DECEMBER 29, 2016
"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 looking at 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 and seeing how God comes near to us in our trouble and prepares us to be ministers of his grace, goodness, and comfort.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 96:1-4:
Oh sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth!
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day.
Declare his glory among the nations,
his marvelous works among all the peoples!
For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
he is to be feared above all gods.
Why do we sing and make much of Christ? This passage shows us that by esteeming Christ as the most glorious and powerful we are set free from the control of idols. When we trust in how much stronger and righteous Christ is, our hearts are freed to worship and enjoy him fully.
Read Psalm 96:1-4 and pray that God would:
Help us see him as greater and stronger than idols or fears that might control us.
Give us great joy and renewal as we gather around his word.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they proclaim God’s righteousness and goodness in every season of life.
Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.