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Worship at Home 4/19/20

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*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

April 19, 2020

 

Prepare to worship by reading:

O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. You who fear the LORD, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield. (Psalm 115:9–11 ESV)

Sing: “As the Deer” (click on link)

(Chorus)

You alone are my strength, my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship Thee

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after Thee
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship Thee

You're my friend
And You are my brother
Even though You are a King
I love You more than any other
So much more than anything

I want You more than gold or silver
Only You can satisfy
You alone are the real joy giver
And the apple of my eye

Acknowledge your sin to God by reading:

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD! O Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. (Psalm 130:1–4 ESV)

Rejoice in God’s grace by reading:

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning. O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities. (Psalm 130:5–8 ESV)

Sing:Amazing Grace” (click on link)

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.

T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear
And Grace, my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

Confess what you believe by reading:

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory. (EFCA Statement of Faith)

Listen:

Message on Psalm 131 (click on link)

Be encouraged this week by reading:

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)

Questions:

  1. How does the description of a quiet soul in Psalm 131 contrast with the world’s portrayal of a quiet self?
  2. Why is a quiet soul humble, content, and hopeful? Which of these do you need to grow in the most?
  3. Based on Psalm 131, how would you describe a noisy soul?