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

March 292020

 

 

 

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace”
Ephesians 4:3

Trinity Sunday Devotion

for Sunday, March 29, 2020

Before You Get Started

  • 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.
  • Join us on Zoom on Sunday morning for a time of prayer and reflection by clicking the following link: https://zoom.us/j/746067367 or calling  +1 312 626 6799 and entering the meeting number: 746 067 367, followed by “#” on your phone.  Zoom (much like FaceTime) allows a group to speak to and see one another in order to give us a better sense of community.

Giving

Over the years, our congregation has been so generous in supporting the vision of and ministry of Trinity Baptist Church. In this unprecedented time, we would like to ask that you continue to help us further the mission God has entrusted to us. You can give in one of the following ways.
  • Send checks via mail:  
Trinity Baptist Church
2400 W. 18th St.
Sioux Falls, SD  57104
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Online Order of Worship

Welcome & Announcements
(Click the video below to see a welcome from our Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Annie Bosler.)
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Call to Worship

Isaiah 53:6-7 (NIV)
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.  He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 
Prayer
Loving God, you hear your peoples’ cry.  We turn to you for understanding, comfort, and help.  We praise and thank you for your wisdom, your strength, and your unfailing love, made ours through Jesus Christ. Guard our thoughts, guide our steps, and help us to put our trust in no one but you.  We acknowledge, Lord Jesus, that you are the foundation of our life and faith.  Even when the world rejects you, we sing your praise.  Help us to love and serve others even when they reject us and you.  We gather here because you have called us.  As we offer our praise, we long for you to mold us in Your image.  We pray this through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.
The First Scripture Reading is from
Luke 19:41-44 (NIV)

41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

Worship Music 

(Click the links below if you would like to listen to the songs that were selected for each service on YouTube)

The Second Scripture Reading is from
Matthew 27:11-26 (NIV)

11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

“You have said so,” Jesus replied.

12 When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. 13 Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” 14 But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.

15 Now it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. 16 At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus Barabbas.17 So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?” 18 For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him.

19 While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.”

20 But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed.

21 “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor.

“Barabbas,” they answered.

22 “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked.

They all answered, “Crucify him!”

23 “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.

But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”

24 When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!”

25 All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!”

26 Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

Devotion
(Click the video below to see Pastor Matt’s devotion.)
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Questions for Personal/Family Reflection 
Reflect personally or as a family on the following questions…
  1. Describe what a hero looks like to you.
  2. How does Jesus challenge your idea of what it looks like to be a hero?
  3. Lots of people speak for and about Jesus and get him wrong.  How can you tell the true Jesus from the imposters?
  4. How does the way of Jesus save us from acting like animals?
  5. How does Jesus’ way of self-giving, enemy-love seem foolish?  How is it actually wise?
  6. The crowd was caught up in anger and accusation.  Why do you think it is so easy to get caught up in blaming others?

Time of Prayer 
(Take some time to pray personally or for one another in your own words that God’s mercy, forgiveness, and love would come on earth as it is in heaven.)

Sending Song  

(Click the links below to listen to the songs that were selected for each service on YouTube)

First Service Sending Song
Have You Any Room For Jesus?

Second Service Sending Song
Yes I Will 

Benediction 
Jude 1:24-25
24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.