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 this week.

Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice

and open the door I will come in to him and will sup with him

and he with me.  -Revelation 3:20

As you prepare your heart for worship, take some time looking at this symbolically rich piece. Notice the many visual metaphors that are found across scripture. Prayerfully allow the various elements of this painting to help you consider where Jesus is standing in your own life right now.

Light of the world small

More information about this painting can be found here.

Songs We’ll Be Singing

Song of…

Invocation:  O Come to the Altar

Adoration:  This is My Father’s World

Confession:  Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Thanksgiving:  Come Alive (Dry Bones)

Response:  One Pure and Holy Passion