Worship Experience

April 5, 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

Today our church gathers across with the Church throughout the world. We pray for the continued healing and care for all those affected by the corona outbreak, for peace to come to those filled with anxiety and fear, and for God to use His church to be a burning light of hope and sacrificial love to the world around us.


(read this aloud together)

Psalm 92:1-4 (ESV):

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy."


Pray this prayer together:

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews, may your reign become real through the works of our hands and your love become alive in our hearts. Amen.


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.

Scriptures

John 3: 31-36 ESV


31 He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 33 Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.


John 12:12-19 ESV

The Triumphal Entry

12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,

15  “Fear not, daughter of Zion;

behold, your king is coming,

    sitting on a donkey's colt!”

16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”

Message Notes 💡

 

Who is this Jesus

 

  1. He is above ALL
  2. John 3:31 (ESV): He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks in an earthly way. He who comes from heaven is above all.
  3. He has been with God. He is God!
  4. John 3:32 (ESV): He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony. 
  5. He speaks what he has seen and heard. What He speaks is true because God is true.
  6. He has the Holy Spirit without measure.
  7. John 3:34 (ESV): For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 
  8. He has ALL things in His hand.
  9. John 3:35 (ESV): The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand.
  10. He is trustworthy!
  11. He gives LIFE...forever life to those who believe He is the Son of God - the Savior.
  12. John 3:36 (ESV): Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
  13. He came to save us from the wrath.
  14. John 3:36 (ESV): whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him. 
  15. He is our Savior from the wrath of God and to LIFE in God!


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?

Application Questions: 4/ 5 /2020


1. Is your understanding of Jesus rooted in what you have heard about Him or what you have read in the Word of God? What are the differences in perspectives?


2. What does Jesus being “above all” impact how we live our lives?


3. We are told Jesus speaks to what He has seen and heard? How does that call us to obedience to His teaching?


4. How do you feel about eternal life now in your life?


5. How much do you think about the wrath of God? How does it affect your thinking and living?

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?

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Worship through Song

Glorious Day

I was buried beneath my shame

Who could carry that kind of weight?

It was my tomb

'Til I met You


I was breathing, but not alive

All my failures I tried to hide

It was my tomb

'Til I met You


You called my name

Then I ran out of that grave

Out of the darkness

Into Your glorious day

You called my name

And I ran out of that grave

Out of the darkness

Into Your glorious day


Now Your mercy has saved my soul

Now Your freedom is all that I know

The old made new

Jesus, when I met You, whoa, what a day


When you called my name

And I ran out of that grave

Out of the darkness

Into Your glorious day

You called my name

Then I ran out of that grave

Out of the darkness

Into Your glorious day


I needed rescue

My sin was heavy

But chains break at the weight of Your glory

I needed shelter

I was an orphan

But You call me a citizen of Heaven

When I was broken

You were my healing

Now Your love is the air that I'm breathing

I have a future

My eyes are open


'Cause when you called my name

I ran out of that grave

Out of the darkness

Into Your glorious day

You called my name

And I ran out of that grave

Out of the darkness

Into Your glorious day

Glorious Day

The Way (New Horizon)

I believe You are the way the truth, the life

I believe You are the way, the truth, the life

I believe You are the way, the truth, the life

I believe You are the way, the truth, the life

I believe You are the way, the truth, the life


I believe through every battle

Through every heartbreak

Through every circumstance


I believe You are my fortress

You are my portion

You are my hiding place


I believe You are the way the truth, the life

I believe You are the way, the truth, the life


I believe through every blessing

Through every promise

Through every breath I take


I believe that You are provider

You are protector

You are the one I love


I set my eyes on You


It's a new horizon and I'm set on You

And you meet me here today

With mercies that are new

All my fears and doubts

They can all come too

Because they can't stay long when I'm here with You

It's a new horizon and I'm set on You

And you meet me here today

With mercies that are new

All my fears and doubts

They can all come too

Because they can't stay long

It's a new horizon and I'm set on You

And you meet me here today

With mercies that are new

All my fears and doubts

They can all come too

Because they can't stay long when



Songwriter: Pat Barrett

The Way

Jesus is Better


There is no other so sure and steady

My hope is held in your hand

When castles crumble and breath is fleeting, upon this rock I will stand

Upon this rock I will stand


Glory, glory, we have no other king

But Jesus Lord of all

Raise the anthem, our loudest praises ring

We crown Him Lord of all


Your kindly rule has shattered and broken the curse of sin's tyranny

My life is hidden 'neath Heaven's shadow, Your crimson flood covers me

Your crimson flood covers me


Glory, glory, we have no other king

But Jesus Lord of all

Raise the anthem, our loudest praises ring

We crown Him Lord of all


In all my sorrows, Jesus is better

Make my heart believe

In all my victories, Jesus is better

Make my heart believe

Than any comfort, Jesus is better

Make my heart believe

More than all riches, Jesus is better

Make my heart believe

Our souls declaring, Jesus is better

Make my heart believe

Our song eternal, Jesus is better - make my heart believe


Glory, glory, we have no other king

But Jesus Lord of all


Glory, glory, we have no other king

But Jesus Lord of all

Raise the anthem, our loudest praises ring

We crown Him Lord of all


Glory, glory, we have no other king

But Jesus Lord of all

Raise the anthem, our loudest praises ring

We crown Him Lord of all


Songwriters: Ivey Aaron Michael / Land Brett

Jesus is Better-Austin Stone Worship

Run to the father

Verse 1

I’ve carried a burden

For too long on my own

I wasn’t created

To bear it alone

Verse 2

I hear Your invitation

To let it all go

I see it now

I’m laying it down

I know that I need You


Chorus

I run to the Father

I fall into grace

I’m done with the hiding

No reason to wait

My heart needs a surgeon

My soul needs a friend

So I’ll run to the Father

Again and again

And again and again


Refrain

Ohhh ohhh ohhh


Verse 3

You saw my condition

Had a plan from the start

Your Son for redemption

The price for my heart

Verse 4

I don’t have a context

For that kind of love

I don’t understand

I can’t comprehend

All I know is I need You


Bridge 1

My heart has been in Your sights

Long before my first breath

Running into Your arms

Is running to life from death

Bridge 2

I feel this rush deep in my chest

Your mercy is calling out

Just as I am You pull me in

I know I need You now


Run To The Father

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.