Worship Guide for Sunday, July 19, 2020

At Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, we’ve provided this At-Home Worship Guide to help you and your family worship our Great God remotely with our church family for Sunday, July 19.

Listen to Rev. Craig Bailey’s greeting and introduction. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

God Calls Us to Worship

Read in unison from Psalm 8

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
When I look at your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
You have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens,
and the fish of the sea,
whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

We Sing Praises to God

Sing How Great Thou Art as Fred Hudson leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

HOW GREAT THOU ART
O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder,
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made;
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow’r throughout, The universe displayed.

Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!
Then sings my soul, My Savior God, to Thee,
How great Thou art! How great Thou art!


And when I think that God, His Son not sparing,
Sent Him to die, I scarce can take it in;
That on the cross my burden gladly bearing,
He bled and died to take away my sin. (chorus)

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
And take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration,
And there proclaim, “My God, how great Thou art!” (chorus)

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Sing Lion of Judah as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

LION OF JUDAH
You’re the Lion of Judah, the Lamb Who was slain.
You ascended to Heaven and evermore will reign.
At the end of the age when the earth You reclaim,
You will gather the nations before You.
And the eyes of all men will be fixed
on the Lamb who was crucified.
With wisdom and mercy and justice
You’ll reign at Your Father’s side.

And the angels will cry, “Hail the Lamb.
Who was slain for the world, rule in power.”
And the earth will reply, “You shall reign
As the King of all kings and the Lord of all lords.”


There’s a shield in our hand and a sword at our side.
There’s a fire in our spirits that cannot be denied;
‘Cause the Father has told us, for these You have died,
for the nations who gather before You.
And the ears of all men need to hear
of the Lamb Who was crucified;
Who descended to hell, yet was raised up
to reign at His Father’s side. (chorus)

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God Reveals His Will for Our Lives

Read from Revelation 21:1-4
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

We Confess Our Sins to God

Because He is gracious, the Lord gives us a picture of what will be. We have never experienced a place of no mourning or pain or crying. But in faith we can believe it exists. We cannot imagine a world made new, so God imagines it for us. If you have been hopeless believing that this world is all there is, confess that. If you have not lived in the hope of what will be, confess that. If you have acted too much to establish a permanent home in this world–as if a better one is not coming, confess that. If you have only lamented and not rejoiced in faith in the certain hope that God gives us–a hope that should change our perspective on everything, confess that.

God Assures Us of His Forgiveness

Read from Revelation 21:5-7
And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.”

Sing O Glorious Day as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

O GLORIOUS DAY
One day when Heaven was filled with His praises
One day when sin was as black as could be,
Jesus came forth to be born of a Virgin,
Dwelt among men, my example is He
Word became flesh and the light shined among us
His glory revealed

Living He loved me, dying He saved me, and buried He carried
my sins far away, Rising He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming, oh, glorious day, oh, glorious day


One day they led Him up Calvary’s mountain
One day they nailed Him to die on a tree,
Suffering anguish, despised and rejected,
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He
Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me (chorus)

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door,
Then He arose, over death He had conquered,
Now He’s ascended, my Lord evermore,
Death could not hold Him,
the grave could not keep Him from rising again (chorus)

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We Give to the Lord (Offering)

Please continue to give as an act of worship online or by check as the Lord gives you the ability. You may mail your checks to the church office at 43 Wentworth St. Charleston, SC 29401. You may also contribute online here at this link or through our Venmo account: @redeemer-charleston.

We Pray for God’s People, Work, & World

Pray for those who do not have hope. Pray for those who are confused in these days where conflicting messages rob people of the ability to know the truth. Pray that the truth of the Good News of the Gospel will emerge from the fog of confusion and instill people with hope. Pray for God’s people to speak tirelessly and fearlessly words of hope.  

Ephesians 6:12 reminds us:
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Pray for our church, our missionaries, our nation, and our world as if you believe a spiritual battle is taking place.

We Hear God’s Word (Sermon)

Especially good for families, Bible Project offers short audio and video clips plus discussion questions centered around Scripture. Click here to check out their many Church at Home guides.

Rev. Craig Bailey preaches again this week from John 21:25, including an introduction and two parts.

Listen to Craig’s sermon introduction. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

Questions from the Introduction:

  1. How are imagining and acting connected in your life? 

25 Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

John 21:25

Listen to Part 1. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

Questions from Part 1:

  1. If you could imagine the power of God changing anything, what would it be?
  2. Why do you imagine that change? 
  3. How could that change bring glory to God and advance His kingdom?
  4. The secret things belong to God, but imagine the reasons God might have for not bringing about that change. What else could He be accomplishing by His power?

Listen to Part 2. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

Questions from Part 2:
We must imagine so that we will act to bring the wonder and glory and beauty of Jesus to our own lives and to the lives of others.

  1. What will our world look like if we imagine then act? Please imagine.

We Acknowledge the Goodness of the Lord

Sing I Want to Know You as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

I WANT TO KNOW YOU
I’ve tried in vain a thousand ways
My fears to quell my hopes to raise
But what I need your word has said
Is ever only Jesus

You died you live you reign you plead
There’s love in all your words and deeds
This weary heart finds all it needs
In ever only Jesus

I want to know you, Jesus my Lord
King of the Heavens, king of my soul
I trade my treasures and all my rewards
Jesus to know you then know you more

Though some should curse me for your name
I have no fear I have no shame
You stand with me for all my days
My ever only Jesus (chorus)

Like wave after wave on the ocean
Like all of the sand on the shore
Your beauty and glory are endless
O Jesus I must know you more (repeat) (chorus)

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Benediction

Watch Craig’s Benediction. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.