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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 servant of Christ
TEXT: Romans 1:1
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (7.5.2020)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
As we come to worship today, Psalm 33 reminds us that God alone reigns over the nations……
10 The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations.
12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
“Because of Your Love”
“Build My Life”
“Take My Life and Let it Be”
5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 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.
“Lord Reign in Me”
Yes, Lord, our prayer is “Reign in me!” We recognize that you are a good God, a God of steadfast love and kindness. You are compassionate to those that are hurting, you associate with the lowly. You are gentile and patient. Because of these things, you are exactly the kind of king that we need to reign over us. We recognize that your path is best for us, and we place our lives in your care.
We remember what it is like to have sin rule over us. We remember what a cruel slavemaster sin is. We remember that the end result of sin is always death, always separation from you (Romans 6:21-22). And yet, when we were enslaved to sin, we could not help but sin. Then you came in! You broke sin’s stranglehold on our lives. Now that we have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, we are headed in an entirely different way…….toward eternal life (Romans 6:21-22).
So we want you to come and extend your reign in us today. We agree with the Psalmist that “The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!” (Psalms 97:1) It is a good thing to have you reign over the earth and over our hearts.
Speak, Lord, and let us be changed. We ask that your word would come from your mouth and enter ears that are open and hearts that are receptive. We ask that your word would accomplish that for which it is sent out. We ask that your word would succeed according to your purpose (Isaiah 55:11). And we ask that you would grant us to be humble, to be contrite in spirit, and to tremble at your word (Isaiah 66:2). We need you to look upon us with favor!
READ SERMON TEXT:
Pastor Ryan Kirchoff
I Am a Servant of Christ
Believers are privileged and devoted servants of Christ, who were first served by him.
I. What should we accept from the metaphor of slavery?
II. What should we reject from the metaphor of slavery?
III. How does Jesus challenge the metaphor of slavery?
“Just As I Am”