Preparing our Hearts to Worship
In an effort to help you prepare for the March 29, 2020, Sunday morning corporate worship gathering and to aid you in your own reflections on Prayer. I wanted to pose a few questions and provide a few resources to prayerfully consider over the coming days. Our sermon is entitled, “Praying for Guidance.” The main Scripture for the day is Daniel 2:1-24.
(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 these passages: Daniel 2, James 1:5, 3:17, Gen 20:3, 41:16-24, Joel 2:28, Acts 2:17-21, Gal 5:23-25.
From the Creeds and Confessions
Canons of Dort, Main Point ¾ Article 11
Article 11: But when God accomplishes his good pleasure in the elect, or works in them true conversion, he not only causes the gospel to be externally preached to them, and powerfully illumines their minds by his Holy Spirit, that they may rightly understand and discern the things of the Spirit of God; but by the efficacy of the same regenerating Spirit, pervades the inmost recesses of the man; he opens the closed, and softens the hardened heart, and circumcises that which was uncircumcised, infuses new qualities into the will, which though heretofore dead, he quickens; from being evil, disobedient and refractory, he renders it good, obedient, and pliable; actuates and strengthens it, that like a good tree, it may bring forth the fruits of good actions.
Westminster Confession of Faith 8.
The Lord Jesus, in his human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified, and anointed with the Holy Spirit, above measure, having in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge; in whom it pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell; to the end that, being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full of grace and truth, he might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a mediator, and surety. Which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto called by his Father, who put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave him commandment to execute the same.
From the songs, hymns and spiritual songs of the Church
O Where are kings and empires now: Lyrics, Video
God moves in a Mysterious Way: Lyrics, Video
Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise: Lyrics, Video
For Thoughtful Reflection, Prayer, or further Study
Read and reflect upon Ligonier’s A Dream of a Statue.
Read and reflect upon this Devotional by Timmy Baze, A Mysterious Dream Explained.
The Sermon will be available online on March 29, 2020 at 12:30 pm.
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