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Reflect & Prepare (2/13/19)

IN REFLECTION

Last week we considered the preeminence of Christ. He is over all and in all, and all things were created by him for his glory. Jesus' nature reflects the fact that he is supreme over all, as he is truly God. The truth of Christ's supremacy is denied by many religions and worldviews, and is often functionally denied in our every day lives as we place ourselves or other competing worries or desires above him. This week, reflect on the one who is truly over all things and glorify the worthy Christ.

Listen to "The Preeminence of Christ Pt 1"

PREPARING TO HEAR

This week we will consider the preeminence of Christ again. One week just doesn't do it justice! Colossians 1:18-20 focuses on Christ's supremacy displayed in salvation. Spend some time this week reading these verses and consider the following questions:

  • What does it mean that Christ is the head of the church?
  • How does this passage help me shape my worldview?
  • What does it mean that Christ is the firstborn from the dead?
  • How does the peace of God affect our lives?

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.

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.

Order of Worship

Reflect & Prepare (2/6/19)

IN REFLECTION

Do you have a reason to give thanks? Colossians 1:12-14 gives believers ample reason to show gratitude to God for what he has done for us. Dwelling on God's work of salvation should strike a death blow to any discontentment or ingratitude. Are you dissatisfied with something in your life? Ponder what God has done for you and give thanks!

Take some time to consider what God has done for you and how you are responding to him.

Listen to "Gratitude to a Gracious Father"

PREPARING TO HEAR


This week takes us to Colossians 1:15-20. The theme of this book is prominent in these verses, as we see Christ exalted as supreme over all, in all, and through all. To prepare for this week's sermon, read the text and think about the following questions:

  • What does it mean that Christ is the image of God (15)?
  • How does this passage help me shape my worldview?
  • How does this passage describe Christ's purpose for coming to earth (18, 20)?
  • Do I act as though Christ is preeminent, or something else is preeminent?

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.

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.

Order of Worship

Reflect & Prepare (1/31/19)

IN REFLECTION

Last week we took a hard look at idolatry as we introduced the book of Hosea. God does not share his glory with another, and his justice demands that he punish our sin. We must be honest with ourselves and consider what idols we worship instead of and alongside the one true God. As we do so, we can turn to our loving God who offers mercy and salvation even to us, the worst of sinners.

Spend some time this week thinking about what you worship.

Listen to "Faithless People, Faithful God"

PREPARING TO HEAR

This week JD will take us through Colossians 1:12-14. These verses point us to the response of gratitude for who God is and what he has done. Do you ever have difficulty being thankful to God? These verses are you. Spend some time reading these verses and think about the following questions:

  • What are we told to be thankful for in these verses?
  • How did the Father qualify us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light (12)?
  • What is God responsible for in these verses? What are we responsible for?
  • When is it hardest for you to be thankful to God?

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.

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.

This Sunday we are introducing a new song - Only A Holy God. Since it is new, make sure to give it a listen to be prepared for when we sing it on Sunday.

Order of Worship

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