IN REFLECTION

When we have the right view of God and the right view ourselves, we should be struck by the sovereign grace of God. When we reject God, he tenderly calls us back. When we are overwhelmed, he covers us with his love. When we are faithless, he is faithful. Praise be to God for his steadfast love!

Listen to The Sovereign Grace of God

PREPARING TO HEAR

Our text for this week is Colossians 3:22-4:1. These verses deal with the relationship between believing servants and masters. Though we may not be in the place of a servant or a master, this passage has implications for us. This is also an important passage for what it says and doesn't say regarding the practice of slavery. To prepare for the message, read the text for this week and consider the following questions:

  • What is Paul's command to bondservants? To masters?
  • How does the fear of the Lord impact bondservants? Masters?
  • What motivation is offered for obedience?
  • What does the book of Philemon tell us about slavery?

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.

We are introducing a new song this week, O Lord My Rock And My Redeemer. It will be helpful for you to listen and familiarize yourself with the song before Sunday. You can click here to see the introductory post for the song, or you can listen to the song by clicking the link below.

Doxology
All Creatures Of Our God And King
Your Great Name We Praise
O Lord My Rock And My Redeemer
Take My Life And Let It Be