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Covid- 19 and Our Good

April 5, 2020 Speaker: Paul Sanders Series: Romans

Topic: Romans Passage: Romans 8:28–8:30

Order of Worship



Sunday, April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday

Third Pre-recorded Service


Welcome & Announcements


Moment of Preparation


Hearing from the Savior


Call to Worship                                                                                                                    Psalm 37:1-5

Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers!

For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.


Responding to the Savior




Song of Praise                                                                                                                        Cornerstone

My hope is built on nothing less. than Jesus' blood and righteousness. I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly trust in Jesus' name. Chorus:          Christ alone, Cornerstone.                           Weak made strong, in the Savior's love.                           Through the storm,                           He is Lord, Lord of All. When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest on His unchanging grace. In every high and stormy gale, my anchor holds within the veil. Chorus When He shall come with trumpets sound, Oh, may I then in Him be found. Dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.



Song of Praise                                                                                                Give to the Winds Thy Fear

Give to the winds thy fears, hope and be undismayed.

God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears,

God will lift up, God will lift up, God will lift up thy head.


Leave to His sovereign sway to choose and to command;

Then shalt thou, wandering, own His way,

How wise, how strong, how wise, how strong, how wise, how strong His hand.


Far, far above thy thought, His counsel shall appear.

When fully He the work hath wrought

That caused thy need, that caused thy need, that caused thy needless fear.


Through waves and clouds and storms, He gently clears the way;

Wait thou His time; so shall this night

Soon end in joy, soon end in joy, soon end in joyous day.


Prayers of the Church


Hearing from the Savior


Old Testament Reading                                                                                           Proverbs 3:5-12

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.


Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;

then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.


My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof,

for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.


Responding to the Savior


Moment of Quiet Contemplation and Worship Through Tithes and Offerings

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Prayer of Thanksgiving


Affirmation of Faith


Leader:                What is the communion in glory with Christ which the members of the invisible church enjoy in this life?


Congregation: The members of the invisible church have communicated to them in this life the firstfruits of glory with Christ, as they are members of him their head…;[1] and…enjoy the sense of God’s love,[2] peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, and hope of glory;[3] as, on the contrary, to the wicked, a sense of God’s revenging wrath, horror of conscience, and a fearful expectation of judgment, are the beginning of their torments which they shall endure after death.[4] (1) Eph. 2:5; 2) Rom. 5:5; II Cor. 1:22; 3) Rom. 5:1-2; 14:17; 4) Gen. 4:13; Matt. 27:4; Heb. 10:27; Rom. 2:9; Mark 9:44)





Leader:                What is the communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible church enjoy immediately after death?

Congregation: The communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible church enjoy immediately after death, is, in that their souls are then made perfect in holiness,[1] and received into the highest heavens,[2] where they behold the face of God in light and glory,[3] waiting for the full redemption of their bodies,[4] which even in death continue united to Christ,[5] and rest in their graves as in their beds,[6] till at the last day they be again united to their souls.[7] Whereas the souls of the wicked are at their death cast into hell, where they remain in torments and utter darkness, and their bodies kept in their graves, as in their prisons, till the resurrection and judgment of the great day.[8] (1) Heb. 12:23; 2) II Cor. 5:1, 6, 8; Phil 1:23; Acts 3:21; Eph. 4:10; 3) I John 3:2; I Cor. 13:12; 4) Rom. 8:23; Psa. 16:9; 5) I Thess. 4:14; 6) Isa. 57:2; 7) Job 19:26-27; 8) Luke 16:23-24; Acts 1:25; Jude 1:6-7)


Song of Preparation                                                                                                      All Must Be Well

Through the love of God our Savior all will be well

Free and changeless is His favor all is well

Precious is the blood that healed us

Perfect is the grace that sealed us

Strong the hand stretched forth to shield us

All must be well


Though we pass through tribulation all will be well

Ours is such a full salvation all is well

Happy still in God confiding

Fruitful if in Christ abiding

Steadfast through the Spirit's guiding

All must be well


We expect a bright tomorrow all will be well

Faith can sing through days of sorrow all is well

On our Father's love relying

Jesus ev'ry need supplying

Yes, in living and in dying

All must be well


On our Father's love relying

Jesus ev'ry need supplying

Yes, in living or in dying all must be well


Hearing from the Savior


Sermon                                                                                                                          Rev. Paul L. Sanders

     Romans 8:28-30   ·   “COVID-19 and Our Good”

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.  For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the

firstborn among many brothers.  And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.


Responding to the Savior


Song of Response                                                                                                     All I Have is Christ


I once was lost in darkest night

Yet thought I knew the way

The sin that promised joy and life

Had led me to the grave

I had no hope that You would own

A rebel to Your will

And if You had not loved me first

I would refuse You still


But as I ran my hell-bound race

Indifferent to the cost

You looked upon my helpless state

And led me to the cross

And I beheld God’s love displayed

You suffered in my place

You bore the wrath reserved for me

Now all I know is grace


Chorus:          Hallelujah! All I have is Christ

                          Hallelujah! Jesus is my life


Now, Lord, I would be Yours alone

And live so all might see

The strength to follow Your commands

Could never come from me

Oh Father, use my ransomed life

In any way You choose

And let my song forever be

My only boast is You



Hearing from the Savior



And may the Lord work all things out for your good, who love Him, and are the called according to His purpose.



Questions for Families & Community Groups


Gospel of God # 29 / Romans 8:28-30 “COVID-19 and Our Good”


  1. What was your top takeaway from this sermon?
  2. How do you trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding when hard circumstances are upon you? How do you do that when you don't understand what you are going through? How does our text relate to this?
  3. Is there a way in which you are seeking to change your circumstances, where you need to seek to change your hearts attitude toward them?
  4. Why should this text add to our desire for pursuing holiness?
  5. What does the unbreakable chain of v. 30 communicate to you?
  6. If you know Jesus, then how might your present suffering move you forward in your sanctification? What sin is the Spirit leading you to die unto and what increased holiness is He leading you to rise up in?



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