SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP GUIDE
April 5, 2020
An Update from Pastor Bryan
Watch this greeting from Pastor Bryan as he talks about staying connected and previews our RBC Family Meeting tonight at 6 p.m. CT via Zoom. If you want to come and have not received Zoom meeting information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call to Worship
from Luke 19:28—48
Listen to this song, as we follow Jesus through the streets of Jerusalem on the road to save us.
“Behold Our God”
“God eternal humbled to the grave; Jesus, Savior risen now to reign!”
“His Mercy Is More”
“Our sins they are many; His mercy is more.”
Throughout these days of the pandemic and the accompanying isolation, our church family, our nation, and the whole world are facing challenges that we have perhaps never seen in our lifetime. One of the most important things for Christians to remember during this time is the power of prayer and God’s open invitation for us to draw near to him in confidence through prayer.
One of the many encouraging pictures related to prayer in the Psalms is found in Psalm 34:15.
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry.
God’s eyes are on us. God’s ears are open to our cries. Let’s pray today for these things.
- For our church family, that God would grant us grace to trust him, to turn away from sin, to love one another, and to draw near to Him this week.
- For those who don’t know Christ yet, that God would open their eyes to their need of Jesus and that God would open up doors for us to share with them the hope we have in Jesus.
- For our governing authorities, as they face challenges that they never expected and need wisdom and strength from God to care well for those under their rule.
SERMON | Ecclesiastes, Part 3: “Fearing God & Enjoying Life”
“Christ, Our Hope in Life and Death”
This song is not one that we’ve sung at RBC; however, it corresponds well with our series on Ecclesiastes and the Wisdom books of the Old Testament. Even if you don’t know the song yet, you can follow along with the lyrics displayed in the video.
Benediction | 1 Peter 5:6–11
English Standard Version
(6) Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, (7) casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (8) Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (9) Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (10) And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (11) To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
International Children’s Bible
(6) So be humble under God’s powerful hand. Then he will lift you up when the right time comes. (7) Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you. (8) Control yourselves and be careful! The devil is your enemy. And he goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat. (9) Refuse to give in to the devil. Stand strong in your faith. You know that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are having the same sufferings you have. (10) Yes, you will suffer for a short time. But after that, God will make everything right. He will make you strong. He will support you and keep you from falling. He is the God who gives all grace. He called you to share in his glory in Christ. That glory will continue forever. (11) All power is his forever and ever. Amen.