The texts this week show how Jesus mourned over Jerusalem despite its hostility toward him. We’ll be learning how to substitute grief for anger. The worship focuses on Christ’s compassion for us, and the visual theme is “Spring Rain,” how water (representing tears) brings life.
Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 180729 Heart Prep
Did Christ Over Sinners Weep?
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Scripture for Meditation
James 1:19-20 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Proverbs 29:22 A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.
Ephesians 4:26-27 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27and give no opportunity to the devil.
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
Matthew 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ 22But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
Luke 19:41-44 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
Matthew 23:37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
2 Corinthians 12:21 I fear that when I come again my God may humble me before you, and I may have to mourn over many of those who sinned earlier and have not repented of the impurity, sexual immorality, and sensuality that they have practiced.