Home Worship Guide for Sunday November 22, 2020
This is our final Home Worship Guide. Let’s use it to worship together though we are not gathered physically. Be sure to join us next week for a Livestream service, and look for details in the announcements below regarding our plans for December gatherings.
If you are able, and it is safe for you to do so, you can also join us for our final Sundays on the Porch today at 11am as we take communion, fellowship, and serve together in downtown Augusta.
Call to Worship:
Read Psalm 23 aloud and together:
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
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 4:1-6
- 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
Family Discussion Questions
Distribute a Bible to each kid. Help kids find Matthew 26. Encourage the kids to use the table of contents to find Matthew. Remind them that Matthew is the first book of the New Testament. Feel free to read as much of Matthew 26 together as you would like.
- What did Jesus pray in the garden? (“Let this cup pass from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will,” Matt. 26:39)
- Which disciple betrayed Jesus and how? (Judas, with a kiss; Matt. 26:47-49)
- How did Jesus respond when the high priest told Jesus to say if He is the Messiah? (Jesus agreed, Matt. 26:64)
- Why do you think Peter denied knowing Jesus? (Guide kids to discuss the fear Peter surely felt. If the religious leaders had arrested Jesus, what would stop them from also arresting and punishing Jesus’ followers? Peter was focused on his own physical well-being and comfort, not on Jesus.)
Help the kids make paper chains by connecting looped strips of paper together like links. Provide time for kids to slip their hands into the links at the ends of their chains to pretend they are handcuffs. Allow the kids to break free of their chains, if they wish. SAY • If you are actually going to arrest someone, you need much stronger chains than these! Today we learned about when Jesus was arrested. Jesus is God’s Son, so the only way any chains could hold Him is if He allowed it to happen. Why do you think Jesus allowed His enemies to arrest Him?
Story Point: Jesus allowed His enemies to arrest Him
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.
- November 22nd – Today is the last Sundays on the Porch and Home Worship Guide.
- November 29th – Livestream service only. 11AM. It will remain up throughout the week.
- November 29th – Deck the Halls. 4PM. If you’d like to help put up the tree and change out our widow decorations we’d love to have you.
- December 6th – Two in-person gatherings. 9AM and 11AM. These services will require you to register as we have limited seating and will need to set up accordingly. We will continue to livestream our service each week as well. Look for more details the week of November 29th.
- 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