12 Apr Confiding In The Truth
Last Sunday, Pastor Josh preached Matthew 7:1-12 and we were challenged to evaluate our posture before others and before God. This Sunday, we come to the next-to-last message in our series The King’s Sermon: On Earth as It is in Heaven.
Read: Matthew 7:13-23
Pastor Ken will preach from Matthew 7:13-23, as Jesus calls His hearers to reflect personally on their response to the Sermon on the Mount. As you consider such a response to Christ’s words, let this devotional prayer from The Valley of Vision move you to confide in the Truth.
Pray: Heart Preparation
Quicken me to call upon thy name, for my mind is ignorant, my thoughts vagrant, my affections earthly, my heart unbelieving, and only thy Spirit can help my infirmities.
I approach thee as Father and Friend, my portion forever, my exceeding joy, my strength of heart. I believe in thee as the God of nature, the ordainer of providence, the sender of Jesus my Saviour.
My guilty fears discourage an approach to thee, but I praise thee for the blessed news that Jesus reconciles thee to me.
May the truth that is in him illuminate in me all that is dark, establish in me all that is wavering, comfort in me all that is wretched, accomplish in me all that is of thy goodness, and glorify in me the name of Jesus.
I pass through a vale of tears but bless thee for the opening gate of glory at its end. Enable me to realize as mine the better, heavenly country. Prepare me for every part of my pilgrimage.
Uphold my steps by thy Word. Let no iniquity dominate me. Teach me that Christ cannot be the way if I am the end, that he cannot be Redeemer if I am my own savior, that there can be no true union with him while the creature has my heart, that faith accepts him as Redeemer and Lord or not at all.
“Truth In Jesus,” prayer from The Valley of Vision
Sing: Song List for Sunday
1. “Cornerstone,” arr. by Shane & Shane
2. “Your Great Name,” arr. by Shane & Shane
3. “The Depths of Your Love,” by North Wake Music
4. “The Lord Is My Salvation,” arr. by Shane & Shane
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