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Preparing for the Gathering - Acts 16:11-15

Evangelistic Encounters in Scripture

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 Acts 16:11-15 again.
  • How is this week’s passage instructive for your own approach to evangelism?
  • How does the reality of the Lord’s work in the heart of Lydia instruct our understanding about the results of our evangelistic efforts?
  • Consider similar opportunities for evangelism you may have. Pray for God to open people’s hearts so that they might respond to the gospel you speak to them. Plan to share the gospel in a specific circumstance to this.
  • 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; Terry Engling: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; Sam Karl: teaching.

Songs for Sunday


Lyrics Morning Gathering - June 13, 2021 by Summit Woods Baptist Church on Scribd