Updated: Mar 29, 2021
Hello New Life!
Below is an order for in-home worship for Palm 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 is this week's sermon-based activity sheet with 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:
Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you. (Psalm 118:25-26 NIV)
Response of Praise - Respond with praise by singing:
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OR WATCH THE RECORDING HERE
Sermon - Allow the Word of God to instruct you by watching:
"Clearing the House of Worship" (Mark 11:15-17)
Note: The first few minutes are church announcements; the sermon starts at about the 5:55 mark.
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 God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. (1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 NIV)
Discussion Questions for Kids
1. On the Sunday before Jesus died on the cross to save us, he entered Jerusalem riding on a colt. What is this Sunday called?
2. What is the first thing Jesus did after he entered Jerusalem?
3. Jesus said the temple was supposed to be a house of prayer for all people. How were the money changers and animal sellers making it hard for people to worship God? (For an image to help your child understand what was happening, download the New Life Kids Activity Sheet PDF file above)
4. God loves you so much! Jesus died for you, and if you believe in him, his Spirit now lives in you. You're never alone! This means you are now a temple of God. How can you make sure others "see" God's love in you?