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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.
covid-19 and christian conscience (Pt. 2)
TEXT: romans 14:13-23
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (6.14.2020)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
As we turn to the Lord in worship, the Psalms remind us that all of God’s creation was made to worship him….
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all ocean depths,
8 lightning and hail, snow and clouds, stormy winds that do his bidding,
13 “Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.”
“All Creatures of Our God and King”
“Jesus Paid It All”
6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11 More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”
“And Can It Be”
And can it be that a perfect God who did not need us, chose to rescue us from our sin? And can it be that the only way for him to do this was to send his Son to die our place? And can it be that this Son suffered the penalty for each and every sin that we have committed, or will ever commit? And can it be that because of this sacrifice we have peace with God? And can it be that we are joined to this Savior simply by faith?
Romans 5:1 tells us “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
What a marvel that our peace with you oh God is not based on our performance! What a marvel that now we can rest in what you have done instead of wondering if we have done enough. The salvation you’ve brought us is a miracle. We were utterly helpless before you, unresponsive in our rebellion.
Yet you choose to have mercy: “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—” (Ephesians 2:4–5).
And now that we are united to you oh Christ and share your resurrection life, we live in a completely dependent position before you. You are the one who works in us “both to will and to work for your good pleasure” (Phil 2:13). You nourish us with your steadfast love, filling our hearts, and giving us the desire to share that love with those around us. Your Word is our source of life. We declare with Peter, “Where else can we go? You have the words of eternal life” (John 6:68).
Your Word instructs us in the way we should go. Your Word convicts us of sin, and leads us to repentance. Your Word makes us wise for salvation (2 Timothy 3:15). Your Word comforts us when we are afraid and hurting and sick and lost. Your Word points us toward full and lasting joy (John 15:11). Your Word reveals who you are, granting us a glimpse of your majesty!
Oh, Lord as we turn to your Word, speak over us again! Give us hearts that are ready to receive it!
READ SERMON TEXT:
Pastor Mark Kernan
COVID 19 and Christian Conscience Pt 2
Main Point: God expects mature believers to protect their weaker brothers NOT their rightful freedoms in Christ.
I. Protect Your Brother in Christ (Romans 14:13–16; 20–23)
- What Does it Mean to be a Stumbling Block?
- How Can Christian Freedom Become Sin?
- What Does it Mean to Destroy a Weaker Brother?
II. Pursue Peace and Mutual Edification (Romans 14:17–19)
“In Christ Alone”