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JULY 9 – 15, 2017, WK 28

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 and a scripture to consider in prayer, a (4) prayer project for the week, and then finally, a (5) song of the month, 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 month (or a song from a previous month) will be used during morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Isaiah 45-53, Acts 11:19-14:28, Psalm 89:38-93:5, Proverbs 20:17-23) Here’s an excellent overview of the remaining 26 chapters of Isaiah which we’re currently reading through:

  2. Memorize 

    What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them. They will be cast out from the favorable presence of God, into hell, to be justly and grievously punished, forever.

     

  3. Meditate

    John 3:16–18, 36 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. . . . Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

    For more on New City Catechism 28, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#28.

    Acts 2:45 The first believers “sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.”

  4. Pray

    “Pray that your church would also be sacrificial in your generosity–always ready to meet each other’s material, emotional and spiritual needs. Pray that you would be willing to give up your time, money or convenience to ensure that others have what they need.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 21.

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with J, K, L.

  5. Sing

    O Church Arise” is our song for the month:

JULY 2 – 8, 2017, WK 27

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 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 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Isaiah 37:21-44:28, Acts 8:26-11:18, Psalm 88-89:37, Proverbs 20:10-20:16) Here’s a helpful overview on the book of Psalms:

  2. Memorize 

    Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by faith. Nevertheless God in his mercy demonstrates common grace even to those who are not elect, by restraining the effects of sin and enabling works of culture for human well-being.

     

  3. Meditate

    Romans 5:17 For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

    For more on New City Catechism 27, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#27.

    Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves…to prayer

  4. Pray

    “It’s sometimes said that a church’s prayer meetings are like a spiritual barometer. So what’s the reading on your church’s barometer? Ask that a culture of prayer would permeate your church, and that God would make you into a people who delight in coming together to pray.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 21.

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with G, H, I.

  5. Sing

    O Church Arise” is our song for the week:

June 25- July 1, 2017, wk 26

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 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 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Isaiah 29-37:20, Acts 5-8:25, Psalm 84 – 87, Proverbs 20:3-20:9) Here’s a helpful overview on the book of Psalms:

  2. Memorize 

    What else does Christ’s death redeem? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part of fallen creation, as he powerfully directs all things for his own glory and creation’s good.

     

  3. Meditate

    Colossians 1:19-20 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

    For more on New City Catechism 26, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#26.

    Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves…to prayer

  4. Pray

    “It’s sometimes said that a church’s prayer meetings are like a spiritual barometer. So what’s the reading on your church’s barometer? Ask that a culture of prayer would permeate your church, and that God would make you into a people who delight in coming together to pray.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 21.

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with D, E, F.

  5. Sing

    O Church Arise” is our song for the week:

June 18-24, 2017, wk 25

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 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 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Isaiah 20-28, Luke 24:36-53, Acts 1-4, Psalm 81 – 83, Proverbs 19:26-20:2) Here’s a helpful overview on the book of Proverbs:

  2. Memorize 

    Does Christ’s death mean all our sins can be forgiven?  (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty for our sin, God graciously imputes Christ’s righteousness to us as if it were our own and will remember our sins no more.

     

  3. Meditate

    2 Corinthians 5:21  For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

    For more on New City Catechism 25, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#25.

    Acts 2:41-42, 44 Those who received [Peter’s] word were baptized…And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

  4. Pray

    “Ask that your church would also be devoted to spending the time together required to forge meaningful relationships. Thank God for the friendships you already have at church; then prayerfully think about who else you could seek to deepen your relationship with this month.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 20.

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

  5. Sing

    Here is Love” is our song for the week:

June 11-17, 2017, wk 24

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 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 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 morning worship service.

    1. Read

      Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Isaiah 2-9, Luke 17:11-21:38, Psalm 75:1-78:8, Proverbs 19:11-19).

      Here’s a video that will certainly help you in understanding Isaiah:

  1. Memorize 

    Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die?  (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our place to deliver us from the power and penalty of sin and bring us back to God. By his substitutionary atoning death, he alone redeems us from hell and gains for us forgiveness of sin, righteousness, and everlasting life.

     

  2. Meditate

    Colossians 1:21–22  And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.

    For more on New City Catechism 24, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#24.

    Acts 2:41-42, 44 Those who received [Peter’s] word were baptized…And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

  3. Pray

    “Ask that your church would also be devoted to spending the time together required to forge meaningful relationships. Thank God for the friendships you already have at church; then prayerfully think about who else you could seek to deepen your relationship with this month.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 20.

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

  4. Sing

    Come Ye Sinners” is our song for the week:

June 4 – 10, 2017, wk 23

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 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 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Isaiah 2-9, Luke 17:11-21:38, Psalm 75:1-78:8, Proverbs 19:11-19).

  2. Memorize 

    Why must the Redeemer be truly God? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and effective; and also that he would be able to bear the righteous anger of God against sin and yet overcome death.

     

  3. Meditate

    Acts 2:24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.

    For more on New City Catechism 23, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#23.

    Acts 2:41-42, 44 Those who received [Peter’s] word were baptized…And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

  4. Pray

    “Ask that your church would also be devoted to spending the time together required to forge meaningful relationships. Thank God for the friendships you already have at church; then prayerfully think about who else you could seek to deepen your relationship with this month.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 20.

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

  5. Sing

    Come Ye Sinners” is our song for the week:

May 28 – June 3, 2017, wk 22

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 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 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (2 Chronicles 32-36, Isaiah 1, Luke 12:13-17:10, Psalm 72-74, Proverbs 19:1-10).

  2. Memorize 

    Why must the Redeemer be truly human? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffer the punishment for human sin; and also that he might sympathize with our weaknesses.

     

  3. Meditate

    Hebrews 2:17 Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

    For more on New City Catechism 22, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#22.

    Acts 2:41-42, 44 Those who received [Peter’s] word were baptized…And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

  4. Pray

    “Ask that your church would also be devoted to spending the time together required to forge meaningful relationships. Thank God for the friendships you already have at church; then prayerfully think about who else you could seek to deepen your relationship with this month.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 20.

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with P, Q, R.

  5. Sing

    Come Ye Sinners” is our song for the week:

May 21-27, 2017, wk 21

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 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 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (2 Chronicles 24-31, Luke 8:40-12:12, Psalm 69-71, Proverbs 18:11-24).

  2. Memorize 

    What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    One who is truly human and also truly God.

     

  3. Meditate

    Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given;
    and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    For more on New City Catechism 21, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#21.

    Acts 2:41-42, 44 Those who received [Peter’s] word were baptized…And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

  4. Pray

    “Ask that your church would also be devoted to spending the time together required to forge meaningful relationships. Thank God for the friendships you already have at church; then prayerfully think about who else you could seek to deepen your relationship with this month.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 20.

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with M, N, O.

  5. Sing

    Behold the Lamb” is our song for the week:

May 14-20, 2017, wk 20

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 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 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (2 Chronicles 17-23, Luke 4:38-8:39, Psalm 67-68, Proverbs 17:25-18:10).

  2. Memorize 

    Who is the Redeemer? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself.

     

  3. Meditate

    1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

    For more on New City Catechism 20, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#20.

    Acts 2:41-42, 44 Those who received [Peter’s] word were baptized…And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

  4. Pray

    “Ask that your church would also be devoted to spending the time together required to forge meaningful relationships. Thank God for the friendships you already have at church; then prayerfully think about who else you could seek to deepen your relationship with this month.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 20.

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with J, K, L.

  5. Sing

    Behold the Lamb” is our song for the week:

May 7 – 13, 2017, wk 19

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 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 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 morning worship service.

  1. Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (2 Chronicles 9-16, Luke 1:39-4:37, Psalm 63-66, Proverbs 17:11-24).

  2. Memorize 

    Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.

  3. Meditate

    Isaiah 53:10–11 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.

    For more on New City Catechism 19, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#19.

    Acts 2:41-42, 44 Those who received [Peter’s] word were baptized…And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…. And all who believed were together and had all things in common.

  4. Pray

    “Ask that your church would also be devoted to spending the time together required to forge meaningful relationships. Thank God for the friendships you already have at church; then prayerfully think about who else you could seek to deepen your relationship with this month.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 20.

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with G, H, I.

  5. Sing

    Behold the Lamb” is our song for the week: