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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.
Song lyrics are available to download. (Click here for lyric sheets)
Am i in adam or in Christ
TEXT: romans 5:12–21
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (5.10.2020)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Let’s approach the Lord today, remembering that his faithfulness is greater than any obstacle in our way…
5 Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness is like the mountains of God; your judgments are like the great deep; man and beast you save, O LORD.
7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. (ESV)
“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
21 And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds,
22 he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.
“It Is Well With My Soul”
Oh living Christ, what a great salvation you accomplished! Thank you that we can declare that it is well with our souls because you nailed our sin to the cross. With all that is unpredictable and unstable around us, the permanence of what you did is a firm and steady rock beneath our feet. We rejoice that we can rest in the peace you have brought us. What a great relief!
And yet you know Lord that we are prone to fear. Even though our salvation is secure in you, we live in a world that continues to change. The places we are used to going, the people we are used to seeing, the routines we are used to keeping are not available to us right now. This can leave us afraid that life will never get back to “normal.” And as we are hit with additional pressures of life, all too often we find ourselves looking away from you. Instead of leaning on you, we lean on other things, like our own wisdom or resourcefulness. Forgive us!
Bring us back to yourself. Be the kind and gentle Shepherd and remind us of your constant care. Speak over us again the precious words, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Remind us of your promise: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). Living Christ, offer us over and over again what we so desperately need. You said, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink” (John 7:37).
Christ, you are our fountain of life. Christ, you are our strength. Christ, you are our righteousness. Christ, you are our help, our only hope, our security. Christ, you are the bread of life, our triumphant king, the one who satisfies our souls. You hold our future. To you we have fled for refuge (Hebrews 6:18).
This next song is new to our church. It reminds us to center ourselves upon Christ…..“Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me”
Lord, as we turn to your word, we pray, “not I, but Christ through me.” Christ, you are the one who must come and open our eyes to see your beauty as your Word is preached. On our own we are blind and deaf. So Christ come and open our hearts to expose sin, remind us of your forgiveness, and bring encouragement. Christ come to show us who we are in you. Christ come by your Spirit and reveal your love even deeper than before. We want to meet with you as your Word is proclaimed! Christ come! Amen.
READ SERMON TEXT:
Pastor Mark Kernan
Am I in Adam or in Christ?
Main Point: Our right standing with God and our freedom from condemnation are forever anchored in the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ.
I. The Tragic Consequence of Adam’s Failure. (Romans 5:12–14)
A. Human Beings Are Personally Bound to Adam’s Rebellion. (Romans 5:12)
B. Human Beings Are Held Personally Responsible for Adam’s Sin. (Romans 5:13–14)
II. The Glorious Impact of Jesus’ Obedience. (Romans 5:18)
“In Christ Alone”