Hello New Life!
Here is an order for in-home worship for this Sunday, January 24.
If you start your in-home service at 9:30 am, you'll be synchronized and you'll be able to stream the sermon just as it starts going live (at about 9:45 am). Don't worry if you miss the live-stream; a recording of the sermon will be available on our sermons page by Sunday afternoon.
Here are this week's sermon-based questions for kids (If you'd rather not print, the same questions are listed at the bottom of this blog post, as well):
ORDER FOR IN-HOME WORSHIP
Call to Worship - Prepare your heart for worship by reading:
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” (Isaiah 6:1-3 NIV)
Response of Praise - Respond with praise by singing:
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Sermon - Allow the Word of God to instruct you by watching:
"The Rise of a New Queen" (Esther 2:12-18)
Response of Praise - Respond to the preaching of God's Word by singing:
Benediction - Go out into the world this week with God's blessing and spiritual enablement by reading:
To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. (Jude 1b-2 NIV)
Discussion Questions for Kids
1. Sometimes, important things happen in our lives (like a new sibling joining your family, or a move to a new school). What is something big, important, or amazing that has happened in your life?
2. In today's story, what amazing thing happens to Esther?
3. Why does God allow this amazing thing to happen to Esther?
4. Sometimes, bad things happen, like when Jesus died on the cross. But God promises that he has good purposes even when bad things happen. What is the good purpose that Jesus died?
5. How does it make you feel to know that God is always in control, and that he always has good purposes?