PSALM READING - Psalm 120

Select someone to read the Psalm aloud while others follow along in their own Bibles.

 

WORSHIP THROUGH SONG

Groups with members who can play instruments are welcome to have such members do so at this time, but these songs are also well suited to be sung a capella

 

Amazing Grace

  • Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
    That saved a wretch like me!
    I once was lost, but now am found;
    Was blind, but now I see.

  • ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
    And grace my fears relieved;
    How precious did that grace appear
    The hour I first believed.

  • When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
    Bright shining as the sun,
    We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
    Than when we’d first begun.

 

  • Nothing but the Blood of Jesus

  • What can wash away my sin?
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    What can make me whole again?
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

  • Refrain:
    Oh precious is the flow
    That makes me white as snow;
    No other fount I know,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

  • Nothing can for sin atone,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
    Naught of good that I have done,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

  • This is all my righteousness,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

  • This is all my hope and peace,
    Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Refrain

 

CORPORATE PRAYER

For corporate prayer we are going to pray through the Lord’s prayer together.

A volunteer should read the prayer line-by-line with time in between for everyone to lift up their prayers within the category.   

 

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name

(Pause and thank God for who He is and what he has done. Pray that he would be glorified in our lives and our world)

 

Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

(Pause and surrender anything you are holding on to that belongs to the Lord. Pray for His will in our lives and our world)

 

Give us this day our daily bread

(Pause and ask for any provision and need in your life and the lives of others)

 

And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors

(Pause to confess your sins as well as extending forgiveness to others)

 

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil

(Pause and pray for protection and strength against temptation)

 

For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen

(Pause and thank God for his goodness and power and for His Kingdom to come)

 

Catechism - Question 13

Did God create us unable to keep his law?

No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of creation is fallen; we are all born in sin and guilt, corrupt in our nature and unable to keep God’s law.

 

Sermon - Trial of the King of the Jews [Mark 15:1-22]

 

Discussion Questions

  1. What stood out to you from today’s text or sermon?

  2. What does it look like when you entrust yourself to our sovreign God? What does it look like when we seek our own control or refuge in a false king?

  3. In what ways does Jesus' total submission to God and suffering at the hands of his enemies encourage us when we are in difficult times?

  4. How can we as a quarantine community help each other to live in light of Jesus' reign?

 

Open Time of Prayer

During this time, take turns to pray aloud so the group may corporately agree with one another. 

The Apostle’s Creed 

Read aloud together.

 

I believe in God, the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

 

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit

and born of the Virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried.

He descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again.

He ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Benediction

Select someone to read the following aloud as a blessing over the group.

 

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21

Amen