New Here? Fill out our connect card We will send you all the details to our online community & a FREE Gift! Find the card here!

Worship Experience

May 31, 2020

Order of Worship

The purpose of this resource is to walk your family, Engage Group, or a few friends through an order of worship in your home. This order of worship features some of the elements we normally have when we gather together as the larger NewSong church.


Pick someone to do the readings or prayers or take turns...the main thing is to participate in and be shaped by actively worshipping together.



Opening Prayer/Call to Worship

Lord, grant us courage to stand firm by the tenets of your kingdom--to seek peace and pursue it, to hunger and thirst for righteousness, to uphold the cause of the voiceless, to worship no other God before you. Amen.

(read this aloud together)


PSALM 76:1-4

in Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

At salem is his tabernacle: and his dwelling is in Zion.

There he broke the flashing arrows: the shield, the sword, and the weapons on battle.

How glorious you are! : more splendid than the everlasting mountains!


Pray this prayer together:

The Lamb has conquered: let us follow him!


Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us,

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.

Amen.


RESPOND BY GIVING

Giving is an act of worship, and right now, giving supports the ways we are recreating ministry for this unique time, and allows us to keep our team and community intact. NewSong exists to make disciples in the every day stuff of life, and that continues when we are unable to meet together in person. Giving is also an expression of faith that the Father will continue to provide for our every need. We encourage you to stop and thank God for all that He has provided for you in this season, and ask Him what you should give. 

Can this be the Christ?

Jesus at the Feast of Booths

After this Jesus went about in Galilee. He would not go about in Judea, because the Jews[a] were seeking to kill him. Now the Jews' Feast of Booths was at hand. So his brothers[b] said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples also may see the works you are doing. For no one works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world.” For not even his brothers believed in him. Jesus said to them, “My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil. You go up to the feast. I am not[c] going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come.” After saying this, he remained in Galilee.

10 But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. 11 The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, “Where is he?” 12 And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, “He is a good man,” others said, “No, he is leading the people astray.” 13 Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.

14 About the middle of the feast Jesus went up into the temple and began teaching. 15 The Jews therefore marveled, saying, “How is it that this man has learning,[d] when he has never studied?” 16 So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me. 17 If anyone's will is to do God's[e] will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. 18 The one who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but the one who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood. 19 Has not Moses given you the law? Yet none of you keeps the law. Why do you seek to kill me?” 20 The crowd answered, “You have a demon! Who is seeking to kill you?” 21 Jesus answered them, “I did one work, and you all marvel at it. 22 Moses gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. 23 If on the Sabbath a man receives circumcision, so that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me because on the Sabbath I made a man's whole body well? 24 Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment.”


Can This Be the Christ?

25 Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, “Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? 26 And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ? 27 But we know where this man comes from, and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from.” 28 So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know. 29 I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me.” 30 So they were seeking to arrest him, but no one laid a hand on him, because his hour had not yet come. 31 Yet many of the people believed in him. They said, “When the Christ appears, will he do more signs than this man has done?”


📖💡 Message Notes 💡📖


  • Jesus is All We Need for Life

35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”

 

  • God Initiates This Relationship

 37 All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will but the will of him who sent me. 39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

44 No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.


  • We Must Consume Jesus...Fully - Eat His Flesh, Drink His Blood

 53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.56 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.57 As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”


  • It’s ALL about Eternal Life with Jesus

39 And this is the will of him who sent me, that I should lose nothing of all that he has given me, but raise it up on the last day. 40 For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

51 I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.

54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.

58 This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”

68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”



REFLECTION QUESTIONS


1. What have you been feeding yourself other than The Bread of Life?

2. How have you “come to Jesus?”

3. Do you really know Jesus will never “cast you out” if you come to Him?

4. How has God drawn you to Jesus? How have you responded?

5. What do you do when you hear some of Jesus’ hard teachings?

6. How often do you think about eternal life?

 

What is God saying to you?

What is He asking you to do?

Time of Response

Take a few minutes of silence. Allow your own thoughts to quiet and be still. Where does the Holy Spirit want you to decrease so that Christ could increase in your life? What part of your life, if reduced, would make more room for you to thrive spiritually?

QUESTIONS TO ASK WHILE READING SCRIPTURE


What does this reveal about God?

What does this reveal about you in relation to God?

What do you need to do about it?

I HAVE A QUESTION

SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS:

On this website's homepage.

Click on the card that says "Book of John Q&A."


https://newsongcommunity.church/book-of-john-questions


QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

Wednesdays FaceBook Live stream 11:55am - 12:30pm 

(On occasion, questions answered following Sunday.)

Worship through Song

How Great is our God

The splendor of a King, clothed in majesty

Let all the Earth rejoice

All the Earth rejoice


He wraps himself in light

And darkness tries to hide

And trembles at His voice

Trembles at His voice


How great is our God, sing with me

How great is our God, and all will see

How great, how great is our God


Age to age He stands

And time is in His hands

Beginning and the end


The Godhead Three in One

Father Spirit Son

The Lion and the Lamb

The Lion and the Lamb


How great is our God, sing with me

How great is our God, and all will see

How great, how great is our God


Name above all names

Worthy of our praise

My heart will sing


How great is our God

You're the name above all names

You are worthy of our praise

And my heart will sing


How great is our God

How great is our God, sing with me

How great is our God, and all will see

How great, how great is our God

How great is our God, sing with me

How great is our God, and all will see

How great, how great is our God

The whole world sings, the whole world sings

How great is our God

How great is our God

How great is our God

Yes i will

I count on one thing

The same God that never fails

Will not fail me now

You won't fail me now

In the waiting

The same God who's never late

Is working all things out

You're working all things out


Yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley

Yes I will, bless Your name

Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy

All my days, oh yes I will


I count on one thing

The same God that never fails

Will not fail me now

You won't fail me now

In the waiting

The same God who's never late

Is working all things out

Is working all things out


Oh, yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley

Yes I will, bless Your name

Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy

For all my days, oh yes I will

For all my days, oh yes, I will


And I choose to praise

To glorify, glorify

The Name of all names

That nothing can stand against

And I choose to praise

To glorify, glorify

The Name of all names

That nothing can stand against

And I choose to praise

To glorify, glorify

The Name of all names

That nothing can stand against

And I choose to praise

To glorify, to glorify

The Name of all names

That nothing can stand against


Oh, yes I will, lift You high in the lowest valley

Yes I will, bless Your name

Oh, yes I will, sing for joy when my heart is heavy

All my days, oh yes, I will

For all my days, oh yes, I will

Yes i will

Conerstone

My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness

I dare not trust the sweetest frame

But wholly trust is Jesus' name


My hope is built on nothing less

Than Jesus' blood and righteousness

I dare not trust the sweetest frame

But wholly trust is Jesus' name


Christ alone, Cornerstone

Weak made strong in the Savior's love

Through the storm

He is Lord

Lord of all


When darkness seems to hide His face

I rest on His unchanging grace

In every high and stormy gale

My anchor holds within the veil

My anchor holds within the veil


Christ alone, Cornerstone

Weak made strong in the Savior's love

Through the storm

He is Lord

Lord of all

He is Lord

Lord of all, Christ alone


Christ alone, Cornerstone

Weak made strong in the Savior's love

Through the storm

He is Lord

Lord of all


Christ alone, Cornerstone

Weak made strong in the Savior's love

Through the storm

He is Lord

Lord of all


When he shall come with trumpet sound

Oh, may I then in Him be found

Dressed in His righteousness alone

Faultless, stand before the throne

Cornerstone

Oh, yeah, in the Savior's love

He is Lord

Lord of all


Christ alone, Cornerstone

Weak made strong in the Savior's love

Through the storm

He is Lord

Lord of all

Cornerstone

How Can I Be Intentional When Reading Scripture?

One Method To Use When Reading Scripture: The S.O.A.P.S. Method

S.cripture: Write down the Bible passage you will be studying.

O.bservations: Examine the text and write down what you notice and see. Start with the obvious and move to the deeper.

A.pplication: Apply God’s Word to your life in a practical way. What is God saying about Himself, about you and about what He is calling you to?

P.rayer: Respond to God’s Word with your own words.

S.hare: Commit to share what God is showing you with someone else.

How do I talk with God?

One Way to talk with God is to:

Pause.

Rejoice.

Ask.

Yield.