Preparing for the Gathering - Genesis 11
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.
- Reread Genesis 11:1-32. Consider your perspective of living in this country and your view of people from around the world. List two countries from each of three different continents and consider your thoughts about people in and from those countries. Does your perspective reflect what occurred in this passage? How could this passage better inform or even change your perspective of the world?
- What does this passage imply about pride in nationalism or humanism? Have you been or are you now guilty of these? How could this passage redirect your thinking?
- Consider again your role in the Great Commission, as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20. How has or how could this passage motivate you to action in spreading the gospel? Make specific plans to take action in that regard.
- See God's sovereignty in his plan of redemption through the sins and evil hearts of men. What do you fear in today's age? Our country leadership? Other foreign powers? The trials of the day that seem to be unfair and burdensome? How does God control every event of every human heart in sin to bring about his glorious purpose?
- 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; Mark Krystyniak: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; Bret Capranica: teaching.