Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the February 12th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on Repentance, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Sent again, a City Saved” The main Scriptures for the day is Jonah 3:1-10, Luke 11:30-32. 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 Jonah 3:1-10, Luke 11:30-32.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter XV
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q87
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
I Repent (Steve Green): Lyrics, Video
Alas, My God, My sins are great: Lyrics, Video
Lord I come repenting: Lyrics
Repent, tis the voice of Jesus: Lyrics
Give us clean hands: Lyrics and Video
Break our hearts (Beeching): Lyrics, Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and Reflect on Billy Graham’s Article True Repentance, Real Change
What are the essential components of the Gospel?
What is the role of proclaiming the judgment of God upon sin in evangelism?
How can God be unchanging and yet relent from bringing the judgment he promised upon Nineveh?
The Sermon will be available online on February 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm.