MARCH 29

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:
 
 

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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