Home Worship Guide
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Feel free to walk through this home worship guide with your family, friends, neighbors, church family, or by yourself. Simply scroll down this page, playing each video, reading the Scripture, singing aloud and hearing from God's word!
Introduction & Announcements
Call to Worship
Psalm 40:4-5 (NIV)
4 Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. 5 Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
Psalm 63:1-8 (NIV)
1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 3 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. 4 I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. 5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. 6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night. 7 Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. 8 I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
Worship through Singing
“For you know the grace of Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” - 2 Corinthians 8:9 (ESV)
Take a moment to quietly thank Jesus for his gracious, generous, and sacrificial death so that you might become rich in grace.
Consider how you can use your time, talent, and treasure to cheerfully, generously, and sacrificially love your neighbor and the Northwood family in response to Jesus’ gracious, generous, and sacrificial death for you.
If you desire to give to Northwood, you can mail a check to Northwood or set-up Northwood as one of your payees through online banking.
Please join together as the Northwood family in a time of prayer for the following requests.
2) Confess ways you have loved anything else more than Jesus. (1 Tim 6:11-21)
3) Thank God for the ways the Holy Spirit has already begun to empower you to love Jesus more than anything else. (Ezek 36:27-28)
4) Ask God to help you taste and see that the Lord is good so that your love for him would be in response to the perfect love of Christ. (Ps 34:8)
1 Timothy 6:11-21 (ESV)
11 But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I charge you in the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, 14 to keep the commandment unstained and free from reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will display at the proper time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see. To him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, 19 thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
20 O Timothy, guard the deposit entrusted to you. Avoid the irreverent babble and contradictions of what is falsely called “knowledge,” 21 for by professing it some have swerved from the faith.
Grace be with you.
Respond through Singing
Adapted from Jude 21
"May we keep ourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.”
Let us go in the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.