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Getting Ready for Sunday, August 21

AUGUST 18, 2016

Church family,

"Getting Ready for Sunday" is a resource we provide to help the church look ahead to the upcoming Sunday and to prepare well for gathering together by reading God’s word, praying, and singing.

This Sunday we are continuing our new fall sermon series “To the One Who Conquers”. Check out our preview video here: 

We’ll look at Revelation 2:1-7 and see how Christ motivates us through our new identity in Him to love as He has loved us, even with those we disagree with.

Our Call to Worship is Psalm 46:8-11:
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord,
    how he has brought desolations on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
    he breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the chariots with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Read it before we gather and pray that God would: 

  1. Give us rest in the knowledge that He is God so we don’t have to be.
  2. Pray that God would bring people to faith in Him this Sunday. 

Here are the songs we are singing this week. We have picked these songs because they help us rejoice in the truth of God’s word: that Christ has overcome our sin, death, and evil, and they call all of creation to find hope in the healing of Christ. 

To Him Who Overcomes
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All Creatures Of Our God and King
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Rising Sun
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To Him Who Overcomes
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1. Has there been a time in your life where you were more concerned about being right or zealous to the neglect of the person who stands on the opposite end of the spectrum from you? 

2. Do you have a hard time separating a person's theological correctness from who they are as a person?  Is it hard to distinguish the difference?

3. Do you believe that God can and does use people who differ theologically from us?

4. Are you identifying others more with their wrong or differing theology rather than their identity and sanctification in Christ?

5. How did Christ love you when you were lost, completely theologically incorrect about Him?

6. How does the example of Christ's love for you motivate you to love those with whom you disagree with?

Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it: