Order of Worship – July 19th, 2020

Preliminaries: Welcome and Announcements

Ridge Kids – see today’s Order of Worship online at (www.AutumnRidgeCommunityChurch.com) to access a Bible lesson, and coloring sheet!

Activity 1: No Peeking

Instruct kids to close their eyes. Explain to them that you are going to tell them a story.  They may hear some unusual noises as they listen, but tell them not to peek!Put an object into a paper bag.  As you begin to tell the story, open the paper bag slowly.

SAY- Oh, wow! You won’t believe what I have here in my bag. This is the coolest thing ever. You will be so surprised when you see it. Let me describe it to you.
Rustle the bag and describe the item inside to pique the kids’ curiosity. Tell them about the item’s shape, color, purpose and so on. Then invite kids to open their eyes. 

SAY- Raise your hand if you were tempted to peek while I was talking about the object. Did any of you actually peek? Today’s story is about a time Jesus was tempted. Do you think He gave in to temptation? 

Activity 2: A good fight 

Write the following on a piece of paper: fire, the flu, a bad grade, bully, a bear.  Read allowed each word, one at a time.  Tell your kids to imagine they are facing the scenario you read allowed.  How would they fight it?  Discuss it or, if you want to take it a step further, they may draw a picture of the best defense. 

SAY- Those are some good solutions to some tricky problems.  In today’s Bible story, we are going to hear about how Jesus fought against something we all face- temptation.  We will find out what Jesus did when He was tempted. 

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We Give Glory to God

Call to Worship: lamentations 3:22-23

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Hymn of Acclamation: “Jesus Paid it All”
Hall, 1865 

I hear the Savior say: “Thy strength indeed is small”
Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in me thine all in all.

Jesus paid it all! All to Him I owe.
Sin had left a crimson stain; 
He washed it white as snow.

Lord now indeed I find; thy power and thine alone
Can change the leper’s spots, And melt the heart of stone.

Repeat Chorus

And when before the throne, I stand in Him complete
Jesus died my soul to save my lips shall still repeat.

Repeat Chorus

O praise the One who paid my debt,
And raised this life up from the dead! (REPEAT) 

Repeat Chorus

We Mourn The Reality of Sin

Hymn of Confession: “Rock of Ages, Cleft For Me”
Toplady, 1776

Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee;
Let the water and the blood,
From Thy wounded side which flowed,
Be of sin the double cure,
Save from wrath and make me pure

Not the labor of my hands
Can fulfill Thy law’s demands;
Could my zeal no respite know,
Could my tears forever flow,
All for sin could not atone;
Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling;
Naked, come to Thee for dress;
Helpless, look to Thee for grace;
Foul, I to the fountain fly;
Wash me, Savior, or I die (Repeat Line 3x)

While I draw this fleeting breath,
When my eyes shall close in death,
When I rise to worlds unknown,
And behold Thee on Thy throne,
Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in Thee (Repeat Line 3x)

A corporate confession 
Bob Kauflin

Father, we gladly acknowledge
That you are the giver of every good and perfect gift.
When you open your hand,
You satisfy the desire of every living thing.

You are righteous in all Your ways and kind in all Your works.

But too often we fail to acknowledge your abundant goodness, lavish generosity, and loving faithfulness. 

Instead of being grateful, we grumble. Instead of thanking you, we test you.
We confess we have sinned in all our complaining and selfishness.

Jesus, thank you that your entire life on earth was one of gratefulness.
Thank you for bearing our sins,
Receiving our punishment on the cross,
And paying the debt we owed to a holy God.

Because of you, we can now walk in forgiveness and freedom.

Holy Spirit, enable us by your power to live lives of thanksgiving. May we be humbled by all the riches we’ve received in Christ. And may our lives be increasingly marked by trust, awe, and gratefulness for the mercy we’ve received. We pray in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. 


We Celebrate Christ as Our Redeemer

Our Assurance in the Gospel: “Jude 24-25”                                  

24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen

Hymn of Redemption: “Jude Doxology”
Huxford, 2013

Remember, Jesus brought you out of Egypt
Remember, He has sought you as His people
Remember, He has saved you from your sin
Remember, remember Him

Remember, Jesus brought you through the Red Sea
Remember, mighty miracles that you have seen
Remember, you were slaves and now are free
Remember that He is King

To the only God, our Savior Jesus Christ
Be glory, honor, power and dominion
Before all time, and now and evermore

Remember, Jesus reigns above the heavens
He’s coming, He is coming with His Kingdom
Do not forget, He is seated on the throne
Remember, what He has done


Reading: “Matthew 5:33-37” 

33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. 37 Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.

Prayer for the Proclamation of God’s Word 

Sermon: “Can You Handle the Truth?”
Bryan Bogue – Matthew 5:33-37 

The “Old” Teaching (v. 33)
The “New” Teaching (v. 34-37)

We Respond to the Gospel

Hymn of Response: “Sovereign Over Us” 
keyes, 2011                                                                                                                

There is strength within the sorrow
There is beauty in our tears
And You meet us in our mourning
With a love that casts out fear
You are working in our waiting
You’re sanctifying us
When beyond our understanding
You’re teaching us to trust

Your plans are still to prosper
You have not forgotten us
You’re with us in the fire and the flood
You’re faithful forever
Perfect in love
You are sovereign over us

You are wisdom unimagined
Who could understand Your ways
Reigning high above the Heavens
Reaching down in endless grace
You’re the lifter of the lowly
Compassionate and kind
You surround and You uphold me
And Your promises are my delight


Even what the enemy means for evil
You turn it for our good
You turn it for our good and for Your glory
Even in the valley, You are faithful
You’re working for our good
You’re working for our good and for Your glory


Hymn of New Creation: “Is He Worthy?”
Peterson and Shive, 2018

Do you feel the world is broken? (We do)
Do you feel the shadows deepen? (We do)
But do you know that all the dark won’t stop the light from getting through? (We do)
Do you wish that you could see it all made new? (We do)

Is all creation groaning? (It is)
Is a new creation coming? (It is)
Is the glory of the Lord to be the light within our midst? (It is)
Is it good that we remind ourselves of this? (It is)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy of this? (He is!)

Does the Father truly love us? (He does)
Does the Spirit move among us? (He does)
And does Jesus, our Messiah hold forever those He loves? (He does)
Does our God intend to dwell again with us? (He does)

Is anyone worthy? Is anyone whole?
Is anyone able to break the seal and open the scroll?
The Lion of Judah who conquered the grave
He is David’s root and the Lamb who died to ransom the slave

From every people and tribe, Every nation and tongue
He has made us a kingdom and priests to God
To reign with the Son

Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Of all blessing and honor and glory
Is He worthy? Is He worthy?
Is He worthy of this? (He is!)
Is He worthy? Is He worthy? (He is!) (He is!)

Benediction and Sending