During this season of not holding our regular worship gatherings, we have put together this Home Worship Guide to lead us into worship through singing, the preaching of Scripture, and prayer. 

To compliment this guide, you are also invited to join us at our building at 930 Broad St. for Sundays on the Porch at 11AM each Sunday for a time of communion, fellowship, and serving together.

Call to Worship:

Read Psalm 71:17-24 aloud and together:

O God, from my youth you have taught me,
and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
So even to old age and gray hairs,
O God, do not forsake me,
until I proclaim your might to another generation,
your power to all those to come.
Your righteousness, O God,
reaches the high heavens.
You who have done great things,
O God, who is like you?
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities
will revive me again;
from the depths of the earth
you will bring me up again.
You will increase my greatness
and comfort me again.

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,
for they have been put to shame and disappointed
who sought to do me hurt.

Pray a prayer of surrender, humbly offering yourself to God. Ask Him to use the next few minutes of worship for His glory and your own joy.

Let’s worship Our God in song together!

“Return to God” Zechariah 1:1-6

Scripture reading/questions:

Read Zechariah 1:1-6

Ask these simple questions after reading:

  • What does this passage reveal about who God is and what He does?
  • How does it speak to who you are and how you should live?

Time of Prayer:

Please continue to pray over these things with us throughout the week:

  • Doors would be opened for people to hear the gospel in downtown Augusta
  • We would be a unified body of believers representative of the diversities of our community
  • Church planters and missionaries with The Alliance around the globe would see doors open for the gospel
    • Specifically keep Paul & Lyndsay Murphy in prayer as they serve in North Africa, and keep Sojourn Church in Uganda in prayer also.
  • God would continue to provide for Redemption Church with people and finances to see the gospel advance from our community
  • Justice for the oppressed, and for the reconciling work of Jesus to work mightily
  • Wisdom for leaders all over the world
  • Safety and endurance for medical professionals, teachers, and many others who bear a heavy burden in this season
  • Healing and mercy for the sick
  • Peace for the fearful
  • Salvation for many

For Families with Kids:

Kids Songs:

Parents, each week we will include a song or two for the whole family. Take this opportunity to sing and dance with your kids, and worship God together as a family.

Family Discussion Questions and Activities –

Discussion Questions:

  1. Where did Jesus show His glory? (at the top of a mountain, Mark 9:2)
  2. Who stood with Jesus in glory? (Moses and Elijah, Mark 9:4)
  3. What did the voice tell Peter, James, and John to do? (listen to Jesus, Mark 9:7)
  4. Why do you think Jesus chose to reveal His glory to Peter, James, and John? Discuss those three disciples’ role as leaders among the disciples. Help the kids understand that they were Jesus’ closest friends as well as some of His most loyal followers. Help them understand that showing His glory to them was a way to help them see that He truly is God’s Son.
  5. How should we respond to Jesus? Guide kids to discuss appropriate ways we might respond to the good news about Jesus. Talk to the kids about what it would look like to feel overjoyed, humbled, and awestruck. Remind the kids that part of our response to Jesus is loving obedience to His commands, including a desire to tell others about Him.

Family Activity: Glow in the dark

Provide a variety of glow-in-the-dark objects. Invite the kids to play with the objects. Occasionally dim or turn out the lights so the kids can see how brightly the items glow and how quickly they fade. SAY • Glow-in-the-dark objects cannot shine unless they absorb the light-energy of other sources of light. Even after absorbing that energy, they quickly give off all the light they were able to store. In a way, these objects can help us think about the way we “shine” for Jesus. We cannot give off any light apart from Jesus. In our story, Jesus showed His glory to Peter, James, and John, and it shone as bright as the sun. When we believe the truth of the gospel, it transforms our lives so that we become lights in the world. But how brightly we shine depends a lot on how much time we spend with Jesus, the source of our light. We study our Bibles, pray, and fellowship with other believers to help us grow in our relationship with Jesus, so that we can shine His light onto everyone we meet.

Story Point: Jesus showed His glory to Peter, James, and John.

Key Passage: Psalm 40:5

Big Picture Question: Why did Jesus perform miracles? Jesus performed miracles to glorify God, to show He is the Son of God, and to care for people.>

Share:

What good news encouraged you this morning?

  • Let us know how God has impacted you the most through today’s worship via social media.
  • Remember to tag Redemption Church in your post.

Announcements

  • Sundays on the Porch – As a compliment to the Home Worship Guide, we are hosting Sundays on the Porch at 11AM in front of our building at 930 Broad St. This will be a time of communion, fellowship, and service. Please plan to continue to use the Home Worship Guides on Sundays for sermons, singing, corporate prayer, and Redemption Kids resources.
  • Let Justice Roll T-ShirtsLast day to order is September 30th! We’ve teamed up with Mod Ink Screen Printing & Design to make these “Let Justice Roll” t-shirts. Money for each shirt you buy will go the Jessye Norman School of the Arts. Adult shirts are  $18 with $10 going to the organization, and the kids shirts are $10 with $5 going to the organization. Available for a limited time so pre-order yours today.
  • Listen, Recognize, Pray, Act Here is a list of suggested resources to help you explore the racial injustices in our country and consider how God is leading you to act. We will be updating the list with a few more resources soon.
  • Salvation and Baptism – If you’d like to talk further about your decision to follow Jesus or baptism, we’d love to hear from you. Fill out this form on our baptism page, and let us know in the message portion how we can assist you.
  • Connect – If you’d like more information on how to connect with Redemption Church, please contact Ben Riche or Brent Skelley. You can also connect with Redemption Church via social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Giving – We encourage your faithful and cheerful giving to continue as an act of worship and in support of the ministry of Redemption Church. The invitation is not to an obligation but to “taste and see that the Lord is good,” that He is exceedingly rich in riches beyond matters of money, and that He can be trusted even in our present circumstances.  You can find ways to continue to give on our website.
  • Worship Playlist – We’ve created a playlist of songs suggested by our worship team. We hope that listening to them will be a source of encouragement throughout your week.  Listen on SpotifyListen on Apple Music

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