Worship Preparation: March 31, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Read the sermon text: Matthew 27:11-31

Read the sermon summary: For the next four weeks we will enjoy a series of sermons on what we confess concerning Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection. We will be following the structure of the Apostles’ Creed. For this Sunday we will consider what we mean when we confess that Jesus “suffered under Pontius Pilate.” What we will find is that Jesus’ suffering two thousand years ago has relevance for our suffering and salvation today. In preparation for the sermon, read the sermon text as well as John 18:29-38 and Acts 4:23-31 and answer the following questions: Why do you think we confess that Jesus suffered under a specific person, Pontius Pilate? In reading the Gospel accounts, what terms would you use to describe Jesus’ suffering under Pontius Pilate? How does considering Jesus’ suffering move us to worship? How might it help us endure suffering?
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:

Man Of Sorrows (Gethsemane)
Man of sorrows what a name
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim
Hallelujah what a Savior
Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place condemned He stood
Sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah what a Savior
Guilty vile and helpless we
Spotless Lamb of God was He
Full atonement can it be
Hallelujah what a Savior
Lifted up was He to die
It is finished was His cry
Now in heaven exalted high
Hallelujah what a Savior
When He comes our glorious King
All His ransomed home to bring
Then anew this song we'll sing
Hallelujah what a Savior
CCLI Song # 3763621
Linda Mawson | Philip Paul Bliss
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    Music: Mawson, Linda (Admin. by Praise Trust)
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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