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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Gathering of Believers: Gathering 1

Before Beginning: This is an outline for a home-church service.  Feel free to use it as you wish.  Encourage other local neighbors and friends to join you and have a fellowship meal following or between services.  Before beginning, ensure that all members of the household are dressed and prepared as if a "king" was going to enter your home, simply to show respect unto our Lord and Savior.  Women dress modestly, head covered and feminine.  Men dressed in clean and neat attire.  This church service is designed for those who are persecuted, do not feel the moral conditions of the local churches are scriptural, disabled, isolated, large family, work obligations, slavery, maternity conditions and any other interested persons may listen and participate in the service.  We encourage you to hold a family integrated service and not to segregate based on age, race or former religious convictions.  To accommodate singles and provide a singing atmosphere, you may separate males and females.  I encourage both husband and wife to participate in this service to create relationship rather than religion.  If fellowship with other believers is not available through this service, I encourage you to visit a local independent bible believing congregation as you are able.

If you would like you may add candles, communion or other elements or nothing at all in a plain space.  It is up to you to decorate or not decorate.  It is up to the individual church body to acknowledge deacons, pastor, speaker, elders and other leaders as well as level of discipline.

If some of sounds or videos do not work you may read those portions OUT-LOUD if they are accessible.  This service is in English and only uses KJV of the bible for scriptural reference.  All portions of scripture are chosen at random (to recognize that all people have "no knowledge" and need further study of scripture) except on biblical acknowledged holidays.  The more you, the visitor, participates and focuses in the service, the more enjoyable it will be.  The more mere observation and alternative attention or scorn, you the visitor, participates in, the less satisfying it will become.

This service is LONGER than the usual one-hour service (four or more hours) to acknowledge greater need to understand scripture.  You may use this service on any day of the week as you would like. Dates are not of importance, rather study of scripture is important.

The Sermon and links to outside reference may or may not coordinate with scripture.  The speaker may or may not have hidden sins like child-perversions, adultery, profanity, plagiarism, spiritual abuse and so on.  If I don't know them face to face on a regular basis I cannot judge this for you.  I may or may not agree with all information presented by speaker.  Please use for your information only.

*****************Welcome to this service and enjoy holy fellowship***********************

Suggested to start: Around 8:30-9:00.  Greet one-another with a holy kiss

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Beginning:

Welcome, please feel free to sign in the comments below to acknowledge your visitation here.  If you would like to add a name to a prayer list you may list a nick-name on this internet sight.  Today on biblical calendar is Shebat (11th month) 2.  The Gregorian calendar date is January, 4th, 2013  . There are no biblical holidays this week.

Law Reading: Exodus 31, Deuteronomy 3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ex%2031,%20Deut%203&version=KJV

First Psalm Reading: Psalm 2
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps%202&version=KJV

Reflection on Reading:

(a speaker may reflect on what is written or simply write personal thoughts and prayers)
ie. Who, what, when, where, why??

First Song: Blessed Assurance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePXtov0zC0&list=PL6C126D0B38545222


1. Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! 
 O what a foretaste of glory divine! 
 Heir of salvation, purchase of God, 
 born of his Spirit, washed in his blood. 
Refrain:
 This is my story, this is my song, 
 praising my Savior all the day long; 
 this is my story, this is my song, 
 praising my Savior all the day long. 

2. Perfect submission, perfect delight, 
 visions of rapture now burst on my sight; 
 angels descending bring from above 
 echoes of mercy, whispers of love. 
 (Refrain) 

3. Perfect submission, all is at rest; 
 I in my Savior am happy and blest, 
 watching and waiting, looking above, 
 filled with his goodness, lost in his love. 
 (Refrain)  link


Second Song: Softly and Tenderly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf_glkmbNbQ&list=PL6C126D0B38545222
1. Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling, 
 calling for you and for me; 
 see, on the portals he's waiting and watching, 
 watching for you and for me. 
Refrain:
 Come home, come home; 
 ye who are weary come home; 
 earnestly, tenderly, Jesus is calling, 
 calling, O sinner, come home! 

2. Why should we tary when Jesus is pleading, 
 pleading for you and for me? 
 Why should we linger and heed not his mercies, 
 mercies for you and for me? 
 (Refrain) 

3. Time is now fleeting, the moments are passing, 
 passing from you and from me; 
 shadows are gathering, deathbeds are coming, 
 coming for you and for me. 
 (Refrain) 

4. O for the wonderful love he has promised, 
 promised for you and for me! 
 Though we have sinned, he has mercy and pardon, 
 pardon for you and for me. 
 (Refrain) link


Youth Activity Idea:

Paint a verse from Psalm 2

Sermon:
http://www.thefaithoncedelivered.info/tape_index_g0000b0.mp3



"Stir Up the Gift" By Brother Jeff Walace from http://www.thefaithoncedelivered.info

Old Testament Reading: Daniel 3, Jeremiah 4, Jeremiah 24, Jeremiah 47

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%203,%20Jeremiah%204,%20Jeremiah%2024,%20Jeremiah%2047&version=KJV

Second and Third Psalm Reading:
Psalms 32, 62
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalms%2032,%2062&version=KJV

Reflection on Reading:


(a speaker may reflect on what is written or simply write personal thoughts and prayers)
ie. How can an individual apply what was read to daily life?

Third Song: Nearer, My God to Thee

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwLl5nY5WPI&list=PL6C126D0B38545222
1. Nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 
 E'en though it be a cross that raiseth me, 
 still all my song shall be, 
 nearer, my God, to thee; 
 nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 

2. Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down, 
 darkness be over me, my rest a stone; 
 yet in my dreams I'd be 
 nearer, my God, to thee; 
 nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 

3. There let the way appear, steps unto heaven; 
 all that thou sendest me, in mercy given; 
 angels to beckon me 
 nearer, my God, to thee; 
 nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 

4. Then, with my waking thoughts bright with thy praise, 
 out of my stony griefs Bethel I'll raise; 
 so by my woes to be 
 nearer, my God, to thee; 
 nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee! 

5. Or if, on joyful wing cleaving the sky, 
 sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I fly, 
 still all my song shall be, 
 nearer, my God, to thee; 
 nearer, my God, to thee, nearer to thee!
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Prayer:

(consider kneeling, clasping hands, closing eyes and concentrate on presence of Holy Spirit at all times)
ie. Holy Spirit lead, bondage to gambling, bondage to sexual impurity, bondage to drinking and drugs

Communion:


(consider a closed communion in which regular attendees who have participated for 1-3 years.  Communion may be celebrated as often, each day, or as little as one would like, once a year)

Fourth Song: My Savior's Love
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX8D8UfJLn4&list=PL6C126D0B38545222

1. I stand amazed in the presence 
 of Jesus the Nazarene, 
 and wonder how he could love me, 
 a sinner, condemned, unclean. 
Refrain:
 How marvelous! How wonderful! 
 And my song shall ever be:
 How marvelous! How wonderful 
 is my Savior's love for me! 

2. For me it was in the garden 
 he prayed: "Not my will, but thine." 
 He had no tears for his own griefs, 
 but sweat-drops of blood for mine. 
 (Refrain) 

3. In pity angels beheld him, 
 and came from the world of light 
 to comfort him in the sorrows 
 he bore for my soul that night. 
 (Refrain) 

4. He took my sins and my sorrows, 
 he made them his very own; 
 he bore the burden to Calvary, 
 and suffered and died alone. 
 (Refrain) 

5. When with the ransomed in glory 
 his face I at last shall see, 
 'twill be my joy through the ages 
 to sing of his love for me. 
 (Refrain) 
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Closing:
Thank-you for visiting and especially, thank-you for participating in this service.  Enjoy fellowship with others who have joined us today.  Today we have brother____, Sister_____ from _________visiting.  We appreciate your decision to join us today.


2 hours 40 minutes

*******Break, eat a meal, and fellowship********

Suggested to start about 12:30-1:00




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Second Welcome:


Welcome to our second half of fellowship and gathering to study scripture.  If an individual newly arrives, feel free to inform them about what has been happening.

Fifth Song: A Lovely Rose
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCflgMj9yNA&list=PL6C126D0B38545222



Words of Christ Reading: Luke 4
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204&version=KJV

(These words allow complete independence from religious or political control, consider wisely the power of these words)


Fourth and Fifth Psalm Reading: Psalms 93, 123
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ps%2093,%20123&version=KJV

Reflection on Reading:

(a speaker may reflect on what is written or simply write personal thoughts and prayers)

Sixth Song: Who at My Door is Standing?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMouL6OGNNE&list=PL6C126D0B38545222

Youth Activity Ideas:
Listen to a child's version of bible story related to scripture portion(s)

Sermon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5xJ1Tw0pGI

Recovering Biblical Womanhood Paul Washer

Seventh Song:  Christ the Lord is Risen Today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxxPx5qic24&list=PL6C126D0B38545222

Christ the Lord is risen today, Alleluia!
Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth, reply, Alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Lo! the Sun’s eclipse is o’er, Alleluia!
Lo! He sets in blood no more, Alleluia!
Vain the stone, the watch, the seal, Alleluia!
Christ hath burst the gates of hell, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids Him rise, Alleluia!
Christ hath opened paradise, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once He died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where thy victory, O grave? Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ hath led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like Him, like Him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
Hail, the Lord of earth and Heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to Thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail, the resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
King of glory, Soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, Thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing and thus to love, Alleluia!
Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!
Unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
Who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
Sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!
But the pains that He endured, Alleluia!
Our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
Now above the sky He’s King, Alleluia!
Where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!
Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!
Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!
Suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!
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New Testament Reading: 1 John 3

 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%203&version=KJV

Proverbs Reading: Proverb 2
http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverb%202&version=KJV

Reflection on Reading:

(a speaker may reflect on what is written or simply write personal thoughts and prayers.  Note: A proverb a day keeps foolishness away)

Prayer:

(consider kneeling, clasping hands, closing eyes and concentrate on presence of Holy Spirit at all times)
ie. Prayer for those in need of healing, bondage to gluttony, bondage to eating disorders, bondage to depression and mental illness, those in persecution or war

Location for Financial Donations/Tithe:
http://www.persecution.com/
Feel free to share excess food from pantry, clothing, books, school supply, blankets among visitors and regular participants.

Eighth Song:  Sin Will Take You Farther
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMW0PWzh4BI&list=PL6C126D0B38545222

As a child, I foolishly turned God away,
Not knowing the heartbreak a sinner must pay,
But God, in His goodness, has let me return,
To share with His children this lesson I learned,

Chorus

Sin will take you farther than you want to go,
Slowly, but wholly, taking control,
Sin will leave you longer than you want to stay,
Sin will cost you far more than you want to pay.

So with pleasure and promises, Sin took control,
Leaving me dying, with nothing to show,
Gone were my loved ones, and my dearest friends,
Only a Saviour could love me again.

Chorus

Chorus

Sin will cost you far more, than you want to pay.
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Announcements:
(weddings, warnings, child births, and more)

Special Recommendations, Readings, Baptisms or Music:

Closing:

Thank-you for visiting and have a wonderful day.  If you enjoyed this service, feel free to tell other members and persons who are interested in this style of worship.

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Depart with a greeting to meet again.  You may also provide a supper meal if you feel that is beneficial

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