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.
Salvation for the migrant
TEXT: Ruth 4:13–17
ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICE (10.25.2020)
CALL TO WORSHIP:
Today is the first Sunday of our special missions emphasis. As we join together in worship, let’s remember that we serve the Lord of all the nations!
3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!
“O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing”
9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,
10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”
9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
“Grace That Is Greater Than All Our Sin”
Lord we thank you that we have firm hope today. You are not some wimpy deity who is swayed by every wind of opposition. Rather you are the Sovereign Lord of history who has been calling a multi-ethnic community of believers to yourself….for thousands of years. You’ve been acting on this plan to redeem a people from every tongue tribe and nation since the day you promised Adam and Eve that you would send a serpent crusher.
Father, you sent that serpent crusher, our Lord Jesus Christ, to defeat Satan, sin, and death and to open the way for all nations to receive the forgiveness you offer. Our only hope, and the only hope for the world, is in Jesus, our mighty deliverer!
Would you now come through the preaching of your word and show us your heart for the nations? We want to see your plans and purposes so that we can participate in them. We want to see your gospel taken around the globe so that dead hearts can be raised to life and join us in worshipping you!
READ SERMON TEXT:
Title: Salvation for the Migrant
*** NO VIDEO TODAY ***
“O Church Arise”