How Should We Then Live?

Apr 2, 2017
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Hymns: WS 774; 347:1,4-6; WS 755; 172; 408
Pre-Service Prayer:

O LORD God, my dear heavenly Father, please bless me this day as I enter into Your presence to hear Your holy Word, to sing Your praises, and to lay before You my petitions. Grant that I might listen to You attentively, praise You with sincerity, and approach You with humility, for You alone are my God, my Savior, and my King. Yes, bless me this day! Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 43

First Reading: 

Numbers 21:4-9

The Children of Israel complained against God and were plagued with poisonous serpents. Upon their repentance, Moses was instructed to prepare a bronze serpent and place it in the midst of the camp. Whoever believed God’s promise and looked at the serpent would be healed. Even so, whoever believes God’s promise concerning Jesus will likewise be healed!

Second Reading: 

John 13:31-35

Jesus soon would die, rise, and ascend into heaven in glory. He gave His disciples one last command—to love one another as they had indeed been loved by Him. May we add to our Savior’s glory by fulfilling that command!