November 17, 2019 Preparing for the Lord's Day


Preparing for the Lord's Day

Spiritual Training: Evangelism

I have a bad eating habit.  Halfway through enjoying lunch I find myself asking, “What’s for dinner?”  This is not because lunch is unenjoyable, but because the delicious flavors of lunch get me excited about the next delicious meal to come.    What would happen if we had a similar appetite for evangelism as we have for food? What if Jesus filled us with such great delight that we couldn’t wait to share Him with people?

When an opportunity to share about Jesus’ saving work comes to the table, God fills us with such great joy that we long for the next opportunity to share.  In sharing the good news of the Gospel, God fills our stomachs full of His abundant love and mercy and satisfies our deep longing for Him.  This Sunday we will learn about the discipline of evangelism. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and meditate upon John 4:1-42, Psalm 107, Romans 1:16-17, 2 Timothy 2:8-13, and Westminster Confession of Faith 14 and 15.

As we gather to worship the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit this Lord’s day we will sing of the glories of our good God by singing “Tell out My Soul”, the Acclamation of Praise, “To God Be the Glory” and the Hymn of Response “Lift High the Cross”. 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, through the Rivermont App, (available at the App Store or Google Play), or you can download the REPC podcast, which will be delivered to your mobile device. 

Sermon Text: John 4:1-42

Sermon Title: An Appetite for Evangelism 

Sermon Outline: 

1. A Common Thirst: We make a human connection (John 4:1-15)

2. A Corrupted Thirst: We address human corruption (John 4:16-20)

3. A Satisfied Thirst: We declare Jesus’ saving work and surpassing worth (John 4:21-30, 39-42)

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