May 12, 2019 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
EXILES IN A FOREIGN LAND
1 Peter Sermon Series
How does the gospel change the way Christians work? We understand that the gospel is not to be compartmentalized to Sunday mornings and private devotions, but how does it effect our "nine-to-five" lives? In our passage for this week, Peter is speaking to how Christians are called to live when under economic authority. While he addresses these commands to servants (2:18), the closest modern equivalent to servants are employees; those who are under the economic authority of another. In these verses, Peter connects the life of a servant to the example and the power of Christ. Here he develops a vision of Christian vocation that should inform how the gospel will change how every Christian works. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon 1 Peter 2:18-25, Genesis 31:6-9, Psalm 23, Isaiah 53, Ephesians 6:5-9, and Westminster Confession of Faith 8.4,5.
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 "How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds," the Acclamation of Praise "Rejoice, the Lord Is King," and the Hymn of Response "My Hope Is in the Lord." 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.