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Preparing for Sunday at Emmaus

Omaha church worship serviceWith this post we are working to prepare ourselves for our Sunday morning gathering together. Below you will find the Liturgy which includes the songs we will be singing and the Scripture we will be reading and studying. These will be particularly beneficial to familiarize yourself with before Sunday morning.

The sermon text is Hebrews 13:17-19, though most of our attention will be on verse 17. We will be thinking together about the relationship between the congregation and the pastors. The writer of Hebrews in particular is exhorting this congregation toward a biblically healthy relationship. As you look at the outline below consider what point seems to be the most unfamiliar to you. These will be good things to consider as we gather on Sunday morning.

Sermon Information

Title: “How to Serve your Pastors”
Text: Heb 13:17-19
Main Point: Just as the pastor serves the congregation so too the congregation serves the pastor; both are crucial for a healthy church.
Words for Kids: Pastor, Watchman, Submission
Outline: 4 ways to serve your pastors
(1) Hear and heed their teaching.
(2) Submit to their leadership.
(3) See the weightiness of their calling.
(4) Appreciate how they serve you.

Liturgy for Sunday

Call to Worship (Erik)
    “Praise the LORD!
    Praise the name of the LORD,
        give praise, O servants of the LORD,
    who stand in the house of the LORD,
        in the courts of the house of our God!
    Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
        sing to his name, for it is pleasant!”  (Psalm 135:1-3)
Congregational Song #1: Arise, My Soul, Arise
Confession of Sin
“Love endures all things.“(1 Cor. 13:7d)
Assurance of Pardon 
 “He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:22-24)
Congregational Song #2: Man of Sorrows
Congregational Song #3: There is a Redeemer
Confession of Faith
IX. Angels, Satan and Demons
We believe that angels are spiritual beings created by God to execute His purposes in worship and service. Yet one chief angel, Satan, led numerous angels in rebellion against the Creator, and continues in opposition against Christ and His people until the day of judgment when Satan, along with his demons, are cast into the lake of fire, according to God’s purpose through the triumphant cross-work of Jesus Christ (Job 1-2; Ezekiel 28:14-15; John 8:44Romans 16:20; 2 Corinthians 4:4, 11:3; Colossians 1:16Hebrews 2:14-15; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 John 3:8, 4:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12, 19, 20).
Pastoral Prayer
Worship through Giving
Congregational Song #4: O Church Arise
“How to Serve your Pastors” Hebrews 13:17-19

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.