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Preparing for the Gathering - The Gospel of John

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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

  • Summarize the message of John in one sentence.
  • If you have the time, read the book of John in one sitting.
  • Put together an outline for the book of John.
  • Who are the “outcasts” around you that you can serve and welcome with the love of Christ?
  • How do the I am statements of Christ in the book of John provide you with comfort and hope?
  • Do you feel the weight of being sent by Christ into the world? How can you live in light of this weight in the days ahead?
  • 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; Terry Engling: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; Bret Capranica: teaching.

Songs for Sunday


Lyrics Morning Gathering - December 26, 2021 by Summit Woods Baptist Church on Scribd