Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the September 2, 2018, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on God’s Story of Salvation through the Scriptures. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Hosea and the Marriage Covenant.” The main Scriptures for the day are Hosea 1, 14. 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
The main Scripture passages for this week is the Book of Hosea.
You can read or listen to them here.
(If you choose to read all Hosea it will take roughly 30 minutes.)
From the Creeds and Confessions
Do to time constraints, I was unable to select an appropriate Creed or confession for this week.
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
Hosea – Come back to me (Talbot):Lyrics, Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and reflect on Piper’s A Metaphor of Christ and the Church
Watch Francis Chan’s 23 min teaching on marriage
How can marriage faithfulness approximate Christ’s love for his Church?
How does marriage fail to display everything Christ intends in his relationship with the Church?
The Sermon will be available online on September 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm.
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