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 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:
Prayer: Ask God to bless your time of worship and to bless others as they meet in their homes.
Call to Worship/OT Scripture Reading: Psalm 103:1-22 - how should the love of God fuel our worship?
Hymn: Praise to the Lord the Almighty (TH 50) - Piano track and lyrics; Congregational Version
Hymn: Praise, my soul, the King of heaven (TH 70) - Piano track and lyrics; Congregational Version
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 in Europe; 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: Romans 5:1-11 - what can you learn about God's love from these verses?
Hymn: How Deep the Father's Love for Us- Instrumental with lyrics; Congregational Version (a capella from a pastors' conference)
Preaching: See videos 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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