AUGUST 31, 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 2:42-47 and seeing how the gospel compels and propels us to live as a healthy church.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm Psalm 26:6-8.
I wash my hands in innocence
and go around your altar, O Lord,
proclaiming thanksgiving aloud,
and telling all your wondrous deeds.
O Lord, I love the habitation of your house
and the place where your glory dwells.
Psalm 26 uses imagery from the tabernacle and altar to describe our right and reverent response to having our hands washed in innocence. This reverent response is loud with thanksgiving, it expresses gratefulness for the “wondrous deeds” of God through movement “around the altar”. This reverent worship is ultimately expressed in a love of God’s house, which the new testament describes as the people of God (Gal 6:10). We worship God when we remember his great love for us in Christ and respond with our whole hearts, minds, and bodies by proclaiming his glory in word and deed.
Read Psalm 26:6-8 and pray that God would:
Overwhelm our hearts with the knowledge of his love for us.
Empower us to worship him in all areas of our lives.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they proclaim the power of God to save and change our hearts. They also express the truth that God has called us to follow and proclaim him wherever he leads us.