In an effort to help you prepare for the April 3th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Working for God.” The main Scripture for the day is Ephesians 4:28, 5:1-2. The other passages are either referenced in the message or provide additional insight for reflection.
(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)
From the Scriptures
Read and prayerfully reflect upon some or all of these Scriptures. Ask God to shape your life and your church’s life to match the heart of God:
Read or listen to Ephesians 4:28-5:2, Titus 2:9-10, 1Corinthians 4:12, Acts 20:34-35.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
Heidelberg Catechism Question & Answer 110
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
Our God Our Creator, You work everyday: Lyrics (These are new words to Immortal, Invisible, God only wise)
Follow You: Lyrics
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and reflect on Timothy Terrell’s article The Christian’s Work. (I do not agree with everything on the Chalcedon website, but this article is short and encouraging about work and vocation)
Read and reflect on John Bloom’s article Christian, Your job is a ministry job.