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June 21, 2020 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day 

Leland Ryken called them Worldly Saints. It is a name that might not fit your perception of the Puritans. Yet central to the Puritan movement was a quest for all of life to be conformed to the word of God. Puritanism was a movement to do what God commanded and to live for God’s glory not just in the Church but in the world. The Puritans were saints because they sought holiness. Yet they were worldly because their holiness was not relegated to the space between the Church walls but broke out into all areas of life. As we continue our study of Christian meditation in Psalm 119 we will find that if we are obedient to the practice of meditation that it will lead us to be worldly saints. That is, it will lead us to follow the example of our Puritan forefathers who sought to do all that the Lord commanded. To come prepared for the sermon take time this week to read and to meditate upon Psalm 119, Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1, Colossians 3:1-5, James 1:22 and WSC #’s 39-44

As we gather to worship the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit this Lord’s day, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “We Come, O Christ, to You, the Acclamation of Praise “Before the Throne of God Above” and the Hymn of Response “How Firm a Foundation.” 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! 

Sermon Information:

Text: Psalm 119 

Title: Worldly Saints

Outline: 

Every Christian Must Meditate on God’s Word to Act Rightly

  • Meditate on Theological Truth 
  • Meditate on Historical Truth 
  • Meditate on Godly Examples 
  • Meditate on God’s Law

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