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Jan 2022

Sunday Gathering | Snow Day Edition

Due to an unpredictable wintery weather mix, all services, RH Sync classes, Christianity Explained Training, and evening student activities at Redemption Hill Church are cancelled for Sunday, January 16th. Therefore, we encourage you to gather with your family, neighbors, friends, and/or community to join in a time of prayer and worship. We’ve created a service outline for you to follow below. We pray that you are all safe and warm, and that this service will be an encouragement to you.

Call to Worship

God is calling us together this morning to remind us of who he is and what he done. We worship and serve a holy and living God, and his word tells us that we are to bless and exalt His holy name. Let’s read together:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. – Psalm 103:1-5

Prayer

Take a moment and pray, consecrating your gathered time to the Lord:

Father, thank you for your word today. Thank you for calling us to praise you. Thank you for reminding us why you are praiseworthy. From the fullness of who you are, we have received forgiveness of sin, recovery from sickness, deliverance from death, abundant lovingkindness, mercy and sustenance. You are full of grace and you respond to us with overflowing grace. Today we want to rehearse your goodness. Help us to praise you, and bless your Holy name God, for you have not dealt with us not as our sins deserve, but you have redeemed us, by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, something that we could not do ourselves. Let us know that you are in our midst today as we sing of your glory and join in the perpetual worship that is around your throne day and night.

Worship Through Singing

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, and Michael Farren

What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer, there is no more for heaven now to give
He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus; for my life is wholly bound to his
Oh, how strange and divine, I can sing all is mine, yet not I but through Christ in me

The night is dark, but I am not forsaken, for by my side the Savior he will stay
I labor on in weakness and rejoicing, for in my need his power is displayed
To this I hold, my Shepherd will defend me, through the deepest valley he will lead
Oh, the night has been won, and I shall overcome, yet not I but through Christ in me

No fate I dread, I know I am forgiven, the future sure, the price it has been paid
For Jesus bled and suffered for my pardon, and he was raised to overthrow the grave
To this I hold, my sin has been defeated, Jesus now and ever is my plea
Oh, the chains are released, I can sing, I am free, yet not I but through Christ in me

With every breath I long to follow Jesus, for he has said that he will bring me home
And day by day I know he will renew me until I stand with joy before the throne
To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus, all the glory evermore to him
When the race is complete still my lips shall repeat yet not I but through Christ in me

Seeing Jesus Together

This morning, we are going to worship God together as we read and respond to His Word. We will be using the flow and structure from our Seeing Jesus Together Journals.

Surrender Through Prayer
As you prepare to open God’s Word, take a moment surrender to Him through prayer, submitting to His living and active word; confessing your dependance on Him for understanding and faith. Ask the Lord to plant seeds in your hearts that will bear fruit.

Listen to the Scriptures
Next, listen to His Word. Take a moment to read carefully through Psalm 3 together.

Adoration
As you read, listen for what the Psalmist tells us about God. Listen for reasons why He is worthy of our Adoration. If you are with family or friends, take time to share what God has revealed to you, and pray a prayer of adoration together. Adore Him for who He is and what He does. If you are alone, write down what God is telling you about Himself through this psalm, and take a moment to pray through your pen and write out a prayer of adoration.

Confession
God’s Word is Holy, Perfect, and Pure, and it is healthy to be led into confession or repentance as we surrender to it. As you read, note what the Psalmist has said that is impactful to you, and take a moment to acknowledge your sinfulness, folly, and limitations. What does this Psalm tell us about who we are apart from Jesus? Confess your ongoing need for a gracious and merciful savior.

Thanksgiving
How does Psalm 3 help you to see Jesus and the Gospel? Where does the passage refer to, or point to, or create a need for the saving work of God in Jesus and the Gospel? Take a moment to write down or share, and pray a prayer of thanksgiving from your heart. Thank Jesus for his past, present, and future salvation. Thank him for saving us from the power, penalty, and presence of sin.

Supplication
After confessing sin, it’s right to want righteousness to replace that sin. Supplication is an old fashioned word for a “passionate request for something we deeply desire from someone who has the ability to grant our request.” Share or write down how Psalm 3 has led you to desire personal transformation? Express a prayer of supplication from your heart to the Lord. Ask him to transform you in a particular way.

O Praise The Name (Anástasis) by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson

I cast my mind to Calvary where Jesus bled and died for me
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet, my Savior on that cursed tree

His body bound and drenched in tears, they laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb
The entrance sealed by heavy stone, Messiah still and all alone

O praise the name of the Lord our God!
O praise His name forevermore!
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God!

Then on the third at break of dawn, the Son of Heaven rose again
O trampled death, where is your sting? The angels roar for Christ the King

He shall return in robes of white, the blazing sun shall pierce the night
And I will rise among the saints, my gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face

Benediction

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. – Galatians 1:3-4

Giving

Our giving is a response to grace, not duty. It is a part of worship, a response to who God is and what He has done. Giving is a way that God invites us to participate in His work. If you would like to give a tithe or offering today, you can do so online by clicking here.

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