IN REFLECTION

This past Sunday we were challenged from Philippians 2 by pastor Michael Summers of Countryside Baptist Church. He warned us of a subtle cause of division - a failure to embrace a humble perspective and pursuit. How are you doing this week? Let's remember Christ as the ultimate model of faithfulness and as the hope for those who have failed.

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PREPARING TO HEAR

This Sunday we will return to our study in Genesis. Take few minutes to read through chapter 26 this week and consider these questions:

  • What similarities do you see to events that have already occurred in the Genesis narrative?
  • What repeated words or phrases do you notice throughout this chapter?
  • How does Isaac's faith fail and succeed at various points?
  • How does God's promise point forward to the later ministry of Jesus and the present ministry of the Holy Spirit?

Please pray with me that God's word would have a profound impact on our hearts and lives as we receive it with faith and humility.

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.

Call to Worship: Psalm 118
Doxology
The Church's One FoundationHe Is Risen
Scripture Reading: 2 Cor 3:17-18
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
Communion
Complete In Thee
Sermon: Genesis 26
I Have a Shelter