Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the April 14, 2019, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on What God wants us to Believe, Do, and Become. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “How are your eyes?”. The main Scriptures for the day are Matthew 6:19-33 and Hebrews 12:1-2.
(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 14 of Believe this week, this is an edited selection of Scriptures from the NIV that seeks to show how certain beliefs, ways of living and character qualities are elaborated upon throughout all of Scripture.
You may also like to read and reflect upon Matthew 6:19-33 and Hebrews 12:1-2.
From the Creeds and Confessions
Heidelberg Catechism Q94-95
Q94. What does God require in the first commandment?
That, as much as I love my soul’s salvation, I avoid and flee all idolatry, sorcery, soothsaying, superstition, invocation of saints or other creatures; and that I rightly acknowledge the only true God, trust in him alone, submit to him with all humility and patience, expect all good from him only, and love, fear, and honor him with my whole heart; so that I leave and forsake all creatures rather than do even the least thing against his will.
Q95. What is idolatry?
It is, instead of the one true God who has revealed himself in his Word, or besides him, to devise or have something else on which to place our trust.
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
Give me an undivided Heart): Lyrics, Video
One Thing (Chalie Hall): Lyrics, Video
Undivided (Emu Music):Lyrics & Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and reflect upon The One Thing
Read and reflect upon Fellowship of Christian Athletes One Thing
Read and reflect upon Oswald Chambers’ Total Surrender
The Sermon will be available online on April 14, 2019 at 12:30 pm.
Disclaimer: Reference to a particular article or website does not constitute endorsement or agreement with everything in that article or on that website.
A Weekly set of resources to help Prepare our Hearts for Worship: includes Scripture passages, Confessional documents, Songs and articles to reflect upon.