JANUARY 25, 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 continue our sermon series “Multiply: a Journey Through the Book of Acts.” We’ll be looking at Acts 12:1-5 and see how Christians from every age will face conflict if they are seeking to advance the gospel. We will see how we can face conflict with the unshakable assurance that Christ will win.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 130:5-6.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
Do you think of waiting as worship? We often equate waiting with being “trapped” or “in a holding pattern”. We can think of waiting on God as a passive state. But this psalm, and all of scripture, calls us to wait on the lord with an active, eager, hope. We wait on the Lord, not unsure if he will act, but as confident in his work in our lives as we are confident that the sun will rise every morning. We don’t always know how he will act, but we know he will act with perfect mercy, goodness, and justice. God calls us to worship him by actively anticipating as we await his work in our lives and world.
Do you await the lord with the eagerness of this psalmist?
Read Psalm 130:5-6 and:
Pray that we would have eager anticipation for God’s work in our lives.
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 teach us to look to God in trust and help us express gratefulness for his faithfulness.