Living the Way of Jesus
Sunday Service - 9:30-10:30 AM

April 262020

 

 

Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel.
2 Timothy 2:8

Trinity Sunday Devotion

for Sunday, April 26, 2020

Before You Get Started

  • Join us on Zoom on Sunday, April 26th from 9:45-10:00 AM on Sunday morning as we worship the risen Lord.  You can enter the room and get familiar with Zoom at any time between 9:30-9:45 AM.  
Password (If Needed): 341606
  • Call into Zoom before 9:45 AM by dialing +1 312 626 6799 and entering the meeting number: 991-6732-3062, followed by the password “341606” and “#” on your phone (NOTE: You can “mute” or “unmute” yourself on the phone by pressing “*6”.  Zoom (much like FaceTime) allows a group to speak to and see one another in order to give us a better sense of community.
  • Order of Worship – Although we will not be meeting together physically, we invite you to unite with us by following the order of worship below for a personal/family devotion on Sunday.  Begin at the top and work your way down, reading through the service.  If you are with others, you can alternate between readings.

Online Order of Worship

Welcome
(Click the video below to see a welcome from Pastor David Decker)
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Call to Worship

Revelation 5:9-10

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased
for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made 
them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will
reign on the earth.” 

Invocation 

Almighty God, in creation you fashion us in your image, you despise nothing you have made. In Christ you reveal to us your love, and you forgive the sins of all who are penitent. Through the Holy Spirit you welcome us into the fellowship of believers; we bow in gratitude before you.  We constantly distort your image, but still you restore it. We daily betray your love, but still you extend it. We often disrupt fellowship, but still you bless it. Create in us new and contrite hearts, that, truly repenting of our sins and acknowledging our brokenness, we may obtain from you, the God of all mercy, full pardon and forgiveness, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

The First Scripture Reading is from…
Revelation 5:1-10

Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
and with your blood you purchased for God
persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
and they will reign on the earth.”

Worship Music 
(Click the song title below to listen to the music selected for each service)

 

The Second Scripture Reading is from 
Luke 19:11-27

11 While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.12 He said: “A man of noble birth went to a distant country to have himself appointed king and then to return. 13 So he called ten of his servants and gave them ten minas. ‘Put this money to work,’ he said, ‘until I come back.’

14 “But his subjects hated him and sent a delegation after him to say, ‘We don’t want this man to be our king.’

15 “He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gained with it.

16 “The first one came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned ten more.’

17 “‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.’

18 “The second came and said, ‘Sir, your mina has earned five more.’

19 “His master answered, ‘You take charge of five cities.’

20 “Then another servant came and said, ‘Sir, here is your mina; I have kept it laid away in a piece of cloth. 21 I was afraid of you, because you are a hard man. You take out what you did not put in and reap what you did not sow.’

22 “His master replied, ‘I will judge you by your own words, you wicked servant! You knew, did you, that I am a hard man, taking out what I did not put in, and reaping what I did not sow? 23 Why then didn’t you put my money on deposit, so that when I came back, I could have collected it with interest?’

24 “Then he said to those standing by, ‘Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas.’

25 “‘Sir,’ they said, ‘he already has ten!’

26 “He replied, ‘I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what they have will be taken away. 27 But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them—bring them here and kill them in front of me.’”

Message
(Click the video below to watch Pastor Matt’s sermon)
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Personal/Family Reflection 

Reflect personally or as a family on the following questions… 

  1. Describe the behavior of a lion.  Describe the behavior of a lamb.  Why do you think the Bible says the lion of Judah is actually a lamb (Rev. 5:5-6)?
  2. In your own experience, how have gentleness, meekness, and humility been powerful?  How have anger, rage, and violence proven to be powerless?
  3. When Jesus returns, he will set the world right.  What things would you like to see set right in your life and in the world?
  4. How does a correct understanding of King Jesus impact what we invest in today and our future judgment?

Time of Prayer 
(Take some time to pray personally or for others in your own words that the world would be infected with the life and love of King Jesus.)

Sending Song  

(Click the links below to listen to the songs)

First Service Sending Song
O How He Loves You and Me

Second Service Sending Song
What A Beautiful Name

Benediction 
1 John 4:16-17 (NIV)

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment:
In this world we are like Jesus.

Ways to Give

Over the years, our congregation has been so generous in supporting the vision of and ministry of Trinity Baptist Church. Although the way we serve has changed, our staff is still working hard to equip you for worship, connection, and service.  We would like to ask that you continue the tradition of generosity by helping us further the mission God has entrusted to us. You can give in one of the following ways.
  • Send checks via mail (Due to COVID-19 we will be depositing checks every other week or every few weeks.)  
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Sioux Falls, SD  57104
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