NOVEMBER 17, 2016
"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday. We want to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.
This week we continue our sermon series through Psalm 23, “Forevermore.” Check out the series video here:
This week we are looking at Psalm 23:5 and seeing that confidence in the care of Christ is what brings calm and peace in our hearts.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11:
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.
Be still and know that I am God
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
God calls us to worship him with our whole lives by reminding us that he is always close and a sure place of safety. Instead of responding with fear or anger, we can respond with trust and obedience to God, because of his never-failing faithfulness. This psalm teaches us that our whole life worship is inspired and controlled by God’s eternal faithfulness not our temporary suffering.
Read Psalm 46:1-3, 10-11 and ask God to:
Help us see him as bigger and stronger than any suffering or sin.
Restore and renew us from sin, suffering, and hurt.
Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday. We chose them because they remind us of God’s closeness to us in Christ. They remind us we are no longer defined by our failures and sins, but are set free to obedience and trust in Christ.
In Your Steadfast Love
Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it: