December 7, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing the Lord's Day
This Advent season we are preparing for the coming of Christ through a study of the Biblical theme of light shining in the darkness (see John 1:5). Throughout Scripture it is this theme of light in the darkness that describes what it is like when God comes to His people. Last week we saw that in the creation of the world the Lord spoke forth light out of the darkness as a revelation of His own glory. This Sunday we will continue our Advent series by going to Isaiah 9:1-7. Here we will see the promise of light to those who are in the midst of darkness. The Lord has promised His people light and peace though they presently walk in a world of chaos and darkness. This Advent you might be keenly feeling the darkness of this broken world. Yet this Sunday we will find encouragement from God’s Word that, though we live in a world of darkness, we may possess the promised light of peace. To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon Isaiah 9:1-7, 42:16, 2 Samuel 22:29, and Colossians 1:20.
As we gather this second Sunday of Advent, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Hymn of Praise “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” the Acclamation of Praise “Good Christian Men, Rejoice,” and the Hymn of Response “Comfort, Comfort Ye My 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!
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.
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The final decision to cancel Sunday’s worship service will be made by 6:30 am on Sunday. An announcement will be placed on the church’s website, WSET-TV, and the church’s voicemail. A church-wide email will also be sent. If the 8:30 service is cancelled, Sunday School will also be cancelled.