Preparing to Gather for Worship
See below some helpful ways you can prepare for worship this Sunday with our church!
This week's Songs & Sermon Text
"All Creatures of Our God & King"
"King of Kings"
Prayer of Supplication
"Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call"
Sermon Text: John 18:28-19:16
"Man of Sorrows"
"How Deep The Father's Love For Us"
Benediction (Romans 8:38-39)
Prepare to Sing
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Some questions to prepare...
Where may I need to confess sin as I prepare to come and partake in the Lord's Supper and remember the forgiveness of my sin?
How have I been doing at welcoming others? Do I intentionally look for new visitors to say hi and make feel welcome?
As you read John 18:28-19:16, What emotions do you feel as you watch Jesus endure this suffering? How can this help you come into Sunday prepared to worship your savior?
Prepare to receive the word
The word read...
As we read the word in our call to worship, scripture readings, sermon, and benediction, pray the Lord would use the public reading of his word to grow in appreciation for Him and His word.
The word prayed...
As we join in corporate prayer, pray now that the shared words we are led in prayer would honor the Triune God and minister to our hearts as we seek the will of God the father through the mediation of our great savior Jesus Christ.
The word sung...
Pray for your own heart and the hearts of others to come into service expecting and longing to worship the Lord through song. Ask the Lord to give you a heart of gratitude that drives you to worship him in Spirit and truth.
The word preached...
Take some time this week to read this text and seek to identify the main point. Ask the Spirit to guide Pastor Mike as he prepares to minister to us with the Word. Pray for the Spirit to do what only he can do, to apply the word of God mightily to your heart and our church's hearts.
The word received...
Even though we do this every week, pray and ask the Lord to meet you in this moment with his grace. As we remember the death of Christ for us, may it cause us to worship and remember our sins are forgiven. Pray now and ask the Lord if there is any sin in your heart that you should confess and bring before the Lord.
Catch up on last week's sermon...