On Sunday we looked at the topic of repentance from Hosea 5-6. Repentance is a change of mind that leads to a change of heart resulting in a change of action. It is not a work that we do but a response to what God is doing in us. God calls everyone to turn from their sin and turn to God to receive forgiveness and cleansing from their sins.
This week, consider both your need for repentance and the blessed results of true repentance.
Listen to God's Grace of Repentance
PREPARING TO HEAR
This week we will be returning to Colossians 3 and looking at verses 12-14.These verses build off of verse 9, where believers were reminded that they have put off the old man and put on the new man. Verses 12-14 go further in explaining what it means to live as a believer. To prepare for the message, read Colossians 3:12-14 and consider the following questions:
- How can I put on the attributes listed in these verses?
- Why are believers reminded that they are chosen, holy, and beloved in verse 12?
- Why is forgiveness so important in the Christian life?
- How does love bind everything together in perfect harmony (vs 14)?
Let's pray that God's word is clearly proclaimed and received on Sunday. Pray for believers to be encouraged and strengthened, for unbelievers to be drawn to Christ, and for God to be glorified in all we do.
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.