Getting Ready for Sunday (June 12, 2011)
There is something special about the people of God coming together for worship (Hebrews 10:24-25). Thus, we hope that Sundays at New City are a highlight of your week. In an effort to help you get more out of it, we're posting a short preview of the upcoming Sunday gathering.
This week we'll take a short break from our "Origins" series (past messages and study guides can be accessed here). We're excited to have Will Witherington with us as our guest speaker this week. Will and his wife Danielle serve with Campus Outreach in Lexington, KY. Will is the regional director, overseeing campus ministries on four campuses in Kentucky. The teaching this week will be based on Leviticus 16:1-6, 20-22 and Hebrews 4:14-16. To prepare for worship, read these texts and reflect on how they relate to one another. How does Leviticus 16 point you to Jesus?
Our whole worship service this week will be driving toward the celebration of the Lord's Supper. We'll begin with a call to worship in both music and song. Then we'll confess our sins and remind ourselves of the mercy of God that is found in the gospel. We'll then rejoice in the story of salvation, offer prayers for ourselves and others, and give out of what God gives to us. Will's message will prepare us to come to the Lord's Supper, and we'll close the service by singing of the comfort and forgiveness that is found in Jesus.
Songs this week include:
- Come Thou Everlasting Spirit (listen)
- Lead Us Back (listen)
- Rejoice, the Lord is King (lyrics)
- My Savior, I Behold Thy Life (listen)
- Lord Jesus, Comfort Me (watch)
- For Every Soul in Every Need (listen)
Use the words of Come Thou Everlasting Spirit as a prayer to prepare for worship this week.