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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.
I am a new creation, I am not who I was, Part 2
TEXT: John 3:1-12
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (6.28.2020)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
As we come to worship today, Psalm 36 reminds that God alone is our source of life….
7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
8 They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light do we see light.
“Sing to the King”
“Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery”
2 Corinthians 3:18–4:6
3:18 And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. 4:1 Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2 But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
“Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me”
“Sovereign Over Us”
Yes, Lord we remember that your plans are still to prosper us. You are working all things for our good (Romans 8:28), even when it doesn’t look like it, or we don’t understand how it could be. In this life we will certainly face trouble, but we know that ultimately you will deliver us from it all.
This morning we ask that you, Father, would grant us to be strengthened with power through your Spirit in our inner beings, so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith—that we, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that we may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:16-19).
Oh God we want to know your love. We thank you that one way you have shown your love is by raising us up to new life (Ephesians 2:4). We were dead in our trespasses, but you gave us a new beginning. You have placed us on the path of life and have already begun to make us new. You are changing us more and more into the image of Christ.
As we turn to your Word, we again cry out, “Show us Christ!” Give us more of a glimpse of who he is and let us be changed into his image! May our wrong ideas about you be replaced with truth. May our false hopes be replaced with confidence in you. May our desires be rerouted to find their ultimate satisfaction in you. May our hearts be drawn further into dependence on you and each other. Use your Word, Lord!!
READ SERMON TEXT:
Pastor Mark Kernan
I Am A New Creation, I Am Not Who I Was, Part 2
It is impossible to have peace with God and live in obedience toward God apart from the New Birth that comes from God.
I. The New Birth is Necessary for Salvation
II. The New Birth is an Act of Radical Heart Transformation
III. The New Birth is so Much more than Religion
“I Know Whom I Have Believed”