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