Preparing Hearts for Worship

We are Not On Our Own

1 Corinthians 2:12–14 “12Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. 13And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. 14The natural…

We don’t work for God – God works for us!

Isaiah 64:1–4 1Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence— 2as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence! 3When you did awesome things that we did not…

Help from God is Worth the Wait

Psalm 33:16–22 16The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. 17The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. 18Behold, the eye of the Lordis on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 19that he may deliver…

Stay Serious About Sin

1 Peter 1:17–19 17And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, 18knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19but with the precious blood of Christ,…

God is Able to Deliver You!

1 Samuel 14:6 Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armor, “Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the Lordwill work for us, for nothing can hinder the Lordfrom saving by many or by few.” Life comes at us with a regular display of perplexities and challenges. In…

God-honoring Truth Produces Humility Not Arrogance

Psalm 25:8–11 8Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way. 9He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way. 10All the paths of the Lordare steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies. 11For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great.  “God…

The Light and Life of Jesus Make a Difference

Ephesians 5:13–14 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”  Sin and selfishness are abiding influences in our world and our society. Throughout history godless perversity ebbs and flows.…

Finding Satisfaction

Isaiah 55:1–3 1“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat…