Updated: Mar 8, 2021
Hello New Life!
Below is an order for in-home worship for this Sunday, March 7.
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 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:
“Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:55-57 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:
"Edict and Counter-Edict" (Esther 8:1-17)
Note: The first 12 minutes are announcements and a ministry update from Pastor Rich Frazer. The sermon starts at about the 12:40 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 our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 NIV)
Discussion Questions for Kids
1. Have you ever wanted something so badly that you were willing to do anything for it, like yardwork or scrubbing toilets? What did you want and what did you do to earn it?
2. In today's story, Esther and Mordecai did whatever it took to save their people from death. What did Jesus do to save you from sin and death? (Yes, he died on the cross for you, but what else did he do?)
3. If Jesus did everything it took to save you from death, how important do you think you are to him? How does this make you feel?
4. Is there an important person in your life, like a friend or family member, that you hope will be saved by Jesus? What can you do to help them know Jesus?