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Preparing for Worship 10.15.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, October 15 Scripture Passage 1 Peter 2:9-25 Reflection “Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.” (1 Peter 2:18-19) […]

Preparing for Worship 10.1.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, October 1 Scripture Passage Micah 6:6-8 Reflection This week we will pause our look at 1 Peter to look at the ministry of mercy among us at Midtown. We will dig into a passage from Micah, listening to the Word of God to convict us toward hearts of […]

Preparing for Worship 9.24.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, September 24 Scripture Passage 1 Peter 1:13-25 Reflection This week’s Song of Confession is based on Psalm 24. It is a reminder of God’s call for us to be holy and provides an outline for how we can approach what is a humanly impossible task. By humbling ourselves […]

Preparing for Worship 9.17.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, September 17 Scripture Passage 1 Peter 1:3-12 Reflection Our passage this week speaks of our “living hope.” These weren’t light words for Peter to throw around then –  he was speaking to people who had endured and would endure great loss and suffering because of their faith in […]

Preparing for Worship 9.10.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, September 10 Scripture Passage 1 Peter 1:1-2 Reflection In the apostle Matthew we see someone who represented the worst of society, respond to Jesus’ call and ultimately finds rest and peace. Consider the passage from his gospel account where Jesus first calls him to follow: As Jesus passed […]

Preparing for Worship 7.16.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, July 16 Scripture Passage Revelation 3:14-22 Reflection William Holman-Hunt’s painting, The Light of the World  (about 1900-1904), is the world’s most traveled piece of artwork and is often referred to as a “sermon in a painting.” At the bottom of the piece is a verse from our passage […]

Preparing for Worship 7.2.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, July 2 Scripture Passage Revelation 3:1-6 Reflection This Sunday we continue our study through Jesus’ letters to the seven churches in Revelation. As we come to worship to hear these exhorting words – which are full of love – let’s take stock of our hearts and minds, noticing […]

Preparing for Worship 6.25.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, June 25 Scripture Passage Revelation 2:18-29 Reflection This Sunday we learn about the fourth of seven churches that the Lord spoke to through revelation, the church in Thyatira. Read our passage ahead of coming to worship and notice again the pattern we’ve seen in the first letters. In […]

Preparing for Worship 6.18.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, June 18 Scripture Passage Revelation 2:12-17 Reflection Ahead of worship this week consider reading our short passage from Revelation and contemplating this passage from Isaiah. Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near. Let the wicked forsake their ways and the […]

Preparing for Worship 6.11.17

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Preparing For Worship Leading up to Sunday, June 11 Scripture Passage Revelation 2:8-11 Reflection Before coming to worship this week, consider contemplating these lyrics from our offertory song this week. Lord, help us to crave Your goodness, to taste Your goodness, and to be satisfied by You alone.   I Shall Not Want Audrey Assad […]