Last week we turned out attention to Colossians 3:11 to consider the nature of our relationships in the Church. Although our world is filled with divisions and differences, in the Church these are all secondary to the unity that exists because of Christ. In Christ all believers are equal and united, and Christ is supreme over all.
Spend some time in the coming days considering your view of others in the church. Pursue the unity that Christ has created among us.
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week we return to the book of Hosea, specifically chapters 5 and 6. As God condemns the nation of Israel for their sin, he calls them to repent. Repentance is a necessary response for salvation, and this week we will consider what it means to repent. This week, read Hosea 5 and 6 and think about the following questions:
- How would you define repentance?
- Why can Israel not return to God (5:4)?
- When is it necessary to repent?
- What does Psalm 51 tell us about repentance?
Let's pray that God's word is clearly proclaimed and received on Sunday. Pray for believers to be encouraged and strengthened, for unbelievers to be drawn to Christ, and for God to be glorified in all we do.
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.