Dear GBC Family,
Below is what you need for an at-home time of worship. I pray God will meet with each of us around our time in His Word and bless and encourage us. For now, our plan is to gather for worship in person at the church building next week (May 17) at 10:30am. Please pray for wisdom and help for that!
Thank you so much for your continued generous giving that has come into our new PO Box! 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 that 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!
Order of Service
This first video has some announcements, our call to worship (and OT Scripture reading), and opening prayer to start off today.
Call to Worship/OT Scripture Reading: Psalm 98 - This Psalm calls us to sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things (verse 1). Then it lists some of the marvelous things that he has done (verses 1-3). Then it calls creation and all people to praise the LORD (verses 3-8) as we anticipate the Lord coming in judgment (verse 9). The sermon passage in John today speaks of Jesus as judge, and we can worship Him for his just, righteous judgment.
Hymn: TH 15 - Come, let us sing unto the Lord - instrumental with lyrics; congregational singing - this is taken from Psalm 98 as we praise God for the great things he has done and for the fact that he will justly judge all on the great day of Jesus' return.
Hymn: GBCH 113 - Before the Throne of God Above - instrumental with lyrics; congregational singing - Jesus is the judge, but he is also the advocate for all whose faith is in Him alone!
Scripture Memory: Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” (ESV)
Prayer: - Confess sin and rejoice in God's forgiveness; thank God for blessings; pray for our missionaries in Europe (Emadis in Ireland; Baldwins in Serbia; Leightons in Spain); 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; please pray for our preparations to meet publicly next Sunday for worship.
NT Scripture Reading: Matthew 25:31-46 - the sermon passage in John's Gospel today speaks of Jesus as judge. In this passage from Matthew's Gospel, Jesus tells more about what the day of judgment will look like.
Hymn: TH 241 - Day of judgment, day of wonders - instrumental with lyrics; congregational singing (if you use this link, you'll probably need the lyrics from the 1st link) - this hymn speaks of how that day will be a joy for God's people (verses 2&4) and a terror for God's enemies (verses 1&3).
Preaching: See video below
Prayer and Benediction: Included in the video below
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