January 5, 2020 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day: The Everlasting Kingdom of Jesus Christ
With unsurpassed poetry, the Psalms guide us through the full range of human experience. With various themes as thanksgiving, praise, enthronement, pilgrimage, lament, and wisdom, the Psalms consistently point us to Christ in worship and praise! This Sunday, we continue our Journey through the Psalms for ongoing encouragement and direction.
Using Psalm 72:8-11, Pastor Lowell Sykes will highlight “The Everlasting Kingdom of Jesus Christ.” Embracing Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords, we’ll see the beauty of Epiphany as we celebrate the manifestation of Christ to the world. As the Gospel of Jesus Christ is extended to the Magi, to the Gentiles, from the East, the Gospel is also extended to you and to me. To come prepared for worship, please be in prayer. Take time to read and to meditate upon Psalm 72:8-11, Isaiah 11:6-9, Matthew 28:18-20, and Philippians 2:6-11.
Come prepared to celebrate that sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during worship. As we receive the elements of bread and wine, look in faith to the Lord Jesus Christ. For as we physically receive the signs of the Lord’s body and blood, spiritually we feed upon him and all his benefits. Look forward to joining our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “Jesus Shall Reign,” the Acclamation of Praise “Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness,” the Communion Hymn “Soul, Adorn Yourself with Gladness,” and the Hymn of Response “We Have Heard the Joyful Sound.” 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 72:8-11
Title: The Everlasting Kingdom of Jesus Christ
The Kingdom of Jesus Christ
Characteristics of His Kingdom
How We Enter His Kingdom
How We Spread His Kingdom