This Sunday, as we wrap up the first section of our Walking with the Wise series, we will turn it over to you, the congregation, to testify to how the Word has been at work in your lives. We call these Reflection Services.
One way of reflecting on that question might be to look back to how the book of Proverbs began and the purposes for which it was written and ask yourself, “How have I seen the Lord accomplish these things as I’ve prayerfully sat under the preaching of this book?”
To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,
to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;
to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—
Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,
to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:2-7)
Could I encourage you to read back through Proverbs 1-9 this week? If you are a note taker, look back through your notes to remember what God has impressed upon you and where the Spirit has challenged you. Are there foolish ways the Lord has been leading you out of? Are there wise ways He has been helping you to grow into? How has your understanding of Christ, the wisdom of God, been enlarged through this series?
As you consider sharing from our open mic, keep these things in mind.
- Take us to the text. Show us in the Word where the things you are sharing are grounded.
- Keep it concise. Consider writing out your thoughts ahead of time. We would love to hear from as many as are willing and eager to share.
- Remember Jesus Christ. Give him the glory for what he has done in your life.
We will also be celebrating the Lord’s Supper at the close of our morning service. For those gathering with us outdoors, communion elements will be provided at the check in tables on your way in. If you are watching the livestream, have your communion elements prepared before the service starts at 9:00am. If you would like an elder to come visit you to serve the Lord’s Supper to you in person, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
Song Link of the Week
Sing We the Song of Emmanuel (Gloria) by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa