SEPTEMBER 21, 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 continuing our sermon series “Multiply: a Journey Through the Book of Acts.”
This week we are looking at Acts 4:32-5:11 and seeing through two different stories how unity is developed, experienced and put at risk.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 145:4-7.
One generation shall commend your works to another,
and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds,
and I will declare your greatness.
They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness
and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.
We worship God and proclaim the truth of the gospel when the varied generations of the church gather and praise God together. God is glorified when the church is unified in lifting up the splendor of God’s majesty and meditating together on his wondrous works. Our unity in Christ, across generational distances, is one of the ways that we proclaim the power of Christ’s reconciling work on the cross. It proclaims the unifying work of Jesus to a fractured and divided society. This Sunday we get to see in a special way, how one generation of the church “commends” God’s work to another as the elementary kids lead us in song!
Read Psalm 145:4-7 and pray that God would:
Help us value and serve every generation of Christ’s church.
Help us see Christ and his work as better and more satisfying than anything the world offers.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they remind us that the love of God is more satisfying and the power of God is more trustworthy than anything else the world can offer.