Ask these simple questions after reading:
- How has God been merciful and kind to you this week?
- What does it prove about Him?
- How does it change your heart’s posture from sunken to joyful and hopeful?
For Families with Kids:
Story Time with Mrs. Corrie
Suggested Activities –
- Find a crunchy snack like pretzels, or crackers and dip them in a small bowl of honey. Imagine what it would be like if you were eating grasshoppers instead! Discuss what it would be like to eat this one food for every meal.
- Put on a pair of tie shoes then ask your kids to untie them. Discuss how helping someone take off their shoes when they ask for help is a way to be kind to them, but it also means we need to get right down with their stinky feet. John told his followers that Jesus was so much greater than him, John wasn’t even worthy to untie his shoes. He understood that Jesus was much more than a man, he was the Son of God.
- Have your children start walking slowly in one direction. Explain that when you say, “Repent,” they should turn around and start walking in the opposite direction. Discuss how to repent means to turn from sin, and follow Jesus. John was calling on the people to repent and baptizing them as a symbol of their decision to leave a sinful life and follow God.
- Jesus didn’t need to repent, because he had never sinned. Instead, his baptism marked God’s announcement that his Son ministry on earth was beginning. It was a turning point for the whole world! God sent a dove as a sign that Jesus had his Spirit. You can follow the directions in this link to print out the template and make your own dove
Time of Prayer:
- Adore. Spend a few moments lifting adoration to God in prayer. Praise Him for who He is and what He does.
- Confess. Acknowledge your sin and confess it.
- Thanksgiving. Thank Jesus for His salvation from your sin.
- Supplication. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you live from your identity in Christ.
Join with each other in continuing to lift these request to God:
- Wisdom for leaders all over the world
- Safety and endurance for medical professionals
- Healing and mercy for the sick
- Peace for the fearful
- Salvation for many
Practice sharing God’s mercies for today by sharing about your worship this morning.
- Share with one another via social media, phone call, group text or some other method. The goal is just to connect and share with one another in some way. Remember to tag Redemption Church if you are posting on social media!
- 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.
- Prayer – We want to pray for you and to pray together. If you have any prayer requests please submit them through our prayer requests form featured on the sign up page so that we can pray for each of you as needed.
- Worship – As we remain scattered over the coming weeks, we will continue to gather as a church using these Home Worship Guides on Sundays. They will remain on our home page throughout the week.
- 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 Spotify – Listen on Apple Music