Music as Worship
Song #1: Designed to Call to Mind the Promises of God
Our God is For Us
Song #2: Designed to Proclaim our Dependence on God
Lord I Need You
Song #3: Designed to Foster our Adoration of God
All I Have Is Christ
Song #4: Designed to Calm our Anxious Minds
It is Well With My Soul
Song #5 and the Theme Song for the Series: Designed to Reiterate the Truth of God’s Word
All Things New
Prayer as Worship
Join with your family and friends to pray about the following areas of Christian hope and obedience that are unique and prominent today:
- Pray for trust in the faithfulness of God in the midst of adversity;
- Pray for humility to learn the lessons God has to teach you during this time;
- Pray for God to arrest the spread of this virus and for minimal lives to be lost around the world;
- Pray for God to glorify Jesus in the days ahead;
- Pray for the salvation of those who are close to you but far from God and for boldness to testify to the hope found solely in Christ;
- Pray that God would give you keen insight for how to love and serve the needs of your neighbors;
- Pray for God to protect His church from the enemy and bolster our love for one another;
- Pray for unity among all those made in the image of God and for help to do what is best to look out for the interests of others;
- Pray for governmental leaders and those in positions of authority who are making critical decisions about what is best for our country;
- Pray for the sick—that God would comfort them and heal their bodies;
- Pray for those in the medical field, and ask that God would strengthen their resolve as they care for the ailing;
- Pray for those suffering under financial hardship or uncertainty, and ask God to provide for their needs;
- Pray for business owners and employees who are making difficult decisions about how to endure the challenges that will come in the months ahead;
- Pray for those who will face loneliness and isolation in the days ahead, especially those who struggle with depression and anxiety. Ask God to give them hope;
- Pray for parents who are seeking to care for their children and raise them to know God and the world He has made. Ask God to strengthen them for the task as they give care in new ways;
- Pray for the elderly, and ask God to protect them from sickness and encourage them with His love;
- Pray for medical solutions that will either curb the spread of the virus or aid in the treatment of the sick;
- Pray for Christian missionaries, and ask that God would comfort them with His presence and give them unique ways to testify to Jesus;
- Pray for pastors and church leaders who are seeking to make wise decisions about how to protect the unity of the church, provide encouragement for the church, and motivate the mission of the church;
- Praise God for Jesus, who provides hope for those who know Him both in this life and the one to come.
Giving as Worship
A normal aspect of our gathered service would be giving. We ask that you spend time reflecting on God’s provision for you during this season and seek wisdom as to how best to give generously. If you haven’t already done so, you can set up regular giving here. Money given to TCC fosters ongoing mission and allows us to demonstrate extravagant generosity to our church’s members and others in our community who are enduring hardship and loss in the weeks and months ahead. Below is a video tutorial explaining how give online:
Community as Worship
Use your small group time to reflect on the truth that we have processed this week. Once you’ve spent time catching up and seeing how one another are doing, allow the following questions to guide your discussion.
- What is one take-away you have from this week’s sermon? What helped, encouraged, or challenged you the most?
- How is Jeremiah’s situation at the time of his writing similar to ours today?
- How would the new covenant promises provide hope for God’s people while in exile?
- Read Ezekiel 36:24-27 and make a note of every “I will…” statement you find there. What does this tell you about God?
- Read Luke 22:14-23. Put yourself in the position of one of the disciples who were with Jesus at this Supper. What might you have been thinking when Jesus said, “this is the new covenant in my blood”?
- Read 2 Corinthians 3:7-18. What point is Paul making here? How does God give us eyes to see the glory of God in the face of Christ? What change does this bring about in our lives?
- Recall the four points of application for the sermon:
- Our hope is based on God’s activity not our actions;
- Our confidence is based on God’s faithfulness not our finite circumstances;
- Our worship is based on internal transformation not external props;
- Our mission points others to hope found in Jesus not fleeting pleasures of this world.
How do each of those points of reflection provide hope and challenge for you right now?