Preparing our Hearts to Worship
The Greatness of God
In an effort to help you prepare for the March 5th, 2017, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the question, “Is it worth risking everything for God?”, I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “God’s Greatness”. The main Scripture for the day is 1Chronicles 29:10-13. 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 1Chronicles 29, Psalm 145, Psalm 93, 2Timothy 3:12-13.
(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 1
Westminster Shorter Catechism Q4
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
The Greatness and Grace of God: Lyrics
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Think of someone you think is great. What made them great? Now read this short illustration and consider their greatness compared to God’s greatness.
What risks would you take to make more money?
What risks would you take in order to make God’s name known in our world?
Why is it harder to risk doing what God says than doing the things the world values?
Read and Reflect on Samuel Mills short devotional article, The Greatness of God
Read and Reflect on Herman Bavinck’s short article, The Greatness of God
The Sermon will be available online on March 5, 2017 at 12:30 pm.