Last Sunday we were blessed to hear from Pastor Brian Warne on the subject of participating in God's mission of saving people from every corner of the earth. 3 John 1-8 was written to recipients in the first century, but its timeless truths apply to us today.
This week, spend some time thinking about your role in God's mission. Will you go to the nations? Will you share the gospel with your neighbor? Will you support those proclaiming the truth to the lost? Will you welcome them into your homes and care for them?
Listen to Fellow Workers for the Truth
PREPARING TO HEAR
We will be returning to Colossians 3 this week, specifically verses 7-11. These verses speak about the new reality that is true of believers: the old self has been crucified, and the new self has been made alive. This is better than any New Years resolution of becoming a new you. This is a heart change with life altering implications. To prepare for this Sunday, read Colossians 3:7-11 and consider the following questions:
- What do the sins in verses 8 and 9 have in common?
- What does it mean for our new self to be renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator?
- What does it mean that humans are created in the image of God?
- In what way is Christ all and in all (vs. 11)?
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.