November 10, 2017 - Cupola Express
Preparing for the Lord's Day
A uniform helps us to identify who a person is and the role that they play in society. When we see a man in fatigues, we know that he is in the Army. When we see a woman in a white coat, with a stethoscope we know she is a doctor. When we watch a football game, we can distinguish between teams because they wear different colors. Ministers wear robes, nurses wear scrubs, and police officers wear blue. Each uniform communicates something different about the person who wears it. This week we will pick up our study in Colossians 3:12-17. Here we will see that Paul calls us to put on the new self. Like a uniform that communicates who we are, we are called to be clothed in those practices that define us as Christians. Those practices that identify us as a part of Christ’s Kingdom. To come prepared for the sermon take time this week to read and to meditate upon Colossians 3:12-17, Deuteronomy 7:6-7, Romans 13:12-14 and Westminster Confession of Faith 16.
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. Following the prelude, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Processional Hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy!” the Acclamation of Praise “Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven” and the Hymn of Response “We Are God’s People”. 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!
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