12/14 Prepare Your Heart for Sunday Worship

church stage graphic (1) Today’s  Chronological Bible Reading: (today)

This Sunday’s Song List:    TLCC Worship   We also look forward to having the preschool choir sing at the beginning of second service!

  • Let Us Adore  (Hillsong)
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Christmas Offering  (Paul Baloche)
  • We Believe  (Newsboys)
  • Agnus Dei  (Michael W. Smith)
  • Doxology for Christmas

TITLE: “chURch – engages, enrages and changes the world"

TEXT: Acts 20—28 & Romans (especially Acts 20:1-419:23-2626:20-28Rom. 5:1-8;  Acts 28:26-27)

IN A NUTSHELL:  From the Jewish priests and Pharisees to Lydia the seller of purple; from Saul to Simon, Simeon, Felix and Festus, the Gospel engaged with all kinds of people.  From the noble reactions from the Bereans, to the skepticism of the philosophers of Athens.  The chURch engaged the world, sometimes enraged the world, and often times changed the world.   How are we doing?

This Week’s Readings:

  • Dec 8, Rom 4‐7
  • Dec 9, Rom 8‐10
  • Dec 10, Rom 11‐13
  • Dec 11, Rom 14‐16
  • Dec 12, Acts 20:4‐23:35
  • Dec 13, Acts 24‐26
  • Dec 14, (Sunday) Acts 27‐28

A few questions to consider:

  1. How did various individuals and groups respond to Paul as he preached, taught and lived the gospel? (Acts 20:1-4; 19:23-26; 21:17-19; 27-32; 23:9-11; 24:24-27; 26:20-28)
  2. How might one introduce a gospel presentation using Romans?  (Rom. 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:8-10; 6:1-4)
  3. What did Dr. Luke make note of from Isaiah 6:9,10 in Acts 28:26-27?

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Next Week’s Readings:

  • Dec 15 Col 1‐4, Phm 1
  • Dec 16 Eph 1‐6
  • Dec 17 Phil 1‐4
  • Dec 18 1 Tim 1‐6
  • Dec 19 Titus 1‐3
  • Dec 20 1 Pet 1‐5
  •  Dec 21 (Sunday) Heb 1‐6