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ORDER OF SERVICE 7/4

 

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Song of Praise

Death Was Arrested

Alone in my sorrow and dead in my sin
Lost without hope with no place to begin
Your love made a way to let mercy come in
When death was arrested and my life began

Ash was redeemed only beauty remains
My orphan heart was given a name
My mourning grew quiet my feet rose to dance
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh, Your grace so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You
It's your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with You

Released from my chains I'm a prisoner no more
My shame was a ransom He faithfully bore
He cancelled my debt and He called me His friend
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh, Your grace so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You
It's your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with You

Our Savior displayed on a criminal's cross
Darkness rejoiced as though heaven had lost
But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand
That's when death was arrested and my life began

Oh, Your grace so free
Washes over me
You have made me new
Now life begins with You
It's your endless love
Pouring down on us
You have made us new
Now life begins with You

Oh, we're free, free
Forever we're free
Come join the song
Of all the redeemed
Yes, we're free, free
Forever amen
When death was arrested and my life began

Oh, we're free, free
Forever we're free
Come join the song
Of all the redeemed
Yes, we're free, free
Forever amen
When death was arrested and my life began

When death was arrested and my life began
When death was arrested and my life began

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:3-21

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

“Awake, O sleeper,

and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Reader: This is the Word of the Lord.

Microchurch: Thanks be to God.

Reflection Questions

(answer one)

What about the reading stood out to you? What was one thing that challenged you? What questions did this raise for you?

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Sermon

 

1. Do you remember what your life was like when God connected you to his grace?

2. What is an area of your life you feel like you need to look more like Jesus?

3. What is one way you are going to live out the grace of Jesus this week?

Offering​

 
Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2nd Corinthians 9:7

Giving to the church is an act of worship – an opportunity to recognize how God has graciously given us both salvation through faith in Jesus and also everything we possess. Like any act of worship, it is not compulsory, but freely given. Therefore, give with joy even as the Lord has given to you.​

 The Takeaway

 

1. What is your main takeaway from today's service?

2. Who will you share your takeaway with this week?

3. Who could you invite to church next week?

 

Prayer​

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who is in Heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever, amen.

Prayer suggestions

  • For personal growth in the Word of God

  • For the mission of the Church (domestic and global missions)

  • For the unity of the Church

  • For our governing authorities (mayor, president, judges, police, other public servants)

  • For those who are sick in body and soul

  • For strength against sin and temptation

  • For true peace and shalom on the earth

  • For Mile Square Church and our work in Hoboken and Hudson county

  • For those who do not confess Jesus as Lord

  • For eyes to see God's goodness all around us

 

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