December 29, 2019 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
We live in a world that is all about strength and that tries to extend our days on this earth as long as possible. Yet Scripture, as usual, paints a different picture of humanity and we are told that we are dusty people. We are just a chronic disease, a tragic accident, or an injury away from being reminded of the reality of our frailty. The beauty of it all is that God knows us better than we know ourselves and He remembers what we are like because He is the one who made us. In response to our condition, we will see that God is gracious, merciful, and forgiving. He also has provided us a way to become a heavenly people through His Son, our Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. To come prepared for the sermon take time this week to read and to meditate upon Psalm 103, Genesis 2:7, Exodus 34:5-7, 1 Corinthians 15:45-49, Philippians 3:21, and Heidelberg Question 11.
As we gather this first Sunday after Christmas Day, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “Angels We Have Heard On High”, the Acclamation of Praise “Good Christian Men, Rejoice”, and the Hymn of Response “Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me.” Let us come to worship this Sunday prepared to hear God’s Word, to receive it in faith, to love and treasure it in our hearts, and to practice it in our lives that we may continue to glorify and enjoy Him!
If you’re going to be out of town this Sunday, let me encourage you to listen to the sermon online, through the Rivermont App, (available at the App Store or Google Play), or you can download the REPC podcast, which will be delivered to your mobile device.
Text: Psalm 103
Title: We Are Dusty People
The Lord Remembers
The Lord is Merciful and Gracious
The Lord is Forgiving