A NOTE FROM PASTOR MARK:
We recognize that family worship has its unique challenges depending on your family’s size and stage of life. Therefore, we have prepared a complete worship service (below) for our entire church family because we are convinced that Sunday is so much more than a sermon. And this is one way for us to be worshiping the same way even though we are apart.
We suggest that you test the worship and sermon links before you gather your family. After you have done this, we encourage the leader of the house to read the prayers and appoint other readers as necessary to encourage greatest participation.
After the sermon is over, we encourage you to discuss the sermon and ways to live out its application.
Jesus and “The Sign of Jonah”
TEXT: matthew 12:38-41
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (10.18.2020)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
As we join together in worship today, we need to be reminded of the Lord’s constant care…..
Psalms 23:1-3, 6
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
6 Surely goodness and love shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
“Your Grace Is Enough”
“Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery”
15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
“O Praise the Name”
“He Will Hold Me Fast”
Father we thank you that “According to your great mercy, you have caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for us.”
We thank you that we are, “by God’s power, being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
Thank you for promising to Hold Us Fast.
We thank you that “In this we rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, we have been grieved by various trials.”
Father we know you send the trials “so that the tested genuineness of our faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (Taken from 1 Peter 1:3-7)
Would you know come and strengthen our faith in you through your excellent word? Cause us to be filled with the living hope that is ours in Christ Jesus!
READ SERMON TEXT:
Pastor Mark Kernan
Title: Jesus and “The Sign of Jonah”
Main Idea: God has given us everything we need to repent and believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I. The Greater Context (Matthew 12:1–37)
II. The Immediate Context (Matthew 12:38–41)
III. The Main Point
“Before The Throne of God Above”