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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:

April 30 – May 6, 2017, wk 18

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 1-8, John 18 – 21, Luke 1:1-38, Psalm 59-62, Proverbs 16:29-17:10).

  2. Memorize 

    Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished?(Kidz Memory in Blue)

    No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them in his just judgment both in this life, and in the life to come.

  3. Meditate

    Ephesians 5:5-6 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.

    For more on New City Catechism 18, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#18.

    Acts 2:41-42, 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.

  4. Pray

    “Thank God that he has given the church ‘the apostles’ teaching’ in the pages of Scripture…Pray that your church would be devoted to learning from it together – whether that’s in Sunday services, Bible-study groups, or one to one. Pray that you would be committed to attending, even at the end of a draining day or hectic week. And pray that your hearts and minds would be engaged and stirred by God’s word as you meet week by week.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 20.

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

  5. Sing

    I Have a Shelter” is our song for the week:

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 (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 (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: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#17.

    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:

April 17-23, 2017, wk 16

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 (1 Chronicles 16:8-23:32, John 10-12, Psalm 53-55, Proverbs 16:1-14).

  2. Memorize 

    What is Sin? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created,  rebelling against him by living without reference to him, not being or doing what he requires in his law – resulting in our death and the disintegration of all creation.

  3. Meditate

    1 John 3:4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.

    For more on New City Catechism 16, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#16.

    Ephesians 4:14, “… no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.”

  4. Pray

    “Pray that your church would not be ‘tossed back and forth by the waves.’ What difficult circumstances are threatening to unsettle individuals in your church? What biblical teachings are you tempted to compromise on? Pray that your church would hold steadfastly to the truth. Pray that every member–whether they’re preaching from the front, contributing at a Bible study or chatting over coffee–would remain confident in the truths of God’s word.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 17.

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

  5. Sing

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