Order of Worship for 2/21/21
Updated: Feb 21
Hello New Life!
Below is an order for in-home worship for this Sunday, February 21.
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.
And 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:
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. (Psalm 96:1-4 NIV)
Response of Praise - Respond with praise by singing:
JOIN OUR SERMON LIVE-STREAM HERE (ON FACEBOOK)
OR WATCH THE RECORDING HERE
Sermon - Allow the Word of God to instruct you by watching:
"A Reversal in Destiny" (Esther 6:1-14)
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:
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14 NIV)
Discussion Questions for Kids
1. Have you ever traded something with someone else? Maybe a snack at school. Or a toy with one of your siblings. What is one thing you have traded? Why did you trade it?
2. What trade happens between Haman and Mordecai in today’s story? (Hint: Who thinks they are going to be honored by the king? And who ends up being honored?)
3. What was Haman actually hoping to do to Mordecai that same day?
4. A big change in destiny happened to Mordecai that day. What big change has Jesus done for our destiny?
5. Romans 5:6 says that Jesus died on the cross for us “at just the right time.” Sometimes, it’s hard for us to be patient, but the Bible teaches us that God’s timing is always perfect (Just like when King Xerxes had trouble sleeping at just the right time). How does God’s perfect timing help you to be patient and joyful? (Instead of fearful or angry)