Marriage is not just an arbitrary relationship. God created it for a specific purpose - to bring him glory and to bless his people. Take some time to consider this week how you view marriage and whether you see it as a blessing from God and a way to glorify him. As you dwell on the relationship between a husband and wife, consider the beautiful truth of the gospel to which it points - Christ's relationship with the church.
PREPARING TO HEAR
This Sunday we will consider the counterpart to marriage - singleness. Whether you like it or not, many of us live as singles and need to understand what God says about it. Take some time to consider the following as you prepare for this Sunday:
- How do you view singleness?
- How does the world view singleness?
- Where in the Bible would you go to find what it says about singleness?
- How does God's sovereignty relate to singleness?
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.