Sojourn Church Liturgy – July 15, 2018 – James 4:13-17

by Bobby Gilles

in Liturgy & Sermons

Welcome to Sojourn’s weekly worship music set list review & service recap. You’ll not only read a list of the songs we led, but also the readings and prayers from our liturgy. And if you’d like to see how we incorporate liturgical art and lead the responsive readings, watch the embedded video of our entire service, or check it out on the Sojourn New Albany Facebook page. Our liturgy is written by worship director Justin Shaffer in collaboration with worship directors at other Sojourn churches.

This Sunday Deacon Sam Huff preached a sermon on James 4:13-17, and our liturgy featured hymns and classic gospel songs.  Learn more about Sojourn Community Church here.

July 15, 2018 – James 4 – Sam Huff from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

How Great Thou Art


Good morning, and welcome! …it’s God’s plan that you are here today… Let’s be called to worship this morning by proclaiming God’s faithfulness with the words of the Psalmist: 

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High,

To proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night,

To the music of the ten-stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.

For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD;

I sing for joy at the works of your hands.

How great are your works, O LORD, how profound your thoughts!

You, O LORD, are exalted forever.

  • Psalm 92:1-5, 8 (NIV)

Let’s come as we are to our Keeper and Protector- our Shelter and our Father.

Come Ye Sinners/Grace Greater than Our Sin (Tag)  


Hear the word of the Lord

2 [The Lord] is my steadfast love and my fortress,

my stronghold and my deliverer,

my shield and he in whom I take refuge…

3 O Lord, what is man that you regard him,

or the son of man that you think of him?

4 Man is like a breath;

his days are like a passing shadow.                                                            -Psalm 144:2-4 ESV

Extemporaneous prayer

Because He Lives


As christians, we have strength for today and hope for tomorrow by the promises of God:

9 Yes, I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved.[b] They will come and go freely and will find good pastures. John 10:9 (NLT)

These promises are all we need in perilous times when we know our hope will not ultimately rest in the political trajectory of this country, or elsewhere, whether we agree or disagree with this or that policy or politician. Please read this verse from God’s word with me:

20 For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. 2 Cor. 1:20 (NLT)


Amen! Hear also this clear teaching regarding our hearts and wealth:

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. You cannot serve both God and money.

Adapted from Matthew 6 (NIV)

Let’s pray together:

Father, we so often put our trust in what we can purchase-
We comfort ourselves in financial stability, and we assign value to people based on their wealth
You have made us to be more than chasers of wealth and fortune
You created us to delight in You, and to share your love with the world
Forgive us, Lord, for when we are distracted by material things
Christ gave himself freely as a sacrifice for us, and withheld nothing.
May we give freely of ourselves to you, O Lord, and to one another.

Hallelujah What a Savior!


As Believers we have peace with God and one another in Christ.  Please take a moment to pass this peace to one another.



It is Well

Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus


And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Go now in the spirit of the Lord.  May peace be with you….
Col. 3:15


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