Preparing our Hearts for Worship
The Breastplate of Righteousness
In an effort to help you prepare for the October 23rd, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on The Armor of God, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “The Breastplate of Righteousness”. The main Scripture for the day is Ephesians 6:14b. 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 6:14, Philippians 3:4-9, Romans 1:17, 1Thessalonians 5:8.
(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 Q60, Q114-115
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q33, 35
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
Jesus, God’s righteousness revealed: Lyrics, Video
We praise your righteousness: Lyrics, Music
Lead me Lord in your righteousness: Lyrics, Video
My hope is built (The Solid Rock): Lyrics, Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
What is righteousness and why do you need it?
Why is righteousness needed in the battle against Satan?
What is the difference between the righteousness we gain at the moment of conversion and the righteousness we experience as we grow in Christ?
Read What is the breastplate of righteousness?
Read The breastplate of Righteousness.
The Sermon will be available online on October 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm.