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Preparing for Sunday - Matthew 23

Carefully Think

  • Read Matthew 23:1-36
  • What is the major critique Jesus is leveling at the Pharisees and scribes?
  • How might verses 6-12 apply to the modern church?
  • Was Jesus criticizing the attempts at piety by the Pharisees or their attitudes which drove them?

Prayerfully Meditate

  • Pray that you might avoid the pitfalls that the religious leaders of Jesus' day fell into.
  • Consider if there are any areas of your life where you are under the bondage of man made commandments.
  • Think through your public walk with the Lord. Are there any areas where verse 5 might be a caution?

Intentionally Act

  • Spend time thinking through your day and consider your motivations.
  • Pray for the gathering of Summit Woods this Sunday, that the Lord would use this passage to sanctify those who know him and bring others to salvation.
  • Pray for those who will be leading the service this week: Dawson Bryant, music; Brett Harris, Elders' prayer and Scripture reading; Bret Capranica, teaching. Pray for protection of their hearts and for their families as the lead us corporately in worship.
  • Listen to the following songs and prepare for singing in our corporate gathering this Sunday.

Songs for Sunday

Lyrics

Morning Gathering Lyrics - June 28, 2015