit to fill my heart with renewed faith and increased gratitude. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 25

First Reading: 

1 John 2:12-17

John encourages the believers, young and old, to remain faithful to the God whose mercy and forgiveness they have come to know. He then admonished these same believers not to love the world, for it is passing away. Only God and those who do His will are destined to abide forever in heaven.

Second Reading: 

Luke 10:17-20

Jesus sent seventy of His followers out to preach the gospel. They returned overjoyed by their power over evil spirits. Jesus told them rather to rejoice in the fact that their names were known by God and written in the book of life in heaven.