"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. We’ve also began including Care Group discussion questions at the bottom of the email, to help your care group discuss God’s word together.
This week we are beginning our new Fostering and Adoption series. Watch the preview video here:
This week we are looking at Galatians 4:4-8 and seeing how adoption and fostering are a picture and demonstration of the gospel.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 111:1-4:
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who delight in them. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the Lord is gracious and merciful.
This psalm reminds us why we gather to praise Christ together. It tells us that our worship “in the congregation” is motivated and inspired as we remember God’s great works. The psalm says that “He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered” and so we gather around remembering his work through listening to his word. As we listen to his word we come to see how “great are the works of the Lord” and God causes “delight” in him to grow in our hearts. His “splendor and majesty” are the reasons we worship, and he promises to be with us in our worship and to renew us.
Read Psalm 111:1-4 before we gather and ask God to:
Bring to mind specific memories of his faithfulness.
Inspire worship in our hearts as we gather together.
Here are the songs we are singing this Sunday. We chose them because they remind us of the great work of Christ on our behalf that has caused us to forever belong to God.
Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it: