Leader 1: This month we are going to learn how God gives us new lives in Jesus. God transforms us, giving us victory over our sin and mistakes. Let’s celebrate our victory in Jesus today!
1. “Clap Your Hands” Written by T.J. Hester and Justin Schaeffer (c) 2012 Sojourn Community Church. One day, we will record this one.
Leader 2: Our memory verse this month is Hebrew 4:12. “For the word of the Lord is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword.” Let’s sing about God’s invincible Word!
2. “The Word of the Lord” Written by Rodney Clawson. © 2004 Writer’s Extreme Music/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Co. (BMI).
eader 1: God has given so generously to us, especially in Jesus. In him we have everything! God loves it when we give our time and money from thankful hearts. Now is the opportunity for you to give back to God, the church, and the community. [Give now or after assembly]
Leader 2: Our catechism questions for this month help us understand how. God makes you and me his children. Here is our question for this week:
North Star Catechism for each week:
May 4, 2014—How does the Holy Spirit make us alive? The Holy Spirit helps us to have faith in Jesus.
May 11, 2014—What are the enemies of God’s grace? The lies that we’re good enough or that we can work hard enough to earn God’s love.
May 18, 2014—Who will come to God? We can’t reach God, but he reaches us. God calls to his people, and they follow him.
May 25, 2014—How do I know that I belong to God? The Holy Spirit marks us as God’s children forever.
Leader 1: When God gives us new life in Jesus it affects everything we do! Let’s promise together to use all we are to honor God and give him glory.
3. “In All I do, I Give Thanks to You” Written by Bobby and Kristen Gilles. (c) 2012 Sojourn Community Church
Leader 1: God is certainly worthy to receive glory from everything we do! Let’s pray that God’s love for us in the gospel would motivate us to live for him.
Leader 2: Lord Jesus, we are so thankful for your love for us. You gave up everything to give us life with you. Help us to love you in return and live our lives, not for ourselves, but to please you and bring glory to you. Come transform us Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Leader 1: We can rest easy, knowing that God takes care of all our needs.
4. “Cast Your Cares” By Jason Houser and Elliot Park. © 2007 Songs Of Extreme /Cedar Sides (ASCAP).
Leader 1: Thanks for worshipping the Lord with us today!