April 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
Once again, I write praying that this note finds you well and trusting the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m writing to help you think through how to spend the coming Lord’s Day well. The goal of this template for is to encourage us to consider the question, “Who is Jesus?” It is important for us to remember and know the person who is at the center of our faith. The guiding text is John 1:35-51. Please know that this is simply a suggested template for worship. You can take up portions of this template or all of it as you see fit.
Template for Sunday, April 26, 2020
Call to Worship: God through his Word calls us to worship him. Read.
Prayer of Invocation: Offer a brief prayer asking God to attend your worship.
Praise through Song: Rejoice, the Lord is King (197)
Praise God through Prayer: Offer a prayer praising God for who he is and what he has done.
Confess the Faith: Confess your faith using the words of Article 4 of our church’s Statement of Faith:
Article 4 – Of the Way of Salvation
We believe that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace, through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by his personal obedience, and by his death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, he is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in his wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, he is every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Savior.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 51
Confess Your Sin through Prayer: Offer a prayer of confession for anything the Lord has brought to mind in your reading of Psalm 51.
Scriptural Assurance of Pardon (for those who repent and believe): Read Micah 7:18.
Respond in Song: “Man of Sorrows,” What a Name (175)
Give Thanks and Pray for Understanding of God’s Word: Offer a brief prayer of thanksgiving for what God has done in Jesus Christ. Also ask God, through his Holy Spirit to give you a mind, heart, and will to hear, understand, believe, and obey his Word.
Read and Reflect on God’s Word: John 1:35:51
- Watch/listen to my reflections on the passage
- Discuss the devotion:
- What were the points of the devotion?
- Where from the text was the gospel preached?
- How would you share the gospel with an unbeliever from the biblical text?
- What applications were made in the devotion?
- What application do you need to make in your life from the devotion?
- What applications were made to the church from the devotion?
- How does this devotion encourage us to trust, pray, and obey God?
Respond in Song: Fairest Lord Jesus (176)
Close in Prayer: Offer a brief prayer thanking God for what you have learned about him, salvation through Jesus, and how you ought to follow in faith.
Receive God’s Benediction: Read 2 Timothy 4:22.
Reflect: Take some time and reflect on what God has taught you in this time.
These are some of the things that you can do to spend the coming Lord’s Day well. If you’re a part of the church’s Facebook Group, then maybe you could share an edifying reflection from your time of worship.
Warmly in Christ,
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