Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, The Angel Gabriel Appearing to Zechariah (c. 1840)

Scripture Reading & Meditation

Luke 1:5-17


“It is therefore not surprising that many congregations which are full

of regenerate people are nevertheless not very alive spiritually, since spiritual life demands metanoia, a mind of repentance, and this requires more than

an initial setting of the heart against the shallow expressions of sin

which the believer is aware of at the time of his conversion.”

—Richard Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life

 

“To be quick to repent is not to acquiesce to a life dominated by the

consciousness of sin. But we must be conscious of our sin precisely

so that the forgiving, renewing, refreshing reality of God’s grace

can control, energize and empower our daily living.”

—Sam Storms, “The Christian and Repentance” (TGC)


Text:  Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, The Angel Gabriel Appearing to Zechariah (c. 1840)


Psalms, Hymns, & SPirtual Songs

Come Thou Fount, Come Thou KingThomas Miller, John Wyeth, and Robert Robinson

Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery - Matt Boswell, Matt Papa, and Michael Bleecker

O Come, O Come, EmmanuelHenry Sloane Coffin, Thomas Helmore, and John Mason Neale

Be Still, My Soul - Jean Sibelius, Katharina Amalia von Schlegel, and Jane Laurie Borthwick

Lord From Sorrows Deep I Call (Psalm 42)Matt Boswell and Matt Papa

Amazing Grace - John Newton

O Come All Ye Faithful C. Frederick Oakeley, Joel Raney, and John Francis Wade