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December, 2016

January 1-7, 2017, wk 1

During each week of 2017,
a (1) devotional consisting of a reading (or listening) from Scripture,
a (2) New City Catechism question and answer (newcitycatechism.com) a (3) primary scripture passage behind that Q&A
a (4) prayer project for the week, and then finally,
a (5) song of the week,
will be posted to queensreformation.org/devotional and to the “Devotional” portion of the Reformation Church App. On each Sunday following the devotional, the New City Catechism Q&A and the song of the week (or a song from a previous week) will be used during Reformation’s morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Genesis 1-5; Matthew 1-6:15; Psalms 1-5, Proverbs 1- 7).

  2. Memorize 

    What is our only hope in life and death? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.

  3. Meditate

    Romans 14:7–8 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

    For more on New City Catechism 1, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q1.php.

  4. Pray

    For brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with A, B, or C.

  5. Sing

    “All Things New” is our song for the week:

December 25 – 31, 2016, wk 52

During each week of 2016, a (1) devotional consisting of a reading (or listening) from Scripture, a (2) New City Catechism question and answer (newcitycatechism.com) for kidz and adults, the (3) primary scripture passage behind that Q&A along with a video commentary, a (4) prayer project for the week, and then finally, a (5) song of the week from the Reformation playlist, will be posted to queensreformation.org/devotional and to the “Devotional” portion of the Reformation Church App. On each Sunday following the devotional, the New City Catechism Q&A and the song of the week (or a song from a previous week) will be used during Reformation’s morning worship service.

  1. Read

    or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App. For the week: Esther 1-10, Revelation 16-22, Psalm 150 

  2. Memorize

    What hope does everlasting life hold for us? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be fully and forever freed from all sin and will inhabit renewed, resurrection bodies in a renewed, restored creation.

  3. Meditate

    Revelation 21:1-4
    Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

    For more on New City Catechism 52, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q52.php.

  4. Pray

    For brothers and sisters in directory (New Directory Coming in January 2017!).

  5. Sing

    Angels We Have Heard on High” is our song for the week.

December 18 – 25, 2016, wk 51

During each week of 2016, a (1) devotional consisting of a reading (or listening) from Scripture, a (2) New City Catechism question and answer (newcitycatechism.com) for kidz and adults, the (3) primary scripture passage behind that Q&A along with a video commentary, a (4) prayer project for the week, and then finally, a (5) song of the week from the Reformation playlist, will be posted to queensreformation.org/devotional and to the “Devotional” portion of the Reformation Church App. On each Sunday following the devotional, the New City Catechism Q&A and the song of the week (or a song from a previous week) will be used during Reformation’s morning worship service.

  1. Read

    or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App. For the week: Nehemiah 7:5-13:31; Revelation 3 – 15. 

  2. Memorize

    Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing a place for us, and also sends us his Spirit.

  3. Meditate

    Romans 8:34 
    Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.

    For more on New City Catechism 51, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q51.php.

  4. Pray

    For brothers and sisters in directory (New Directory Coming in January 2017!).

  5. Sing

    Angels We Have Heard on High” is our song for the week.

December 11 – 18, 2016, wk 50

During each week of 2016, a (1) devotional consisting of a reading (or listening) from Scripture, a (2) New City Catechism question and answer (newcitycatechism.com) for kidz and adults, the (3) primary scripture passage behind that Q&A along with a video commentary, a (4) prayer project for the week, and then finally, a (5) song of the week from the Reformation playlist, will be posted to queensreformation.org/devotional and to the “Devotional” portion of the Reformation Church App. On each Sunday following the devotional, the New City Catechism Q&A and the song of the week (or a song from a previous week) will be used during Reformation’s morning worship service.

  1. Read

    or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App. For the week: Ezra 8 – Nehemiah 7:4; 1 John 3:11 – Revelation 2:29; Psalm 146-149 . 

  2. Memorize

    What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.

  3. Meditate

    1 Thessalonians 4:13–14 
    Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

    For more on New City Catechism 50, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q50.php.

  4. Pray

    For brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with V – Z.

  5. Sing

    Joy Has Dawned Upon the World” is our song for the week.

December 4 – 11, 2016, wk 49

During each week of 2016, a (1) devotional consisting of a reading (or listening) from Scripture, a (2) New City Catechism question and answer (newcitycatechism.com) for kidz and adults, the (3) primary scripture passage behind that Q&A along with a video commentary, a (4) prayer project for the week, and then finally, a (5) song of the week from the Reformation playlist, will be posted to queensreformation.org/devotional and to the “Devotional” portion of the Reformation Church App. On each Sunday following the devotional, the New City Catechism Q&A and the song of the week (or a song from a previous week) will be used during Reformation’s morning worship service.

  1. Read

    or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App. For the week: 2 Kings 23:36 – Ezra 7; 1 Peter 3 – 1 John 3:10; Psalm 140 – 145. 

  2. Memorize

    Where is Christ now? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us, until he returns to judge and renew the whole world.

  3. Meditate

    Ephesians 1:19-21
    That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.

    For more on New City Catechism 49, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q49.php.

  4. Pray

    For brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with S, T, and U.

  5. Sing

    Joy Has Dawned Upon the World” is our song for the week.