November 1, 2020 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
With the elections this Tuesday, the ongoing navigation of the Coronavirus pandemic, and the persistent labor for racial and ethnic peace, there is much that could create anxiety and fear in the hearts of God’s people. Yet, praise God for the intimacy and strength we enjoy with a Savior that calls us to freedom from anxiety and worry. This Sunday in worship, we’ll consider Matthew 6:25-34 and ponder “Freedom from Anxiety.” While the experience of anxiousness is common to most of us, Jesus reveals matters of the heart that reveal our tendencies to fret and His gracious call to live in freedom from worry. To come prepared for the sermon, take time to read Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), meditate on Matthew 6:25-34, and consider Philippians 4:4-7.
On this All Saints' Day, we will remember with thanksgiving the life and witness of faithful men and women who have gone before us, following Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. We will also celebrate the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper during our worship service. As we receive the elements of bread and wine, we 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 “All Hail the Power of Jesus Name,” “Before the Throne of God Above,” and “For All the Saints.”
Text: Matthew 6:25-34
Title: Freedom from Anxiety
- Embrace Compelling Reasons to Abandon Worry
- Embrace Convictions to Strengthen Faith
- Embrace the Kingdom and His Righteousness
*Daylight Savings Time ends this Sunday. Please remember to turn your clocks back 1 hour this Saturday night.
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