Worship Guide for Sunday, July 5, 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 5.

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 69:30–35
I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners.

Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them. For God will save.

We Sing Praises to God

Sing Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee as Fred Hudson leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

JOYFUL, JOYFUL WE ADORE THEE
Joyful, joyful we adore Thee, God of glory Lord of love
Hearts unfold like flow’rs before Thee, Opening to the sun above,
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, Drive the dark of doubt away,
Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day

All Thy works with joy surround Thee, Earth and heav’n reflect Thy rays, Stars and angels sing around Thee, Center of unbroken praise, Field and forest vale and mountain, Flowery meadow flashing sea, Chanting bird and flowing fountain, Call us to rejoice in Thee

Thou art giving and forgiving, Ever blessing ever blest
Wellspring of the joy of living, Ocean depth of happy rest,
Thou our Father Christ our Brother, All who live in love are Thine,
Teach us how to love each other
Lift us to the joy divine

Let us join the Mighty Chorus, Which the heavenly host began
For the Glory of the Father, Christ has purchased peace for man, Ever singing, march we onward, with the gospel lifted high,
‘Til the Lord returns in glory, to claim those for whom He died.

CCLI Song # 25321
Edward Hodges | Henry Van Dyke | Ludwig van Beethoven
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Music: Public Domain
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Sing How Can I Keep from Singing as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING
There is an endless song,
Echoes in my soul
I hear the music ring
And though the storms may come,
I am holding on
To the rock I cling

How can I keep from singing Your praise,
How can I ever say enough
How amazing is Your love,
How can I keep from shouting Your name
I know I am loved by the King,
And it makes my heart want to sing

I will lift my eyes,
In the darkest night
For I know my Savior lives
And I will walk with You,
Knowing You’ll see me through
And sing the songs You give (chorus)

CCLI Song # 4822372
Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash | Matt Redman
© 2006 sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
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God Reveals His Will for Our Lives

Read from Romans 12:3–8
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; he one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

We Confess Our Sins to God

We are often plagued by self-centeredness. We think of ourselves more often than we ought, and we cater to our own needs before we consider the needs of others. If this has been true about you this week, confess that. These verses remind us that God has gifted each of us differently. He intends those gifts to be used for the benefit of the entire body. If you have not talked with the Lord about His gift to you and sought ways to use that gift to benefit your brothers and sisters in Christ and build His church, confess that. The gifts that God has given to each of us are gifts of grace. We have not earned them. God has chosen them for us. If you have been proud instead of humble before the grace of the Lord, confess that.

God Assures Us of His Forgiveness

Read from Romans 8:28–30
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Sing My Worth Is Not in What I Own as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

MY WORTH IS NOT IN WHAT I OWN (AT THE CROSS)
My worth is not in what I own
Not in the strength of flesh and bone
But in the costly wounds of love at the cross

My worth is not in skill or name
In win or lose in pride or shame
But in the blood of Christ that flowed at the cross

I rejoice in my Redeemer,
Greatest treasure, Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in Him no other,
My soul is satisfied in Him alone

As summer flowers we fade and die
Fame youth and beauty hurry by
But life eternal calls to us at the cross

I will not boast in wealth or might
Or human wisdom’s fleeting light
But I will boast in knowing Christ at the cross (chorus)

Two wonders here that I confess
My worth and my unworthiness
My value fixed my ransom paid at the cross (chorus)

CCLI Song # 7024758
Graham Kendrick | Keith Getty | Kristyn Getty
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Make Way Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
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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

As we celebrate our nation’s independence this weekend, pray for our country. Pray that we would not be independent from the Lord, but that we would be dependent on Him for all things. Pray for those in leadership over us. Pray that the Lord would guide us through this time of disease and bring us through safely to the other side. Pray for the many manifestations of brokenness in our country. Pray that the church would be leading the way in bringing hope and healing through the gospel. Pray that the Lord would have mercy on us as a nation and that He would keep us strong. Pray that we would not squander that strength, but use it to proclaim the gospel both here and around the world. 

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 21:18-22, 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. Paint a word picture of what you believe following Christ closely looks like. 
  2. What do you believe that following Christ closely might require of you? 
  3. What might you withhold of yourself from the Lord because you fear if you give it He will take it and then your following might become difficult or dangerous or marked by deprivation?

18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” 19 (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

20 Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who also had leaned back against him during the supper and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” 21 When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” 22 Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!”

John 21:18-22

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

Questions from Part 1 – Providence Is Provision:

  1. What do you think it looks like for God, the First Cause, to make provision for His church through you, a second cause?

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

Questions from Part 2 – Provision is Prolific:

  1. Pray and ask Jesus to reveal His providential path for you.
  2. Pray that you will be a faithful secondary cause through which Jesus makes provision for the church that He is building.

We Acknowledge the Goodness of the Lord

Sing We Will Feast in the House of Zion as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

WE WILL FEAST IN THE HOUSE OF ZION
We will feast in the house of Zion
We will sing with our hearts restored
He has done great things we will say together
We will feast and weep no more

We will not be burned by the fire
He is the Lord our God
We are not consumed by the flood
Upheld protected gathered up (chorus)

In the dark of night before the dawn
My soul be not afraid
For the promised morning oh how long
Oh God of Jacob be my strength (chorus)

Every vow we’ve broken and betrayed
You are the faithful one
And from the garden to the grave
Bind us together bring shalom (chorus)

CCLI Song # 704164
Joshua Moore | Sandra McCracken
© 2015 Drink Your Tea Music (Fair Trade Music Publishing [c/o Essential Music Publishing LLC])
joshmooreownsthismusic (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
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Benediction

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