May 5, 2019 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
EXILES IN A FOREIGN LAND
1 Peter Sermon Series
What is the relationship between a Christian and the governing authorities? It is clear from Scripture that we are called to submit to the authorities that have been established in our lives. However, what are we called to do when these authorities act in ungodly ways? How far is our submission to go? What trust are we to put in those who have authority? In our passage for this week, Peter is seeking to encourage his readers to submit to authorities neither begrudgingly nor blindly. As Christians we are called to submit to all authorities freely. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon 1 Peter 2:13-17, Exodus 6:6-8, Matthew 17:24-27, Acts 5:29, Romans 13:1-7, and Westminster Confession of Faith 23.
As we gather to worship this Lord’s Day, we would invite you to arrive five minutes early to hear a special prelude offered by our Sanctuary Choir. This week we will celebrate that sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during our worship service. 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. Our hymns for this week include "Give to Our God Immortal Praise," "Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners," and "The Communion Hymn." 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.