Embracing My New Family – Part 1

Embracing My New Family – Part 1


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.

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Embracing My New Family – Part 1
TEXT: colossians 3:8–11



As we come to worship today, we remind ourselves of the joy we find as we praise our great God!!

Psalms 105:1–3 

1. Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! 
2. Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! 
3. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice!



“The Lion and the Lamb”

“Reign in Us”


Philippians 2:9–11 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 


“O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing”

“Though You Slay Me”



Colossians 3:8–11


Pastor Mark Kernan
Embracing My New Family – Part 1

Main Point: The church is the primary means by which God spurs on our sanctification and conforms us into the image of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ.


I. Sanctification cannot be confined to our “personal relationship with Jesus” in the privacy of our homes.
II. Sanctification is inextricably tied to the crucible of Christian Community.
III. Sanctification is the means by which we become the people God created us to be.


“The Blessing”