January 23, 2022

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 130:1-8 (NLT) ; 詩 篇 130:1-8 (CUVS)

From the depths of despair, O Lord,
    I call for your help.
Hear my cry, O Lord.
    Pay attention to my prayer.

Lord, if you kept a record of our sins,
    who, O Lord, could ever survive?
But you offer forgiveness,
    that we might learn to fear you.

I am counting on the Lord;
    yes, I am counting on him.
    I have put my hope in his word.
I long for the Lord
    more than sentries long for the dawn,
    yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.

O Israel, hope in the Lord;
    for with the Lord there is unfailing love.
    His redemption overflows.
He himself will redeem Israel
    from every kind of sin.

130 ( 上 行 之 诗 。 ) 耶 和 华 啊 , 我 从 深 处 向 你 求 告 !

主 啊 , 求 你 听 我 的 声 音 ! 愿 你 侧 耳 听 我 恳 求 的 声 音 !

主 ─ 耶 和 华 啊 , 你 若 究 察 罪 孽 , 谁 能 站 得 住 呢 ?

但 在 你 有 赦 免 之 恩 , 要 叫 人 敬 畏 你 。

我 等 候 耶 和 华 , 我 的 心 等 候 ; 我 也 仰 望 他 的 话 。

我 的 心 等 候 主 , 胜 於 守 夜 的 , 等 候 天 亮 , 胜 於 守 夜 的 , 等 候 天 亮 。

以 色 列 啊 , 你 当 仰 望 耶 和 华 ! 因 他 有 慈 爱 , 有 丰 盛 的 救 恩 。

他 必 救 赎 以 色 列 脱 离 一 切 的 罪 孽 。

Worship Songs

2nd Scripture

Romans 5:16-21 (NLT) ; 羅 馬 書 5:16-21 (CUVS)

16 And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. 17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.

18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.

20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

16 因 一 人 犯 罪 就 定 罪 , 也 不 如 恩 赐 , 原 来 审 判 是 由 一 人 而 定 罪 , 恩 赐 乃 是 由 许 多 过 犯 而 称 义 。

17 若 因 一 人 的 过 犯 , 死 就 因 这 一 人 作 了 王 , 何 况 那 些 受 洪 恩 又 蒙 所 赐 之 义 的 , 岂 不 更 要 因 耶 稣 基 督 一 人 在 生 命 中 作 王 麽 ?

18 如 此 说 来 , 因 一 次 的 过 犯 , 众 人 都 被 定 罪 ; 照 样 , 因 一 次 的 义 行 , 众 人 也 就 被 称 义 得 生 命 了 。

19 因 一 人 的 悖 逆 , 众 人 成 为 罪 人 ; 照 样 , 因 一 人 的 顺 从 , 众 人 也 成 为 义 了 。

20 律 法 本 是 外 添 的 , 叫 过 犯 显 多 ; 只 是 罪 在 那 里 显 多 , 恩 典 就 更 显 多 了 。

21 就 如 罪 作 王 叫 人 死 ; 照 样 , 恩 典 也 藉 着 义 作 王 , 叫 人 因 我 们 的 主 耶 稣 基 督 得 永 生 。

Song of Worship

Prayer for our World

From January 9 to February 20, our church is participating in the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada’s collective prayer initiative called “Orienting to God”. We will pray together to listen to God’s voice,
to discern, and to create space for His Spirit to lead us.

Each week we will read Scripture together, watch a short video, and pray one part of the Lord’s prayer. If you sense God speaking to you and wish to pass it on, please email the church office.

Use the side arrows to navigate through the two sets of slides below.

Find our regular CBM Prayerline here. If you like, take time now to send your own praises, thanks and concerns to the Lord.

Song of Worship

3rd Scripture

John 8:1-11 (NLT) ; 約 翰 福 音 8:1-11 (CUVS)

Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and taught them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd.

“Teacher,” they said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?”

They were trying to trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.

When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. 10 Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”

11 “No, Lord,” she said.

And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”

於 是 各 人 都 回 家 去 了 ; 耶 稣 却 往 橄 榄 山 去 ,

清 早 又 回 到 殿 里 。 众 百 姓 都 到 他 那 里 去 , 他 就 坐 下 , 教 训 他 们 。

文 士 和 法 利 赛 人 带 着 一 个 行 淫 时 被 拿 的 妇 人 来 , 叫 他 站 在 当 中 ,

就 对 耶 稣 说 : 夫 子 , 这 妇 人 是 正 行 淫 之 时 被 拿 的 。

摩 西 在 律 法 上 吩 咐 我 们 把 这 样 的 妇 人 用 石 头 打 死 。 你 说 该 把 他 怎 麽 样 呢 ?

他 们 说 这 话 , 乃 试 探 耶 稣 , 要 得 着 告 他 的 把 柄 。 耶 稣 却 弯 着 腰 , 用 指 头 在 地 上 画 字 。

他 们 还 是 不 住 的 问 他 , 耶 稣 就 直 起 腰 来 , 对 他 们 说 : 你 们 中 间 谁 是 没 有 罪 的 , 谁 就 可 以 先 拿 石 头 打 他 。

於 是 又 弯 着 腰 , 用 指 头 在 地 上 画 字 。

他 们 听 见 这 话 , 就 从 老 到 少 , 一 个 一 个 的 都 出 去 了 , 只 剩 下 耶 稣 一 人 , 还 有 那 妇 人 仍 然 站 在 当 中 。

10 耶 稣 就 直 起 腰 来 , 对 他 说 : 妇 人 , 那 些 人 在 那 里 呢 ? 没 有 人 定 你 的 罪 麽 ?

11 他 说 : 主 阿 , 没 有 。 耶 稣 说 : 我 也 不 定 你 的 罪 。 去 罢 , 从 此 不 要 再 犯 罪 了 !


Accused woman kneeling among accusers to illustrate sermon topic "As I Have Loved"
“As I Have Loved” by Pastor Ryan Emmons on January 23, 2022

You can find all our past sermons on the Sermons page.

Song of Response


May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. 19 May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
~ Ephesians 3:18-19

18 能 以 和 众 圣 徒 一 同 明 白 基 督 的 爱 是 何 等 长 阔 高 深 ,

19 并 知 道 这 爱 是 过 於 人 所 能 测 度 的 , 便 叫 神 一 切 所 充 满 的 , 充 满 了 你 们 。

~ 以 弗 所 書 3:17-19 (CUVS)


Suggested Sunday Services to Watch:

St. Albert Alliance Church near Edmonton: 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!