Worship Preparation: July 22, 2012

Worship Preparation – Sunday, July 22, 2012

1. Ways to use this worship preparation

Print it out Friday and place it in your bible for the weekend

Use it as a family devotion and time of prayer on Saturday evening.

2. Read sermon text: Col. 4:2-6 (ESV).
2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.5 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

3. Read sermon summary:
In Colossians 4:2-6 Paul has in mind the advancement of the word, the mystery of Christ. Paul is instructing the church to participate in this advancement through prayer and action. He wants them to continue to pray. He wants them to pray with watchfulness, and to pray for his continued ministry of the word. It is clear, though, that he is not satisfied with them only working in prayer. He, also, wants them to be spreading the word themselves in all of their dealings with outsiders. He wants them to buy up every opportunity, season their speech with salt, and answer each person as they ought.

4. Consider the songs and their relationship to the sermon:

All Heaven Declares

All heaven declares,
The glory of the risen Lord.
Who can compare,
With the beauty of the Lord.

Forever He will be,
The Lamb upon the throne.
I gladly bow the knee,
And worship Him alone.

I will proclaim,
The glory of the risen Lord.
Who once was slain,
To reconcile man to God.

Noel Richards and Tricia Richards - CCLI# 120556: Copyright 1987, 1997 Thankyou Music

O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing

O for a thousand tongues to sing
My great Redeemer's praise,
The glories of my God and King,
The triumphs of his grace!

My gracious Master and my God,
Assist me to proclaim,
To spread through all the earth abroad
The honors of thy name.

Jesus! The name that charms our fears,
That bids our sorrows cease;
'Tis music in the sinner's ears,
'Tis life, and health, and peace.

He breaks the power of canceled sin,
He sets the prisoner free;
His blood can make the foulest clean;
His blood availed for me.

Charles Wesley, 1739 Public Domain


Preaching: Daniel Savage
Music Leader: Micah Lansing

Grace and Peace!

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