2021 01 10 Sermon - Rev. Abe Zimmerman
"Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward - Help My Unbelief"
Sermon Link: https://youtu.be/3jtlnpyyRhc
Order of Worship
Hymn of Praise
“God of the Ages” verses 1-3, Performed by First Plymouth Church (Lincoln, Nebraska) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVmfwqMqRmQ
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
God of redemption and new life, we focus once more this day on the greatest gift ever given – Jesus, our Savior. As he was baptized by John in the Jordan, we were able to share in his baptism and receive the promise of sharing in Jesus’ resurrection. As we leave a painful year behind and look with hope to the new year ahead, help us to live and give of ourselves as those who know every day what a great gift we have been given. May it move us to give our whole selves more freely! In the name of Christ, our Savior and Redeemer, we pray! Amen.
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Hymn of Preparation
Take this time to praise God, to pray and clear your mind, invite God to speak to you through the reading of Scripture and the message.
“What Faith Can Do” by Kutless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NreUhPk9s9Y
"Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward - Help My Unbelief" (Mark 9:14-29)
Hymn of Reflection
Take this time to pray, to sing, to reflect on the message, ask God how you should respond, ask God for help.
“My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” performed by Sovereign Grace Music, Bob Kauflin
Baptism Covenant, Renunciation of Sin and Confession of Faith
On behalf of the whole Church, I ask you: Do you renounce the spiritual forces of wickedness, reject the evil powers of this world, and repent of your sin?
Do you accept the freedom and power God gives you to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves?
Do you confess Jesus Christ as your Savior, put your whole trust in his grace, and promise to serve him as your Lord,
in union with the Church which Christ has opened
to people of all ages, nations, and races?
Go now, and live in the spirit of your baptism, even when you are led into dark and difficult places. With repentance and trust, give yourselves to God, And with reflection and prayer, strengthen yourselves against the ways of the tempter.
May God embrace you in tender and lasting love. May Christ be beside you in times of struggle and doubt. And may the Holy Spirit guide you back to the path whenever you stray now and always. Amen.
During these unique times, I am deeply thankful each of you has joined us in this very special way to gather and worship the Lord our God.
In Christ, Pastor Abe Zimmerman