Preparing for the Gathering - Titus 1:6-16March 8, 2023 Preparing for Sunday
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.
- Read Titus 1:5-16 again
- Why does the content of these verses matter for the average church member?
- How might an elder “refute those who contradict” sound doctrine? What does that practically look like?
- In your own words summarize the main point of the passage in one sentence.
- In your own words summarize the qualifications for an elder.
- In your own words explain how this passage speaks to the importance of an elder being able to hold fast to the gospel and the Word of God.
- How can you begin to cultivate these noble attributes listed for elders in your own life as a Christian seeking after Christ?
- Pray for your elders in light of this passage that they would continue to exhibit these characteristics.
- Pray that God would continue to raise up faithful men to be elders here and beyond.
- Confess ways you might be in need of reproof and seek out an elder(s) to pray for and shepherd you in those areas.
- 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; Brett Harris: Elders' prayer & scripture reading; Bret Capranica: teaching.
Songs for Sunday
- Rejoice the Lord Is King (sheetmusic)
- Truly God, Truly Man (sheetmusic)
- Come Ye Sinners Poor and Needy (sheetmusic)
- How Deep the Father's Love for Us (sheetmusic)
- My Redeemer's Love (sheetmusic)