Preparing for Worship - May 14, 2017

By Pastor Matt Sikes


This Sunday we will gather to worship once again. As always, it is important to remember the significance of what we do as we worship God with our church family. As we prepare, “let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works” (Hebrews 10:24). Notice that this command tells us to “consider.” This is a proactive verb, which constitutes our taking time out to think carefully about how we will stir up one another to love and good works before we gather on Sunday morning.

Will you heed this command as you ask God to prepare you and your family for corporate worship this weekend? Will you once again consider the eternal significance of what we do as we gather together to worship God this week? To help you in doing that I am providing some resources below as you consider.


Congregational Songs for this Sunday:


By Faith


O Great God


Lord I Need You


O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus


We will be singing the first and third verses of this traditional arrangement of this beautiful hymn with slightly different lyrics on the first verse and a re-written third verse. Below are the lyrics we will be singing Sunday:


Verse 1

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus

Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free

Rolling as a mighty ocean

In its fullness over me

Underneath me, all around me

Is the current of Your love

Leading onward, leading homeward

To Your glorious rest above


Verse 3

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus

Far surpassing all the rest

It’s an ocean full of blessing

In the midst of every test

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus

Mighty Savior, precious Friend

You will bring us home to glory

Where Your love will never end


We will also be singing one verse of ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus and one verse of Jesus Loves Me. We will be taking communion together this Sunday. For the communion hymn we will be singing Nothing But the Blood of Jesus.


Pastor Brady will be preaching this Sunday. The title of his sermon will be “Jesus Love the Children.” He will be preaching from Mark 10:13-16. As always, we encourage you to read through this text and to pray that we would hear God speak to us through his Word as Pastor Brady proclaims it. Pray that we would once again be reminded of the significance of taking the Lord’s Supper together. Pray that God would show us all ways that we can consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. Finally, pray for all who will be leading in the service.


See you Sunday!