Veritas Gathered: Preparing for Sunday – February 15th, 2015
This week we continuing through studying the book of Acts! This Sunday’s message is titled “Devoted”. The sermon text for this series is Acts 2:42-47. This passage shows what true devotion looks like. Here we see devotion lived out in common fellowship with other believers. As we continue through this informative book lets open our ears and our hearts to hear from God through His Word.
L: This is the command we have from scripture: Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
C: We confess, Oh God, that in our sin we often do not truly love each other.
L: In His mercy, the love of God was made manifest among us, in that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
C: Brothers and sisters, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
L: If we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
C: We confess that Jesus is the Son of God. We have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us through Jesus. We love because he first loved us. His love is perfected in us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.
– based on 1 John 4:7-21
Check out this list of some of the songs we will be singing together this week:
- “You Alone” – A song that joyfully exalts God and ascribes praise for his gracious and holy nature
- “Empty Me Out” – A theologically rich song speaking of our new identity in Christ
- “How Great Thou Art” – A song that focuses on the majesty and sheer greatness of our Lord
Here is a link to a Spotify playlist. Even though our arrangements might be slightly different, listen through these songs and see the great truths that they speak about our God and then come prepared to sing them out loudly and joyfully as a gathered church.