Preparing for the Gathering - Genesis 25
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.
- Contemplate your prayer life in light of Isaac’s apparent 20 years of pleading with God for children. What are some basic practical steps you can take to cultivate this kind of prayer life?
- Respond to the faithfulness of God to continue in his promises and blessings to the next generation in this text. Will God ever not keep his Word? Has God ever not followed through on something he said he would do? What kind of hope does this give us for the future?
- Consider the providence of God to use Jacob’s cunning to inherit the birthright and fulfill the words of v. 23. How should this shape our understanding of and response to the providence and plan of God?
- What are some implications/applications from this chapter for your life?
- 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; Rob Stouffer: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; Bret Capranica: teaching.