November 1, 2020

Order Of Service
For
Sunday Worship

Introduction

If you cannot attend your usual home church this coming Sunday, please use this Worship Service Plan and enjoy a service of your own. This Worship Service Plan is useful for anyone anywhere, whether individuals, shut-ins, your family gathered in the den, a nursing facility of sick & elderly, you and your neighbors sitting in the backyard, or any group of believers who share a need to gather and praise and worship The Lord God.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
Psalm 100

You may click here to download a copy of this Worship Service Plan.

Please be aware that this is not to replace your own home church’s services but a supplement to weekly worship that you can provide for those not as fortunate to have a home church or for those who do have one but are hesitant to attend in person until the coronavirus has been contained.

So many shut-ins I visit in my ministry as a family care pastor are unable to get to church at all any more. So why not take the worship service to them wherever they are. Whether in nursing homes, hospitals, hospice homes, or your living room. We are the church, not the building where we meet.

Each and every week there will be a new Weekly Worship Service Plan posted, complete with Prayers, Praise Music, Sunday School lesson, Sermon and more by Tuesday or Wednesday so you can prepare to lead your group.

These services will remain on the website permanently so if you miss a week and want to go back and catch up it won’t be a problem at all.

These services and many other resources to assist you in both public and private worship can be found on the FaithByTheWord Menubar at the top of this page under “Worship”.

Please let us know how this works for you and if you have any suggestions for improvement. Please share this Facebook Post with as many as you can. You never know who might come to know The Lord from such a time as this.

Preparing For This Service

  • The Bible Study Lesson listed below can be opened and read just by clicking on the link to it or printed on your printer. Most lessons are around 5 pages long. Please free to browse the Library Of Lessons store on this website.
  • You may want to print this service on your printer by simply selecting the print function in whatever browser you are using to access the internet.
  • The Call To Worship Opening Prayer can be used as is or used as a model for developing your own. God does not care what comes out of your mouth but what comes out of you heart.
  • The Praise & Worship Songs include a printable sheet of lyrics. You may want to print them out so everyone can sing along. Sing out loud! God does not care what comes out of your mouth but what comes out of you heart!!! The music is played by clicking on the Song Title on the page of lyrics.
  • The Sermon For Today lists a few of my favorite preachers from which you can choose. Preaching is a matter of personal taste as long as it is Bible based and true to The Word Of God. There are many great preachers that you can choose to hear on demand. A tremendous resource is the website OnePlace.com. Take a look and feast on The Word Of God to your heart’s content!
  • The Closing Prayer & Blessing can be used as is or used as a model for developing your own. Again, God does not care what comes out of your mouth but what comes out of you heart.
  • The Invitation To Come To Christ is an important part of any public worship service. Please read thru “The Plan” found on the Menubar on this page for a better understanding of how you can share The Plan Of Salvation with your loved ones.

Call To Worship

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

Opening Prayer

Dear Lord:
We have come together again today to glorify and honor you for the privilege of approaching The Throne Of Grace with our prayers and petitions. During these Biblical times of troubles and trials Your love and grace always greatly comforts us. Without any way of knowing when the coronavirus pestilence will end we do know this time in our lives will pass because someday we will be at home with you for all eternity in Heaven! We know this is Your perfect plan and humbly pray for wisdom to help us understand where and how we fit in to Your Plan so we can stay in the center of Your will. May everything we say and do here today bring praise, glory, and honor to your holy and precious name.
Amen.

Today’s Scripture For Inspiration

Stand Up Straight, Raise Your Head, And Rejoice!

By John Hagee

Therefore comfort one another with these words.
I Thessalonians 4:18

A global pandemic, racial tension, murder hornets, and a Saharan Desert dust cloud – 2020 has been a turbulent onslaught of challenges. Current headlines come straight from the pages of Scripture.

On the other side of this chaos shines a promise that causes us to live above the fray, a comfort that floods our hearts with the profound peace of God. Jesus’ foot is poised to step onto the clouds of glory.

Paul says that the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout – a symbol of victory over death, hell, and the grave.

He will descend with the voice of the archangel – an announcement of the appearance of royalty – the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Prince of peace.

He will come with the trump of God – the clarion call that precedes the arrival of a king.

All of that noise is going to wake up the dead, and they will emerge from their graves to rise first. Then, those believers who are alive and remain will be caught up in the clouds to finally meet our Savior in the air. What will only take moments here will result in our forever family reunion in heaven!

In the face of the tumult around us, comfort one another with these reminders. Stand up straight, raise your head, and rejoice! Our redemption is oh so close!

Today’s Bible Study Lesson

  • Introduction To The Series On Biblical Meditation (Lesson #1 of Biblical Meditation)
    • Allow 20 Minutes
    • Please note that the date on the lesson was the original date I taught the lesson to the seniors at Harvest Baptist Church.
    • This is the second in a series of 4 lessons we will cover in the coming weeks.
    • This series will answer many questions those of us who are unsettled by the coronavirus and are self-quarantining at home, those of us whose churches have shut down, and those of us who have been furloughed from our jobs until this plague is under control. This series will discuss what the Bible says about plagues and pestilence and what this all means and then focus on the experiences we are now enduring with this “pestilence of biblical proportion”..

Song Of Praise & Worship

  • Rock Of Ages
    • Includes Printable Lyrics
    • Click the title to play the music

Today’s Sermon

Preaching is a matter of personal taste as long as it is Bible based and true to The Word Of God. There are many great preachers that you can choose to hear on demand. A tremendous resource is the website OnePlace.com. Take a look and feast on The Word Of God to your heart’s desire!

Some of my favorite Sunday Services include:

Invitation To Come To Christ

The Romans Road To Salvation

The Romans Road to salvation is a way of explaining the good news of salvation using verses from the Book of Romans. It is a simple yet powerful method of explaining why we need salvation, how God provided salvation, how we can receive salvation, and what are the results of salvation.

We are all sinners

The first verse on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 3:23, ‘For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.’ We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent. Romans 3:10-18 gives a detailed picture of what sin looks like in our lives. 

The penalty for sin is hell
The second Scripture on the Romans Road to salvation, Romans 6:23, teaches us about the consequences of sin – ‘For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.’ The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!

We must confess our sins
The fourth stop on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 10:9, ‘that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.’ 

We must call on The Lord
Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved! Romans 10:13 says it again, ‘for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

What this means to you
The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation. Romans 5:1 has this wonderful message, ‘Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ Through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God. Romans 8:1 teaches us, ‘Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.’ Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins. Finally, we have this precious promise of God from Romans 8:38-39, ‘For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’

ABCs Of Salvation: Where the rubber meets the road

(A)dmit that you are a sinner.
Romans 3:23 KJV – For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 KJV – For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(B)elieve that Jesus died to pay for your sins.
John 3:16‭-‬17 KJV – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

(C)onfess your sins and (C)all on Jesus for salvation.
1 John 1:9 KJV – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Acts 2:21 KJV – And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Sinners Prayer

God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!

Song Of Praise & Worship

Closing Prayer & Blessing

Closing Prayer
Lord Jesus, we came this morning praying that Your mercy would pour out on us and ease our fears and concerns as this virus continues to threaten our land and lives and you have done just that. We are grateful for the time we have been able to spend with You in praise, worship, and fellowship. Thank you for loving us so much You gave your life for us on the cross so we can have a home in heaven some day. Father, you have been gracious to provide all our needs for our entire lives. Guide us as we go back to our homes. Show us the right way to follow throughout the week, and when we come back, we shall testify of the great things that you have done in our lives. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

A Blessing As We Go Forward This week
And now may the Lord bless you, and may the Lord keep you. May the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you, giving you his peace. May you be committed to doing the will of God, living in the perfect providential graciousness of God your Father. He will send his angels before you to prepare your way, and behind you to be your rear guard. Know that you will live within his divine favor, because you are obedient to him. May the Lord bless you now in all things. Do not be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it is the power of God for salvation and life.

Published by Pastor Dave Winstead

I am the Family Care Pastor at Harvest Baptist Church in Burlington, NC.

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