Worship at Home 5/17/20
*Here are your worship resources for Sunday. Please note that if you click on the song titles, this will take you to an online video that will help to lead you in singing. Similarly, if you click on the sermon message, this will take you to a video of the message. If you would like to print out a copy of the order of worship for taking notes, click here.
Order of Worship
May 17, 2020
Prepare to worship by reading:
In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me: I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:6–8 ESV)
“Blessed Be Your Name” (click on the title for song video)
Acknowledge your sin to God by praying:
Take a few moments and confess your sins to God quietly in your own heart.
Rejoice in God’s grace by reading:
And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:42–45 ESV)
“In Christ Alone” (click on the title for song video)
Confess what you believe by reading:
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation. (EFCA Statement of Faith)
Missionary Update from the Sigmons:
We hope y’all are doing well and staying healthy. We are still healthy and quarantined. Our brothers and sisters in a certain people group have been experiencing persecution for their faith. The price for basic foods have shot up (with reports of some people starving), and now, the name of this current virus is illegal for people to even say. People are expected to essentially pretend it doesn’t exist. And on top of that, severe windstorms have hit a region, causing 700 deaths, hundreds missing and more than one thousand injured. There is extensive damage to homes. Please pray for their faith to remain steadfast and their hope to be in Christ alone. Pray for relief from these difficult trials they’re experiencing.
“Servant Statutes” Exodus 21:1-11 (click on the title to watch the sermon)
Be encouraged this week by reading:
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8 ESV)
Why can these verses be so challenging?
How do these verses help you have a richer understanding of what it means to be a servant of the Lord?
How do these verses help you to rejoice in the fact that Jesus came and served us?