March 29, 2020
If you’ve been reading Preparing for Sunday for any amount of time, you’ll notice that it’s a little simpler now than it used to be! After moving our Sunday Worship online for families and smaller groups of people to walk through together, what used to be available on Thursdays in Preparing for Sunday has been enhanced and has now become the bulk of what people access to use on Sundays.
The new, temporary focus of Preparing for Sunday is preparing people who are preparing to lead their family or small group of people in their localized, home services. You may not think that’s you at first, but the “Church Scattered” requires many more people to take up the responsibility to lead their families or groups in worship. You may choose to prayerfully consider that role.
In summary, Preparing for Sunday has been simplified to a list of our three-ish songs (now including chords and lyrics downloads) and the main passage we’ll study. For those who would like to prepare in advance for reading Scripture to your group or leading them in this week’s music, here’s how you can prepare for Sunday:
Read through our text, Matthew 5:1–12.
(Click to Read)
Seeing the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and when He sat down, His disciples came to Him.
And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Practice singing or playing through our songs:
CALL TO WORSHIP
Build My Life (Barrett, Kable, Martin, Redman, Younker)
Your Name Is Good (Psalm 54) (Joel Limpic, Scott Mills)
CONFESSION OF SIN
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Come Ye Sinners (Joseph Hart arr. Robbie Seay)
PASSING THE PEACE, SCRIPTURE READING, SERMON VIDEO, PRAYER, & COMMUNION
Doxology (A Cappella) (Louis Bourgeois, Thomas Ken)