March 23, 2018 - Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
As we ready our hearts for Holy Week, we will be studying Luke 19:28-40. In this passage of Scripture, we have recorded the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem. As the people of Jerusalem sing praise to Jesus as the coming king, the Pharisees object. They want Jesus to quiet them down. In response, Jesus says something a bit puzzling. He says, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.” What does Jesus mean by saying that the very stones would cry out? Will rocks vocalize praise? Will the ground sing, “Hosanna”? To come prepared for the sermon, take time this week to read and to meditate upon Luke 19:28-40, Psalm 118, Romans 8:18-25 and Westminster Confession of Faith 21.1.
As we gather to worship our Triumphant King this Palm Sunday, we will join our hearts in song, singing the Processional Hymn “All Glory, Laud, and Honor”, the Acclamation of Praise “Man of Sorrows! What a Name” and the Hymn of Response “Jesus Shall Reign.” Let us come to worship this Sunday prepared to hear God’s Word, to receive it in faith, to love and treasure it in our hearts, and to practice it in our lives that we may continue to glorify and enjoy Him!
If you’re going to be out of town this Sunday, let me encourage you to listen to the sermon online (usually posted by Monday afternoon) or you can download the REPC podcast, which will be delivered to your mobile device.
There will be a “grounds clean-up day at REPC on Saturday, March 31 from 8:00 am until noon. Everyone is invited to join in and help beautify the church grounds for Easter. Grab your gloves, rakes, wheelbarrows, and gardening tools, and join your church family!