Home Worship Guide for Sunday November 15, 2020
Scripture repeatedly reveals that God is not merely satisfied with our worship rituals, He desires that we worship Him by learning to do good and seeking justice.
Our goal is to use this season to intentionally answer this call together as a church. We want to be a people who make the real Jesus known by loving and serving the people of downtown Augusta and beyond.
Towards that end we have created a compliment to this Home Worship Guide called Sundays on the Porch. If you are able, and it is safe for you to do so, join us on Sundays at 11am as we take communion, fellowship, and serve together in downtown Augusta with the intention of getting to know and serve our neighbors well as we seek to worship God more fully.
Call to Worship:
Read Psalm 136:1-3 aloud and together:
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
who satisfies you with good
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
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!
- Read Malachi 2:17-3:15
- 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
Family Discussion Questions
Discuss the symbolism of communion over a meal. The food we eat everyday gives us physical life – without it we couldn’t survive. Jesus sacrificed himself so we could have spiritual life by knowing God and being able to be with him forever.
Take your kids with you as you do communion this week. We remember in this way how Jesus gave his life to rescue us, just like the Jewish people remember God rescuing them from Egypt at the Passover celebration. Pray with them thanking God for the sacrifice Jesus made for us.
Story Point: Jesus commanded His disciples to remember His sacrifice.
Key Passage: Philippians 2:8
Big Picture Question: What did Jesus do to save us? Jesus lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead.
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.
- The elder board is excited to announce that we are currently working toward resuming weekly indoor worship services starting in December. The safety of the church and our community remain a huge priority for us, so our current plan is to host 2 services on Sundays to allow plenty of space for us to worship together while practicing social distancing. We will be nailing down a lot of details in the next couple of weeks, and you can expect another update with more details this week.
- 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.
- 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.
- Playlist – We 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