We Are What We Love
Assembly Required: Week 1- Day 1
Big Idea: We gather to delight in God’s Word
The life of faith is meant to be lived in community. A relationship with God is personal, but not private. Jesus came to gather a people for His glory, not to call individuals to individualistic lifestyles. Central to the identity of God’s people is the Sunday gathering. This summer we are spending a few weeks in the Psalms for our new sermon series, Assembly Required. We will be reinforcing our conviction that goes back to the Church’s inception of the coming together in worship as God’s people.
In support of our message series, we have compiled a reading list that features stories and themes that link with the psalm that we study on the weekend. It is our hope that you’ll be encouraged on your faith journey as you read along!
With every biblical passage there is much for the reader to consider—things like cultural context, the people involved, the location, and the message that’s being communicated.
All these things should be considered before we move to personal application of the biblical truth presented in the biblical text. Once we have considered these foundational aspects of a biblical passage, that’s when we can move to personal application.
One helpful way to allow the truth of Scripture to mold and shape our lives is to consider the following questions as we seek personal application: