Preparing For Worship

Leading up to Sunday, March 12

Scripture Passage

Nehemiah 4

Reflection

Consider reading our scripture passage ahead of time this week and ask the Lord to reveal to you essential truths about Himself, the One to whom all of scripture points. As you contemplate the various characters in the story, who do you most identify with? What can you learn by looking at those who are mocking the Israelites? Or by looking at the Israelites who, submitted to prayerfulness and trust in God, labor on while holding their weapons. What does Ephesians 6 have to say about our present day prayer and armory?

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.

Songs We’ll Be Singing

Song of…

Invocation: O Come to the Altar

Adoration:  Beautiful One

Confession:  Give Us Clean Hands

Thanksgiving:  How Firm a Foundation

Response: Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)