January 12, 2020 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity” (Psalm 133:1)!
Thinking of the blessings of peace and fellowship, we are bound together in life through innumerable ways. We often enjoy ties of relationship or friendship, common tastes, personal likings, and occupation. At times, we come together to live above the world and to serve others with compassion and grace. By God’s grace, we aspire to live life together with the common bonds of peace and love that Christ alone secures.
This Sunday in worship, we’ll look to Psalm 133:1-3 and embrace “Life Together in Unity.” Established by Jesus Christ through the power of His kingdom, God Himself blesses us with the unity that joins us to our Savior and to one another. Like oil poured down on Aaron’s head and the dew of Mount Hermon falling on the mountains of Zion (Psalm 133:2-3b), the eternal blessings of God’s unity flow down upon us from heaven above.
In preparation for the Lord’s Day, please pray for God’s blessing! Please read and meditate upon Psalm 133:1-3, John 17:20-22, Romans 15:5-6, and Ephesians 4:2-3. Look forward to joining our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” the Acclamation of Praise “Before the Throne of God Above” and the Hymn of Response “We Are God’s People.” Also pray for the ordination and installation of our newly elected Deacons and Elders, Class of 2022. 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 (usually posted by Monday afternoon) or you can download the REPC podcast, which will be delivered to your mobile device.
And…. Congratulations to Pastor David and April Weber on the birth of their daughter, Josephine Day who was born January 9! We celebrate with David and April, together with Josephine’s siblings, Amelia, Judah, Annalise, and Eva.