Welcome to our Sunday service! We're so glad that you chose to worship with us today. No matter where you are, or what your week has been like, take some time to thank God for the week that has passed, remembering that He walks with us through the good times and the hard times.
We also want to know how you've been doing this week. During our live service at 10.00am, don't forget to say hi in the comments, AND also tell us 'what is one thing you've achieved this week that you're proud of?'
Today we resume our series in Galatians that was interrupted when we ceased meeting together 'face to face' in March. This series is called 'Freedom from Religion' and focuses on the central theme of the gospel that we can only know God by faith in Jesus, the living Son.
Please use the outline below in your own time, and see you at 10.00am.
[ A special thank you to Yoshua, Evan, Keona, Jenna, Jen, Asha and Ty for helping with our service today! ] ________
🔹 Holy is the Lord 🔹 Cornerstone 🔹 ICF Online -- Welcomes // Ashley -- Walking with Jesus // Yoshua, Evan & Keona -- Bible reading // Galatians 3:26-4:7 & John 8:31-41 // Christina L. -- Bible Reflection // 'Law, Sons and the Spirit' // Pastor Andrew -- Prayer // Jenna -- It is Well with my Soul // Jen, Asha, Ty -- Closing & Benediction // Ashley 🔹 Who You Say I Am 🔹 Discussion points Galatians is all about the centrality of the gospel of ‘justification by Grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone’. So, says Paul, the only way we can be saved is by grace.
One good way of remembering what grace means is to use this pattern; [G]od’s [R]iches [A]t [C]hrist’s [E]xpense
1) Read Galatians 3:26-4:7 and write down ANY phrases, words or ideas that remind you of grace. 2) See if you can work out why Paul calls us all ‘Sons’. He’s NOT being sexist. He’s making a very important point. You’ll find clues in verses 3:26, 4:1-2 and 4:4-5. 3) Read 4:6-7 and reflect on the amazing blessings we have as Christians. How many can you identify from these 2 verses? Once you have identified them perhaps you could spend some time thanking God for the ways you see and experience those blessings in your life and the lives of your sisters and brothers in Christ.
🔹 Build Your Kingdom Here 🔹 Benediction // ‘May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’ (Numbers 6:24-26, NLT) ________ Tithes and offerings: Thanks again also for your efforts to keep ICF financially afloat by making extra efforts to pass on your offerings. We appreciate your support. For more information on how to give please visit: https://www.icfpp.org/donate.html
Bonus activity for kids: Here is a Bible activity you can do with your child at home.
We're so glad to see you here! Thank you for joining us today.
Our service today includes a kids story time by Christina A., a special worship song by Jen, Asha and Ty and a memory verse for you to unscramble. Sharron will be doing our Bible reading and Susan will lead us in a time of prayer. Lastly, Pastor Andrew will also walk us through some eye witness accounts of Jesus' resurrection and how we can apply it to our lives.
We hope today's service will bless and encourage you as you live for God and serve Him wherever you may be.
Please use the outline below in your own time, and join us at 10.00am. ________
🔹 Great are You, Lord 🔹 Before the Throne of God Above 🔹 ICF Online -- Welcomes // Ashley -- Sunday School Story Time // Christina A. -- King of Kings // Jen, Asha, Ty -- Bible reading // 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 // Sharron -- Bible Reflection // 'A Sure and Certain Faith' // Pastor Andrew -- Prayer // Susan -- Closing & Benediction // Ashley 🔹 Discussion points The disciples and apostles went from being defeated and dejected after Jesus’ death to being people who were willing to die for their Lord and for the gospel.
That turn around required them to be absolutely convinced Jesus was alive.
If you would like to, take some time to work through the references to the resurrection below and then - Pray with thanks for the good news that Jesus is alive. - Think about the difference that makes to your life. - Consider how you’ll seek to serve Jesus this week and beyond. - Talk with your family or friends about how you can do that this week. - And pray that you’ll be able to do it, with God’s help.
Resurrection appearances (1) To Mary Magdalene, the ‘other’ Mary, and Salome, Joanna and others at the tomb (John 20:10-18, Mark 16:9-11 and Luke 24:1-12). (2) To the two men on road to Emmaus. They report to the Disciples immediately (in Luke 24:23-35 & Mark 16:12-13). (3) That same day Jesus appears to the 11 disciples (John 20:19-23, Luke 24:36-49 & Mark 16:14-20). (4) 8 days later Jesus appears to Thomas in John 20:24-30. Now he is also convinced that Jesus is alive. (5) Jesus appears to 7 of the Disciples in John 20:1-14, while they are out fishing. And after this Jesus ‘re-instates’ Peter. (6) The ‘Great Commission’ in Matthew 28:16-20. (7) We are also told about Jesus appearing to many people, when he ascended to go back to the Father (Mark 16:19-20 & Luke 24:50-53).
In 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Paul also reminds us of Jesus’ appearances. (8) To Peter (verse 5) (9) To the twelve (verse 5) (10) To over 500 people at once! (verse 6) (11) To James and all the apostles (verse 7). (12) And finally, Paul tells us that Jesus appeared to him as well (verse 8).
🔹 Your Grace is Enough 🔹 Benediction // I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13) ________ Tithes and offerings: Thank you for your special efforts in giving your tithes and offerings during this time. These are difficult and critical times for ICF as they are for so many individuals and organisations around the world. We appreciate your support. For more information on how to give please visit: https://www.icfpp.org/donate.html
Bonus activity for kids: Here is a Bible activity you can do with your child at home.
In the midst of our world’s ongoing turmoil this news, this good news, of Jesus’ victory over death and renewed friendship with him is a cause for great celebration.
So please celebrate with us today in our Easter Sunday ICF Phnom Penh Online service as we rejoice in the fact that God in his sovereign love is still at work in his world for our good.
Grace & Peace, Pastor Andrew. ________
Please use the outline below in your own time, and join us at 10.00am.
🔹 O Praise the Name 🔹 Lion and the Lamb 🔹 Easter Sunday service -- Welcomes: Ashley -- Alive, Alive!: Yoshua, Ika, Evan & Keona -- Bible reading (Mark 16:1-20): Carol -- Bible Reflection ('Certain Faith'): Ps Andrew -- Prayer: Wendy -- In Christ Alone: Asha, Ty & Jen -- Closing & Benediction: Ashley 🔹 Discussion points 1) Read Mark 16:1-8. We tend to take the resurrection for granted. Try to imagine being there with Mary, Mary & Salome on resurrection day. They didn’t expect Jesus to be alive. How do you think you would have responded to the situation? 2) Many people quickly become convinced that Jesus has been raised to life. The evidence is overwhelming. See John 20:1-10, 11-18, 19-23, 24-29, 21:1-14 & 15-19. Matthew 28:1-10, 11-15, 16-20, 24:1-12, 13-35, 36-49, 50-53. Mark 16:1-8, 9-11, 12-13 & 14-20. Luke 24:1-12, 13-35, 36-49 & 50-53. 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 3) Give thanks that we have a ‘certain faith’ and pray for people to turn to Jesus in these days of COVID-19. 🔹 This Is Amazing Grace 🔹 Benediction || My brothers and sisters, may the joy of resurrection and the hope of Easter fill your hearts and minds this whole year. Come, Lord Jesus. Amen. ________ Tithes and offerings: Happy Easter! Jesus is alive! Thank you for your special efforts in giving your tithes and offerings during this period of social distancing. These are difficult and critical times for ICF as they are for so many individual s and organisations around the world. We appreciate your support. For more information on how to give please visit: https://www.icfpp.org/donate.html
Bonus activity for kids: Here is a Bible activity you can do with your child at home. This week's activity is based on the great news of Easter Sunday! He is risen!
Welcome to this Good Friday edition of ICF Phnom Penh Online. Today we will focus on God’s love for us in his Son Jesus. Jesus stood in our place, taking the consequences of our rebellion against God on himself by dying in our place. Our prayer for today is that you will take some time to reflect on his love for you and to thank him by giving yourself to him in wholehearted worship. We are also going to share in a simple Communion service online. To prepare for this simply set aside a small amount of bread and grape juice or wine for whoever will be with you during the service. Have it close by so that you can ‘eat the bread’ and ‘drink the cup’ with us as I guide us through this special remembrance of Jesus' death in our place. Grace & Peace, Pastor Andrew. ________ 🔹 Once for All 🔹 Jesus Paid it All 🔹 Good Friday service -- Welcome: Ashley -- Reading (John 19:25-37): Robert -- How Deep the Father's Love for Us: Asha & Ty -- Reflection (Someone to stand up for you): Ps. Andrew -- Communion interlude -- Communion: Ps. Andrew -- Prayer: Ps. Andrew -- Closing: Ashley 🔹 Discussion points 1) Read John 19:28-37 2) In John 19:30 Jesus says ‘It is finished’. His work of salvation by dying in our place is complete. There is nothing more to add. Read Hebrews 9:11-28. 3) Hebrews 9:27-28 remind us of Jesus’ sacrifice, once, for all, to take away our sins. 4) Reflect on the Lord Jesus’ suffering on the cross (John 19) and his perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 9) and give God thanks. 🔹 Man of Sorrows 🔹 Benediction || Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing! …To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, be blessing and honor and glory and might forever and ever! Amen. (Revelation 5:12, 13 & Revelation 1:5b-6) ________ Tithes and offerings: Thank you for your special efforts in giving your tithes and offerings during this period of social distancing. These are difficult and critical times for ICF as they are for so many individuals, businesses and churches around the world. We appreciate your support. For more information on how to give please visit: https://www.icfpp.org/donate.html
Bonus activity for kids: Here is an Easter card craft you can do with your child at home. This week we're looking at Jesus' death, burial and resurrection.
Please use this outline in your own time, as we share together in our service today. Today we’re focusing on Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem as God’s humble Saviour King on the first ‘Palm Sunday’. Please use this outline and the links in it however and whenever you’d like. If you begin at about 9.40am you should have time to access the items in the service which come before 10am when we’ll be live with a welcome, Bible reading and a reflection on Matthew 21:1-11. __________
🔹Discussion points Read Matthew 21:1-11. Jesus rides into Jerusalem as the humble King who saves and brings peace with God. 1) Matthew tells us in verses 4-5 that Jesus’ actions fulfill Zechariah’s prophecy. Read Zechariah 9:9-13. What blessings does Zechariah say that God has for his people? 2) Matthew 21:9 quotes Psalm 118:26. Read Psalm 118:25-29. What do these verses remind us to be thankful for and to praise God for? 3) Make a note of all the blessings you can think of that you have because of Jesus. 4) Pray in thanks and praise for all that God has done for us in Jesus as we remember Easter this week.
🔹 How Great is Our God 🔹 Benediction || May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:17-19) ________ BONUS ACTIVITY FOR KIDS Click here for a mini Sunday School lesson you can do with your child at home, based on upcoming Easter. This lesson is geared towards our Bubbles group ages 3-7 years, but feel free to use any or all of the activities below as you like! This week we are looking at how God is big and mighty and has the whole world in his hands and we can pray to Him about anything and He will always hear us! We will also look at how Jesus also prayed to God in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before Easter.