Much like the Colossians in the first century, today we are faced with many paths that claim to lead to true spirituality. It can become wearying as we are confronted with human constructs that promise satisfaction but ultimately leave us empty. The good news is that we have a good and faithful king, Jesus Christ, who has endured the suffering of the cross to remove our sin, bring us from death to life, and defeat our enemy.
Spend some time this week considering where you seek your satisfaction and spiritual life and meditating on the truths about Christ in Colossians 2:6-15.
Listen to "Complete in Christ"
PREPARING TO HEAR
This Sunday we get to participate in a very special occasion: baptism. Eight believers from our body desire to follow Christ in obedience and testify to how God has saved them. To prepare for this service, read the following texts and think about what Scripture says about baptism:
- Matthew 28:18-20 Why is baptism included in the great commission?
- Ephesians 2:8-9 Is baptism something we must do to be saved?
- Acts 2:38-41; 16:31-3 What was true of the people in these texts before they were baptized?
- What is baptism?
Please take a moment in preparation for this Sunday to pray for those God will bring to the service, both believers and unbelievers, and that he will work in their hearts to understand the Scripture and apply it to their hearts. Pray for JD as he leads the service, and for all those being baptized. Pray those sharing their testimony of salvation would not be nervous and would give glory to God as they share of his work. Pray that the Holy Spirit would work in the hearts of all who hear and that he would defeat our enemy's attempts to hinder the proclamation of the gospel at Redemption Hill.
PREPARING TO SING
Below are the songs we will be 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.
Order of Worship