Preparing For Worship

Leading up to Sunday, September  18

Scripture Passage

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Reflection

Our Song of Thanksgiving details Jesus as the foundation of the Church. In  this week’s passage, Paul is writing to the Corinthians regarding divisiveness amongst themselves. As we prepare for worship this week, let us reflect on Paul’s words from Ephesians 2 where we see not only that Christ is our foundation and cornerstone but that He also unites us into a holy temple.

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Lord, convict our hearts of any division or disunity with each other, that we may be built together into a dwelling place for you by the Spirit.

Songs We’ll Be Singing

Song of…

Invocation: Holy Spirit

Adoration: Beautiful One

Confession: Lord, I Need You

Thanksgiving: The Church’s One Foundation

Response: They’ll Know We are Christians By Our Love