SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.
This Sunday we are continuing our new fall sermon series “To the One Who Conquers”. Check out our series preview video here:
This week we are looking at Revelation 3:14-22 and seeing how too many physical resources can dull our senses to our need for God and the gospel.
Our call to worship is Psalm 37:3-7:
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
This psalm teaches us to wait on the Lord for every kind of need we may have. It draws our attention and hope away from our own efforts to find security, happiness, or fulfillment and teaches us to delight in waiting on the Lord for every need.
Read Psalm 37:3-7 before we gather and ask God to:
- Slow our hearts down so that we can hear and experience him deeply this Sunday.
- Turn our hearts to deeper trust in him.
Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday. We chose them because they teach us to look to Christ, instead our own abilities or riches, for fulfillment. As they point us to deeper trust in Christ, they provide opportunity for us to experience and remember his steadfast love towards us.
Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it: