Worship Guide for Sunday, May 10, 2020

Worship at home with 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, May 10. (If you’re having any questions or problems with the worship guide, please reach out directly via our #tech-support channel on Slack.)

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 from Psalm 104
Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, you are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering yourself with light as with a garment, stretching out the heavens like a tent. You set the earth on its foundations, so that it should never be moved.

May the glory of the Lord endure forever. I will sing to the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord. Bless the Lord, O my soul! Praise the Lord!

We Sing Praises to God

Sing Ancient of Days as Fred Hudson leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

ANCIENT OF DAYS
Blessing and honor, glory and power,
be unto the Ancient of Days.
From ev’ry nation, all of creation
bow before the Ancient of Days.

Ev’ry tongue in heaven and earth shall declare Your glory;
Ev’ry knee will bow at Your throne in worship;
You will be exalted, O God and Your kingdom will not pass away,
O Ancient of Days

Your Kingdom shall reign over all the earth,
Sing unto the Ancient of Days;
For none can compare to Your matchless worth,
Sing unto the Ancient of Days.

CCLI Song # 798108
Gary Sadler | Jamie Harvill
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Sing Always as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

ALWAYS
My foes are many, They rise against me
But I will hold my ground, I will not fear the war
I will not fear the storm, My help is on the way,
My help is on the way

Oh my God, He will not delay,
My refuge and strength always
I will not fear, His promise is true,
My God will come through always
Always

Trouble surrounds me, Chaos abounding
My soul will rest in You, I will not fear the war
I will not fear the storm, My help is on the way
My help is on the way (chorus) 

I lift my eyes up, My help comes from the Lord
I lift my eyes up, My help comes from the Lord
I lift my eyes up, My help comes from the Lord
I lift my eyes up, My help comes from the Lord (chorus)

CCLI Song # 5881037
Jason Ingram | Kristian Stanfill
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God Reveals His Will for Our Lives

Read from Romans 8:12–17
So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

We Confess Our Sins to God

These verses from Romans 8:12-17 should give us great confidence. They remind us that we have the Spirit of Christ. If you have lived more to satisfy the desires of the flesh (putting what you want for yourself before what Christ wants for you), confess that. These verses remind us of our identity. We are adopted sons and daughters of God! If you have lived outside that identity, confess that. If you have lived like an orphan, as if you do not have a heavenly Father who loves you, forgives you, and welcomes you into His presence; confess that. If you have lived a life of self-preservation instead of being opened handed with your life and willing to suffer (even shame and ridicule) for the sake of Christ, confess that. If you have lived as if you are not secure in Christ, confess that.

God Assures Us of His Forgiveness

Read from Romans 8:18
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Sing Christ Our Sure and Steady Anchor as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

CHRIST OUR SURE AND STEADY ANCHOR
Christ the sure and steady anchor
In the fury of the storm
When the winds of doubt blow through me
And my sails have all been torn
In the suffering in the sorrow
When my sinking hopes are few
I will hold fast to the anchor
It shall never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
While the tempest rages on
When temptation claims the battle
And it seems the night has won
Deeper still then goes the anchor
Though I justly stand accused
I will hold fast to the anchor
It shall never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
Through the floods of unbelief
Hopeless somehow O my soul now
Lift your eyes to Calvary
This my ballast of assurance
See His love forever proved
All my hope is in the anchor
It shall never be removed

Christ the sure and steady anchor
As we face the wave of death
When these trials give way to glory
As we draw our final breath
We will cross that great horizon
Clouds behind and life secured
And the calm will be the better
For the storms that we endured

Christ the shore of our salvation
Ever faithful ever true
We will hold fast to the anchor
It shall never be removed

CCLI Song # 7045331
Matthew Boswell | Matthew Papa© 2015 Getty Music Hymns and Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
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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 weeks 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

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 Church at Home guide which ponders the story of Israel’s exile in Babylon, when God’s people lost everything they knew and loved and were forced into an unfamiliar world.

Rev. Craig Bailey preaches this week from John 21:18-19, including an introduction and two parts.

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.”

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

Questions for Introduction:
On a scale of 1-10, rate your level of assurance or certainly about making it to heaven. 10 = “I am absolutely sure that I am going to make it.”
1 = “I am not at all sure I am going to make it.”

Why did you choose the number you chose?

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

Questions for Part 1:
What difference could more assurance make in your life?

What are you willing to do to have more assurance?

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

Questions for Part 2:
What story would you write for yourself from right now until the end of your life?

Which of the expectations you have for your life are the most difficult for you let go of?

If you let go of those expectations, what would you ask Jesus to replace them with?

What do you think of a discipleship that might not be heading toward increased ease and comfort but instead is heading toward hardship and discomfort? Or a discipleship that includes not being insulated but instead exposed?

How does the word of God and the person of Christ comfort you most in all these thoughts?

We Acknowledge the Goodness of the Lord

Sing The Solid Rock as Fred leads us. Click here for the link or watch the embedded video.

THE SOLID ROCK
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust my sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ Name

On Christ the solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand

When darkness seems to veil his face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil (chorus)

His oath His covenant and blood
Support me in the whelming flood
When all around my soul gives way
He then is all my hope and stay (chorus)

When He shall come with trumpet sound
O may I then in Him be found
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless to stand before the throne (chorus)

CCLI Song # 25417
Edward Mote | William Batchelder Bradbury
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Music: Public Domain
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Benediction

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