2021-11-21

November 21, 2021

Our in-person worship service starts at 10:30 am and our Sunday morning Connections Cafe on zoom starts at 9:30 am. This online worship service contains the Scripture readings and links to the songs we use in our in-person service. Our past online Sunday services are here.

Opening Music

1st Scripture

Psalm 93 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 93 (CUVS)

93 The Lord is king! He is robed in majesty.
    Indeed, the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength.
The world stands firm
    and cannot be shaken.

Your throne, O Lord, has stood from time immemorial.
    You yourself are from the everlasting past.
The floods have risen up, O Lord.
    The floods have roared like thunder;
    the floods have lifted their pounding waves.
But mightier than the violent raging of the seas,
    mightier than the breakers on the shore—
    the Lord above is mightier than these!
Your royal laws cannot be changed.
    Your reign, O Lord, is holy forever and ever.

93 耶 和 华 作 王 ! 他 以 威 严 为 衣 穿 上 ; 耶 和 华 以 能 力 为 衣 , 以 能 力 束 腰 , 世 界 就 坚 定 , 不 得 动 摇 。

你 的 宝 座 从 太 初 立 定 ; 你 从 亘 古 就 有 。

耶 和 华 啊 , 大 水 扬 起 , 大 水 发 声 , 波 浪 澎 湃 。

耶 和 华 在 高 处 大 有 能 力 , 胜 过 诸 水 的 响 声 , 洋 海 的 大 浪 。

耶 和 华 啊 , 你 的 法 度 最 的 确 ; 你 的 殿 永 称 为 圣 , 是 合 宜 的 。

Worship Songs

2nd Scripture:

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 (NLT) ; 但 以 理 書 7:9-10, 13-14 (CUVS)

I watched as thrones were put in place
    and the Ancient One sat down to judge.
His clothing was as white as snow,
    his hair like purest wool.
He sat on a fiery throne
    with wheels of blazing fire,
10 and a river of fire was pouring out,
    flowing from his presence.
Millions of angels ministered to him;
    many millions stood to attend him.
Then the court began its session,
    and the books were opened.

13 As my vision continued that night, I saw someone like a son of man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient One and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, honor, and sovereignty over all the nations of the world, so that people of every race and nation and language would obey him. His rule is eternal—it will never end. His kingdom will never be destroyed.

我 观 看 , 见 有 宝 座 设 立 , 上 头 坐 着 亘 古 常 在 者 。 他 的 衣 服 洁 白 如 雪 , 头 发 如 纯 净 的 羊 毛 。 宝 座 乃 火 焰 , 其 轮 乃 烈 火 。

10 从 他 面 前 有 火 , 像 河 发 出 ; 事 奉 他 的 有 千 千 , 在 他 面 前 侍 立 的 有 万 万 ; 他 坐 着 要 行 审 判 , 案 卷 都 展 开 了 。

13 我 在 夜 间 的 异 象 中 观 看 , 见 有 一 位 像 人 子 的 , 驾 着 天 云 而 来 , 被 领 到 亘 古 常 在 者 面 前 ,

14 得 了 权 柄 、 荣 耀 、 国 度 , 使 各 方 、 各 国 、 各 族 的 人 都 事 奉 他 。 他 的 权 柄 是 永 远 的 , 不 能 废 去 ; 他 的 国 必 不 败 坏 。

Worship Song

Prayer for our World

Our CBM prayer this week is from Carla Nelson, CBM’s Africa Liaison and Educational Specialist.

“Great are you, Lord God, and greatly to be praised. You are gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. You are faithful in all your words and gracious in all your deeds. You uphold all who are falling and raise up all who are bowed down. You are near to all who call on you.

We therefore pray for each one in our CBM community – each partner, each church member, each beneficiary and each supporter who finds themselves this day struggling with the various challenges of living faithfully and abundantly. Comfort those who are mourning. Heal those who are sick. Provide for those who are in need. And companion those who are alone. In particular, we bring before you the families around the world who have lost loved ones during these past months of the pandemic. …”

Read Carla’s full prayer here. If you like, take time now to send your own praises and requests to the Lord.

3rd Scripture

Revelation 1:4b-8 (NLT) ; 啟 示 錄 1:4b-8 (CUVS)

Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit before his throne; and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world.

All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us. He has made us a Kingdom of priests for God his Father. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven.
    And everyone will see him—
    even those who pierced him.
And all the nations of the world
    will mourn for him.
Yes! Amen!

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”

但 愿 从 那 昔 在 、 今 在 、 以 後 永 在 的 神 , 和 他 宝 座 前 的 七 灵 ,

并 那 诚 实 作 见 证 的 、 从 死 里 首 先 复 活 、 为 世 上 君 王 元 首 的 耶 稣 基 督 , 有 恩 惠 、 平 安 归 与 你 们 ! 他 爱 我 们 , 用 自 己 的 血 使 我 们 脱 离 ( 有 古 卷 作 : 洗 去 ) 罪 恶 ,

又 使 我 们 成 为 国 民 , 作 他 父 神 的 祭 司 。 但 愿 荣 耀 、 权 能 归 给 他 , 直 到 永 永 远 远 。 阿 们 !

看 哪 , 他 驾 云 降 临 ! 众 目 要 看 见 他 , 连 刺 他 的 人 也 要 看 见 他 ; 地 上 的 万 族 都 要 因 他 哀 哭 。 这 话 是 真 实 的 。 阿 们 !

主 神 说 : 我 是 阿 拉 法 , 我 是 俄 梅 戛 , ( 阿 拉 法 , 俄 梅 戛 : 是 希 利 尼 字 母 首 末 二 字 ) , 是 昔 在 、 今 在 、 以 後 永 在 的 全 能 者 。

Worship Song:

4th Scripture:

John 18:33-37 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 18:33-37 (CUVS)

33 Then Pilate went back into his headquarters and called for Jesus to be brought to him. “Are you the king of the Jews?” he asked him.

34 Jesus replied, “Is this your own question, or did others tell you about me?”

35 “Am I a Jew?” Pilate retorted. “Your own people and their leading priests brought you to me for trial. Why? What have you done?”

36 Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”

37 Pilate said, “So you are a king?”

Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”

33 彼 拉 多 又 进 了 衙 门 , 叫 耶 稣 来 , 对 他 说 : 你 是 犹 太 人 的 王 麽 ?

34 耶 稣 回 答 说 : 这 话 是 你 自 己 说 的 , 还 是 别 人 论 我 对 你 说 的 呢 ?

35 彼 拉 多 说 : 我 岂 是 犹 太 人 呢 ? 你 本 国 的 人 和 祭 司 长 把 你 交 给 我 。 你 做 了 甚 麽 事 呢 ?

36 耶 稣 回 答 说 : 我 的 国 不 属 这 世 界 ; 我 的 国 若 属 这 世 界 , 我 的 臣 仆 必 要 争 战 , 使 我 不 至 於 被 交 给 犹 太 人 。 只 是 我 的 国 不 属 这 世 界 。

37 彼 拉 多 就 对 他 说 : 这 样 , 你 是 王 麽 ? 耶 稣 回 答 说 : 你 说 我 是 王 。 我 为 此 而 生 , 也 为 此 来 到 世 间 , 特 为 给 真 理 作 见 证 。 凡 属 真 理 的 人 就 听 我 的 话 。

Sermon

fancy crown to illustrate sermon titled "You Call Him King"
“You Call Him King” by Pastor Ryan Emmons

You can find past sermons on our Sermons page.

Song of Response

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

Postlude:

Laudate Dominum is Latin for Praise the Lord!

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 on our website for our church and other like-minded organizations.
  • 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!