Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.  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— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
 Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time.  Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. (ESV)
Call to Worship
Into Your Hand I Commit My Spirit
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
 In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me!
 Incline your ear to me;
rescue me speedily!
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me!
 For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;
 you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,
for you are my refuge.
 Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God. (ESV)
Prayer of Repentance
God of grace and truth, in Jesus Christ You came among us as light shining in darkness. We confess that we have not welcomed the light, or trusted good news to be good. We have closed our eyes to glory in our midst, expecting little and hoping for less. Forgive our doubt and renew our hope, so that we may receive the fullness of Your grace and live in the truth of Christ the Lord. Amen.
Heavenly Father, You have shown Your great love to us, that while we were still sinners Jesus died for us. You work all things for the good of our salvation. We thank You that You are at work in our lives. We ask that You continue to give us eyes to see Your glory, that we might praise You in all things. We pray for the proclamation of the gospel, that it might come with great power, grace, and hope to save and restore. We pray for Your preachers, that you might give boldness, clarity, and favor to the preaching of the Word. We pray that you give us all wisdom and grace to answer the questions our neighbors have. We ask that You draw them near to Yourself and bring them salvation. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen
Weekly Discipleship Resources
Weekly Discipleship Resources are tools for families to use to help connect Sunday’s sermon to the rest of your week, fostering conversations and habits of worship.