Devotional

April 10-16, 2017, wk 15

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 8-16:7, John 7-9, Psalm 50-52, Proverbs 15:19-33).

  2. Memorize 

    Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?  (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful nature and disobedience of our hearts; and thus our need of a Savior. The law also teaches and exhorts us to live a life worthy of our Savior.

  3. Meditate

    Romans 3:20 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.

    For more on New City Catechism 15, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/#15.

    Ephesians 4:15, “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ…”

  4. Pray

    “Pray that your church would be growing more and more into ‘the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ’. Pray that your family would grow ‘in every respect’ – in each areas of believers’ lives.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 17.

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

  5. Sing

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

April 3 – 9, 2017, wk 14

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 1-7, John 4:46-6:71, Psalm 45-49, Proverbs 15:5-18).

  2. Memorize 

    Did God create us unable to keep his law? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law.

  3. Meditate

    Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.

    For more on New City Catechism 14, visit: http://newcitycatechism.com/new-city-catechism/14.

    Ephesians 4:15, “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ…”

  4. Pray

    “Pray that your church would be growing more and more into ‘the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ’. Pray that your family would grow ‘in every respect’ – in each areas of believers’ lives.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 17.

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

  5. Sing

    Here is Love” is our song for the week:

March 27 – April 2, 2017, wk 13

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 (Jonah 3 – Micah 7, John 1-4:45, Psalm 43-44, Proverbs 14:26-15:4).

  2. Memorize 

    Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfectly, but consistently breaks it in thought, word, and deed.

  3. Meditate

    Romans 3:10-12 There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.

    For more on New City Catechism 13, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q13.php.

    Ephesians 4:15, “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ…”

  4. Pray

    “Pray that your church would be growing more and more into ‘the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ’. Pray that your family would grow ‘in every respect’ – in each areas of believers’ lives.” – Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 17.

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

  5. Sing

    Here is Love” is our song for the week:

March 20-26, 2017, wk 12

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 (Hosea 9 – Jonah 2, Mark 14 – 16, Psalm 38 – 42, Proverbs 14:11-25).

  2. Memorize 

    What does God require in the 9th & 10th commandments? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the truth in love. Tenth, that we are content, not envying anyone or resenting what God has given them or us.

  3. Meditate

    James 2:8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.

    For more on New City Catechism 12, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q12.php.

    Ephesians 4:11-13, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God…”

  4. Pray

    “Pray that your church’s unity would not come from being similar types of people in the first place, but that it would be a deeper kind: ‘unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God.’ Thank God that through the gospel, such unity is possible!”  Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 16.

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

  5. Sing

    All That I Am I Owe to Thee” is our song for the week:

March 13 – 19, 2017, wk 11

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 (Hosea 1-8, Mark 10:35 – 13:37, Psalm 35-37, Proverbs 13:21-14:10).

  2. Memorize 

    What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile to our neighbor, but be patient and peaceful, pursuing even our enemies with love. Seventh, that we abstain from sexual immorality and live purely and faithfully, whether in marriage or in single life, avoiding all impure actions, looks, words, thoughts, or desires, and whatever might lead to them. Eighth, that we do not take without permission that which belongs to someone else, nor withhold any good from someone we might benefit.

     

  3. Meditate

    Romans 13:9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

    For more on New City Catechism 11, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q11.php.

    Ephesians 4:11-12, “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ…”

  4. Pray

    “Thank God for the leaders that ‘Christ himself’ has given your church, ‘to equip his people for works of service.’ Pray that your church…would see your leaders in the same way that Paul does – not there to do everything themselves, but to equip all of Christ’s people to do his work. Ask God to give your leaders wisdom in discerning the areas where members need equipping the most, and how best they can do that.”  Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 16.

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

  5. Sing

    Jesus I am Resting Resting” is our song for the week:

March 6 – 12, 2017, wk 10

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 (Joel 3 – Amos 9, Mark 6:45-10:34, Psalm 32-34, Proverbs 13:7-20).

  2. Memorize 

    What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in public and private worship of God, rest from routine employment, serve the Lord and others, and so anticipate the eternal Sabbath. Fifth, that we love and honor our father and our mother, submitting to their godly discipline and direction.

     

  3. Meditate

    Leviticus 19:3 Each of you must respect your mother and father, and you must observe my Sabbaths. I am the LORD your God.

    For more on New City Catechism 10, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q10.php.

    1 Peter 2:9-10, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

  4. Pray

    “Thank God that though ‘once you had not received mercy…now you have received mercy.’ Pray that your church would grow in appreciation of the depth of God’s mercy – and that this would crush any lingering feelings of self-righteousness. Pray that you’d show mercy to each other – forgiving the small things, the big things, and the things that seem to happen again and again.” Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 13.

    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:

February 27 – March 5, 2017, wk 9

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 (Song of Solomon 1-8, Joel 1:1-20, Mark 3-6:29, Psalm 28 – 30, Proverbs 12:21-13:4).

  2. Memorize 

    What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works.

     

  3. Meditate

    Deuteronomy 6:13-14 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name. Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you. ou shall have no other gods before me.

    For more on New City Catechism 9, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q9.php.

    1 Peter 2:9-10, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

  4. Pray

    “Thank God that he has called each member of your church ‘out of darkness into his wonderful light.’ Take a few moments to thank God for the way in which he called some specific people you know. Pray that your church would increasingly ‘declare the praises’ of God by living distinctively and speaking the good news boldly.” Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 13.

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

  5. Sing

    In The Valley” is our song for the week:

February 20-26, 2017, wk 8

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 (Ecclesiastes 7-12, Matthew 27 – Mark 2, Psalm 25 – 27, Proverbs 12:7-20).

  2. Memorize 

    What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below—you shall not bow down to them or worship them. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Honor your father and your mother. You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not steal. You shall not give false testimony. You shall not covet.

     

  3. Meditate

    Exodus 20:3 & Deuteronomy 5:7 You shall have no other gods before me.

    For more on New City Catechism 8, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q8.php.

    1 Peter 2:9-10, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

  4. Pray

    “Thank God that he has made your church his ‘special possession.’ Thank him that you can be assured of his love, whatever life throws at you. Pray that this would give your church a great sense of security and confidence–pray that you would not fear what others might think of you or do to you,” Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 13.

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

  5. Sing

    Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” is our song for the week:

February 13 – 19, 2017, wk 7

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 (Ecclesiastes 1-6, Matthew 24-26, Psalm 22-24, Proverbs 11:24-12:6).

  2. Memorize 

    What does the law of God require? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength; and love our neighbor as ourselves. What God forbids should never be done and what God commands should always be done.

     

  3. Meditate

    Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

    For more on New City Catechism 7, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q7.php.

    1 Peter 2:9-10, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

  4. Pray

    “Thank God that he has made your church his ‘special possession.’ Thank him that you can be assured of his love, whatever life throws at you. Pray that this would give your church a great sense of security and confidence–pray that you would not fear what others might think of you or do to you,” Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 13.

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

  5. Sing

    Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus” is our song for the week:

February 6 – 12, 2017, wk 6

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 (Job 36-42, Matthew 19-23, Psalm 19-21, Proverbs 11:9-23).

  2. Memorize 

    What Else did God Create? (Kidz Memory in Blue)

    We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and by obeying his will, commands, and law.

     

  3. Meditate

    Deuteronomy 11:1 Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.

    For more on New City Catechism 6, visit: http://www.newcitycatechism.com/q-parent/q6.php.

    1 Peter 2:9-10, “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”

  4. Pray

    “Thank God for the job title that he has given his chosen people: ‘priests’. Like the Old Testament priests, we’re to represent people before God and represent God before people. Ask that your church would be faithful in praying for those inside and outside of your community. And pray that you’d be faithful in speaking and applying God’s word into the lives of those around you,” Rachel Jones, 5 Things to Pray for Your Church, p. 12.

    For brothers and sisters in directory with last names starting with P, Q, or R: Pray for New Visitors! 

  5. Sing

    El-Shaddai” is our song for the week: