Worship Guide for Sunday, July 26, 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 26. We’re excited to welcome to Charleston and to the Redeemer family our new assistant pastor Rev. John Song! He and his new wife Paige moved to town this month, and they’re eager to get to know the Redeemer family.

Listen to Rev. John Song’s video greeting. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.

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

God Calls Us to Worship

Read in unison from Psalm 71:14–24
I will hope continually and will praise you yet more and more. My mouth will tell of your righteous acts, of your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is past my knowledge. Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you?

I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, O my God; I will sing praises to you with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy, when I sing praises to you; my soul also, which you have redeemed. And my tongue will talk of your righteous help all the day long.

We Sing Praises to God

Sing 10,000 Reasons as Fred Hudson leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

10,000 REASONS
Bless the Lord, O my soul, O my soul;
Worship His holy name.
Sing like never before, O my soul;
I’ll worship Your holy name.


The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me
Let me be singing when the evening comes (chorus)

You’re rich in love, and You’re slow to anger
Your name is great, and Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find (chorus)

And on that day when my strength is failing
The end draws near and my time has come
Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore (chorus)

CCLI Song # 6016351
Jonas Myrin | Matt Redman
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Sing Crown Him with Many Crowns as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS
Crown Him with many crowns, the Lamb upon His throne
Hark! how the heav’nly anthem drowns all music but its own
Awake, my soul and sing of Him who died for thee,
And crown Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of love; behold His hands and side
Rich wounds, yet visible above, in beauty glorified,
All hail, Redeemer, hail! For Thou hast died for me.
Thy praise and glory shall not fail throughout eternity.

Crown Him the Lord of life; Who triumphed o’er the grave
Who rose victorious in the strife for those He came to save,
His glories now we sing, Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring and lives that death may die.

CCLI Song # 23938
George Job Elvey | Godfrey Thring | Matthew Bridges
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
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God Reveals His Will for Our Lives

Read from Ephesians 1:15–23
For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

We Confess Our Sins to God

In these verses we get a glimpse of what Paul, under the inspiration of the Spirit, believes the life of a follower of Christ should look like. The follower of Christ should have spiritual wisdom and insight. If you are not regularly seeking wisdom from the Spirit before you act and and before you speak each day, confess that. The follower of Christ should be growing in knowledge of the Lord. If your growth in the knowledge of the Lord is stagnant, or if in truth you do not desire to grow in your knowledge of Christ more, confess that. Ask Him to help you hunger to know Him more and more. The follower of Christ should be living with spiritual eyes wide open. If in this week you have preferred NOT to see, if you have closed your spiritual eyes to spiritual truth so that you can live a self-indulgent, self-directed, self-satisfying life, confess that.

Paul lists three gifts from the Lord that he prays the Ephesians will know and experience: 1) The hope to which God has called them. 2) The riches of his glorious inheritance. 3) The immeasurable greatness of his power toward them. God wills that followers of Christ should experience these gifts. If you have not lived in hope this week, if you have not lived out of the richness of what is yours right now because you are united to Christ, and if you have given in and given up instead of living by the immeasurably great Spirit of God power, confess that.

God Assures Us of His Forgiveness

Read from Ephesians 2:1–6
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked…but God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

Sing He Will Hold Me Fast as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

HE WILL HOLD ME FAST
When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast

He will hold me fast
He will hold me fast
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast

Those He saves are His delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in His holy sight
He will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost
His Promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost
He will hold me fast (chorus)

For my life He bled and died
Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold me fast
Raised with Him to endless life
He will hold me fast
Till our faith is turned to sight
When He comes at last (chorus)

CCLI Song # 7016161
Ada Ruth Habershon | Matthew Merker
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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

We have all heard reports about the world and about our country from the media, online, Facebook, word of mouth, etc. From all that you have heard, what has given you the greatest hope? Thank God for that. Which situation(s) about which you have heard have concerned you the most? Pray about those situation(s). Where and how can the gospel best penetrate and speak into that situation? Ask the Lord to show you. What words of faith and hope, or calm and peace should you speak? When should you speak them? Ask the Lord to show you the words and then give you the courage and opportunity to actually speak them. Pray these things for our missionaries and for all those who follow Jesus and desire to make a difference in this world for His sake.

**If you’d like to submit a personal prayer request right now directly to the elders at Redeemer, use this online form.

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 this week from John 21:24-25, including two parts.

24 This is the disciple who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true. 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 21:24-25

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

Questions from Part 1:

  1. What is the epilogue to your coming to faith?  
  2. What would people read in the “John 21” of your life of the ongoing work of Christ in you and through you?
  3. What has your “more” been with Jesus?
  4. Has there been more? How much more? Are you satisfied with the more? Is it enough for you or do you want more? 

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

Questions from Part 2:

  1. What has been the “more” of your life that has caused you to fall more and more in love with the Jesus who loves you and calls you “friend”? 
  2. What has been the more of your life that has spoken and lived out the gospel?
  3. What has been the more of your life that has helped to extend the Kingdom of God on this earth?
  4. Do you really want to have more of Jesus and more with Jesus?
  5. Do you want your accent to continue to change?
  6. Do you want your old one to be supplanted by a gospel accent of love and mercy and grace and compassion and forgiveness?
  7. Will you seek this change from the Lord?

We Acknowledge the Goodness of the Lord

Sing More About Jesus as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

MORE ABOUT JESUS
More about Jesus would I know
More of His grace to others show
More of His saving fullness see
More of His love who died for me

More about Jesus let me learn
More of His holy will discern
Spirit of God my teacher be
Showing the things of Christ to me

More more about Jesus
More more about Jesus
More of His saving fullness see
More of His love who died for me


More about Jesus in His word
Holding communion with my Lord
Hearing His voice in ev’ry line
Making each faithful saying mine (chorus)

More about Jesus on His throne
Riches in glory all His own
More of His kingdom’s sure increase
More of His coming Prince of Peace (chorus)

CCLI Song # 3763913
Eliza Edmunds Stites Hewitt | John Robson Sweney | Linda Mawson
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Mawson, Linda (Admin. by Praise Trust)
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Benediction

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