Sojourn Church Liturgy – March 17, 2019 – Matthew 4:18-25

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 4:18-25 in our series from Matthew 3-4, HIStory: Finding The More You Were Made ForTo learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

Made For More written by Justin and Sarah Carey. 



7 The path of the righteous is level;
you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.
8 Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws,[a]
we wait for you;
your name and renown
are the desire of our hearts.
9 My soul yearns for you in the night;
in the morning my spirit longs for you.
When your judgments come upon the earth,
the people of the world learn righteousness.                                                   -Isaiah 26:7-9 NIV


So Will I (100 Billion X) written by Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, and Michael Fatkin.


In spite of God’s love for us and gift of love to us, we often act in destructive and hateful ways. We close our hearts to God, looking for the life in other things. We often trust our own righteousness or wisdom, rather than trusting the righteousness of Christ and the wisdom of God revealed in the Scriptures. We think that we know what is best and that we know how to live our “best life” if we could just live it on our terms. Let’s pray this together

Almighty and merciful God, we have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.

Let’s sing together and confess our sins to God.

Not in Me written by Eric Schumacher, David L. Ward.


Even though our hearts wander and look for righteousness in other places. Even though we try to find life in other things, God pursues after us, and brings us home. Praise God that our security is found in the finished work of Christ, not on our performance. Hear the Word of the Lord.

24 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” 25 For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

– 1 Peter 2:24-25

Because God has so generously given to us, in response let us give to see the advancement of the the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven. Let’s pray this together

Blessed are you, O Lord our God, maker of all things.

Through your goodness you have blessed us with these gifts.

With them we offer ourselves to your service and dedicate our lives

To the care and redemption of all that you have made,

For the sake of him who gave himself for us-

Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Come and See written by Whitney Bozarth. 


Let’s greet one another today as a people whose eyes have been opened to what God has done for us!



May Your Power Rest on Me written by Joel Gerdis and Neil Degraide. 

Abide written by Liz Vice.


As you have been fed at this table, go to feed the hungry.

As you have been set free, go to set free the imprisoned.

As you have received, give.

As you have heard, proclaim.

Go in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Peace be with you.

And also with you.

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