On Sunday we took time to consider the biblical mandate and model for missions. Jesus' instruction in Luke 10:1-2 to pray that God would send laborers into the harvest is a perpetual reminder that there is a need for gospel proclamation, and that God intends to use us to meet that need. We presented an exciting opportunity to be part of meeting this need for laborers through the development and sending and supporting of leaders. Let's pray for an increased burden for the lost, an increased passion for God's glory, and that He would bless and direct us as we take steps towards meaningful investment in the future of missions.
Listen to A Call to Missions
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week we will be returning to our study in Genesis by looking at Genesis 29. Take few minutes this week to read the text and consider these questions:
- How is this story similar to the story of finding a wife for Isaac in Genesis 24? How is it different?
- What ironic similarities do you see between this story and the account of Jacob deceiving Isaac and depriving Esau in Genesis 27?
- Considering the events of Genesis 28, what seems to be missing from Jacob's approach to this situation?
- How might faith in the promises of God have changed Jacob's behavior?
Please pray for me as I prepare to preach, and pray for all who hear to have soft hearts and a focused mind as we open the word together. Pray that we would be grounded and shaped by God's truth and that our time together in worship and fellowship would strengthen and encourage us.
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.