Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the February 19th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worsh
ip gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the darkness of the human heart, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Issues of the Heart” The main Scriptures for the day is Jonah 3:10-4:3. 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 3:10-4:3, Luke 15:7, Jeremiah 17:9, Psalm 32:1-5.
(You can read or listen to all of these passages in a variety of translations at Bible.is.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
Belgic Confession Article 15
Canons of Dordt, Main Point 3-4, Article 1
Westminster Confession of Faith Chapter VI:4-6
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q150-152
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and Reflect Worship, the Thermometer of the Heart
Where is your heart aligned with the heart of God? Where is it not?
How do you justify your sinful actions? Why?
The Sermon will be available online on February 19, 2017 at 12:30 pm.