29 The Expanding Kingdom POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship


In an effort to help you prepare for the October 28, 2018, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on the 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, “The Extension of the Kingdom” The main Scriptures for the day are Acts 7:58, 8:1-3 & 9:1-22.


(Pick and choose from the many resources and options, which I have tried to make available for your devotional life.)


From the Scriptures


Please read through Chapter 29 of The Story this week, this is an edited selection of Scriptures from Acts 13-20, Romans, 1Corinthians, Galatians & 1Thessalonians that seeks to maintain the broad story line of the Scriptures.

You can read or listen to them here: Acts 13-20, Romans, 1Corinthians, Galatians & 1Thessalonians.

You can listen to Chapter 29 of The Story here. (75 minutes)


From the Creeds and Confessions


 Heidelberg Catechism Q 32

But why are you called a Christian?

Because I am a member of Christ by faith, and thus a partaker of his anointing, that I may confess his Name, present myself a living sacrifice of thankfulness to him, and with a free and good conscience fight against sin and the devil in this life, and hereafter reign with him eternally over all creatures.  

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 8.5

The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience, and sacrifice of himself, which he, through the eternal Spirit, once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied the justice of his Father; and purchased, not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto him.


From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church


O for a thousand tongues to sing: Lyrics, Video

Come people of the risen king (Getty): Lyrics, Video

One Bread, One body: Lyrics, Video

For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study


Read and reflect on Yamauchi’s CT History Article On the Road with Paul

Read and Reflect upon Dying to self and Discovering so much more

Read and Reflect upon Dying to self


The Sermon will be available online on October 28, 2018 at 12:30 pm.



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