NOVEMBER 9, 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 continuing our sermon series “Multiply: a Journey Through the Book of Acts.”
This week we are looking at Acts 9:1-31.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 70:4-5.
May all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you!
May those who love your salvation
say evermore, “God is great!”
But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!
What fills our minds when we gather as the church? Are we dwelling on a long week, whether before or behind us? Are our minds filled with concern or complacency? As we face the terrible reality of another church shooting are our hearts filled with fear? What can guide our minds and hearts, redirecting them to worship God? What can kill our complacency, concern, or fear and bring to life trust, peace, and sanity? Psalm 70 tells us the answer is to draw near to God and proclaim the truth that “God is great!”. God calls us to worship him by proclaiming that he is greater than comfort, difficulty, or enemies. When we speak and believe this truth our hearts are free to “rejoice and be glad” in Jesus. Let’s gather to fight fear and complacency together with the greatness of God.
Read and pray that Psalm 70:4-5 God would:
Help us see him as our refuge and protector.
Bring people (pray for them by name) to faith in Christ.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose them because they proclaim the power of the gospel to save and secure our hearts in Christ.