Resources for Family and Small Group Worship in Response to COVID-19

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Over the next couple of months, churches all over the country will be gathering in homes for family worship and small groups rather than their worship centers.

As faculty members at SWBTS in the School of Church Music and Worship, we too will be gathering with our families or in small groups away from the churches which we normally attend. While we know many churches will provide materials for house worship on the Lord’s Day, we have developed some additional resources for churches and families. It is our prayer that the following resources will help brothers and sisters worship Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father, in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Visit this page each week over the next few months as we provide resources for your church families and small groups to use during this season.

Resources included each week:

  • PDF Leader’s Guide: The Leader’s Guide includes a “Getting Started” section which provides some key principles of Christian worship, suggested introductions to hymns, and transition statements between the elements. We’ve also written out some of the prayers … only as an example to follow what we call “Scripture-Guided Worship.”
  • PDF Service Order for the Group: An outline of the order of worship and the Scriptures and Responsive Readings.
  • Audio Files of the Hymns: We’ve recorded a piano accompaniment for each of the hymns we suggested in the order of worship. For the first few weeks of this resource all the hymns are public domain and do not require copyright permissions. Families and small groups can certainly utilize YouTube versions of any song or hymn. We hope the inclusion of the classic hymns we chose will be easy to facilitate (simply click on the link) and helpful in providing times of biblically-rich worship. These piano accompaniments are available in mp3 format or as YouTube videos with lyrics.
  • YouTube Video of the Hymns with Lyrics: In addition to the mp3 version, we have also produced YouTube videos of each hymn that include the piano accompaniment and hymn lyrics. Connect your computer to your TV and you’ll have audio and video (lyrics) to the hymns we suggested.
  • PDF of the Hymns: For those who wish to use printed hymns, we have provided PDFs to download and print.
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Getting Started

For many leading the small group worship gatherings, questions might arise such as, “What do I say?” “How do we transition from one aspect of our worship to another?” “Without an order of worship, how do we know what to do?” We would encourage those facilitating the gathering (who might be treading new territory) to simply let the Word of God guide you through the worship. Here are some important things to remember:

  1. Worship is like a rhythm … God revealing, his people responding.
  2. In Christian worship, believers don’t respond to songs, or music, or a leader—we respond to God as he reveals himself through his Word by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Word does not return void!
  3. God gave us the gift of music to unite our voices as one voice to praise our glorious God. But music is limited in its power to unite us. What truly unites us is the Word of God through the Spirit of God, that’s why the Scriptures are so important during the corporate gathering—even before the message!
  4. Our access to God the Father in worship isn’t made possible by any means other than the completed work of Jesus Christ through the power of the gospel. Jesus is our worship leader! (Heb. 2:12). Take heart! He will lead by the Spirit in your living room as you gather with others to worship.
  5. Jesus is both the object and the means of our worship. We don’t gain access to God through an amazing band, an energetic worship leader, a stellar choir and orchestra, or our favorite style of music! Self-actuated worship is no more possible than self-actuated salvation. We are saved by grace and we worship by grace!
  6. We can do nothing apart from the work of the Holy Spirit. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and direct every aspect of your small group gathering.

As we gather to worship with other believers, it’s vital to realize that what we do during our time together (whether in our churches or homes) is formational. Biblical worship clarifies our views of God, ourselves, and others. What we sing, pray, say, and do in worship shapes our devotional lives. Worship on Sunday forms how we worship and live the other days of the week, which is why it is so critical that our worship be guided by Scripture, for the Bible is what the Holy Spirit of God uses to sanctify us.

  1. We become who or what we worship! The words in Psalm 115:8 are a powerful reminder giving a warning that those who trust idols “are just like them.” However, we also see in 2 Corinthians 3:18 that as we look to Christ and worship him, we are transformed into his image.” May it be that all of us realize more and more that we resemble who or what we revere.
  2. In the previous section we looked briefly at a rhythm of worship that is simple but profound—the rhythm of Revelation and Response—God revealing and his redeemed responding. There is another rhythm in worship that we see throughout Scripture and it is the rhythm of Transcendence and Immanence. In other words, in our corporate gathering we should be reminded first of who God is! He is the one who initiates our worship. He is the one who makes it possible for us to worship. Worship begins with God, and He is all the things we are not … omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent. But through Christ, he is also intimately near. His thoughts toward us “would outnumber the grains of sand” (Psalm 139:18). The God who said, “Let there be light” (Gen. 1:3), also said, “Let the children come to me” (Luke 18:15-17).
  1. A.W. Tozer once said, “The most important fact about any human being is what they believe about God.” That’s why corporate worship centered on the Word of God is so important! While all of creation is a powerful reflection of God’s general revelation, his Word is his specific revelation to us. That’s why the Word is so important as the centerpiece of Christian worship.
  2. In his book on worship (Look and See), singer/songwriter Matt Papa says, “The triune God is the only thing large enough and interesting enough to bear the weight of glory, and ultimately worship. Anything else will break your heart. Money isn’t secure enough.… Entertainment isn’t impressive enough. Music isn’t interesting enough. Food isn’t satisfying enough. People aren’t reliable enough. The world isn’t good enough. Creation isn’t permanent enough.… Only God, the highest and greatest good, the infinite holy One, is finally enough.” Nothing can bear the weight of your worship other than Jesus Christ!

In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis wrote: “Everyone has warned me not to tell you what I am going to tell you in this last book. They all say ‘the ordinary reader does not want Theology; give him plain practical religion.’ I have rejected their advice. I do not think the ordinary reader is such a fool. Theology means “the science of God,” and I think that any man who wants to think about God at all would like to have the clearest and most accurate ideas about Him which are available. You are not children: why should you be treated like children.” Lewis’s words ring true today, especially when it comes to worship. We are formed and shaped by how we worship. Therefore, people want and need to know that the Bible informs the songs we sing, the prayers we pray, and the sermons we listen to. The “text” book for the science of God is the Bible!

Charles Spurgeon once said, “The proper study of God’s elect is God; the proper study of a Christian is the Godhead. The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy, which can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the Great God whom he calls Father.” May the time you spend together with your family reading the Scriptures, praying the Scriptures, and singing the Scriptures give you a clear and lovey picture of our heavenly Father.

For the believer, whether we are worshiping in our churches or our homes, worshiping the Triune God is a wonderful Bible-saturated dialogue between God and his people built on the relationship they have with him through Jesus Christ! Pray the Bible, sing the Bible, and read the Bible!

It is important for Christians to remember that self-actuated worship is no more possible than self-actuated salvation. Jonathan Edwards said, “We contribute nothing to our salvation except the sin that made it necessary.” Worship leaders and worshipers may need to be reminded that we bring nothing to worship except a realization that by grace, Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit is the only one who makes worship possible, and our worship is a response to him and his Word. As missionary and worship theologian Ron Man so beautifully expresses, “God accepts and delights in our worship, not because of our efforts or our artistry or even our spirituality, but because of the Son’s continual offering of worship in our place and on our behalf.” Please know that spending time together with your family reading the Scriptures, praying the Scriptures, and singing the Scriptures is a beautiful expression of worship!

Why do we sing in our times of worship? Bob Kauflin gives some helpful insights concerning singing: “Worshiping God in song isn’t simply a nice idea or only for musically gifted people. The question is not, ‘Has God given me a voice?’ but ‘Has God given me a song?’ If you trust in the finished work of Christ, the answer is clear: Yes! So, remember His Word, respond to His grace, and reflect on His glory.” Singing together is a wonderful way for our families to connect with each other by responding to God’s revelation to us through his Word.

The Reformer, Martin Luther wanted music in the worship service to be a means of expression and response for the people. He also wanted the hymns sung by the people to serve as a “teacher” of basic gospel truth. May the songs that we sing be clear in reflecting the truths of the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Service Orders

Opening Call to Worship – A Responsive Reading (Psalm 34:1-3)

Leader: I will bless the LORD at all times;

People: His praise will always be on my lips.

Leader: I will boast in the LORD;

People: The humble will hear and be glad.

Leader: Proclaim the LORD’S greatness with me;

People: Let us exalt his name together!

Possible transition statement to hymn: “Let’s do together what the Psalmist encourages! Let’s exalt the name of Jesus together and sing, (hymn choice title here).”

Hymn Suggestion: “All Creatures of Our God and King”

Scripture and Prayer (Psalm 34:4-7)

Possible transition from Hymn: “As Psalm 34 continues to guide our worship, listen to what David writes in verses 4-7:”

I sought the Lord, and he answered me and rescued me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him and saved him from all his troubles. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and rescues them. (Psalm 34:4-7)

Possible prayer using the verses above as a guide:

Heavenly Father, we humble ourselves before you as we find ourselves in uncertain times. And yet, because of Christ, we can sing Hallelujah and praise you for who you are – our sovereign Creator and our gracious Redeemer. We ask, as did the Psalmist, that you would indeed deliver us from all our fears. We confess to you that we have potentially gazed at our problems and the hysteria of the world around us and only glanced at you. Forgive us for acting in ways that reflect our lack of trust in you. We pray that we would indeed look to you as our source of strength and peace, and that others might see that our trust is in you and you alone. More and more we realize how much we need you … every moment, every hour, every day. And we thank you for providing for all our needs—from the moment of our salvation to the breath we breathe in this very moment. All of us are burdened by the state of the world and the virus that has caused such havoc, but we know, as you have promised in your Word, that the angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and you deliver them. We thank you for your grace and the peace we have in Christ. We thank you for delivering us and cleansing us through the precious blood of Jesus. Amen

Hymn Suggestion: There Is a Fountain

Scripture and Group Prayer Time

Possible transition from hymn: “The Psalmist continues in Psalm 34 with these words:”

Taste and see that the Lord is good. How happy is the person who takes refuge in him! You who are his holy ones, fear the Lord for those who fear him lack nothing. Young lions lack food and go hungry, but those who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing. Come, children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Who is someone who desires life, loving a long life to enjoy what is good? Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from deceitful speech. Turn away from evil and do what is good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry for help. (Psalm 34:8-15)

Group Prayer Time could focus on the following:

Thanksgiving:

    • As believers we have the joy to taste and see the goodness of the Lord and that we can take refuge in him.
    • He provides for all our needs.
    • His Word gives us instruction and guidance. (vs. 8-11)

Petition:

    • For believers to live lives in a manner worthy of the gospel in speech and action (vs. 12-14).
    • For the Lord to heal those with the virus, protect those who do not yet have it, and to hear the cries for help of those who are suffering. (vs. 15)
    • For the gospel to be proclaimed to a world wondering who and what to trust in.

After the prayer time, a potential transition to the next hymn: “We worship a God who has proven his faithfulness throughout all the ages. Let’s praise him…”

Hymn Suggestion: “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” (stanzas 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6)

Closing Prayer

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Opening Call to Worship – Psalm 111:1

Possible opening statement to facilitate the opening of worship:

Leader: As we gather again away from church, we know that no matter what happens, our God is always worthy of our praise. Let’s begin our time of worship by reading out loud together Psalm 111:1.

All: Hallelujah! I will praise the Lord with all my heart in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.

Possible transition statement to hymn: The Psalmist is clear, that he will praise the Lord with all his heart. May we do the same as we sing “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.

Hymn Suggestion: “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” (stanzas 1–3, 5)

Piano Accompaniment mp3
Full Hymn Sheet PDF
Half Hymn Sheet PDF
Alma, Bendice al Señor

Scripture, Sharing, and Prayer (Psalm 111:25)

Possible transition from Hymn (*Note: the Leader may want to ask 2 or 3 individuals to read the passages below prior to the worship time)

Leader: As the Psalmist continues, let’s consider how specifically he expresses his grateful praise:

Reader 1: The Lord’s works are great, studied by all who delight in them.

Reader 2: All that he does is splendid and majestic; his righteousness endures forever.

Reader 3: He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered. The Lord is gracious and compassionate.

All: He has provided food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.

Possible small group discussion concerning verses 2–5:

  • How often do we pass by the Lord’s great works of creation?
  • Do we study and notice and delight in his great works?
  • In what ways can we remember and rehearse God’s goodness, grace, and compassion in our own lives?

Possible prayer using the verses and group discussion as a guide:

Heavenly Father, in these moments of remembering and reflecting on your greatness, majesty, goodness, and compassion, we bow our hearts in humble adoration. We thank you that even in your majestic glory, you are compassionate and gracious to each of us. We confess that we neglect to thank you and praise you for who you are and what you’ve done, not only for your mighty acts of creation, but for the ways you watch over each of us with a diligence we cannot begin to comprehend. We confess that we have not connected your complete faithfulness in the past with our uncertainty and fear of the future. Forgive us for the ways in which we look for blessings beyond those that you have provided and will continue to provide. And most of all, we praise you for Jesus Christ. We were lost in utter darkness, until you came and rescued us. Help us to be increasingly thankful for the most precious gift of all, our salvation. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Hymn Suggestion: “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Piano Accompaniment mp3
Full Hymn Sheet PDF
Half Hymn Sheet PDF
Fuente de la Vida Eterna

Scripture and Group Prayer Time

Possible transition from hymn: Although we might be “prone to wander” and to “leave the God I love,” our God remains steadfast, sure, and trustworthy. The Psalmist continues in Psalm 111 with these words:

He has shown his people the power of his works by giving them the inheritance of the nations. The works of his hands are truth and justice; all his instructions are trustworthy. They are established forever and ever, enacted in truth and in uprightness. He has sent redemption to his people. He has ordained his covenant forever. His name is holy and awe-inspiring. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his instructions have good insight. His praise endures forever.

Group Prayer Time could focus on the following:

Thanksgiving:

    • Our God has always proven himself faithful throughout the ages.
    • We thank him for his completely trustworthy Word.
    • We praise and thank him for our salvation.
    • We thank him for being a covenant-keeping God.

Petition:

    • For many to come to salvation through the difficult days of uncertainty with COVID-19
    • For us to speak and act with boldness and grace we encounter people who are asking questions about life and death
    • For our missionaries all over the world—that they will have open doors for conversations and ministry to eventually see the nations worship Jesus Christ
    • That followers of Christ would gain wisdom from the Lord and his Word as we trust him, fear him, and worship him
    • That we would be people who actively praise the only One worthy of praise, and that we would seek the Lord for his guidance

After group prayer time, possible transition to hymn: As the Lord through His Spirit has guided our time this morning, we can trust that he will continue to guide us individually, and that he will be our vision for today and the days ahead. Let’s sing, “Be Thou My Vision.”

Hymn Suggestion: “Be Thou My Vision” (stanzas 1–2, 4–5)

Piano Accompaniment mp3
Full Hymn Sheet PDF
Half Hymn Sheet PDF
Oh Dios De Mi Alma, Se Tu Mi Vision

Closing Prayer

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Getting Started

  1. A.W. Tozer once said, “The most important fact about any human being is what they believe about God.” That’s why corporate worship centered on the Word of God is so important! While all of creation is a powerful reflection of God’s general revelation, his Word is his specific revelation to us. That’s why the Word is so important as the centerpiece of Christian worship.
  2. In his book on worship (Look and See), singer/songwriter Matt Papa says, “The triune God is the only thing large enough and interesting enough to bear the weight of glory, and ultimately worship. Anything else will break your heart. Money isn’t secure enough.… Entertainment isn’t impressive enough. Music isn’t interesting enough. Food isn’t satisfying enough. People aren’t reliable enough. The world isn’t good enough. Creation isn’t permanent enough.… Only God, the highest and greatest good, the infinite holy One, is finally enough.” Nothing can bear the weight of your worship other than Jesus Christ!
  3. As we consider the Triumphal Entry of Jesus on Psalm Sunday through the biblical passages in Matthew 21 and Psalm 118, we get a glimpse into the heart and character of our triune God. Savor the scenes painted by the Psalmist and Matthew. Imagine the sounds of the people lining the road of the procession as they waved their palm branches. Just days later, some of them would weep as they witnessed the cruelty toward Jesus, and yet others would change their shouts of “Hosanna” to cries of “Crucify him!” May we be steadfast in our praise of the One who died for us.

Opening Call to Worship – Psalm 118:1-4

Possible opening statement to facilitate the opening of worship: On this Sunday, we remember and celebrate the Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The people shouted their praise to the Lord as he rode on the donkey that day. But the people of God have always been encouraged through the Word to give the Lord praise and thanks for who he is—our Creator and our Redeemer.

As the psalmist writes in Psalm 118:1:

Leader: Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

People: His faithful love endures forever.

Leader: Let Israel say,

People: His faithful love endures forever.

Leader: Let the house of Aaron say,

People: His faithful love endures forever.

Leader: Let those who fear the LORD say,

All: His faithful love endures forever.

Possible transition statement to hymn: “In this opening hymn, we are reminded to rejoice because the Lord is King! And as we sing the second verse, don’t miss the words and how they connect to Psalm 118 that guides our worship, “Jesus the Savior reigns, the God of truth and love…” We can trust that Jesus is reigning now, even in this difficult time, and that he will continue to reign, and that his love will endure forever!”

Hymn: “Rejoice the Lord is King”

Piano Accompaniment mp3
Full Sheet Hymn PDF
Half Sheet Hymn PDF
Canticos Señor

Scripture and Prayer Time

Possible transition from Hymn (choose 2 people to read the Scripture below):  On the day of his triumphal entry, many people who lined the road in praise had heard of the incredible miracles and mighty works Jesus had performed. Some of them may have been the direct recipient of his healing touch. They were looking for a deliverer and the promised Messiah, one who would answer them in their distress. In Psalm 118, the writer is clear in expressing his trust in the Lord. Listen to these words:

Reader 1: I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and put me in a spacious place.

Reader 2. The LORD is for me; I will not be afraid. What can a mere mortal do to me?

Reader 1: It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humanity.

Reader 2: It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in nobles.

All: The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. (Psalm 118:5-6; 8-9; 14)

Possible prayer prompts for group prayer based on the passage just read from Psalm 118:

Confession:

    • Perhaps through the distress of this difficult time, we have not called on the Lord.
    • In the stress, it might be that our responses to others have been less than kind and gracious.
    • Maybe we have not thanked him enough for protecting us and placing us in a “spacious place.”
    • We confess our fear of things we cannot control and admit that we have lost control of the things we can … the responses to others, our response to circumstances, and our own emotions.

Thanksgiving:

    • We thank God for his Son, Jesus Christ, in whom we have our salvation, our strength, our witness, and our song.
    • We thank God for hearing our prayers.
    • We thank the Lord for knowing the details of every aspect of our lives.
    • We thank God for answers to prayer we’ve already seen through the difficulties.

Petition:

    • We pray for those who have lost their jobs because of the economic impact of COVID-19, that they would seek and find refuge and help in the Lord.
    • We pray for those who have lost loved ones and friends and that they would find their strength and hope and peace in the Lord.
    • We pray that many would come to know Christ through this difficult time through the witness of faithful Christians who model “trusting in the Lord and finding refuge in Him.”
    • We pray for wisdom for government officials.
    • We pray for strength, stamina, and protection for health care workers, doctors, and nurses.
    • We pray for our church pastors and leaders to guide and shepherd their flocks well.

Possible transition from prayer to song/hymn: “Our God not only hears our prayers, but he knows our circumstances in much greater detail than we do. He is indeed great, and he is faithful. Let’s sing…

Hymn: “Great is Thy Faithfulness” or “O Great God”

Piano Accompaniment mp3
Full Sheet PDF
¡Oh, Tu Fidelidad!

OH GRAN DIOS

Possible transition from hymn/song to Scripture: “We’ve been reminded of God’s faithful love for us throughout our time of worship this morning. As we read the Palm Sunday passage, let’s not miss the faithful love that compelled Jesus to ride into Jerusalem, knowing that each step took him closer to the Cross.

Scripture: Matthew 21:1-10:

When they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives, Jesus then sent two disciples, 2 telling them, “Go into the village ahead of you. At once you will find a donkey tied there with her colt. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them at once.” 4 This took place so that what was spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled:

Tell Daughter Zion,
“See, your King is coming to you,
gentle, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt,
the foal of a donkey.”

The disciples went and did just as Jesus directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt; then they laid their clothes on them, and he sat on them. 8 A very large crowd spread their clothes on the road; others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them on the road. 9 Then the crowds who went ahead of him and those who followed shouted:

Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is he who comes in the name
of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!

When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in an uproar, saying, “Who is this?”

Just beneath the crowd’s celebration and their waving of Palm branches hailing him as the “blessed one,” was the reality of his soon-coming agony – the weight of the sin of the world and the wrath of God placed on him. As we read this account in Matthew, the passage closes in verse 10 with these words: “When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in an uproar, saying, “Who is this?” As followers of Jesus Christ, we have the joy and privilege of knowing who Jesus truly is and what he did – for us. May it be that we would indeed draw closer to Jesus and be more and more aware each day of who he is and what he has done on our behalf.

Hymn: “I Am Thine, O Lord” or “All I Have is Christ”

Piano Accompaniment mp3

MI VIDA ES CRISTO

Scripture and Closing Prayer

Possible transition from song to closing Scripture and prayer: “As we close with some of the final verses of Psalm 118, listen how closely they resemble the passage we read in Matthew:

Lord, save us! Lord, please grant us success! He who comes in the name of the Lord is blessed… You are my God, and I will give you thanks. You are my God; I will exalt you. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever. (Psalm 118:25-26; 28-29)

Possible closing prayer:

“O God our Father, through Christ Jesus you are our God and we give you thanks. As we walk through this coming week, we trust in you and you alone because we know that your faithful love endures forever. Help our belief in that truth impact our behavior. May you be glorified as your Spirit empowers us to live our lives in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ. In Christ’s perfect and holy name we pray, Amen.

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Getting Started:

  1. As we approach the celebration of Christ’s glorious resurrection this coming Sunday, we might miss the overwhelming joy of the resurrection if we’ve not contemplated Jesus Christ’s agonizing death.
  2. This family/small group worship simply walks through Seven Shadows based on readings from the end of John 17 through John 19. “Jesus keep me near the cross, there a precious fountain. Free to all a healing stream, flows from Calvry’s mountain. In the cross, in the cross, be my glory ever. Till my ransomed soul shall find, rest beyond the river.” (Fanny Crosby)

Good Friday – Shadows of the Cross

Note: Family Members will need to use their Bibles for the 7 Readings from John’s Gospel.

Opening Prayer: (from John 17:20–26)

Leader: Jesus Prays for All Believers: 20 “I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in me through their word. 21 May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be[a] in us, so that the world may believe you sent me. 22 I have given them the glory you have given me, so that they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me, so that they may be made completely one, that the world may know you have sent me and have loved them as you have loved me.

24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they will see my glory, which you have given me because you loved me before the world’s foundation. 25 Righteous Father, the world has not known you. However, I have known you, and they have known that you sent me. 26 I made your name known to them and will continue to make it known, so that the love you have loved me with may be in them and I may be in them.” (John 17:20-26)

ALL: Amen

Hymn: “I Need Thee Every Hour”

Piano Accompaniment mp3

Señor, Te Necesito

The Shadow of Betrayal:

Family Member Read – John 18:1–11

The Shadow of Denial:

Family Member Read – John 18:12–27

Prayer (possible prayer): O God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, we come humbly before you to admit and confess that there have been ways that we too have betrayed and denied you…in thought, word and deed. Help us to live our lives in a manner worthy of the gospel of Jesus Christ. As we read John’s account of our Savior’s crucifixion, help us to sense the agony and suffering he endured on our behalf for the glory of God the Father. Amen

The Shadow of Accusation:

Family Member Read – John 18:28–40

Possible Transition Statement: No one stood on behalf of Jesus as he was falsely charged. The voices heard in Pilate’s headquarters were those of our Lord’s accusers. For believers, our hope is found in the one who ever lives and pleads for us in the ultimate court with the ultimate Judge of the universe. Let’s thank our precious Lord for being our perfect advocate.

Hymn: “Before the Throne of God Above”

Piano Accompaniment mp3

Ante El Trono Celestial

The Shadow of Suffering:

Family Member Read – John 19:1–16

The Shadow of Crucifixion:

Family Member Read – John 19: 17–27

Hymn: “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

Piano Accompaniment mp3

Full Page Hymn PDF

Half Page Hymn PDF

La Cruz Excelsa Al Contemplar

The Shadow of Death:

Family Member Read – John 19:28–37

Hymn: “The Old Rugged Cross”

Piano Accompaniment mp3

En El Monte Calvario

The Shadow of the Tomb:

Family Member Read – John 19:38–42

Hymn: “Jesus Paid it All”

Piano Accompaniment mp3

Me Dice El Salvador

Family Prayer Time

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Getting Started:

  1. In his book, Recalling the Hope of Glory, Allen P. Ross writes: “For worship to be as glorious as it should be, for it to lift people out of their mundane cares and fill them with adoration and praise, for it to be the life-changing and life-defining experience it was designed to be, it must be inspired by a vision so great and so glorious that what we call worship will be transformed from a routine gathering into a transcendent meeting with the living God.” On this Resurrection Sunday, even as we are sequestered in our living rooms separated from our church families, may it be that the Holy Spirit would grant us a more glorious vision of the “Lamb upon the Throne!”
  2. While we consider the transcendent glory of Christ, we must also be aware that Jesus knows and cares about every detail and concern of our lives. The situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has not taken him by surprise. In his book, Hidden Christmas, Pastor and author Tim Keller asks a series of questions that reflect the infinite power of Jesus to relate to and comfort his children: “Have you been betrayed? Have you been lonely? Have you been destitute? Have you faced death? So has he!” Jesus knows every detail of our lives. But he also rose from the dead and conquered death and sin! And today (and every day) we celebrate the fact that He Lives! Jesus Christ rose from the grave and He Lives! He lives to glorify God the Father. He lives to intercede on our behalf. He lives to fulfill his eternal purposes!
  3. Pray the Scriptures! The Easter order includes several passages that work beautifully as prayer guides. Praying the Scriptures also helps us learn how to pray. My friend Don Whitney has some great insights into praying the through the Bible in his book, Praying the Bible: “To pray the Bible, you simply go through the passage line by line, talking to God about whatever comes to mind as you read the text…So basically what you are doing is taking words that originated in the heart and mind of God and circulating them through your heart and mind back to God. By this means his words become the wings of your prayers.”

Opening Scripture (1 Peter 1:3-7)

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. You are being guarded by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. You rejoice in this, even though now for a short time, if necessary, you suffer grief in various trials so that the proven character of your faith—more valuable than gold which, though perishable, is refined by fire—may result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Group Prayer (Potential Prayer Prompts below)

Adoration:

    • We praise God that he is the Creator of the universe and the Redeemer of our souls.
    • We praise God and adore him as our Father.
    • We praise God for being our Living Hope!
    • We praise God for the life that comes to us because of Easter – because Jesus is alive! Jesus has risen from the grave and defeated sin and death!

Confession:

    • We confess that although Christ has shown us mercy, we may not have shown others mercy and grace.
    • We confess that we have placed our hope in people or things that will ultimately disappoint.
    • We confess that we desire things that ultimately perish and fade.
    • We confess that we’ve not rejoiced in our circumstances and have forgotten that our God is in control.

Thanksgiving:

    • We thank our Father God for sending His only Son to give us new birth into a living hope!
    • We thank God for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, and that he indeed is alive!
    • We thank God that through Jesus and his completed work on the cross and his resurrection that we have an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading!
    • We thank God for his grace in allowing us to go through this difficult time and that through it, our character and faith are being refined.
    • We thank God that the outcome of all our circumstances may result in praise!

Petition:

    • We pray that others would come to know the great mercy we have in Christ Jesus.
    • We pray that others would come to know Jesus Christ and to trust in him alone for their salvation.
    • We pray that we would be good witnesses in our current trials and that others would see Christ-honoring character and faith in action.
    • We pray for those grieving the loss of loved ones due to the virus and other diseases.
    • We pray for our church, our pastors and leaders, and government officials.
    • We pray that God would end this pandemic and that believers would be strengthened to share their hope in Christ and the inheritance we have that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading.
    • We pray for health care workers…for their strength, their stamina, their health, and for those who are believers, their witness.

Leader – potential transition: On this Easter morning, all because of what Christ has done, we praise God for hearing our prayer, and we praise him for his holy Word. And now as we read from the Gospel of Matthew, may the events of that resurrection morning fill our hearts with gratitude and praise…

Scripture (Matthew 28:1-7)

Reader 1: After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to view the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, because an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and approached the tomb. He rolled back the stone and was sitting on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow. The guards were so shaken by fear of him that they became like dead men.

Reader 2: The angel told the women, “Don’t be afraid, because I know you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has risen from the dead and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; you will see him there.’ Listen, I have told you.”

Hymn: Christ the Lord is Risen Today

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El Señor Resucito

Leader – Possible Transition Statement from the hymn: We just sang the word “Alleluia” after each phrase of Christ the Lord is Risen Today. Alleluia simply means, “God be praised!” There is an ancient Easter greeting still used in many churches all over the world on Resurrection Sunday. The leader says, “He is Risen!” and the people respond, “He is Risen Indeed!” This morning we praise our God because,

Leader: He is Risen!

People: He is Risen Indeed!

Leader: He is Risen!

People: He is Risen Indeed!

All: Alleluia, God be Praised!

Hymn: Crown Him with Many Crowns (vs. 1, 2, and 4)

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A Cristo Coronad

Leader – Possible Transition Statement after hymn: As we have just been reminded of the Kingship of Jesus Christ, we can rest in the reality that Jesus is reigning now, and that he will reign forever!

Scripture Reading (Assign 4 Readers for Psalm 103:19-22 and Revelation 19:11-17)

Reader 1: The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Bless the Lord, all his angels of great strength, who do his word, obedient to his command.

Reader 2:  Bless the Lord, all his armies, his servants who do his will. Bless the Lord, all his works
in all the places where he rules. My soul, bless the Lord!

Reader 3: Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and he judges and makes war with justice. His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns were on his head. He had a name written that no one knows except himself.

Reader 4: He wore a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called the Word of God. The armies that were in heaven followed him on white horses, wearing pure white linen.  A sharp sword came from his mouth, so that he might strike the nations with it. He will rule them with an iron rod. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.

All: And he has a name written on his robe and on his thigh: King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

Possible Transition Statement: Jesus came the first time, and he is coming again, as the king over all kings. He will come again as the king of nature and nations. Until he comes again, people can still trust in him for their salvation. As a pastor once said, “He still rides a donkey and not yet a white war-horse with a rod of iron. He is ready and wanting to save all who will come to him. Come to him. Know him. Receive him.” Let’s sing to our King!

Hymn or Song: Behold Our God (used by permission) or All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

CONTEMPLA A DIOS

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Engrandecido Sea Dios

Closing Prayer

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Opening Scripture (3 Readers)

A Plea for Protection

READER 1: Lord, I seek refuge in you; let me never be disgraced. Save me by your righteousness.

READER 2: Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. Be a rock of refuge for me, a mountain fortress to save me.

READER 3: For you are my rock and my fortress; you lead and guide me for your name’s sake.

Possible Transition Statement: If we ever needed to seek refuge in something or someone, it is now. Jesus Christ is our “Rock of Refuge,” our “Mountain Fortress,” and our “Guide” during these difficult days. Let’s praise Jesus Christ, who is our Solid Rock!

Song: “Solid Rock”

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La Roca Firme

Possible Transition: Sometimes we do get caught up in “sinking sand.” And as that happens, isn’t it amazing that we have a God that cares for us enough to free us set our feet upon solid ground! In this Psalm, David continues to express his trust in his rock and his refuge. Listen to these words from Psalm 31 as they continue to guide our thoughts and our worship:

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Leader: You will free me from the net that is secretly set for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hand I entrust my spirit; you have redeemed me, Lord, God of truth. I hate those who are devoted to worthless idols, but I trust in the Lord. I will rejoice and be glad in your faithful love because you have seen my affliction. You know the troubles of my soul and have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a spacious place. (Psalm 31:4-8)

Group Prayer Time (Potential Prayer Prompts below)

Adoration:

    • We praise God that he is our Rock and our Refuge!
    • We praise God that he is our Savior and Redeemer!

Confession:

    • We confess that we have stepped into nets that ensnare us.
    • We confess that we looked to other people or things as our refuge from this storm.
    • We confess that we have not rejoiced in God’s faithful love.

Thanksgiving:

    • We thank our Father God for rescuing us!
    • We thank God for his faithful love for us!
    • We thank God that he has seen our affliction and that he knows all about our troubles.

Petition:

    • We pray that others would come to know Jesus Christ, our Rock and our Refuge.
    • We pray that God would rescue those afflicted by the virus.
    • We pray for those grieving the loss of loved ones due to the virus and other diseases.
    • We pray for our church, our pastors and leaders, and government officials.
    • We pray that God would end this pandemic and that believers would be strengthened to share their hope in Christ.
    • We pray for health care workers…for their strength, their stamina, their health.
    • We pray that the Lord would set our feet on the spacious place of trusting in him and leading others to do the same.

Leader – potential transition: The Lord never grows tired or weary hearing from his children. Even though our prayers may sound similar to last week’s in our desire for this virus situation to end. So we come to the Lord through our prayers and our songs to call on him for help, and to express our trust in his sovereign goodness. Let’s sing:

Hymn: “Day By Day” or “All I Have is Christ”

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MI VIDA ES CRISTO

Scripture (Psalm 31:19-24)

Reader 1: How great is your goodness that you have stored up for those who fear you and accomplished in the sight of everyone for those who take refuge in you. 20 You hide them in the protection of your presence; you conceal them in a shelter from human schemes, from quarrelsome tongues.

Reader 2: Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his faithful love to me in a city under siege.22 In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight.” But you heard the sound of my pleading when I cried to you for help.

Reader 3: Love the Lord, all his faithful ones. The Lord protects the loyal, but fully repays the arrogant. 24 Be strong, and let your heart be courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord.

Small Group Discussion of the Above Passage:

Leader: Possible Discussion Question: In what ways do the above verses resonate with what we have been going through in our world?

Transition: Through all of the circumstances in our lives, we can say, “Praise the Lord, let the people rejoice…give him the glory, great things he has done!”

Hymn: “To God Be the Glory” or “O Great God”

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OH GRAN DIOS

Closing Prayer

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Opening Scripture

READER: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!

Possible Transition Statement: The opening of Psalm 103 is a call for us to praise our holy God with all that is within us, and we are reminded that only he is perfect, only he is righteous, and only he is holy. Let’s not miss the powerful reminders of who God is as we sing, “Holy, Holy, Holy.”

Song: Holy, Holy, Holy

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Santo, Santo, Santo

Possible Transition: Let’s continue by reading Psalm 103:2-5:

Scripture  (Psalm 103:2-5)

Reader 1: My soul, bless the Lord, and do not forget all his benefits.

Reader 2: He forgives all your iniquity; he heals all your diseases.

Reader 3: He redeems your life from the Pit; he crowns you with faithful love and compassion.

Reader 4: He satisfies you with good things; your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Prayer Time (Potential Prayer Prompts below)

Adoration:

    • We praise God that he is Holy!
    • We praise God that he has blessed us with his abundant benefits.
    • We praise God that he is our redeemer.
    • We praise God that he is compassionate and loving.

Confession:

    • We confess that we need his forgiveness…for the things done and said, and for those things left undone and unsaid.
    • We confess that it has not been evident that we live to bless the Lord!
    • We confess that by trusting in others or our circumstances, we have forgotten your faithful love and compassion.
    • We confess that we have sought to be satisfied in so many things other than the “good things” of the Lord.

Thanksgiving:

    • *We thank God for his many blessings and benefits…help us to be more mindful of them!
    • *We thank God for his faithful love and forgiveness.
    • *We thank God that he continues to heal us from the disease of sin.
    • *We thank God that Christ is all we need for our souls to be satisfied.
    • *We thank God that we can be renewed day-by-day in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Petition:

    • We pray that others would come to know Jesus Christ – our Healer, our Forgiver, our Redeemer, our Satisfier, our Renewer!
    • We pray that God would rescue those afflicted by the virus.
    • We pray for those grieving the loss of loved ones due to the virus and other diseases.
    • We pray for our church, our pastors and leaders, and government officials.
    • We pray for health care workers…for their strength, their stamina, their health.
    • We pray that we would be satisfied in the Lord and that he would renew our strength.

Possible Transition: As we have prayed through verses 2-5 in Psalm 103, let’s listen to how the David continues to express his gratefulness for God’s forgiveness and God’s great and faithful love.

Scripture (Psalm 103:8-12)

Leader: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in faithful love. He will not always accuse us or be angry forever. 10 He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his faithful love toward those who fear him. 12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Hymn: Take My Life

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Toma Mi Vida

Possible Transition: “Take my heart, it is Thine own, it shall be Thy royal throne, it shall be thy royal throne.” It is amazing to think that the Spirit of the Living God resides in the hearts of believers, and the God of the universe wants us to have a relationship with him like a father. Let’s read the next two verses from Psalm 103:

Scripture (Psalm 103:13-14)

Reader 1: 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

Reader 2: 14 For he knows what we are made of, remembering that we are dust.

Possible Transition: We have a faithful, loving, heavenly Father. He knows us better than we know ourselves.

Hymn: Great is Thy Faithfulness

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¡Oh, Tu Fidelidad!

Leader: Closing Prayer

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Opening Scripture          

Leader: Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!

Congregation: How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!

Leader: “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?”

Congregation: “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?

Leader: For from him and through him and to him are all things.

Congregation: To him be glory forever. Amen.

Possible Transition Statement: The Apostle Paul expresses this incredible hymn of praise after 11 chapters of Holy Spirit-breathed, perfectly written Christian doctrine. His hymn is a beautiful example of how right theology always leads to doxology! Let’s give our Triune God all our praise…for from him and through him and to him are all things!

Song: Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise or Behold Our God

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Possible Transition: As Paul’s letter to the Romans guides our worship, listen to what follows the  expressions of praise we heard earlier:

Scripture  (Romans 12:1-2)

Reader 1: Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.

Reader 2: Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

Reader 3: For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.

Possible Transition: Those verses are wonderfully written to guide us through a time of prayer:

Praise:

  • We praise God that we are connected to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, sons and daughters of the Triune God of the universe.
  • We praise God for his mercies…new every morning.

Confession:

  • We realize that we have fallen short of presenting our lives and bodies as living sacrifices – holy and pleasing to God.
  • We also realize that we have too often placed ourselves on the thrones of our hearts and misplaced our worship away from our merciful Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • We also confess that we have been conformed to the world.
  • We confess that we think more highly of ourselves than we should.

Petition:

  • We ask that the Holy Spirit transform our minds and hearts and lives.
  • We ask that God would give us discernment in living our lives in a manner worthy of the gospel.
  • We ask that God would develop in us more humility and less focus on self.
  • We continue to pray for those whose health and families have been impacted by COVID 19.
  • We pray for strength for the health care workers as this pandemic drags on.
  • We pray for opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who desperately need to hear.

Song: I Am Thine, O Lord or O Great God

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Possible Transition: The hymn writer, Fanny Crosby, certainly wanted to encourage us with the reality that the children of God have an incredibly close relationship with Jesus because of his sacrifice for us. The writer of Hebrews gives us the assurance of our close relationship when he writes:

Scripture: Hebrews 10:21-25

Reader 1: And since we have a great high priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed in pure water.

Reader 2: Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering since he who promised is faithful.

Reader 3: And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.”

Possible Transition: We can draw near because we have a Great High Priest who ever intercedes on our behalf.

Song: Before the Throne of God Above

Scripture Benediction: Romans 12:9-19

Let love be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. 10 Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Take the lead in honoring one another. 11 Do not lack diligence in zeal; be fervent in the Spirit;[c] serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. 13 Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimation. 17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Give careful thought to do what is honorable in everyone’s eyes. 18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

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Piano Prelude Music: This is My Father’s World

(arranged and performed by SWBTS School of Church Music Student, Hye-in Rho)

 

Possible Opening Statement: Each week as we have gathered for worship in our homes, a particular Scripture has provided the framework for singing and praying. Today, a passage from the book of Revelation guides our thoughts, our songs and our prayers. Listen to these words from John who saw an incredible vision of heaven:

Opening Scripture

Leader: After this I looked After this I looked, and there in heaven was an open door. The first voice that I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” (Rev. 4:1)

Possible Transition Statement: “Come up here…” John was invited to behold the One seated on the throne. Through Jesus Christ and his completed work, his followers are invited to behold the Lamb on the Throne. Come, Christians, let’s join our hearts and voices and sing…

Song: Come, Christians Join to Sing or Behold Our God

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Possible Transition: Let’s continue in Revelation chapter 4 and hear how John describes what he saw in heaven:

Scripture Reading: Revelation 4:2-8

Reader 1: Immediately I was in the Spirit, and there was a throne in heaven and someone was seated on it. The one seated there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian stone. A rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald surrounded the throne.

Reader 2: Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones sat twenty-four elders dressed in white clothes, with golden crowns on their heads.

Reader 3: Flashes of lightning and rumblings and peals of thunder came from the throne. Seven fiery torches were burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. Something like a sea of glass, similar to crystal, was also before the throne.

Reader 4: Four living creatures covered with eyes in front and in back were around the throne on each side. The first living creature was like a lion; the second living creature was like an ox; the third living creature had a face like a man; and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle. Each of the four living creatures had six wings; they were covered with eyes around and inside. Day and night they never stop, saying,

All: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God, the Almighty, who was, who is, and who is to come.

Song: Holy, Holy, Holy

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Listen to these words from Revelation 4:9-10:

Scripture (Revelation 4:9-10)

Leader: Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor, and thanks to the one seated on the throne, the one who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before the one seated on the throne and worship the one who lives forever and ever. (Rev. 4:9-10)

Possible Transition: The elders who fall before the throne are perfect in their holiness, otherwise they wouldn’t be in the presence of God. And yet, they also show perfect humility. As we worship the perfect holy God we’ve just sung about, and as we’ve heard about the elders falling before Him in worship, we are even more aware of our sinfulness and our need to humble ourselves before God. Let’s read this Scripture together from 1 John 1:5-9

Leader: This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

People: If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

Leader: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light,

People: We have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Leader: If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

People: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Possible Transition: Those verses from 1 John are beautifully written to guide us through a time of prayer. Using each of the above phrases marked by the “Leader” and “People” let’s pray through the passage.

Group Prayer Time

Song: Day By Day

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Possible Transition: The last verse we just sang helps us remember that we can trust the promises of the One we’ve been worshiping and His Word. He is the Creator of the universe, but He is also our Redeemer…the One who knows every detail of our lives. “Help me then in ev’ry tribulation, so to trust Thy promises, O Lord. That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation offered me within Thy holy Word.” He is worthy of our praise, He is worthy of our trust, in every situation. He is our Solid Rock on which our lives stand!

Song: Solid Rock

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Scripture Benediction: Revelation 4:11

All: Our Lord and God, you are worthy to receive glory and honor and power, because you have created all things, and by your will they exist and were created.

Closing Prayer

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Hymn Accompaniments

All Creatures of Our God and King
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All Hail the Power of Jesus’s Name
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Be Thou My Vision
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Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
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Come, Christians, Join to Sing
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Come, Thou Fount
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Crown Him with Many Crowns
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Day By Day
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Great Is Thy Faithfulness
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Holy, Holy, Holy
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I Am Thine, O Lord
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I Need Thee Every Hour
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Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
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Jesus Paid It All
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O God, Our Help in Ages Past
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Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
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Rejoice, the Lord Is King
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Take My Life
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The Old Rugged Cross
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The Solid Rock
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There Is a Fountain
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To God Be the Glory
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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
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