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April 2020

Worship notes for Home Worship – Lord’s Day, April 26, 2020

Here are some notes to go along with the sermon published online for this Lord’s day for home worship. You can find hymns to sing here.  Here is a a video version of the sermon and an audio one.  Finally, here is a model prayer for this day. It is adapted from the prayer “Belonging to Jesus” from the book “Valley of Vision.” O Heavenly Father, Teach us to see that if Christ has pacified you and satisfied divine justice, He can also deliver us from our sins. Teach us to see that Christ does not desire us, now justified,…

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Security in God’s Plan – Order for home worship. Lord’s Day, April 19, 2020

Here are some worship notes for you individually or for you and your family. These are intended to go along with the sermon though you don’t need to use the notes to make sense of the the sermon. If they help you, use them to guide you in your worship of our Lord! If you have children who can read, you may want to have them read some of the Scripture passages themselves. Psalm 63 Sing together or mediate on the hymn “My Hope is in the Lord.” If you are able, print out the hymn pages for everyone with…

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A Hymn for Resurrection Sunday

Jesus lives, and so shall I. Death! thy sting is gone forever! He who deigned for me to die, lives, the bands of death to sever. He shall raise me from the dust: Jesus is my hope and trust. Jesus lives and reigns supreme; and, his kingdom still remaining, I shall also be with him, ever living, ever reigning. God has promised; be it must: Jesus is my hope and trust. Jesus lives, and by his grace, vict’ry o’er my passions giving, I will cleanse my heart and ways, ever to his glory living. Me he raises from the dust:…

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Resurrection and our Good: Order for Home Worship. Lord’s Day, April 12, 2020

Here are some worship notes for you individually or for you and your family. These are intended to go along with the sermon though you don’t need to use the notes to make sense of the the sermon. If they help you, use them to guide you in your worship of our Lord! If you have children who can read, you may want to have them read some of the Scripture passages themselves. John 20:1-9 Sing together or mediate on the hymn “In Christ Alone” If you are able, print out the hymn pages for everyone with you! If you…

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Lessons From Home: A Better Kingdom

“This sucks!” Pardon the expression. It’s a quote from a young woman watching her father breath his last. I, being in the hospital room, heard the expression and watched the last breath. The young woman who uttered those words many years ago was not a Christian. She clearly loved her father and was rightly sorrowful as he died. But it was also clear that she didn’t have a category for what was happening. This was true not only because of her expression, but also because of the empty platitudes that she uttered as her father was removed from life support….

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Two Gifts: An Order for Worship on the Lord’s Day – Sunday, April 5, 2020

Here are some worship notes for you individually or for you and your family. These are intended to go along with the sermon though you don’t need to use the notes to make sense of the the sermon. If they help you, use them to guide you in your worship of our Lord! If you have children who can read, you may want to have them read some of the Scripture passages themselves. Read Psalm 81 Sing together or mediate on the hymn “Like A River Glorious.” If you are able, print out the hymn pages for everyone with you!…

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Lessons From Home: News

Here is a newsflash for you: generally speaking the news is not your friend. The news industry is designed to make money, and it makes its money by selling its wares to you. It always has been this way and probably always will be. There are some exceptions to be found. But those exceptions are few and far between. This is not to say that the news never gives you needed information or never does noble things. It is to say, however, that the news industry has every motivation to make its wares as sensational as possible.  Unless you are…

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