Devotional

MONDAY, JANUARY 15 – SUNDAY JANUARY 21, 2018 (WK 3)

During each week of 2018, 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.

  • Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Genesis 10-18, Matthew 8:18-12:14, Psalm 8-11, Proverbs 10:1-15).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Proverbs:

    • Memorize 

      How many persons are there in God? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

      There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are the same in substance, equal in power and glory.

 

 

    • Pray

      For brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with G, H, or I.

 

  • Sing

    “Upon a Life I Did Not Live”

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 – SUNDAY JANUARY 14, 2018 (WK 2)

During each week of 2018, 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.

  • Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Genesis 4:13-9:29, Matthew 5:21-8:17, Psalm 5-7, Proverbs 6-9).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Matthew 1-13:

  • Memorize 

    What is God? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    God is the creator and sustainer of everyone and everything. He is eternal, infinite, and unchangeable in his power and perfection, goodness and glory, wisdom, justice, and truth. Nothing happens except through him and by his will.

  • Meditate

    Psalm 86:8-10, 15 Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God…. You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

    For more on New City Catechism 2, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#2.

  • Pray

    For brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with D, E, or F.

  • Sing

    “All Things New” is our song for the month:

Monday, January 1 – Sunday January 7, 2018 (Wk 1)

During each week of 2018, 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.

  • Read

    Or listen to Bible Reading for the day in the Reformation Church App (Genesis 1-4:12, Matthew 1-5:20, Psalm 1-4, Proverbs 1-5).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Genesis 1-11:

  • Memorize 

    What is our only hope in life and death? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.

  • Meditate

    Romans 14:7–8 For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

    For more on New City Catechism 1, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#1Listen to the children’s song!

  • Pray

    For brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with A, B, or C.

  • Sing

    “All Things New” is our song for the month:

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:

DECEMBER 17 – 23, 2017, WK 51

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 (Haggai 1-2, Zechariah 1-7, 3 John, Jude, Revelation 1-10, Psalm 149).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of Jude:

  • 2. Memorize 

    Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing a place for us, and also sends us his Spirit.

  • 3. Meditate

    Romans 8:34: Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.

    For more on New City Catechism 51, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#51.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 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:

DECEMBER 10 – 16, 2017, WK 50

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 43-48, 2 Peter 3, 1 John, 2 John, Psalm 144-148).

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

  • 2. Memorize 

    What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death.

  • 3. Meditate

    1 Thessalonians 4:13–14: But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

    For more on New City Catechism 50, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#50.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 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:

December 3 – 9, 2017, WK 49

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 37-42, 1 Peter – 2 Peter 2, Psalm 139-143, Proverbs 30:32-31:31).

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

  • 2. Memorize 

    Where is Christ now? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us, until he returns to judge and renew the whole world.

  • 3. Meditate

    Ephesians 1:20-21: [God the Father] raised [Jesus] from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come..

    For more on New City Catechism 49, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#49.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 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:

NOVEMBER 26 – December 2, 2017, WK 48

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 30-36, Hebrews 12:3-13:25, James 1-5, Psalm 136:10 – 138:8, Proverbs 30:11-31).

    Take a few minutes and watch this overview of James:

  • 2. Memorize 

    What is the church? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    God chooses and preserves for himself a community elected for eternal life and united by faith, who love, follow, learn from, and worship God together. God sends out this community to proclaim the gospel and prefigure Christ’s kingdom by the quality of their life together and their love for one another.

  • 3. Meditate

    2 Thessalonians 2:13: We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

    For more on New City Catechism 48, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#48.

  • 4. Pray

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

  • 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:

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: