Ways to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Church Service, Today

by Paul Tautges | October 24, 2015 7:45 am

When we reflect on Hebrews 12:18-29, it becomes clear that God exalts Himself in the gatherings of His people, and that we anticipate approaching our great God with reverence and awe. Take a few minutes to open your Bible and read that passage.

If God, Who is “a consuming fire,” receives worship from sinners like you and me (indeed He seeks it! – John 4:23), should we not be intentional in how we approach Him? If worship demands reverence and awe should we not prepare to meet our God? Yes, and yes.

So, let me suggest a few ways you could take time to prepare for tomorrow’s worship service, today.

Spend some time delighting in the Word of God

Read a chapter from a devotional-style book, or a book on the attributes of God such as The Knowledge of the Holy[1] (Tozer), Knowing God[2] (Packer), or Attributes of God[3] (Pink).

Spend time in prayer for…

Discipline your mind with song

The purpose of these personal preparations is to sensitize your heart and mind to meet the Lord in corporate worship and minister to your brothers and sisters in Christ.

  1. The Knowledge of the Holy: http://www.amazon.com/Knowledge-Holy-Attributes-Meaning-Christian/dp/0060684127/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445691624&sr=1-1&keywords=knowledge+of+the+holy+by+a.w.+tozer
  2. Knowing God: http://www.amazon.com/Knowing-God-J-I-Packer/dp/083081650X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445691681&sr=1-1&keywords=knowing+god+packer
  3. Attributes of God: http://www.amazon.com/Attributes-God-Arthur-W-Pink/dp/0801067723/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1445691716&sr=1-1&keywords=attributes+of+god+pink

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