Sojourn Church Liturgy – February 17, 2019 – Matthew 3:1-12

by Bobby Gilles

in Liturgy & Sermons

Welcome to Sojourn’s weekly worship music set list review & service recap for this second Sunday of Advent. You’ll not only read a list of the songs we led, but also the readings and prayers from our liturgy. You can also watch the video stream of the whole service from our Facebook page, or here below.

Our liturgy is written by worship director Justin Shaffer in collaboration with worship directors at other Sojourn churches.

This Sunday Pastor Jonah Sage preached Matthew 3:1-12 in our series from Matthew 3-4, HIStory: Finding The More You Were Made ForTo learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

February 17, 2019 – HIStory pt 1 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Get Up John


…live in to our purpose to worship Jesus

1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
2 Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
3 They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.[a]
4 Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world. -Psalm 19:1-4


Where Your Praise Never Ends


…law comes before Gospel as need comes before repentance… ….the invitation to confess is a reminder of grace…

8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.                                                                                                  -1 John 1:8-9 NIV
Come Ye Sinners       


Between the final two verses of Come Ye Sinners

7 The instructions of the Lord are perfect,
reviving the soul.
The decrees of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The commandments of the Lord are right,
bringing joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are clear,
giving insight for living.
9 Reverence for the Lord is pure,
lasting forever.
The laws of the Lord are true;
each one is fair.
10 They are more desirable than gold,
even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey,
even honey dripping from the comb.
11 They are a warning to your servant,
a great reward for those who obey them.

12 How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart?
Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant from deliberate sins!
Don’t let them control me.
Then I will be free of guilt
and innocent of great sin.

14 May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.                                                                     -Psalm 19:8-14


As the giving baskets are passed around, let’s give and pool our resources, as our conscience permits, with thanksgiving for the ways our gracious and loving heavenly father has provided for us. Let’s sing of the power in the blood of Jesus as we continue to sing!

Power in the Blood     


There is power to tear down the walls of hostility that once alienated us from God and one-another. Let’s fellowship for a moment in celebration of that miracle 🙂



Softly and Tenderly  


Hear this glorious assurance-

This, in essence, is the message we heard from Christ and are passing on to you: God is light, pure light; there’s not a trace of darkness in him.
If we claim that we experience a shared life with him and continue to stumble around in the dark, we’re obviously lying through our teeth—we’re not living what we claim. But if we walk in the light, God himself being the light, we also experience a shared life with one another, as the sacrificed blood of Jesus, God’s Son, purges all our sin.                     -1 John 1:5-7 The Message 

I Saw the Light   


Go with confidence in the Father’s plan,

Security in the finished work of the Lamb of God,

And comfort in the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Peace be with you!

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