Hello New Life!
Below is an order for in-home worship for this Sunday, March 21.
If you start your in-home service at 9:30 am, you'll be synchronized with us 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 available for discussion 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, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. (Psalm 98:1-3 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 Perpetual Celebration" (Esther 9:20-10:3)
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:
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV)
Discussion Questions for Kids
1. As we come to the end of the book of Esther today, what do you remember most about the story?
2. What has the story of Esther taught you about God?
3. Just as God made sure to save the Jews in the story of Esther, how has Jesus made sure to save you from sin and death?
4. In what ways can you celebrate that Jesus has saved you from sin and death? If you have not yet trusted in Jesus, do you want to start believing in and trusting in him today?