JANUARY 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 back in our sermon series “Multiply: a Journey Through the Book of Acts.” We’ll be looking at Acts 11:22-26 and seeing how God calls his church to pursue discipleship.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 89:8-9.
O Lord God of hosts,
who is mighty as you are, O Lord,
with your faithfulness all around you?
You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, you still them.
What’s your week been like? As January progresses and we get back into our regular rhythms of life, do you find yourself facing the same old struggles and situations? Are you discouraged by yours and others inability to keep New Year's resolutions? Despite our best intentions for a new year we often still find ourselves feeling caught in a raging storm with the water rising around us. Psalm 89:8-9 reminds us that in the midst of our struggle and disappointment God is strong and faithful. His very presence covers us with his faithfulness and brings us comfort. As we worship together this Sunday, let’s draw near to God, eagerly desiring to see the Lord of hosts, full of glory and goodness.
Read Psalm 89:8-9 and:
Pray that we would believe the truth that we are covered by the mighty faithfulness of Jesus.
Pray that God would save those separated from him.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We are singing these songs because they remind us of God’s presence and work in our lives and help us express our love and devotion to following him.