ADORATION – Reflect on God’s Greatness
GOD IS HOLY
God’s holiness is not a better version of the best we know. God is utterly and supremely untainted. His holiness stands apart—unique and incomprehensible.
Revelation 4:8 Each of these living beings had six wings, and their wings were covered all over with eyes, inside and out. Day after day and night after night they keep on saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
Praise the HOLY God.
Proclaim to God and any other beings listening that God is Holy. Praise God because He has always been holy. Praise God because He will always be holy
CONFESSION: Confess your sins to God and receive his continued mercy.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
THANKSGIVING: Giving thanks to God for his specific blessings in our lives.
“Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalm 100
SUPPLICATION: Bringing our requests to God.
- Bring your personal prayer requests to God.
- Pray for your friends who do not know Jesus. Ask God to strengthen your friendships and give you opportunities for gospel conversations.
1 Timothy 2:11-15 New Living Translation
Instructions about Worship
11 Women should learn quietly and submissively. 12 I do not let women teach men or have authority over them. Let them listen quietly. 13 For God made Adam first, and afterward he made Eve. 14 And it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result. 15 But women will be saved through childbearing, assuming they continue to live in faith, love, holiness, and modesty.
When Paul tells Timothy to “let a woman learn,” he is implicitly telling Timothy to pay attention to the women in the local congregation and ensure they are shown proper respect as the divine image bearers that they are. Paul sees women as essential to the work of ministry in the life of the church.
Throughout the New Testament we see ways in which Jesus elevated women and dignified them. Reading through the Gospels, Paul’s letters, and Acts, we see myriad examples of women actively involved in the ministry of the church. Timothy’s own mother and grandmother (Eunice and Lois) played a pivotal role in Timothy’s faith.
Many women are actively participating and serving in the work of ministry at River. All of us need encouragement. Think through the ways women have impacted your faith. Honor those women today by telling them thank you! Practice gratitude.