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This Week in Family Worship

Look back:  Read back over Psalm 39 and remember David reaches the bottom of the pit of despair and seeks his only source of rescue.

Look ahead: This coming Sunday, Pastor Michael will be preaching from Psalm 40. Read the passage several times during the week with your family.

Ask: What does the Lord's work prompt David to do? How does Hebrews 10 help see this passage with a gospel lens? What are some examples of God's steadfast love and faithfulness in your life and in your family? 

Pray: Adoration: Praise God for salvation, for his wondrous works, and for his steadfast love, faithfulness, and mercy. Confession: Confess any sin that Psalm 40 brings to mind. Thanksgiving: Give thanks to God (and share with others!) for the good things he has done and is doing in your life. Supplication: Pray for opportunities to speak of the faithfulness and salvation of God with people in your life. 

Sing: Visit the blog for this week's music. You can also find our music playlists on Spotify. Start learning our new song of confession "Lord Have Mercy" we're introducing this month. 

Monthly Missions Focus: Click here to learn about our monthly missions focus (St. Paul - Minneapolis).

Catechize: (New City Question 49)
Q:
Where is Christ now?
A: Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

From Sunday School July 31:

CHRIST CONNECTION

This is the big idea of how this week’s Bible story points to Jesus.

  • Older Preschool: David was sorry for his sin and asked God to change his heart. We can tell God about our sin and ask Him to forgive us. Jesus died and rose again to take away our sin and change our hearts so we can live with God forever.
  • Kids: David confessed his sin and asked God to change his heart so that he would not want to sin again. When we realize our sin, we can confess to God and ask for His forgiveness. Jesus covers our guilt and changes our hearts so we can have life with Him forever.

BIG PICTURE QUESTION & ANSWER

This is an important biblical truth that your child will encounter each week of this unit. 

  • Older Preschool: What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.
  • Kids: What is grace? Grace is when God gives us something good even when we do not deserve it.

KEY PASSAGE

This is a Bible verse that relates to what your child will encounter each week of this unit. 

  • Older Preschool: In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7
  • Kids: In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:7-8

** Next week: God Gave Solomon Wisdom (1 Kings 2-3)