Devotional

NOVEMBER 19-25, 2017, WK 47

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 (Ezekiel 23:29 – 29:21, Hebrews 4:1-12:2, Psalm 134-136:9, Proverbs 29:21-30:10).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Hebrews:

  • 2. Memorize 

    Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal celebrating Christ’s atoning work; as it is also a means of strengthening our faith as we look to him, and a foretaste of the future feast. But those who take part with unrepentant hearts eat and drink judgment on themselves.

  • 3. Meditate

    1 Peter 3:18: For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God.

    For more on New City Catechism 47, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#47.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

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

NOVEMBER 12-18, 2017, WK 46

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 (Ezekiel 18-23:21, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews 1-3, Psalm 130-133, Proverbs 29:7-20).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of 2 Timothy:

  • 2. Memorize 

    What is the Lord’s Supper? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of him and his death. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of the presence of God in our midst; bringing us into communion with God and with one another; feeding and nourishing our souls. It also anticipates the day when we will eat and drink with Christ in his Father’s kingdom.

  • 3. Meditate

    1 Corinthians 11:23-26: “For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

    For more on New City Catechism 46, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#46.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

    Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus” is our song for the month of October. We’ll start singing it regularly in November:

NOVEMBER 5-11, 2017, WK 45

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 (Ezekiel 11-17, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy 1:1-14, Psalm 129, Proverbs 28:21-29:6).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of 1 Timothy:

  • 2. Memorize 

    Is baptism with water the washing away of sin itself? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    No, only the blood of Christ and the renewal of the Holy Spirit can cleanse us from sin.

  • 3. Meditate

    Luke 3:16: “John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – John the Baptizer

    For more on New City Catechism 45, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#45.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

    Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus” is our song for the month of October. We’ll start singing it regularly in November:

OCTOBER 29 – NOVEMBER 4, 2017, WK 44

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 (Ezekiel 1-10, Colossians 1:23 – 4:18, 1 Thessalonians 1-5, Psalm 124-128, Proverbs 28:7-20)

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of 1 Thessalonians:

  • 2. Memorize 

    What is baptism? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it signifies and seals our adoption into Christ, our cleansing from sin, and our commitment to belong to the Lord and to his church.

  • 3. Meditate

    Matthew 28:19-20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
    20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Jesus

    For more on New City Catechism 44, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#44.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

    Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus” is our song for the month of October. We’ll start singing it regularly in November:

OCTOBER 22-28, 2017, WK 43

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 (Daniel 7-12, Ephesians 6:10-24, Philippians, Colossians 1:1-23, Psalm 120-123, Proverbs 27:21-28:6)

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Philippians:

  • 2. Memorize 

    What are the sacraments or ordinances? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are visible signs and seals that we are bound together as a community of faith by his death and resurrection. By our use of them the Holy Spirit more fully declares and seals the promises of the gospel to us.

  • 3. Meditate

    Matthew 28:19-20: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
    20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Jesus

    For more on New City Catechism 43, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#43.

  • 4. Pray

    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 month of October. We’ll start singing it regularly in November:

OCTOBER 15-21, 2017, WK 42

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 (Daniel 1-6, Ephesians 2:11-6:9, Psalm 119:137-176, Proverbs 27:12-20)

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Ephesians:

  • 2. Memorize 

    How is the Word of God to be read and heard? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with faith, store it in our hearts, and practice it in our lives.

  • 3. Meditate

    2 Timothy 3:16–17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

    For more on New City Catechism 42, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#42.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

    Behold the Lamb” is our song for the month of October. We’ll start singing it regularly in November:

OCTOBER 8-14, 2017, WK 41

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 (Lamentations 3:19-5:22, Obadiah, Galatians 3-6:18, Ephesians 1-2:10, Psalm 119:105-136, Proverbs 27:6-11)

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Galatians:

  • 2. Memorize 

    What is the Lord’s Prayer? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
    Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
    Give us this day our daily bread.
    And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
    And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
    For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

  • 3. Meditate

    Where do we find the Lord’s Prayer in the Bible? Jesus teaches his disciples to pray the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4.

    For more on New City Catechism 41, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#41.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

    Behold the Lamb” is our song for the month:

October 1-7, 2017, WK 40

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 (Jeremiah 51 – Lamentations 1-3:19, 2 Corinthians 12:11 – Galatians 2:21, Psalm 119:49-104, Proverbs 26:13-27:5)

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of 2 Corinthians:

  • 2. Memorize 

    What should we pray? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us. 

  • 3. Meditate

    Ephesians 3:14–21

    For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen

    For more on New City Catechism 40, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#40.

  • 4. Pray

    Pray for brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with V, W, X, Y, Z.

  • 5. Sing

    Behold the Lamb” is our song for the month:

September 24-30, 2017, WK 39

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 (Jeremiah 45-50, 2 Corinthians 6 – 12:10, Psalm 119:17-48, Proverbs 25-26:12)

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of 2 Corinthians:

  • 2. Memorize 

    With what attitude should we pray? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, knowing that, for the sake of Christ, he always hears our prayers.

  • 3. Meditate

    Philippians 4:6

    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    For more on New City Catechism 39, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#39.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

    Creation Sings” is our song for the month:

September 17-23, 2017, WK 38

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 (Jeremiah 38-44, 1 Corinthians 16:12 – 2 Corinthians 5, Psalm 116:10 – 119:16, Proverbs 24:17-34)

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Jeremiah:

  • 2. Memorize 

    What is prayer? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving.

  • 3. Meditate

    Psalm 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.

    For more on New City Catechism 38, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#38.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 5. Sing

    Creation Sings” is our song for the month: