Dear GBC Family,
In this post you'll find what you need for an at-home time of worship. There are suggestions for scripture readings, hymns, prayers, and below you can find a pre-recorded sermon video. Of course, this can't replace our corporate gathering for worship, but I hope the time around 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, I'll include this reminder here. 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:
Prayer: Ask God to bless your time of family or individual worship and to bless others as they meet in their homes.
Call to Worship: Lamentations 3:19-26 - while there is no direct call to worship (e.g. Praise the Lord) in these verses, there is much reason for worship. You could maybe discuss what truths in these verses should cause us to worship God.
Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness (TH 27) - Piano track and lyrics; Congregational Version
Hymn: Our God Our Help in Ages Past (TH 26) - Piano track and lyrics; Congregational Version
OT Scripture Reading: Psalm 90
Scripture Memory: Jeremiah 9:23–24 – “Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.’” (ESV)
Prayer: - Confess sin and rejoice in God's forgiveness; thank God for blessings; pray for our missionaries affected by the novel coronavirus spread in their countries; pray that God would help you to receive the Word of God as it is preached; pray for other family needs or needs of others in the church
NT Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:1-14
Hymn: Whate'er My God Ordains is Right (TH 94) - Piano track and lyrics; Congregational Version (This is to a different tune, but it may be worth learning! Seriously, you should check it out.)
Preaching: See video below
Prayer and Benediction: Included in the video below.
You may want to take a little time to talk about what you've heard. And don't forget to join our Skype prayer meeting tonight at 5pm. Watch for an invitation link in your email a few minutes before 5pm!
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