Expanding the Sermon-Heaven Help Our Worship

Expanding the Sermon-Heaven Help Our Worship

How is heaven affecting earthly worship? Read through Revelation 4 & 5 again, asking, how should this affect the way we gather on Sunday morning. Read through the following questions that were asked at the conclusion of yesterday”™s message and think through your responses to each of them: How does you life acknowledge the centrality of God because it is singularly directed? How do your life decisions exalt the authority of God because those decisions are thoroughly biblical? How does your lifestyle emit the intensity of God, because you respond with passionate God-driven emotions? How is your attitude about life sobered by the severity of God, because you are full of a profound awe-struck fear of God”™s greatness? Do you carry yourself on a regular basis in such a way that you are affected by the majesty of God, impacted by the stunning regality of who God is? How do you live in a way that comprehends the transcendence of God – so you base your living in a very unique and dissimilar way than the norms of the world? Could someone examine your life, your speech, your decisions, your character, your love, your emotions, your anxieties, your confidence and see that you are steeped in rehearsing God”™s redemption through Christ? Review the sermon manuscript below to review the details, or listen again to the message HERE. Heaven help our worship pt 1 View more documents from Summit Woods Baptist...
Preparing for Sunday-Revelation 4 & 5

Preparing for Sunday-Revelation 4 & 5

Carefully Think Read through Revelation 4 & 5 in one setting (it won”™t take long). Make a list of one-word statements that would describe the kind of worship taking place in heaven. Put a star beside those words in the list that would be transferrable and helpful in how we should think about our own worship when we gather as a church. Prayerfully Meditate Make a list of one-word characteristics that you find to be true about our church”™s worship gatherings. How could the list of heaven”™s characteristics improve our worship? Review this week”™s bulletin and the various elements of our worship gathering. Which elements can you find biblical warrant for? Can you think of biblical texts that would describe each element?  Can you think of biblical texts that need to better inform our worship?  How would these additions help you worship with all your heart and soul on Sunday? Meditate on the lyrics to this Sunday”™s songs.  What are they teaching about the subject of worship? What themes in these songs are also present in the worship scene in heaven? Actively Respond Pray for all those who will be assisting the church in our worship gathering. Pray that they will arrive with humble hearts ready to serve and focused on making God central in what we do together. Pray specifically for Dawson Bryant and Bret Capranica as they work together each week to prepare our weekly gatherings. Pray that they will be driven by God”™s word and sensitive to how we can best express our praise corporately. Read through Revelation 4 & 5 with your family. Talk through...
Expanding the Sermon-The Exaltedness of Jesus

Expanding the Sermon-The Exaltedness of Jesus

Know The sermon manuscript below will help if you want to review references, or review what was covered. Sermon Manuscript The exaltedness of jesus 5.11 14 View more documents from Summit Woods Baptist Church. Worship is central to the activity of heaven. If you are interested in expanding your thinking on the subject of worship, I recommend a few resources to read: 2 Good Books on Worship Christ Centered Worship, Bryan Chapell Worship Matters, Bob Kauflin Be How do our weekly gatherings affect your daily living? In what ways have you chosen to take any of the material that brought conviction or encouragement to your heart and begin to use it practically in your life? Read through Revelation 5:11-14 and review the ways Jesus”™ nature is praised by the angels and creation. In what ways have rested in the sufficiency of Jesus? In what ways have you found yourself trying to rest in something other than his sufficiency? Do Read again through the passage. Write down how you have found Jesus”™ worthy in his: Capability to handle the issues of your life Wealth (spiritually and materially) ““ how would his wealth affect your attraction to earthy wealth? Wisdom ““ has secular philosophies become more predominant in the way you conduct your finances, business, family, personal life? In what ways are you specifically trusting in Christ as an all sufficient and praiseworthy source of wisdom? Might ““ what are you trusting the power of God to do? Or would mere self-effort be an apt description of how you live? Honor ““ what/who are you finding value in to the extent...
Preparing for Sunday -Revelation 5:6-10

Preparing for Sunday -Revelation 5:6-10

Carefully Think what is the main idea of Revelation 5:6-10? make a list of what you learn about Jesus that makes him distinct from everything else in the passage list what you find to be expression of unique attributes (characteristics) of Jesus What does the passage suggest about the centrality of redemption? In what ways? How/why is Jesus uniquely worthy to take the scroll and open the seals? Prayerfully Meditate how should these attributes and positions of Jesus affect your prayers? meditate on the lyrics to this Sunday”™s songs and consider what we are saying about the worthiness of Jesus What aspects of our redemption are we singing about this Sunday? How have you expressed your gratitude for God”™s saving grace to redeem you? How have  you taken it for granted? Lyrics for Sunday's Songs Morning service february 27, 2011 View more presentations from Summit Woods Baptist Church Actively Respond Read the passage with your family either Saturday evening or Sunday morning before coming to church. Talk with your family, wife, or a friend about the various elements you see in the passage that make Jesus uniquely worthy Pray for our gathering this Sunday morning.  How should this passage affect how you engage in praying, singing, listening, and fellowshipping? Ask God to make you sensitive to those around you who have needs and who need to see how worthy Jesus is. Ask God to make you sensitive in how you could contribute in conversation, prayer, and helping others through the...
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