Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the November 27th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the importance of Scripture, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Sola Scriptura”. The main Scripture for the day is Psalm 19:7-11. 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 Psalm 19:7-11, 119, Isaiah 55:10-11, 66:2, John 17:17.
(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 Q22
Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter I
Belgic Confession Article 7
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
You have exalted: Lyrics & Music
How shall the young direct their ways (Psalter Hymnal #584)
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
What steps can you take to increase your knowledge of God’s word?
Read and Reflect on the Cambridge Declaration
Read and Reflect on Horton’s article Reformation Essentials – Five Pillars of the Reformation
Read and Reflect on Boice’s article The Five Solas of the Reformation
Read and Reflect on Strawbridge’s article The Five Solas of the Reformation
The Sermon will be available online on November 27, 2016 at 12:30 pm.