September 9, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
This week we conclude our sermon series on the book of Numbers. As we come to the final chapters of the book, we might anticipate a climactic ending in which the people of Israel triumphantly cross the Jordan River into the land of Canaan. Instead, the book concludes with two chapters outlining civil and inheritance laws. Perhaps it is more fitting to end a book that began with a census in this manner. As we end our time with Israel, they are still on the edge of entering the Promised Land and longing for home. In this, we are reminded that we too are a people who are on the edge of the Promised Land. We remain exiles and aliens in this world until some future day when the Lord will bring us safely over the Jordan to our eternal home. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon Numbers 35, Genesis 9:1-17, Deuteronomy 19:4-13, Romans 6:23, and Westminster Larger Catechism #135, 136.
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 “To God Be the Glory,” the Acclamation of Praise “There Is a Redeemer,” and the Hymn of Response “In Christ Alone.” 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!
After the 11:00 am service this Sunday, there will be a covered dish luncheon in the Fellowship Hall for Humberto Alferez with Sports Outreach El Salvador. Humberto will share a ministry report along with an exciting ministry opportunity coming up. If you are able to attend, please email Pastor Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org with number attending and which side dish or dessert you will bring.