What does it mean to know God? We considered this question on Sunday and found that knowing God means having a relationship with him. Not knowing God leads to sin, but knowing God leads to following him with our whole hearts. Because we would never seek out God on our own, he lovingly paved the way for us to know him by sending Jesus to die on the cross. We can know God through the New Covenant, which is a source of grace, joy, and hope.
Spend some time this week considering your relationship with God. Do you know him? Do you live like you know him? Do you want to know him more?
Listen to The Importance of Knowing God
PREPARING TO HEAR
This Sunday we will hear from Colossians 3:5-10. These verses provide specific application of 1-4 which we considered two weeks ago. They explain how to set our minds on things above and move away from our past sinful life. To prepare for this Sunday, read the passage in Colossians and think about the following questions:
- What are the imperatives (commands) in these verses?
- What do the sins in the list in verse 5 have in common? What about the list in verse 8?
- What does it mean to put off the old self and put on the new self?
- How is the new self being renewed in the image of God?
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 Michael 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.