RememberJesus Christ POHFW

RememberJesus Christ POHFW

Preparing our Hearts to Worship

 

In an effort to help you prepare for the April 21, 2019, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on The Resurrection Story. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Remember Jesus Christ”. The main Scriptures for the day are 2Timothy 2:8-13.

 

(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 2Timothy 2

 

You may also like to read and reflect upon Matthew 27:32-28:20Mark 15:21-16:20Luke 23:26-24:49John 19:17-21:251Corinthians 15.

 

  

From the Creeds and Confessions

 

 

 Heidelberg Catechism Q45

What does the resurrection of Christ profit us?

 

First, by his resurrection he has overcome death, that he might make us partakers of the righteousness which he has obtained for us by his death; second, we also are raised up by his power to a new life; and third, the resurrection of Christ is to us a sure pledge of our blessed resurrection.

 

Heidelberg Catechism Q57

 What comfort does the resurrection of the body afford you?

 

That not only my soul, after this life, shall immediately be taken up to Christ, its Head; but also that this my body, raised by the power of Christ, shall again be united with my soul, and made like unto the glorious body of Christ.

 

Canons of Dordt Main Point ¾ Article 12

 And this is the regeneration so highly celebrated in Scripture, and denominated a new creation: a resurrection from the dead, a making alive, which God works in us without our aid. But this is in no wise effected merely by the external preaching of the gospel, by moral suasion, or such a mode of operation, that after God has performed his part, it still remains in the power of man to be regenerated or not, to be converted, or to continue unconverted; but it is evidently a supernatural work, most powerful, and at the same time most delightful, astonishing, mysterious, and ineffable; not inferior in efficacy to creation, or the resurrection from the dead, as the Scripture inspired by the author of this work declares; so that all in whose heart God works in this marvelous manner, are certainly, infallibly, and effectually regenerated, and do actually believe. – Whereupon the will thus renewed, is not only actuated and influenced by God, but in consequence of this influence, becomes itself active. Wherefore also, man is himself rightly said to believe and repent, by virtue of that grace received.

 

Westminster Confession Chapter 13.1

 

They, who are once effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ’s death and resurrection, by his Word and Spirit dwelling in them: the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified; and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces, to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

 

Westminster Confession Chapter 26.1

All saints, that are united to Jesus Christ their Head, by his Spirit, and by faith, have fellowship with him in his graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and glory: and, being united to one another in love, they have communion in each other’s gifts and graces, and are obliged to the performance of such duties, public and private, as do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and outward man.

 

 

From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church

 

Up from the Grave He Arose: LyricsVideo

Resurrection Power (Tomlin): LyricsVideo

Resurrecting (Elevation Worship):LyricsVideo

Jesus Paid it All (Stanfill): LyricsVideo

Death was Arrested: LyricsVideo

See what a Morning(Townend)LyricsVideo

 

 

For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study

 

Read and reflect upon John Piper’s Two ways to Remember Jesus.

Read and reflect upon Piper’s Remember Jesus in all you do.

 

 

 

 

 

The Sermon will be available online on April 17, 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.

 

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