The Dear GBC Family,
In this post you'll find what you need for an at-home time of worship. There are suggestions for hymns, prayers, and below you can find scripture reading and sermon videos.
The longer we do this (this is Sunday #4) the more I trust you realize this can't replace our corporate gathering for worship, but I hope the time around common portions of God's Word will be a blessing and encouragement to us now, and we can look forward to when we can meet together again face to face.
Since giving is part of what we do when we gather on the Lord's Day, if you are able to continue financially giving during this time (and we understand if you are not able!), we ask that you mail checks only (no cash) to our new P.O. Box:
Grace Baptist Church of Warsaw
P.O. Box 1383
Warsaw, IN 46581-1383
May God bless us all as we seek to honor him on his day!
Here are a few suggestions on how to use these resources:
Order of Service
Prayer: Ask God to bless your time of worship and to bless others as they meet in their homes.
Call to Worship: 1 Corinthians 15:50-57 - The resurrection of Christ conquered death and that means all who have faith in Christ have victory through him. His resurrection guarantees ours! May God give us hearts and voices to worship him on this Resurrection Sunday, the first day of the week!
Hymn: Christ the Lord is risen today (TH 205) - Congregational Version (This is the tune from 198 in the TH and a variation of the words from #205)
Hymn: -Low in the grave he lay (TH 206) Instrumental with lyrics
Scripture Memory: Proverbs 15:8-9 “8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him. 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, but he loves him who pursues righteousness.’” (ESV)
OT Scripture Reading: Psalm 16:1-11 - Words from this Psalm are quoted in the NT with reference to the resurrection of Jesus more than once. Can you find them? (Rodger tells you where one of them is in the video below!) **This week we have pre-recorded Scripture readings. You can scroll down and find them in the first video below.**
Prayer: - Confess sin and rejoice in God's forgiveness; thank God for blessings; pray for our missionaries to the Muslim World; pray that God would help you to receive the Word of God as it is preached; pray for other family needs and needs of others in the church; pray for the various needs related to the pandemic - the sick, those caring for the sick, the unemployed, the decision makers, efforts to slow it to be successful
NT Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:1-10 - this is one of the accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. **This week we have pre-recorded Scripture readings. You can scroll down and find them in the first video below.**
Hymn: It is well with my soul (TH 58) - Instrumental with lyrics; Congregational Version - The death and resurrection of Christ accomplish our salvation and eternal life and give us peace!
Preaching: See 2nd video below
Prayer and Benediction: Included in the video below.
Closing Hymn: Jesus lives and so shall I (TH 596) - Instrumental with lyrics
You may want to take a little time to talk about what you've heard. And don't forget to join our Zoom prayer meeting tonight at 5pm. Watch your email for the link.
When I quote Scripture In this blog, unless otherwise indicated, the quotations are usually from The ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway. Used by permission.
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