APRIL 6, 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 Easter season sermon series “The Kingdom is Near”. Watch the series bumper here:
This week we are looking at Luke 22:39-46 and seeing how Christ’s victory over death shapes our fears and grief.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 130:3-6:
If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
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.
Where is your hope? What is the one thing in your life you wish would change so you could have peace, happiness, and security? What is your soul waiting for? God wants to refocus our hearts on him as we read this psalm. This psalm calls us to worship God by waiting on him alone. God’s desire for us is that he would be our only desire. We respond in worship to his great mercy by looking to him alone for peace, happiness, and security.
Read Psalm 130:3-6 and pray that God would:
Slow our hearts down, so that we can wait on the Lord.
Help us see how glorious, great, and good God is.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they proclaim our great hope in Christ. They help us learn and experience the truth that in Christ we are never abandoned, and his death and resurrection has overcome our sin, shame, and hurt.
Here is last week's sermon in case you missed it.