Online Worship Experience
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During this unusual season, connection and community are difficult. Therefore, we are using technology and encourage everyone to come together as a church to engage on Sunday mornings, if possible. If you are unable to participate during that timeframe, that’s OK. You can still find the sermon below and in the future on our Sermon webpage. This page will be updated weekly on Sundays with the latest information and resources. Thank you for being a valuable part of the Grace family!
Sunday, March 29 Worship
Worship through Learning
Worship through Reflection: Discussion Questions
Conversation Starter: What was your favorite part of the sermon? What do you think it would have been like to be the priest on the Day of Atonement?
- Last Sunday, we learned about the Mosaic covenant and how it applies to the potential we have today. Over the past week, what ways have you discovered you can thrive during the call to stay at home?
- Read Leviticus 16:1-28. Why do you think such detailed and lengthy instructions were given to the priest (Aaron) on the Day of Atonement?
- The Day of Atonement reminds God’s people of the contrast between God’s holiness and mankind’s sinfulness. What comes to mind when you think of God’s holiness? How do you think of your sin in relation to the nature of God?
- Read Hebrews 10:11-12, 19-22. What differences do you see between this passage and the Day of Atonement passage in Leviticus?
- Having gone before us, Jesus is now our “great priest.” Knowing this, how do you live daily with “full assurance of faith”?
- In the midst of our daily lives being interrupted by the effects of the new coronavirus and with a desire to become like Christ in all of life, what are a few ways you can express your gratefulness for Christ’s atoning work this week?
Worship through Prayer
Spend time in prayer and consider trying something new. Pray out loud, whether you are alone or with family. Or perhaps write things down as you pray to help you focus. We have a unique opportunity to lean into prayer in new ways as part of this online worship experience.
Worship the Lord for who He is, what He has done and what He will do. God’s faithfulness, love and character are unchanging during our changing circumstances. Remember is a constant reminder in the Psalms. We are called to remember who God is and worship Him for it.
Thank the Lord for how you have personally seen Him work in your life the past few days, weeks and months.
Ask for forgiveness. The Lord’s prayer includes us taking time to pause and confess our sin. We all need God’s grace, and through Jesus, we find forgiveness and freedom.
Present your requests before the Lord. Pray for our world, for healing, for medical professionals, for families learning how to do life differently, for those who live alone and might be struggling with isolation, for our leaders who are making decisions that impact others and for those who are facing job and income loss.
Pray for each other. If you are with people in your home, spend time individually praying for each person. If you are worshipping alone, you are not alone! Call a friend or a few and pray together on the phone. We know that it might feel unusual at first, but that’s OK. It’s important not to become isolated. Text those for whom you are praying, and ask others to pray with you.
Worship through Giving
Giving has always been a part of worship. We are called to trust the Lord with what He has given us and have the opportunity to reflect His generosity toward us through our own giving.
As a church that is still a very live and active organization, even though we are not meeting on our campus, we are grateful for your financial gifts that allow us to not only continue caring for our employees but also enable us to help those who are struggling from the impact of the new coronavirus.
Worship through Music
Family Discipleship: Worship with Grace Kids
Worship Music for Younger Children
Worship Music for Older Children
Grace Kids Message from Brad McNair, Children’s Pastor
Grace Kids Family Devotional
For Younger Children: What was your favorite part of this story? Do you think that we can get rid of sin on our own? Who can?
For Older Children: What do you think this story teaches us about God? Why did the priest have to offer a sacrifice? Why do we not have to offer a sacrifice today?
Family Devotional Response
Prayer Experience: Write a prayer to God telling Him about your sin and asking Him to forgive you. Be specific when you are writing about your sin.
Journal: Only God can forgive sin. Write about how that makes you feel and why.
God’s Word: Read Leviticus 16 together. Write about how Jesus takes the place of the rules laid out in this passage.
Create: This passage shows us that God is the only one who can forgive sin. Draw a picture of a time that someone forgave you or you forgave someone.
Family Activity: Out of Order
- Before you start: Pick a room in your house (child’s room, living room, etc.) where your child will notice when something is out of place. This could be a picture or a toy moved from its normal place. The older the child the more objects you could have out of place.
- Do it: Call your child into the room and ask them if they can tell what is out of order or moved. Once they determine what was moved, have them move it back to its rightful place
- What you say: Thanks for putting everything back in its right spot. God is holy, meaning that He is perfect and is never out of order. Sometimes though, you and I do get out of order because we sin. The only person who can get rid of our sin is God through Jesus Christ. When we believe in Jesus we are put into the right place with God.
Worship with Grace Youth: Weekly Devotional
On Mondays, Grace Youth will share a devotional on social media with students that is based on a Scripture passage from the sermon that week. It will follow the Observe—Interpret—Apply model and include questions students can answer on their own. Then, on Wednesdays, students will have the opportunity to discuss their answers with their Life Groups virtually. If you are a student and want to get a sneak peek at what’s to come or are a parent and want to know what your son or daughter will be learning with Grace Youth during this season, download this week’s devotional here.