Devotional

DECEMBER 24 – 30, 2017, WK 52

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 (Zechariah 8-13, Malachi, Revelation 11-22, Psalm 150).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Malachi:

  • 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 the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

    For more on New City Catechism 52, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#52.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

    O Love That Will Not Let Me Go” is our song for the month of December. We’ll start singing it regularly in January 2018: