Preparing for Worship - July 18, 2021
“See the man who would not make
God his refuge,
but trusted in the abundance of his riches
and sought refuge in his own destruction!”
But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
forever and ever.
I will thank you forever,
because you have done it.
I will wait for your name, for it is good,
in the presence of the godly.
Our culture is constantly trying to influence where we place our trust. Trust in yourself! Trust in science! Trust in politics! Trust in wealth! We are bombarded with this sort of messaging, sometimes overtly and sometimes subtly. But as Christians, we know that the Bible is equally clear in its message. Over and against what our culture says, Scripture tells us to trust in the Lord with all of our heart! Psalm 52:7-9 paints the contrasting picture of the one who trusts in the things of the world versus the one who trusts in the Lord. We gather this week in the house of God as people ready to praise the Lord and to proclaim our trust in his steadfast love forever and ever. We’ll begin with these verses of Scripture and respond together in song with God So Loved and This I Believe.
After a brief welcome and prayer, Pastor Andrew will continue his ON TARGET sermon series exploring the shared value of trust with a message from Colossians 3:8-15 entitled Real Change Builds Trust. We’ll sing together in response to affirm that Christ Is Enough. To conclude our time of worship this week we will pray for our Giving, and be sent out with some brief Announcements and a Benediction. As always, tell us how we can be praying for you. Send your prayer requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take a moment to prepare your heart and mind for worship this Sunday by prayerfully reflecting on the Scripture and songs above. You can also find this week’s song playlist on Spotify and YouTube. And just a reminder that our 9:30am service, including Children’s Church, is now masks-optional, while our 11:00am service remains masks-required. Everything you need to know about our Sunday worship services can be found on our website at meadowsfamily.org/sundays.
I look forward to worshiping with you!