APRIL 5

The purpose of this resource is to walk yourself, your family, or a small group through a gospel-based worship liturgy from where ever you are. It will feature some of the elements we would normally have during a Sunday Gathering. Pick someone to do the prayers and readings or take turns…the main thing is to participate in, and renew your heart in worship.

 

INTRODUCTION

[READ] Through this Redeemed sermon series, we have looked at a few of the tougher areas of life, applying the redemptive work of Christ to it. Today we conclude this series on the topic of Emotions. This topic is important when in the church calendar year we look at the Passion of Jesus Christ as we turn toward Easter. May your faith be strengthened now, particularly in the area of your emotional life. If you are in Christ, you can be confident that you can face your emotions, respond accordingly, and act always in faith.

CALL TO WORSHIP

[PRAY] “Heavenly Father, we come before you now to worship you in these moments. For you are worthy of our time, our attention, indeed our entire lives. Forgive us O God, where we have failed in that this past week. Where we have ignored your Spirit. Where we have ignored what was going on in our hearts. May our lives, individually and together, be made living sacrifices unto you, in life and with no fear of death. Father we pray for people all around the world facing the Coronavirus. You are a God who identifies with the suffering of the world. We love you. We trust you. May all the nations turn to you. May you heal our lands. May this historic event draw your peoples around the world together in praise, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
 
 
 

PSALM READING

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”

Ref. Psalm 51
 
Join us Sunday at 9:30am CST for worship and teaching.

Sandra Beighley, May 7, 2020 - 9:54 pm

Pray for Evan Schall, son of Natasha Schall. Evan was hit by a car while bike riding I believe on Tues. He spent the night at the hospital then his mom must have taken him to the emergency this morning. The Dr believes he might have had a stroke in the night. He has been taken to Minot to see a neurologist.

Paulette Mattern, May 6, 2020 - 12:11 pm

National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7th.

Bryce, April 23, 2020 - 10:25 am

Pray for all our missionaries who have been impacted by COVID-19....locally, nationally, and globally.

Val, April 18, 2020 - 10:06 pm

Please pray for a family member (out of state) that has tested positive. Also for continued health for my niece who works at Altru in GF.

Michael & Karen Tiradani, April 6, 2020 - 8:21 pm

Pray for two of Karen's sisters. Stacy K. who is a PA in the emergency room at the hospital in DL and Sidney who is currently quarantined that COVID19 will not take hold. That each will remain healthy.

Trudy, April 4, 2020 - 9:13 am

May God's peace to be known in a great way!

Anonymous, April 4, 2020 - 7:53 am

Wisdom and guidance in how to become parents.

Christine Gulsvig, April 3, 2020 - 5:15 am

Please pray for Alan and myself as we have foster children right now. Please pray for strength, patience, &love. Pray also that we will continue in good health as we take care of them.

Bryce, April 3, 2020 - 12:00 am

Pray for wisdom and boldness in being the church during these difficult times. And pray for the elders, pastors, and staff as they seek to strengthen believers are reach not-yet believers.

Ed & Eloise Forde, April 2, 2020 - 2:43 pm

The family friend we offered up in prayer a few days ago is up and groggy but talking. Please continue prayers for healing. Praise the Lord for his progress.

OFFERING

At Bethel, we see offering as an act of worship. We know the way in which God has purposed the local church to be a light of the gospel. May we trust in the Lord’s provision during this time, for our individual needs and also for our church’s needs. You can give online at bethelfree.com/give or by mail.
 

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REFLECTION AND RESPONSE

Take a few minutes to be quiet before the Lord. Where do you need to trust God as it relates to your emotional life? Where is the Spirit leading you to repent? What questions do you still have? Who can you talk to? Continue your reflection and study using the discussion guide.