2021-04-11

April 11, 2021

Our online worship service contains the Scripture readings and links to the songs we use in our in-person service. Pastor Ryan’s sermon is recorded during the in-person service and added to this page the next week. You can find our previous online Sunday services here. Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and you can register here if you would like to come. (COVID restrictions and protocols in effect.)

1st Scripture Lesson

Psalm 133 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 133 (CUVS)

133 How wonderful and pleasant it is
    when brothers live together in harmony!
For harmony is as precious as the anointing oil
    that was poured over Aaron’s head,
    that ran down his beard
    and onto the border of his robe.
Harmony is as refreshing as the dew from Mount Hermon
    that falls on the mountains of Zion.
And there the Lord has pronounced his blessing,
    even life everlasting.

133  看 哪 , 弟 兄 和 睦 同 居 是 何 等 地 善 , 何 等 地 美 !

这 好 比 那 贵 重 的 油 浇 在 亚 伦 的 头 上 , 流 到 胡 须 , 又 流 到 他 的 衣 襟 ;

又 好 比 黑 门 的 甘 露 降 在 锡 安 山 ; 因 为 在 那 里 有 耶 和 华 所 命 定 的 福 , 就 是 永 远 的 生 命 。

Songs of Worship:

Man of Sorrows – Hillsong

Hallelujah for the Cross – Newsboys

He is Yahweh – Vineyard Worship

2nd Scripture Lesson

John 20:19-31 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 20:19-31 (CUVS)

19 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said. 20 As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord! 21 Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.” 22 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

24 One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. 25 They told him, “We have seen the Lord!”

But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his side.”

26 Eight days later the disciples were together again, and this time Thomas was with them. The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was standing among them. “Peace be with you,” he said. 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and look at my hands. Put your hand into the wound in my side. Don’t be faithless any longer. Believe!”

28 “My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.

29 Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me.”

30 The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

19 那 日 ( 就 是 七 日 的 第 一 日 ) 晚 上 , 门 徒 所 在 的 地 方 , 因 怕 犹 太 人 , 门 都 关 了 。 耶 稣 来 , 站 在 当 中 , 对 他 们 说 : 愿 你 们 平 安 !

20 说 了 这 话 , 就 把 手 和 肋 旁 指 给 他 们 看 。 门 徒 看 见 主 , 就 喜 乐 了 。

21 耶 稣 又 对 他 们 说 : 愿 你 们 平 安 ! 父 怎 样 差 遣 了 我 , 我 也 照 样 差 遣 你 们 。

22 说 了 这 话 , 就 向 他 们 吹 一 口 气 , 说 : 你 们 受 圣 灵 !

23 你 们 赦 免 谁 的 罪 , 谁 的 罪 就 赦 免 了 ; 你 们 留 下 谁 的 罪 , 谁 的 罪 就 留 下 了 。

24 那 十 二 个 门 徒 中 , 有 称 为 低 土 马 的 多 马 ; 耶 稣 来 的 时 候 , 他 没 有 和 他 们 同 在 。

25 那 些 门 徒 就 对 他 说 : 我 们 已 经 看 见 主 了 。 多 马 却 说 : 我 非 看 见 他 手 上 的 钉 痕 , 用 指 头 探 入 那 钉 痕 , 又 用 手 探 入 他 的 肋 旁 , 我 总 不 信 。

26 过 了 八 日 , 门 徒 又 在 屋 里 , 多 马 也 和 他 们 同 在 , 门 都 关 了 。 耶 稣 来 , 站 在 当 中 说 : 愿 你 们 平 安 !

27 就 对 多 马 说 : 伸 过 你 的 指 头 来 , 摸 ( 原 文 是 看 ) 我 的 手 ; 伸 出 你 的 手 来 , 探 入 我 的 肋 旁 。 不 要 疑 惑 , 总 要 信 。

28 多 马 说 : 我 的 主 ! 我 的 神 !

29 耶 稣 对 他 说 : 你 因 看 见 了 我 才 信 ; 那 没 有 看 见 就 信 的 有 福 了 。

30 耶 稣 在 门 徒 面 前 另 外 行 了 许 多 神 迹 , 没 有 记 在 这 书 上 。

31 但 记 这 些 事 要 叫 你 们 信 耶 稣 是 基 督 , 是 神 的 儿 子 , 并 且 叫 你 们 信 了 他 , 就 可 以 因 他 的 名 得 生 命 。

Song of Worship

I Have a Savior – CeCe Winans

Prayer for our World

Our CBM prayer this Holy Week is from Gato Munyamasoko, CBM’s Peace and Reconciliation Specialist in Africa.

“Heavenly Father, I praise you as you are holy, you are our provider, our protector, and our refuge. I am so thankful to you – by your grace you called us to serve you. I praise you that you called me to assist in the process of reunification of our brothers and sisters in the Community of Baptist Churches in East Congo (CEBCE) denomination in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Two major tribes spent 21 years in division and have come back to worship together. I pray that the process of reunification becomes effective and sustainable through the peacebuilding training that I am facilitating. I ask that the different target groups who are participating may become the catalyst of peace in the denomination and in the country. I pray that the political situation in DR Congo will stabilize and for many more people to attend the training.”

Read the rest of his prayer or watch him praying it here.

This video shows some of the ways CBM has been able to help the poor and vulnerable around the world during the COVID crisis. Watch it here.

3rd Scripture Reading:

1 John 1:1-2:2 (NLT) ; 約 翰 一 書 1:1-2:2 (CUVS)

1 We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning, whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.

This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all. So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth. But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we are calling God a liar and showing that his word has no place in our hearts.

My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous. He himself is the sacrifice that atones for our sins—and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.

论 到 从 起 初 原 有 的 生 命 之 道 , 就 是 我 们 所 听 见 、 所 看 见 、 亲 眼 看 过 、 亲 手 摸 过 的 。

这 生 命 已 经 显 现 出 来 , 我 们 也 看 见 过 , 现 在 又 作 见 证 , 将 原 与 父 同 在 、 且 显 现 与 我 们 那 永 远 的 生 命 、 传 给 你 们 。

我 们 将 所 看 见 、 所 听 见 的 传 给 你 们 , 使 你 们 与 我 们 相 交 。 我 们 乃 是 与 父 并 他 儿 子 耶 稣 基 督 相 交 的 。

我 们 将 这 些 话 写 给 你 们 , 使 你 们 ( 有 古 卷 作 : 我 们 ) 的 喜 乐 充 足 。

神 就 是 光 , 在 他 毫 无 黑 暗 。 这 是 我 们 从 主 所 听 见 、 又 报 给 你 们 的 信 息 。

我 们 若 说 是 与 神 相 交 , 却 仍 在 黑 暗 里 行 , 就 是 说 谎 话 , 不 行 真 理 了 。

我 们 若 在 光 明 中 行 , 如 同 神 在 光 明 中 , 就 彼 此 相 交 , 他 儿 子 耶 稣 的 血 也 洗 净 我 们 一 切 的 罪 。

我 们 若 说 自 己 无 罪 , 便 是 自 欺 , 真 理 不 在 我 们 心 里 了 。

我 们 若 认 自 己 的 罪 , 神 是 信 实 的 , 是 公 义 的 , 必 要 赦 免 我 们 的 罪 , 洗 净 我 们 一 切 的 不 义 。

10 我 们 若 说 自 己 没 有 犯 过 罪 , 便 是 以 神 为 说 谎 的 , 他 的 道 也 不 在 我 们 心 里 了 。

我 小 子 们 哪 , 我 将 这 些 话 写 给 你 们 , 是 要 叫 你 们 不 犯 罪 。 若 有 人 犯 罪 , 在 父 那 里 我 们 有 一 位 中 保 , 就 是 那 义 者 耶 稣 基 督 。

他 为 我 们 的 罪 作 了 挽 回 祭 , 不 是 单 为 我 们 的 罪 , 也 是 为 普 天 下 人 的 罪 。

Song of Worship

His Mercy is More – Matt Papa and Matt Boswell

4th Scripture Reading:

Acts 4:32-35 (NLT) ; 使 徒 行 傳 4:32-35 (CUVS)

32 All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. 33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all. 34 There were no needy people among them, because those who owned land or houses would sell them 35 and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.

32 那 许 多 信 的 人 都 是 一 心 一 意 的 , 没 有 一 人 说 他 的 东 西 有 一 样 是 自 己 的 , 都 是 大 家 公 用 。

33 使 徒 大 有 能 力 , 见 证 主 耶 稣 复 活 ; 众 人 也 都 蒙 大 恩 。

34 内 中 也 没 有 一 个 缺 乏 的 , 因 为 人 人 将 田 产 房 屋 都 卖 了 , 把 所 卖 的 价 银 拿 来 , 放 在 使 徒 脚 前 ,

35 照 各 人 所 需 用 的 , 分 给 各 人 。

Sermon:

“Harmony”, by Pastor Ryan Emmons

You can find all the past sermons on our Sermon Page. The recent ones are also included in the archived Sunday services.

Song of Response:

Come People of the Risen King – Keith & Kristyn Getty

Benediction:

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. ~ Ephesians 3:20–21

20 神 能 照 着 运 行 在 我 们 心 里 的 大 力 充 充 足 足 的 成 就 一 切 , 超 过 我 们 所 求 所 想 的 。

21 但 愿 他 在 教 会 中 , 并 在 基 督 耶 稣 里 , 得 着 荣 耀 , 直 到 世 世 代 代 , 永 永 远 远 。 阿 们 !

~ 以 弗 所 書 3:20-21


Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

Pastor Jeremy Peters at St. Albert Alliance Church: 11 am https://staalliance.org/livestream/
Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback church: any time   https://saddleback.com/watch
Pastor Andy Stanley at Northpoint church: any time  https://northpoint.org/live
Westlife Church in Calgary: https://www.westlifechurch.ca/

News, Notes, and Needs

  • Weekly announcements are now on our website for our church and other like-minded organizations.
  • Our church holds in-person worship services in accordance with provincial guidelines. Because we can only have 30 people in at most 21 spots, you will need to register for Sunday worship. Masks are required and no food or drink is allowed in the church. You can register here: https://arbc.sk.ca/register-for-in-person-sunday-service/ . You can register for more than one Sunday at a time, but then please let the office know if you need to cancel.
  • For those worshiping at home, we provide this “self-serve” online Sunday worship service and Zoom groups on Sunday and through the week.
  • You can find our previous online worship services on our Sunday Service Online Archive.
  • You can find all of Pastor Ryan’s sermons and videos at the Sermon page on this website.
  • We also have a YouTube channel and playlists of songs and Pastor Ryan’s videos. The song playlists are in the sidebar and footer of this website.
  • We are on Facebook!
  • If you have a prayer request, please let the church office know and we will pass it on to the prayer group. Or share it on the FB ARBC Community group and people will pray with you there.
  • If you need other help, such as getting groceries while isolated, let the church office know and we will find someone to help. If you can help, please also let the office know. Thank you!

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