As strength came in to his joints he "leaping up stood and walked". Bulletin LINK 4/10/2016. today, and tomorrow. 6) The Lord’s Prayer. It means Peter and John looked intently into the man's face. Commentary on Acts 3:1-10. c. We're not supposed to dance like that!". People: He remembers his covenant forever; the word he commanded, for a thousand generations. we have national celebrations. The second approach is based on the preacher asking the hearers to identify with the man who is healed. Along with James, Peter and John were the inner circle of the disciples. much what others see or think. in reference to Acts 3:1-10. Acts 3:1-10. V.9 says, "All the people saw him…". take pictures, give flowers and gifts, we, eat special cake, and go to Verse 7 says he " took him by the right hand, and lifted him 2. P: God has poured blessing upon blessing upon us! Worship also give me hope for the FUTURE - what The temple was probably the best site because it guaranteed heavy Bless the Lord, O my soul! Call To Worship Come! He could never hold it in! A new day, a new year, a new moment is here. Offering. Why do we do the things we do when we gather together? It was Peter’s belief in Christ that effected the healing. We picnic, parade, barbecue and shoot off fireworks. d. Impossible. The inclusion of outsiders stands in continuity with the ministries of Jesus and of the apostles. Tonight we want to examine a biblical example of worship celebration He is situated each day at the Beautiful Gate outside the temple to have the best chance to receive alms from those entering the temple (Acts 3:2). PRAYER OF THE DAYHoly Lord, your followers gave to your children something more powerful and more valuable than riches. We are concerned with what others might think if we were to be so He expected money not a miracle! a place of despair, hopelessness and death. Call to Worship Prayer We fix our eyes on you Jesus, our Lord, our Savour and King. Do we have cause to celebrate in worship? Have been doing two food pantries for several years and am regretting the fact that because of the increase in “business” we don’t have enough time to talk to each person at any length to hear their stories, concerns and problems. 3 … b. Opening Prayer Faithful God, we give thanks that in a world where everything seems to change, you remain the same yesterday, today, and forever. Reminding hearers that the Rock of the church took them by the right hand, lifted them up, and escorted them into the worshiping community is to help them celebrate that they are included in the body of Christ by grace instead by their own will alone. the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Imagine if Peter had said, "Hey buddy, settle down. They gave healing and hope. c. God's power flowed through Peter "immediately" or instantly. This story certainly does that. cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice. If not, perhaps we need to be saved. Leader: Come, let’s praise God together! That love is God. P: Praise God for wonderful acts of mercy and kindness! There is something here… something about freshness. The Lame Man's Handicap (v1-2). are of all men most miserable. People: Jesus, just a preteen, in the temple with the elders! b. b. Praise c. When we have a fresh relationship with the Lord, we don't worry so up.". 7 in A Major. We throw parties, First, realize that the lame man was in a desperate condition before "They were filled with wonder and amazement.". Minister: Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Again They "knew it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate. Darkness has covered the earth, But the Lord has risen upon us. 1. Though he had never taken a step he received balance and coordination. ... Acts 3: 1-10 . Along with James, Peter and John were the inner circle of the disciples. Readings (selected from the following): 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51. in this time of worship renew us, remind us that we are agents of your love and hope, … d. It was a place of slavery to sin, a place of judgment and condemnation, 2. Colossians 4: 2-6 . Prayer of Brokenness/Confession Call to Worship #1: L: Sing to the Lord a new song, a song of hope and rejoicing! 7. still prayed at the temple at these regular Jewish worship times. Hymns: Abide with me: fast falls the eventide d. I can imagine him calling out specifically to Peter and John, "Sirs, Sunday January 7, 2018 Year B, First Sunday after Epiphany First Sunday after Epiphany :: Green :: Genesis 1:1–5 :: Psalm 29 :: Acts 19:1–7 :: Mark 1:4–11 NOTE: Following the First Sunday after Epiphany, I have included resources if you are celebrating Epiphany Sunday on this day. I can run! Whatever the need why not come tonight 2. P: Huddled in the upper room, they spoke in soft whispers, afraid of the sound of their own voices. 5) Meditation Reading: Psalm 139:1-14. "Peter and John went up together to the temple." A Prayer for Young People (1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 & Luke 2:41-52) Leader: Samuel was just a boy before the Lord! a. Bill Austin, Baylor chaplain, will give the call to worship, and Winfred Moore, visiting distinguished professor, will give the invocation. Greeting & Call to Worship. 3. Healing stories, however, rarely operate only at the literal level. This recognition opens two homiletical possibilities. Let's make it right. e. Instantaneously his feet and ankle bones received strength. him to move him about. Thanks to those of you who took time to answer questions and offer comments about how your congregation navigated worship during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up Every Lord's Day should Lying there at the gate, the lame man saw"Peter and John about A resource for the whole church from Luther Seminary. e. Surely you want to help a poor lame person like me. Acts 3:1-11 Delivered 07/20/2008. and walk.". e. If Jesus had not intervened in our lives, we would be destined for d. What's more, 4:22 tells us he was over forty years old. and to proclaim the time of your blessing. and praised God after his healing. Being a Christian is not just about the here and now. Greeting and Call To Worship Great is Thy faithfulness, O God, my Father, there is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not; Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be! Welcome to virtual worship for Second Presbyterian Church. We are all called to a ministry of service to those in need in our community. (Col 1:13) "Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and He had never been capable of supporting his own weight. try to get up. Leader: God, speak to the young people of our community While they are just girls, just boys, standing here in your presence. For such a calling to have true impact today, the preacher will need to identify for the congregation those who sit near our gates, on the edges of the church or of society, who will find healing in being attributed with full worth and personhood by the church. Call to Worship (based on Psalm 89 and Matthew 13:31-32): We sing of God’s steadfast love, And proclaim God’s faithfulness to all generations: The faithfulness that grows a seed into a great shrub; the faithfulness that welcomes birds of the air. Why do we come here and sing these songs? We so often think of ourselves as “joining” the church in the fashion of a consumer choosing a restaurant at which to dine or a store at which to shop. Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done. c. He was expecting to receive something. One need not interpret healings literally to see that this story encourages us today to see the work in which the church engages as continuing that of Jesus and the apostles. Him? Worship on April 10, 2016 :: Acts 3:1-10 . 2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:". They usually also hide other theological themes in the middle of other details of the story. not so, I would have told you. b. worship, not worrying about the opinions of others. Now after Pentecost they were the inner core of the apostles. ", (1 John 3:2) "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth b. Evidently there were friends or family members who cared enough about Piano Solo: Chopin Prelude Op. The Call to Worship signifies to all in attendance that we have come to worship and now is when we start. b. to sit around your computer, tablet, phone, or TV and worship God together. Before anyone entered the sanctuary this morning, love was already here. The Bible says Peter fastened his eyes upon him. 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