Sunday Matters: 52 Devotionals to Prepare Your Heart for ChurchISBN: 9781433582820
Paul David Tripp's Weekly Devotional Helps Readers Prepare Their Hearts for Church
Christians understand the importance of attending church, but many find their attention being pulled away from worship because of family, schedule, work, finances, and other distractions. With so much on their minds, how can churchgoers prepare their hearts to offer God the worship he deserves?
In Sunday Matters, Paul David Tripp shares 52 devotions about the beauty and significance of church, helping Christians engage in vibrant gathered worship each week. Each short, accessible meditation highlights an essential spiritual topic, including divine grace, gratitude, our identity in Christ, and dependence on the Lord. Over the course of a year, Sunday Matters will strengthen each believer's personal relationship with God and fill churches with joyful, engaged, and passionate worshipers.
- 52 Weekly Devotionals: Each reading includes Scripture and thought-provoking questions to prepare hearts for gathered worship
- Accessible: Theologically rich entries in a conversational, inspiring tone for churchgoers, pastors, and worship leaders alike
- Written by Bestselling Author Paul David Tripp: Author of 30+ books, including New Morning Mercies, Lead, and Parenting
Paul David Tripp (DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a pastor, award-winning author, and international conference speaker. He has written numerous books, including Lead; Reactivity; and the bestselling devotional New Morning Mercies. His not-for-profit ministry exists to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. Tripp lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Luella, and they have four grown children.
"The Lord has called the whole family of God to come and sing together to him. This book will help tune our hearts to do that!"
--Keith and Kristyn Getty, hymn writers
"Sunday Matters is a book that matters. In this brilliant new devotional, Paul Tripp encourages us not to give up the habit of meeting together-reminding us just how profound a gift our corporate worship can be. In recent times many around the world had the blessing of the gathered church temporarily taken away. As we bounced back, we remembered once again that we are better together, and we treasured the unparalleled dynamic of the living God dwelling among his people. We were never made to go 'lone ranger'-that's not how the kingdom of God works-and this book is a beautiful and timely reminder of that. Tripp is an inspiring writer, and each of these fifty-two chapters will lead you deeper into the glory of the gathered church."
--Matt Redman, worship leader; songwriter
"Each act of corporate worship serves to help God's people rehearse and remember the goodness of the gospel. From the call to worship to the benediction, we need a greater understanding of what we are doing when we gather and why we do it. Sunday Matters has helped me see with fresh eyes the beauty and wonder of corporate worship, and I pray it does the same for you."
--Matt Boswell, hymn writer; Pastor, The Trails Church, Celina, Texas; Assistant Professor of Church Music and Worship, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Getting myself and our three young sons out the door to church was pure chaos at times. Tears and yelling were often involved, from me more than them. Paul David Tripp helps every single one of us remember why going to church matters and how to prepare our hearts to worship and encounter Jesus there each week. I wish I had this book years ago! This is a gift for you and your whole family."
--Ann Wilson, Cohost, FamilyLife Today; author, Vertical Marriage and No Perfect Parents
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