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, June 28.
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 5:7–12
I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me.
Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.
We Sing Praises to God
Sing Crown Him with Many Crowns as Fred Hudson 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
CCLI License # 1579589
Sing Days of Elijah as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.
DAYS OF ELIJAH
These are the days of Elijah
Declaring the Word of the Lord
And these are the days of Your servant, Moses
Righteousness being restored
And though these are days of great trials
Of famine and darkness and sword
We are the voice in the desert crying
Prepare ye the way of the Lord.
Behold, He comes, riding on the clouds
Shining like the sun at the trumpet call
Lift your voice, it’s the year of Jubilee
Out of Zion’s hill, salvation comes.
And these are the days of Ezekiel
The dry bones becoming as flesh.
And these are the days of Your servant, David
Rebuilding a temple of praise.
And these are the days of the harvest
The fields are as white in the world.
We are the laborers in your vineyard
Declaring the Word of the Lord. (chorus)
There is no God like Jehovah, (7x) (chorus)
CCLI Song # 1537904
© 1996 Song Solutions Daybreak (Admin. by Song Solutions www.songsolutions.org)
CCLI License # 1579589
God Reveals His Will for Our Lives
Read from Philippians 3:7–12
But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.
We Confess Our Sins to God
These verses require that we compare the things we have with Christ. When we have made that comparison, everything we have–all our gains, possessions, etc.–should seem as nothing compared to Christ and really knowing Him. If the ways you have spent your thinking and acting and doing reveal that you value other things more than Christ, confess that.
These verses remind us that our knowledge of Christ must be personal. “I want to know Christ!” We cannot know Christ through someone else’s relationship with Him; neither can we live someone else’s Christian life vicariously. If you have not invested time in getting to know Christ personally this week, confess that.
These verses remind us that Jesus’ life was not just one of resurrection but also of suffering before the resurrection. Until we reach the victory of our resurrection, our lives will be marked by suffering as well. If you have failed to follow Christ faithfully because you fear He is leading you into suffering, confess that. If you have avoided the full orb of the Christian life, confess that. If you have forgotten the resurrection power that is available to you as you make your way through the joys and sorrows or the full-orbed Christian life, confess that.
God Assures Us of His Forgiveness
Read from Philippians 3:12
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.
Sing Grace as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.
Your grace that leads this sinner home
From death to life forever
And sings the song of righteousness
By blood and not by merit
Your grace that reaches far and wide
To every tribe and nation
Has called my heart to enter in
The joy of Your salvation
By grace I am redeemed
By grace I am restored
And now I freely walk
Into the arms of Christ my Lord
Your grace that I cannot explain
Not by my earthly wisdom
The prince of life without a stain
Was traded for this sinner (chorus)
Let praise rise up and overflow
My song resound forever
For grace will see me welcomed home
To walk beside my Savior (chorus)
CCLI Song # 7073330
Jonny Robinson | Niki Shepherd | Rich Thompson
© 2016 Getty Music Publishing (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
Jonny Robinson Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
Little Life Lines Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
Rich Thompson Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
CCLI License # 1579589
We Give to the Lord (Offering)
With an economy that is shut down, our country is experiencing financially challenging times. This has been reflected at Redeemer in the past several months as the giving has decreased significantly. 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
During this time, “pour out your heart like water” before the Lord for His people that He places on your heart–people living around you or people living in other parts of the world. Our brothers and sisters need our prayer support.
Pray for God’s kingdom work. Our world seems to be looking less and less like God’s Kingdom. What it values and promotes is becoming more antithetical to what God values and to the way things are “supposed to be.” You know of work that is attempting to change that–work that is attempting to establish God’s kingdom. Pray fervently for those works and the people engaged in them as the Lord brings them to your mind.
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:
- If you could change anything about your life circumstances, what change would you make? Why would you change that thing?
- What if instead of attempting to change that circumstance, you chose to embrace it: Let your imagination begin to wonder about how God could use it for His glory and your good.
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.”John 21:18-22
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!”
Listen to Part 1. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.
Questions from Part 1:
- What thoughts or feelings about your life or your circumstances do you need pour through the three filters?
- How do these verses/filters help you look at your life differently?
Listen to Part 2. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.
Questions from Part 2:
- What beautiful gospel picture do you hope you and the Lord will create with the “providential puzzle pieces” He has given you?
- Are your providential circumstances drawing you closer to the Lord or driving you further away from Him? How do you need to reorient yourself so that every circumstance draws you closer to the Lord?
We Acknowledge the Goodness of the Lord
Sing By Gracious Powers as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.
BY GRACIOUS POWERS
By gracious powers so wonderfully sheltered
And confidently waiting come what may
We know that God is with us night and morning
And never fails to greet us each new day
Yet is this heart by its old foe tormented
Still evil days bring burdens hard to bear
O give our frightened souls the sure salvation
For which O Lord You taught us to prepare
And when this cup You give is filled to brimming
With bitter suffering hard to understand
We take it thankfully and without trembling
Out of so good and so beloved a hand
Yet when again in this same world You give us
The joy we had the brightness of Your sun
We shall remember all the days we lived through
And our whole life shall then be Yours alone
CCLI Song # 5411737
Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Fred Pratt Green | Jean Sibelius
© Words: 1974 Hope Publishing Company
Music: Public Domain
CCLI License # 1579589
Watch Craig’s Benediction. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video below.