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Reflect & Prepare (12/6/18)

IN REFLECTION

We began our advent series through Matthew 1-2 by considering the connections between Jesus and the Old Testament. The genealogy of Jesus Christ indicates that this is a very important person, in fact he is the long awaited Messiah. He is the Son of Abraham,fulfilling God's promise to bring blessing to the world. And he is the Son of David, fulfilling God's promise of an eternal king. Jesus' birth is a joyous occasion, but it is also a threat to our selfishness and idolatry.

Spend some time this week meditating on the implications of Jesus as the Son of David and Son of Abraham. What is your response to his blessing? What is your response to his reign?

Listen to "Jesus, Son of David, Son of Abraham"

PREPARING TO HEAR

This week takes us to God's announcement to Joseph that his son will be called Immanuel, God with us. The birth of Jesus brings the presence of God among his people. God comes to be with us because we need him to do something for us, something we could never do ourselves. As you prepare for this Sunday, read Matthew 1:18-25 and consider the following questions:

  • What is the significance of the passage from Isaiah that Matthew quotes?
  • What does Joseph's response to God's Word teach us?
  • What is your attitude towards the incarnation?
  • What is Jesus' attitude towards you that he demonstrates in the incarnation?

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 Steven 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 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.

Hark The Herald Angels Sing
O Come All Ye Faithful
What Child Is This?
When Love Came Down To Earth

Reflect & Prepare (11/29/18)

PREPARING TO HEAR

Since we were unable to meet last week due to the weather, we are especially excited to join with you this Sunday as we begin a short series through Matthew 1-2 in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Use the time we have left before Christmas to direct your thinking about this celebration. Over the month of December, read Matthew 1-2 and meditate and dwell on the significance of the coming of Jesus. This week especially, look at 1:1-17 and think about the following questions:

  • Why does Matthew begin with a genealogy?
  • Why is it significant that Jesus is descended from David?
  • Why is it significant that Jesus is descended from Abraham?
  • What does the birth of Jesus mean for your life today?

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 PARTICIPATE

This Sunday we also have the privilege to participate in the Lord's Supper. Take some time this week to think of Jesus' death in light of his incarnation. Jesus came as a baby to live and die for sinners. At the Lord's Supper we remember his sacrifice and rejoice in his love for us. Prepare yourself to partake of the elements with a right mindset and in a worthy manner (1 Corinthians 11:27-28)

 

PREPARING TO SING

Below are the songs we will 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.

 
Angels we Have Heard on High
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery
Let Your Kingdom Come

Reflect & Prepare (11/21/18)

IN REFLECTION

On Sunday we continued our series Living By the Book by looking about what Scripture says to parents. God has given parents a unique opportunity and privilege to invest in their children's lives. He calls parents to bring children up in loving discipline and instruction in the Lord. It is tempting to avoid discipline and instruction and let kids be kids, but this is a disservice to children. Rather, parents should embrace the grace and power of the gospel and extend it to their children.

Unfortunately, we were unable to capture the audio, but if you are interested in reviewing the material further extensive notes are available upon request. 

PREPARING TO HEAR


This week our series takes us to what the Bible says to senior saints. The american dream holds great promises of retirement and relaxation after years of dedicated work and service, but there are greater promises in the Bible. Whether you are at this stage of life now or are thinking about your future, we all need to consider God's plan for the latter years of our lives. Take some time this week to read Titus 2:1-5 and consider the following questions:

  • What instruction does God give to senior saints?
  • What promises has God given senior saints in the Bible?
  • How does our culture view retirement?
  • How do you view retirement?

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.

Please remember that we are currently taking a break from our Sunday School until the beginning of January, so if you come at 9:30 you will just have some extra time to fellowship. Our main service remains at 10:30.

PREPARING TO SING

Below are the songs we will 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.

Crown Him With Many Crowns
Come Thou Fount
He Will Hold Me Fast
Take My Life

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