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Big Change in a Little Man

April 26, 2020 Speaker: Jerry Lindell Series: Individual Messages

Topic: Big Change in a Little Man Passage: Luke 19:1–19:10

 Sunday, April 26, 2020

 

Order of Worship

 

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Sixth Pre-recorded Service

 

Welcome & Announcements Moment of Preparation

 Our Call to Worship starts a time of “Revelation and Response”. God reveals and we

respond together.

 

Call to Worship                                                                                                                    Psalm 117:1-2

Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!

For great is his steadfast love toward us,

and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.

Praise the LORD!

 

Responding to the Savior

Invocation

 

Song of Praise                                                                                                             O Worship the King

O worship the King all glorious above,  and gratefully sing his power and his love;

Our shield and Defender, the Ancient of Days, pavilioned in splendor and girded with praise.

 

O tell of his might, O sing of his grace,

whose robe is the light, whose canopy space.

Whose chariots of wrath the deep thunder clouds form, and dark is his path on the wings of the storm.

 

The earth with its store of wonders untold, Almighty, your power has founded of old; Has ‘stablished it fast by a changeless decree, and round it has cast, like a mantle, the sea.

 

Thy bountiful care what tongue can recite? It breathes in the air; it shines in the light;

It streams from the hills; it descends to the plain; And sweetly distils in the dew and the rain.

 

Song of Praise                                                                                                   Hosanna, Praise is Rising

Praise is rising, eyes are turning to You; We turn to You;

Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for You; We long for You;

‘Cause when we see You, we find strength to face the day;

In Your presence all our fears are washed away, washed away.

 

 

Chorus:        Hosanna, hosanna, You are the God who saves us, Worthy of all our praises;

Hosanna, hosanna, come have Your way among us; We welcome You here, Lord Jesus.

 

Hear the sound of hearts returning to You; We turn to You;

In Your Kingdom broken hearts are made new, You make us new;

‘Cause when we see You, we find strength to face the day;

In Your presence all our fears are washed away, washed away.

Chorus

 

‘Cause when we see You, we find strength to face the day;

In Your presence all our fears are washed away.

Chorus

 

Prayers of the Church

 

Old Testament Reading                                                                                                   Psalm31:19-24

Oh, how abundant is your goodness,

which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you,

in the sight of the children of mankind!

In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men;

you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.

 

Blessed be the LORD,

for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me when I was in a besieged city.

I had said in my alarm, “I am cut off from your sight.” But you heard the voice of my pleas for mercy when I cried to you for help.

 

Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride. Be strong, and let your heart take courage, All you who wait for the LORD!

 

Responding to the Savior

Moment of Quiet Contemplation and Worship Through Tithes and Offerings Please give online at our church website under the “Give” tab or mail your givings into Christ Community Church, 700 Harrison Bridge Road, Simpsonville, SC, 29680.

 

Prayer of Thanksgiving 

 

Week after week we proclaim the Bible because we are convinced it is

the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God. That means that it comes to us from God, so, it is true in everything that it claims. Therefore, you can trust it with all of your heart and it will not let you down.

 

Affirmation of Faith

Leader:                        Christian, what do you believe?

 

Congregation:          I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. For there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

 

Song of Preparation 

Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners!

Jesus!  What a friend for sinners!  Jesus!  Lover of my soul;

Friends may fail me, foes assail me, He, my Savior, makes me whole.

 

Chorus:          Hallelujah!  What a Savior!  Hallelujah!  What a Friend! Saving, helping, keeping, loving, He is with me to the end.

 

Jesus! What a strength in weakness! Let me hide myself in Him; Tempted, tried, and sometimes failing, He, my strength, my victory wins. Chorus

 

Jesus! What a help in sorrow! While the billows o’er me roll, Even when my heart is breaking, He, my comfort, helps my soul. Chorus

 

Jesus! I do now receive Him, more than all in Him I find; He hath granted me forgiveness, I am His, and He is mine. Chorus

 

Hearing from the Savior

Sermon                                                                                                                             Dr. Jerry Lindell

Luke 19:1-10  ·  “Big Change in a Little Man”

He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.  And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” So, he hurried down and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.  For the Son of Man came to see and to save the lost.”

 

Responding to the Savior

Song of Response       

Change My Heart, O God

Chorus:        Change my heart, oh God, make it ever true; Change my heart, oh God, may I be like You.

Repeat

 

You are the Potter; I am the clay; Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.

 

Change my heart, oh God, make it ever true; Change my heart, oh God, may I be like You.

 

Benediction                                                                                                           2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hymns and worship songs are used by permission.

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Questions for Families & Community Groups Luke 19:1-10 “Big Change in a Little Man”

  1. What was your top takeaway from this sermon?

 

  1. The intent of the gospel is not just the forgiveness of our sins, but also the transformation of our hearts. The gospel changed Zacchaeus from being greedy exploiter to a generous giver. In what ways has the gospel changed the desires of your heart?

 

  1. The Bible teaches us, not just to confess our sins, but to repent of them. Zacchaeus repented in some very specific ways. Can you think of an example from your own life where you didn’t just confess your sin, but repented of it?

 

  1. Before you were saved (no matter at what age), you were the “caterpillar in the ring of fire” and God reached down and saved you. What kind of response should this bring from you?

 

  1. All of us are prone to idolatry whether we realize it or not. One of the characteristics of idolatry is that Jesus isn’t enough for our identity and security. Could you identify with the toilet paper illustration? Are there any “Jesus Plus” issues in your life? Are you willing to repent and ask the Holy Spirit to help you trust Jesus alone?

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