Each week, we aim to prepare our hearts before the Lord in anticipation of our worship gathering. Therefore, we'll post the Scriptures, Big Idea, Songs, and other reflections that will help us enter into worship together - with one heart, one voice, and one mind - in full accord (Philippians 2:2). Here are some simple ways to prepare your heart...
- READ through the text that will be preached on Sunday. Take a few moments or more to familiarize yourself with it, study, or meditate on it.
- SING, LISTEN, OR READ through the songs that we'll be singing together. Meditate on the truth and substance they instill. Consider the ways of your own heart as you do. This is also a good opportunity to become familiar with new songs in advance of our time together.
- PRAY and ask the Lord to open your heart to Him and to draw you into thoughtful worship as you reflect on who He is, what He's done for us in Jesus, who we are, and what He's called us to do.
WE'RE STARTING A NEW SERIES ON THE BOOK OF COLLISIONS
Paul's Letter to the Colossian Church (AD 61-62)
SUNDAY'S BIG IDEA:
Intro to Colossians. Who were they? Why was Paul writing to them? Why does it matter for us today?
Gaspard Contarini: Paul had not seen the Colossians; he had only heard of their faith, and that pseudo-apostles were seeking to turn them away from reliance and faith in Christ to the ceremonies and observances of the old law. Therefore, after first praising them and showing them how much they owe to God, by whom they were led out of the darkness into the light of his beloved Son, the apostle instructs them not to allow themselves to be deceived and drawn into observances of the law, as if to be justified by them. The reason is that before God our chief justification is through faith in Christ alone, and now those observances have lost their vigor. Then he gives certain precepts pertaining to morals and a good life.
Here are a few songs we'll sing together this Sunday. A few of them are newish... Enjoy listening and endeavor to enter into worship as you do.
ALL SONS & DAUGHTERS
KARI JOBE (LIVE FT. CODY CARNES)