Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the December 25th, 2016, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the phrase ‘for God’s glory alone, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Soli Deo Gloria”. The main Scripture for the day is Luke 2:8-20. 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 Luke 2:8-20, John 1:14.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
Westminster Catechism Q1-2
Belgic Confession Article 18
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (PH 345): Video and Lyrics
Joy to the World (PH337): Lyrics & Video
Come and Stand Amazed, You People (Citizens): Lyrics and Video
Angels from the Realms of Glory (PH 354): Lyrics and Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Why would God come to earth and live in a human body and die on a cross?
What is Glory?
Read and reflect on “How to live for God’s glory.”
For whose glory do you live?
Read and reflect on these Scriptures related to the Glory of God
The Sermon will be available online on December 25, 2016 at 12:30 pm.