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.

Bryce, June 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

Praise for life transformation taking place...growth in people’s hearts and in their relationship with God. May our ministry continue to foster this.

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.

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.
 
 
 
 


MARCH 29

in Worship |

The purpose of this resource is to walk your family, a few friends, or a small group through a gospel worship liturgy from where ever you are. It will feature some of the elements we would normally have in a worship service. 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] An area of life in which God clearly desires and works redemption is in our sexuality. Just like in the times of the New Testament, our world is filled with sexual immorality and sexual brokenness. As we worship God in these moments, ask the Lord to bring truth, repentance, healing, and mercy into this important and very sensitive area of our lives, and that the church would be a beacon of holiness, love, and delight in the world today.

CALL TO WORSHIP

[PRAY] “Create in me a clean heart, O God. And renew a right spirit within me. Your designs and purposes are so much greater than what the world tells us or offers us. That is perhaps no where more true than in the area of sexuality. Father, you have created us, male and female, you have created us, in your image. That image has been marred by sin. At times, we confess, it feels beyond repair. Jesus, we confess in faith your desire to redeem our sexuality, to forgive, to grant self-control, to love our brothers and sisters, to show us a better way. Holy Spirit, help us honor Christ in our bodies, 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:

REFLECTION AND RESPONSE

Take a few minutes to be quiet before the Lord. Where do you need to trust God as it relates to sexuality? 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 here:
 
 

Bryce, June 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

Praise for life transformation taking place...growth in people’s hearts and in their relationship with God. May our ministry continue to foster this.

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.

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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MARCH 22

in Worship |

The purpose of this resource is to walk your family, Community Group, or a few friends through a gospel liturgy in your home. It will feature some of the elements we would normally have in a service. Pick someone to do the prayers and readings or take turns…the main thing is to participate in, and be shaped by, all the elements below.

 

INTRODUCTION

[READ] God is Creator and has created the entire universe to reveal his glory. God also uses the Bible, His Word, to reveal to us in a special way what he is like and how he is at work in the world. In a sense, we could say that His Word…Spirit-inspired ink on paper, is the most treasured piece of “technology” humans have, for through it we come to see and know Jesus, our Savior. Follow along with us today as we reflect on how all of us can use technology for God’s redemptive purposes.

CALL TO WORSHIP

[PRAY] “Lord Jesus, today we are scattered across the Lake Region and yet we are united by your Spirit. Together we pray for the continued healing and care for all those affected and isolated by the coronavirus outbreak. Father, grant peace to those filled with anxiety and fear. Use your church to be a burning light of hope and sacrificial love to the world around us during this time. Holy Spirit, help us experience your presence, we ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
 
 

PSALMS READING

4 Some wandered in desert wastes,
finding no way to a city to dwell in;
5 hungry and thirsty,
their soul fainted within them.
6 Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,
and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them by a straight way
till they reached a city to dwell in.
8 Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love,
for his wondrous works to the children of man!
9 For he satisfies the longing soul,
and the hungry soul he fills with good things.

Ref. Psalm 107:4-9
 
Join us Sunday at 9:30am CST for worship and teaching:

DISCUSSION GUIDE

WORSHIP PRAYER

“Jesus, thank you for knowing the depths of our souls. You know our greatest needs and our inmost desires. Forgive us Lord for looking to other things to satisfy us, even when we know that true satisfaction only comes from you. We come to you today in worship. You show us we are fully loved and known even though we sin against you. Despite the unknowns the last couple weeks have brought, you hold our fear and you give us hope. We worship you because even though the circumstances around us change and challenges arise, you Lord stay the same and continue to meet us in them. Satisfy us today, Lord. Thank you that we have access to you, the living God, through Christ Jesus. Amen.”
 

REFLECTION AND RESPONSE

Take a few minutes to be quiet before the Lord. Thank the Lord for creating you in his creative image. Ask the Spirit to help you redeem your use of technology to glorify God. How might you commit to better using your technology and your time for God’s Kingdom in the weeks ahead?
 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Bryce, June 11, 2020 - 11:25 am

Praise for life transformation taking place...growth in people’s hearts and in their relationship with God. May our ministry continue to foster this.

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.

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.

BENEDICTION

“And now may we guard the deposit of the gifts God has given us and use them to glorify Jesus. May we avoid the irreverent babble, contradictions, and false knowledge we encounter. May we hold fast, unswerving, to the faith, and may God’s grace be with us today, Amen.
[Ref. 1 Timothy 5:20-21]