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Sunday Rhythm | June 7, 2020

Below is a guide to help you as we gather as a dispersed church this Sunday. We encourage you to begin the liturgy below at 9:30 a.m. Then, at 9:55 a.m., return to the RedemptionHill.com homepage for a live stream of the sermon (which will begin at 10:00 a.m.). You can also view the sermon on our Facebook Page and on our YouTube Channel.

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The following liturgy can also be downloaded as a PDF for those who desire a print copy.

Call to Worship

We, as believers, are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. A dwelling place signifies a lasting home. God takes up a lasting place of residence in His earthly sanctuary, the church, which is all of God’s redeemed people. In Psalm 84, the Psalmist in the Old Testament is talking about the physical temple that the worshippers would go to, to allow them to enter into God’s presence. The Psalmist longs for, faints for and sings for the presence of the Lord.

Psalm 84:1-5
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

Prayer
Lord of hosts, we come to you with great expectation to worship you. You alone command the very armies of heaven. You order the universe. You have set the billions of stars into place. You number the stars and call each of them by name and not one of them is missing. You are the very same God who invites us to come into your presence. When Jesus cried out, “It is finished” and the curtain of the temple was rent in two from top to bottom you were saying that the portals into God’s presence are wide open. Now, we can boldly come to you, the living God. Truly we can say that one day in your courts is better than thousands elsewhere. We would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of our God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you! Our King and our God, lead us in our time together this morning. Do it for your glory and your honor, in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Song

Holy, Holy, Holy by John Bacchus Dykes and Reginald Heber.
 

 
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee
Holy, Holy, Holy, Merciful and Mighty

God in three persons, blessed Trinity

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore Thee

Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea
Cherubim and seraphim falling down before Thee

Who was, and is, and evermore shall be

Holy, Holy, Holy, tho’ the darkness hide Thee
Tho’ the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see
Only Thou art holy there is none beside Thee
Perfect in pow’r in love and purity

Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty

All Thy works shall praise Thy name in earth and sky and sea
Holy, Holy, Holy, Merciful and Mighty

God in three persons blessed Trinity

Holy, holy, holy! Raise our eyes to Calv’ry,
That we might behold Thy Son condemned upon the tree
Oh, how sin has cost Thee; oh, Thy grace and mercy!
Christ, fully punished; sinners, fully free!
Christ, fully punished; sinners, fully free!

Prayer of Confession

Ezra’s prayer of repentance, in Ezra 9, reminds us that our confession should come from a contrite spirit before God because of the severity of sin. Let’s read Ezra’s account:

Ezra 9:5-8
At the time of the evening sacrifice, I arose from my discouragement. Still in my torn garment and robe, I fell to my knees with my hands outstretched to the Lord my God,  and said, “My God, I am too ashamed and hurt to turn to you, because we’re in our iniquities over our heads. Furthermore, my God, our sins have grown as high as the heavens. We have lived in great sin from the days of our ancestors even until today, and because of those iniquities we, our kings, and our priests have been delivered over to foreign kings, for execution, for captivity, for plunder, and for humiliation, as is the case today.”

Take some time to confess your sins.

Assurance of Pardon

We can be confident that we have redemption through the blood of Christ. Unlike the promises that men make, God’s promises are yes and Amen! Hebrews 10 quotes the prophet Jeremiah, who foretold of the promises to come. God made a covenant promise with His people that He would put His laws in their hearts and write them on their minds. Their sins and lawless acts He will remember no more.

Hebrews 10:15-18
The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says:“This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more. And where these have been forgiven, sacrifice for sin is no longer necessary.”

Song

Before the Throne of God Above by Charitie Lees Bancroft and Vikki Cook.
 

 
Before the throne of God above
I have a strong and perfect plea

A great High Priest whose name is “Love”
Who ever lives and pleads for me
My name is graven on His hands,
My name is written on His heart

I know that while in heav’n He stands
No tongue can bid me thence depart

When Satan tempts me to despair
And tells me of the guilt within
Upward I look and see Him there,
Who made an end to all my sin
Because the sinless Savior died
My sinful soul is counted free
For God, the Just, is satisfied
To look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there! The risen Lamb
My perfect, spotless Righteousness
The great unchangeable I AM,
The King of Glory and of grace

One with Himself I cannot die,
My soul is purchased by His blood

My life is hid with Christ on high,
With Christ, my Savior and my God

I bow before the cross of Christ,
And marvel at this love divine

God’s perfect Son was sacrificed
To make me righteous in God’s eyes

This river’s depths I cannot know
But I can glory in it’s flood

The Lord most high has bowed down low
And poured on me His glorious love

Passing of the Peace

Romans 15:2
Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

During this time, we have a unique opportunity to build one another up. Take some time today to build one another up by reminding each other of the truths in the Bible that we heard today in the sermon. Share a psalm, hymn or song that has been of reassurance to you. Ask them other how they are doing and how you can be praying for them and then pray with them. Ask them how you can support them during this time. Even though we are not physically gathered together on Sunday mornings, we must continue to obey the command to please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

Parables


This morning, as a church family, we are going to worship God together as we read and respond to His Word as Robert Green introduces our new sermon series on the Parables of Jesus. His text will be Matthew 5:13.
 

Giving

Acts 20:35
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

God is the source of all of our gifts and all of our blessings. God provides us with everything. We as a body of believers are to give proportionally, cheerfully and regularly to the Lord. We are not to give out of compulsion or the feeling of “being forced to” give. Instead, we are to give of our own freewill. Giving is still 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.

Song

Be Thou My Vision by Mary Elizabeth Byrne and Eleanor Henrietta Hull.
 

 
Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart

High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art

O God be my everything, be my delight
Be Jesus my glory, my soul satisfied

High King of Heaven, my victory won

May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall

Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all

Sending on Mission

As we go to love and serve the Lord, let us pray this prayer for Redemption Hill that the Apostle Paul prayed for the Ephesians. Let’s respond to God’s Word.

Ephesians 3:14-21
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

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