IN REFLECTION

On Sunday we took some time to review our church's mission: we exist to glorify God by being and making disciples of Jesus. If we are going to be faithful to this calling, we must be guided by scripture, focused on Jesus, dependent on the Holy Spirit, and engaged in relationships (both inside and outside the church). We concluded with the question: "How might God use YOU to advance His mission in 2018?" Let's prayerfully consider that question and offer ourselves to God as His servants for His glory!

Listen to "New Year, Same Mission"

IN PREPARATION

PREPARING TO HEAR

This week we will resume our series through Genesis. Take a few minutes to read Genesis 20 and consider the following questions:

  • How is this story similar to what happened in chapter 12? How is it different?
  • What does this reveal about Abraham's faith?
  • What does this story reveal about God?
  • How does this story reveal our need for Jesus?

Let's pray that God would shape and strengthen our faith through His word, and that those who do not possess saving faith would be awakened to the grace and power of the God who saves.

PREPARING TO SING

Below are the songs we will singing together on Sunday. Use this as a resource to learn unfamiliar songs, to meditate on Christ-centered truth throughout the week, and teach your children songs that will fill their minds and shape their hearts.