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Preparing for the Gathering - 1 Thessalonians 5:18

1 Thessalonians square

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 1 Thessalonians 5:18 again.
  • Consider a recent situation in which you were not thankful. What could have been different if you had obeyed this command?
  • What emphasis does knowing this is “God’s will” have on this command? How should that impact your implementation of this?
  • Squelch the temptation to find excuses to lessen the “everything” of this verse.
  • 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: Dawson Bryant: music; Sam Karl: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; Bret Capranica: teaching.

Songs for Sunday


Lyrics Morning Gathering - ... by Summit Woods Baptist Church