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Devotional Guide for Sunday, May 17, 2020

May 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Church Family,

Below you'll find a devotional guide for Sunday, May 17. If I may suggest an item for prayer. Perhaps pause and give thanks to God that hundreds of churches across the Commonwealth will be open this coming Lord's Day (May 17). Then pray that the Lord would be pleased to greatly reduce the cases of COVID-19 in NOVA. Pray that the Lord would be pleased to pave a way for us to meet again as a congregation.

Devotional Guide for Sunday, May 17, 2020

Call to Worship: God through his Word calls us to worship him. Read Psalm 67:1-5.

Prayer of Invocation: Offer a brief prayer asking God to attend your worship.

Praise through Song: O Worship the King (16)

*Note: Here is a link to our hymnal online.

Praise God through Prayer: Offer a prayer praising God for who he is and what he has done.

Scripture Reading: Acts 15:1-21

Confess Your Sin through Prayer: Offer a prayer of confession for anything the Lord has brought to mind in your reading of Acts 15:1-21.

Scriptural Assurance of Pardon (for those who repent and believe): Read Ephesians 1:7-8.

Respond in Song: Grace Greater than our Sin (329)

Give Thanks and Pray for Understanding of God’s Word: Offer a brief prayer of thanksgiving for what God has done in Jesus Christ. Also ask God, through his Holy Spirit to give you a mind, heart, and will to hear, understand, believe, and obey his Word.

Read and Reflect on God’s Word: Amos 9:1-15

o   What were the points of the devotion?

o   Where from the text was the gospel preached?

o   How would you share the gospel with an unbeliever from the biblical text?

o   What applications were made in the devotion?

o   What application do you need to make in your life from the devotion?

o   What applications were made to the church from the devotion?

o   How does this devotion encourage us to trust, pray, and obey God?

Respond in Song: Jerusalem, My Happy Home (Insert)

Close in Prayer: Offer a brief prayer thanking God for what you have learned about him, salvation through Jesus, and how you ought to follow in faith.

Receive God’s Benediction: Read 2 Peter 1:2.

Reflect: Take some time and reflect on what God has taught you in this time. 

These are some of the things that you can do to spend the coming Lord’s Day well. If you’re a part of the church’s Facebook Group, then maybe you could share an edifying reflection from your time of worship.

Warmly in Christ,

Mike

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