SEPTEMBER 7, 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 3:1-26 and seeing how Jesus calls us to continue his mission of spreading the gospel through word and deed.
Our Call to Worship is Psalm 119:37-38.
Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things;
and give me life in your ways.
Confirm to your servant your promise,
that you may be feared.
Psalm 119:37-38 describes what God is doing in us when we worship him, he’s forming our hearts to look like Christ and giving us a deep experience of his satisfying holiness. The psalm describes our spiritual formation in worship as God drawing our “eyes”, which represent our desires, from worthless things, and filling our vision with the glory and goodness of Christ. As our desires are shifted from worthless idols and we experience the goodness of Christ, it “confirms” in our hearts how good and great our God is. God calls us to worship him as he shapes the desires of our hearts and gives us a deep experience of how he is better than anything else.
Read Psalm 119:37-38 and pray that God would:
Shape our hearts to love and desire what Christ does.
Give us a deep experience of his holiness and goodness as we gather in worship.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We chose these songs because they remind us of the all-encompassing goodness of God and proclaim his worth to the world.