May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments
Once again, I write praying that this note finds you well and trusting the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m writing to help you think through how to spend the coming Lord’s Day well. The goal of this template for is to encourage us to consider the question, “Can the law be loving?” After thinking about the curse of the law last week, we must be on guard against coming to the conclusion that the law is wholly bad. In fact, in Romans 7:12 the Apostle Paul says that the law is holy, just, and good. The guiding text is Deuteronomy 4:44-5:33. Please know that this is simply a suggested template for personal or family worship. You can take up portions of this template or all of it as you see fit.
Devotional Guide for Sunday, May 10, 2020
Call to Worship: God through his Word calls us to worship him. Read Psalm 66:1-4.
Prayer of Invocation: Offer a brief prayer asking God to attend your worship.
Praise through Song: Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing (15)
Praise God through Prayer: Offer a prayer praising God for who he is and what he has done.
Scripture Reading: Romans 10:5-21
Confess Your Sin through Prayer: Offer a prayer of confession for anything the Lord has brought to mind in your reading of Romans 10:5-21.
Scriptural Assurance of Pardon (for those who repent and believe): Read 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Respond in Song: Come, Behold the Wondrous Mystery (Insert)
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: Deuteronomy 4:44-5:33
- Watch/listen to my reflections on the passage
- Discuss the devotion:
- What were the points of the devotion?
- Where from the text was the gospel preached?
- How would you share the gospel with an unbeliever from the biblical text?
- What applications were made in the devotion?
- What application do you need to make in your life from the devotion?
- What applications were made to the church from the devotion?
- How does this devotion encourage us to trust, pray, and obey God?
Respond in Song: All I Have is Christ (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 Hebrews 13:20-21.
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,
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