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Preparing for Sunday - 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

Carefully Think

  • Read 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3
  • For whom does Paul express thanks? Who is the object of thanksgiving?
  • What reasons does Paul give for his thanksgiving?
  • How would you characterize the quality of these reasons?

Prayerfully Meditate

  • Are your prayers for Summit Woods permeated with thanksgiving to the Lord?
  • Are you regularly moved by specific evidences of the Lord's work in the members of Summit Woods to give thanks to the Him?
  • How do you consistently spend time in thanksgiving for the work God is doing in our body?

Intentionally Act

  • Write down specific evidences of the works of faith, labors of love, and steadfastness of hope you see in members of Summit Woods.
  • Spend time this week specifically giving thanks to God for His work in the body at Summit Woods.
  • Look for opportunities to encourage those members by sharing with them these evidences of God's grace you see in them.
  • Pray for non-Christians to be convicted of sin and drawn to the glory of Christ this Sunday through all that takes place.
  • Pray that those who lead the service will edify the body in the most helpful ways: Dawson Bryant, music; Elders' Prayer and Scripture Reading; Bret Capranica, teaching.
  • Listen to the music we will sing together. Meditate on the message of each song. Prepare yourself to sing with understanding and zeal.

Songs for Sunday

Morning Gathering
Evening Gathering

Lyrics

Morning and Evening Gathering - November 30, 2014 by Summit Woods Baptist Church