Home Guide for Worship- April 19, 2020

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Home Guide for Worship
April 19, 2020

Seven Hills Fellowship

Dear church,

During the forty days that make up what has traditionally been called, Eastertide, we reflect on what it means that Jesus Christ became like us in his humanity and yet unlike us in that he never sinned and therefore death had no claim on him. Psalm 8 is a wonderful hymn of David’s, who is in awe that God would not only create us but also crown us with glory and honor. Much of that glory is lost, dead, because of our sin, but the writer of Hebrews picks this old hymn back up and applies it to Jesus Christ, because in Christ we find humanity redeemed, glory and honor restored by the God-man. This is the one whom we worship today, Jesus Christ, the risen Savior who will make all who trust in him new and complete.

 

(Feel free to read all readings and prayers out loud as well as sing along with the recordings.)

 

Call to Worship: Psalm 8:1-5 & Hebrews 2:9

Psalm 8:1-5

Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory
in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.

 

Hebrews 2:9

But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

Song: "Indescribable"

Indescribable

Verse 1
From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation’s revealing Your majesty
From the colors of Fall to the fragrance of Spring
Ev’ry creature unique in the song that it sings
All exclaiming

Chorus 1
Indescribable uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And You know them by name
You are amazing God
All powerful untamable
Awestruck we fall to our knees
As we humbly proclaim
You are amazing God

Verse 2
Who has told ev’ry lightning bolt where it should go
Or seen heavenly storehouses laden with snow
Who imagined the sun and gives source to its light
Yet conceals it to bring us the coolness of night
None can fathom

Interlude
You are amazing God

Chorus 2
Indescribable uncontainable
You placed the stars in the sky
And You know them by name
You are amazing God
Indescribable uncontainable
You see the depths of my heart
And You love me the same
You are amazing God

CCLI Song # 4403076
Jesse Reeves | Laura Story
© 2004 Laura Stories (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
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Song: "Beautiful Things"

Beautiful Things

Verse 1
All this pain
I wonder if I’ll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change
At all

Verse 2
All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground
At all

Chorus
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

Verse 3
All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found
In You

Bridge
You make me new You are making me new
You make me new You are making me new

CCLI Song # 5665521
Lisa Gungor | Michael Gungor
© 2009 worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
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Prayer: From 1 Corinthians 15:55-58

“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Song: "Your Labor Is Not In Vain"

Your Labor Is Not In Vain

Verse 1
Your labor is not in vain
Though the ground underneath you
Is cursed and stained
Your planting and reaping are never the same
But your labor is not in vain

Chorus
For I am with you I am with you
I am with you I am with you
For I have called you
Called you by name
Your labor is not in vain

Verse 2
Your labor is not unknown
Though the rocks they cry out
And the sea it may groan
The place of your toil may not seem like a home
But your labor is not unknown

Verse 3
The vineyards you plant will bear frui
The fields will sing out and rejoice with the truth
For all that is old will at last be made new
The vineyards you plant will bear fruit

Verse 4
The houses you labored to build
Will finally with laughter and joy be filled
The serpent that hurts and destroys shall be killed
And all that is broken be healed

CCLI Song # 7097868
Isaac Wardell | Paul Zach | Wendell Kimbrough
© Hymns From The Porter’s Gate (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)
Porter’s Gate Publications (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)
Porter’s Gate Publishing (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)
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Song: "Sovereign Over Us"

Sovereign Over Us

Verse 1
There is strength within the sorrow
There is beauty in our tears
And You meet us in our mourning
With a love that casts out fear

Verse 2
You are working in our waiting
Sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding
You’re teaching us to trust

Chorus
Your plans are still to prosper
You’ve not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
Faithful forever perfect in love
You are sov’reign over us

Verse 3
You are wisdom unimagined
Who could understand Your ways
Reigning high above the heavens
Reaching down in endless grace

Verse 4
You’re the lifter of the lowly
Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me
And Your promises are my delight

Bridge
Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good
You turn it for our good
And for Your glory
Even in the valley You are faithful
You’re working for our good
You’re working for our good
And for Your glory

CCLI Song # 6011370
Aaron Keyes | Bryan Brown | Jack Mooring
© 2011 Jack Mooring Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Meaux Jeaux Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
worshiptogether.com songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
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Sermon:

Song: "Great is Thy Faithfulness"

Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Verse 1
Great is Thy faithfulness
O God my Father
There is no shadow
Of turning with Thee
Thou changest not
Thy compassions they fail not
As Thou hast been
Thou forever wilt be

Chorus
Great is Thy faithfulness
Great is Thy faithfulness
Morning by morning
New mercies I see
All I have needed
Thy hand hath provided
Great is Thy faithfulness
Lord unto me

Verse 2
Summer and winter
And springtime and harvest
Sun moon and stars
In their courses above
Join with all nature
In manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness
Mercy and love

Verse 3
Pardon for sin
And a peace that endureth
Thy own dear presence
To cheer and to guide
Strength for today
And bright hope for tomorrow
Blessings all mine
With ten thousand beside

CCLI Song # 5196100
Thomas Obediah Chisholm
Public Domain
For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com
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Closing Scripture: Hebrews 13:20-21

(You may raise your hands if you wish.)

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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