Hello New Life!
Below is an order for in-home worship for Sunday, April 25.
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 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.
Note: Starting next week, we will be partnering with Lifeway Christian Resources to offer The Gospel Project for Kids, a gospel-centered curriculum that points children to Jesus in every single lesson. Watch the video below for more information!
ORDER FOR IN-HOME WORSHIP
Call to Worship - Prepare your heart for worship by reading:
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth. (Psalm 108:3-5 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:
"A Pardon and a Proof" (Luke 5:17-26)
Note: The first few minutes are church announcements. The sermon starts at about the 3:52 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:
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. (Revelation 1:5b-6 NIV)
Discussion Questions for Kids
1. In today's miracle, how did Jesus prove he has the authority to forgive sins?
2. What does today's story teach you about being a good friend?
3. Who's a friend in your own life that needs Jesus? What can you do to bring your friend to Jesus?
4. Today's story ended with the healed man praising Jesus. In what ways can you praise Jesus for forgiving you of all your sins?