Please read Psalm 46 and Hebrews 12:1 -2 and use these notes to prepare for Sunday morning worship.
Sermon Focus: Be Still and Know
Key Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10
- What helps you to be still in the midst of our busy world?
- What does it mean to “know God?”
Key Verse: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely. and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,” Hebrews 12:1
- What saints do you remember who live on in your heart?
- How does their continued presence provide your encouragement and hope?
Thoughts for Today:
All Saints Day is an opportunity to give thanks for all those who have gone before us in the faith. It is a time to celebrate our history, what United Methodists call the tradition of the church.
From the early days of Christianity, there is a sense that the Church consists of not only all living believers, but also all who have gone before us. For example, in Hebrews 12 the author encourages Christians to remember that a “great cloud of witnesses” surrounds us encouraging us, cheering us on.