MAY 11, 2017
"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 are concluding our sermon series “The Church Is”.
In this series, we are looking at specific characteristics and practices to which the church is called. This week we’ll see from Luke 16:19-31 that the Church is called to be present with the least of these, sharing the good news of the gospel of Christ.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 66:1-5:
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.” Selah
Come and see what God has done:
he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
In Psalm 66, God calls us to “Come and see what God has done,” to remember and rejoice in who he is and what he has done. When we gather to worship together one of the things we do is remember and return to God. We remember his great works, his great power, and his great love, and this draws our hearts back to faith, obedience and peace in Christ. We proclaim the truth of the gospel to our hearts, singing songs of hope that God is making all things new!
Read Psalm 66:1-5 and pray that God would:
Help us know him as he is: glorious and good.
Show us where our hearts may have run from God and return us to obedience and security with him.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they tell the story of God’s saving work for us and call us to rejoice in the hope we have in Christ.
Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.