IN REFLECTION

Last week we celebrated resurrection Sunday. JD focused on the faithfulness of God to keep his promises and our response of faith. Throughout the Old Testament, God revealed that he had planned redemption through the blood of Jesus and his resurrection from the dead. God is faithful, and we can trust him.

As we move away from the special time of celebrating Easter, don't let the significance of the resurrection fade. Remember God's faithfulness and trust in him.

Listen to As He Said, Come And See.

PREPARING TO HEAR

We will return to Colossians this Sunday. JD will cover 2:16-23 which directly addresses some of the false teaching facing the church in Colossae in the first century. The believers were being pushed to obey certain standards and practices to be right with God, but Paul points them back to the truth they know about the sufficiency of Christ. To prepare for this Sunday's message, read the above passage and think about the following questions:

  • What are the most common traditions and practices that people try to add to the gospel today?
  • Based on the description of the false teachers in verses 18-19, what is their underlying motivation?
  • Why do self imposed religious restrictions have no value to battle our sinful flesh (vs. 23)?

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 prepares and proclaims God's Word, and for the Holy Spirit to work through his words and in the hearts of all who hear. Pray that God 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