Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the December 4th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the phrase ‘by grace alone’, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Sola Gratia”. The main Scripture for the day is Romans 11:1-6. 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 Romans 11:1-6, 1John 3:1, Romans 9:16.
(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 Q60-61
Belgic Confession Article 17
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
For the glories of God’s grace (PH223): Lyrics
Amazing Grace: Lyrics
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
What do you have that God can be pleased with?
Can you contribute anything to your salvation?
The Sermon will be available online on December 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm.