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Preparing for the Gathering - 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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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.

Intentionally Act

  • Read again 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18.
  • Summarize verses 16-18 into a single sentence that is 21 words or less.
  • How does this passage inform our thinking regarding the Lord's return?
  • How does this impact our love for those inside the church and for those outside the church?
  • What action should we take in both categories to show love as we see in 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12?
  • Pray that the Holy Spirit and the Word of God would move us to love according to His will and have a great hope in this day.
  • 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; Mark KryStyniak: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; lorem ipsum: teaching.

Songs for Sunday


Lyrics Morning Gathering - September 25, 2022 by Summit Woods Baptist Church on Scribd