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September 22, 2019 - Preparing for the Lord's Day

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Preparing for the Lord's Day

"Spiritual Training"

Introduction

 

What is the difference between a vital and an anemic Christian life? I think that many of us would feel that our spiritual lives are lacking in some way. We feel that there should be more depth to our faith, more stability in times of trial, deeper knowledge of God’s Word, and more love and humility. However, we often find ourselves stumped as to how to progress in these areas. We find that we are weak in the things of the Lord and feel that we have few resources to move forward. We want to progress, but we just don’t know how. Beginning this Sunday Rivermont will begin a sermon series on the spiritual disciplines; biblical practices that train us toward godliness. Our hope is that through this series of sermons the Lord will equip and train you toward greater vitality in your spiritual life. To come prepared for the sermon take time this week to read and to meditate upon 1Timothy 4:6-10, Matthew 11:29, Luke 9:23, John 15:4-5, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, Galatians 3:3, and the online article Truly Spiritual Disciplines by Donald Whitney.  

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 “Praise the Lord: Ye Heavens Adore Him, the Acclamation of Praise “Crown Him with Many Crowns” and the Hymn of Response “When I Survey the Wondrous 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: 1 Timothy 4:6-10

Sunday Bulletin

Title: Spiritual Training

Outline

  1. We Must Train with the Proper Practices
  2. We Must Train with the Proper Purposes
  3. We Must Train with the Proper Posture
  4. We Must Train with the Proper Power