Preparing for the Gathering - 1 Cor. 12:12-13
Prepare your heart for our Sunday Morning Gathering by looking through these suggestions that will assist you in making the most of our time together.
You will find tangible suggestions for putting scripture to action in your personal life and in our corporate body, links to the songs we will sing, and lyrics for you to prepare for our corporate singing.
Please see the Preparing for the Sermon post for suggestions in thinking more critically through the passage, meditating more intently on the text, and prayerfully seeking wisdom to deepen your understanding of the passage to be preached this Sunday.
- Seek to understand what this passage teaches about church membership. Do you need to confess in light of what this passage teaches about church membership? Have you wrongly understood church membership? If you’re a member of Summit Woods, what responsibility do you have to the body as a whole? How are you to think about yourself in relationship to the whole?
- Seek to understand what this passage teaches about baptism and its relationship to church membership. Do you need to confess in light of what this passage teaches about baptism and church membership? Have you wrongly understood this relationship? If you’re a member of Summit Woods, how should you think about others in light of your baptism? How are you to think about yourself in relationship to the whole? What role does the Spirit play in your relationship with other members?
- Pray that the Lord would grant our church understanding of this passage. Intercede for the Lord’s grace as our church seeks to apply the principles of this passage to membership and baptism. Seek the Lord’s grace in order to rightly think about your relationship to other members of Summit Woods. Ask for the Lord’s forgiveness for where you have failed to think about yourself and the body of Christ in terms of this passage. Pray that the Holy Spirit would work to create greater unity in our body.
- Click the links below to find the lyrics and recordings of the songs planned for our gathering this Sunday; practice the songs, study the lyrics and sing together.
- Pray for those leading our corporate gathering this week and for the Holy Spirit’s work as the Word of God is further explained and applied: Joel Conrad: music; Brett Harris: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; Bret Capranica: teaching.
Songs for Sunday
- All Creatures of Our God and King
- All Praise to Him
- The Church's One Foundation
- How Deep the Father's Love for Us
- Beneath the Cross