IN REFLECTION

Last week's sermon dealt with the portrait of God found in Exodus 2:23-25. While sovereign over the timing and nature of his people's suffering, God always hears our prayers, remembers his promises, sees our condition, and knows our suffering. He is not a distant and detached God, but one who loves us faithfully and personally. In light of this truth, let's seek to trust him, draw near, and tell the lost what our God is really like.

Listen to "The Groaning of Man and the Goodness of God"

PREPARING TO HEAR

On Sunday we will be hearing from Pastor Mike Summers, lead teaching pastor of Countryside Church (our sending church). The text will be Acts 17:16-34. Please take a few minutes to prepare your heart and mind for worship this week by reading this passage and considering:

  • Why was Paul provoked at the site of pagan idols?
  • How does Paul's message differ from his preaching to the Jews (Acts 13)? In what ways is it similar?
  • How should this story encourage and shape our own ministry?

Let's pray for God's Spirit to empower and use the preaching of the word to accomplish change in our hearts. Pray for any among us who may be religious but spiritually dead, that they would recognize their need for salvation and trust in Christ.

PREPARING TO SING

Here are the songs we will be singing this week. Including a new song for our church, "May Christ Be All." Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with this new tune so you can participate fully with us on Sunday.