Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the July 21, 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, “Falsely Accused”. The main Scriptures for the day are the Psalm 4.
(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 and reflect upon Psalm 4.
You may also like to read and reflect upon these other New Testament passages: Psalm 51:17, Proverbs 21:3, Ecclesiastes 5:1, Isaiah 1:11, 1:16-17, Jonah 2:9, Matthew 9:13, Hebrews 13:15.
From the Creeds and Confessions
Westminster Larger Catechism Q55
How does Christ make intercession?
Christ makes intercession, by his appearing in our nature continually before the Father in heaven, in the merit of his obedience and sacrifice on earth, declaring his will to have it applied to all believers; answering all accusations against them, and procuring for them quiet of conscience, notwithstanding daily failings, access with boldness to the throne of grace, and acceptance of their persons and services.
Heidelberg Catechism Q127
What is the sixth petition?
And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
That is: since we are so weak in ourselves that we cannot stand a moment, and besides, since our sworn enemies, the devil, the world, and our own flesh, cease not to assault us, be pleased to preserve and strengthen us by the power of thy Holy Spirit, that we may not succumb in this spiritual warfare but always offer strong resistance, till at last we obtain a complete victory.
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and reflect upon David Guzik’s Commentary on Psalm 4.
Watch and reflect upon Brett Younker’s thoughts on his song, My Deliverer.
The Sermon will be available online on July 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm.
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