Preparing for the Gathering - Genesis 12:1-3
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.
- In light of Hebrews 11:8, consider whether you have faith like Abram’s to act in obedience. Are there areas of obedience that are difficult to follow because of the cost? Seek to deny yourself and believe God’s Word and his commands and obey it.
- Contemplate the ramifications of this account. What if the Lord had not spoken to Abram, and made these promises? What if the Lord were not faithful to do as he had promised?
- Thank the Lord for his faithfulness to Abram, and to us in fulfilling this promise in Christ. Pray that God would give us faith to obey like Abram. Pray that we would have a fervor to spread the blessing of God in Christ to all nations in fulfillment of this promise.
- 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.
Songs for Sunday
- O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
- All Praise to Him
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness
- Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me
- And Can It Be?