Tomorrow is the Lord’s Day—a day of great privilege for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, let me suggest you take some time this evening to prepare your heart and mind so that you may serve the Lord effectively, as an instrument in the hands of the Redeemer to further His great work in the church and the world. Set aside 15-20 minutes. Here is a suggestion as to how you may use that time to prepare for tomorrow.
Begin by opening your Bible and reading Hebrews 10:19-25. Then…
Think about These Truths:
As sinners who have repented and trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior…
- We have direct access to God’s presence.
- The finished work of Christ is the new and living way to the Father.
- Jesus is our great High Priest who intercedes for us before God’s throne of grace.
Therefore, let us (together) go to our assembly determined to worship intentionally:
- Draw near to God in sincerity.
- Draw near to God in true faith (faith based on truth).
- Remember that our consciences have been washed clean by the blood of Jesus.
- Remember that our “sins of the body” have been forgiven by God upon our confession of faith.
- Hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering in doubt.
- Rest in our faithful God’s promises.
- Ponder how to encourage each other’s growth in love and truth while we fellowship together tomorrow.
- Be firmly committee to not miss our worship/fellowship gatherings tomorrow.
- Do not leave these gatherings without speaking an encouraging word to another brother or sister in Christ, to further spur them on toward Christlikeness.
Ways to Pray this Evening:
- Praise and thank God for sending Jesus and providing salvation and eternal life through faith in His name.
- Confess any sins of conscience or body that you have forgotten this week.
- Confess any sins to others and ask for their forgiveness.
- Confess sins of fear and doubt.
- Thank God for His promises and His faithfulness to keep them.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to set up an ‘appointment’ with another person who needs your encouragement or gentle admonishment.
- Pray for the man whom God has appointed to preach the Word to you tomorrow and for your heart to be open, teachable, mold-able to the Holy Spirit’s work.
“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor” (Rom 12:10).