April 23-30, 2017, wk 17

During each week of 2017, a (1) devotional consisting of a reading (or listening) from Scripture, a (2) New City Catechism question and answer (, a (3) primary scripture passage behind that Q&A and a scripture to consider in prayer, a (4) prayer project for the week, and then finally, a (5) song of the week, will be posted to 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (1 Chronicles 24-29, John 13-17, Psalm 56-58, Proverbs 16:15-28).

  2. Memorize 

    What is idolatry? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance and security.

  3. Meditate

    Romans 1:21, 25 For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened…They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator.

    For more on New City Catechism 17, visit:

    Ephesians 4:15-16, “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”

  4. Pray

    “Ask God to help your church ‘grow’ and ‘build’ one antother up. Ask God to give you specific opportunities to do so when you next meet with your church family! Pray that you would not flinch from speaking hard truth to one another, but that you would do so ‘in love’. Thank God that it is ‘by every supporting ligament’ that the church grows, ‘as each part does its work.’ Pray that those who are on the fringes of church life would come to see the essential role they can play.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 17.

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with A, B, C.

  5. Sing

    The Lion and the Lamb” is our song for the week:

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