MAY 3, 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 series “Multiply: A Journey through Acts”. We’ll be looking at Acts 17:16-34 and seeing from Paul's engagement with the lost, the various ways we can engage our communities with the gospel.
Our Call to Worship is Colossians 2:13-15:
13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.
This week as we gather to worship, we gather to celebrate and remember that Christ has given us life! Sin devours and demeans, but Christ has conquered it through his blood and renewed us from its destructive power. As we gather to worship together let’s celebrate this most foundational truth: in Christ we have forgiveness and freedom from sin, and it’s permanent! Why is it permanent? Because Christ has nailed our debt of sin to the cross and given us reconciliation instead!
Pray that we would trust Christ over the powers and influences of this world.
Pray that we would have great mercy and joy for the world around us as we remember the mercy and joy Christ has given us.
Here are the songs we are singing this week. We are singing these songs because they celebrate our redeemer and remind us to look to him with obedience and trust.