Sojourn Church Liturgy – March 24, 2019 – Matthew 5:1-12

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 5:1-12 (the Beatitudes) in our series from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, The Good Life: Living The More You Were Made ForTo learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

March 24, 2019 – Good Life pt 1 – Jonah Sage from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

Blessed Are the Poor in this Life – Justin


Good morning! Welcome to our Sunday gathering here at sojourn. I’m Bobby… today we continue our journey through the book of Matthew together… and hear the Sermon on the Mount, the famous “Beatitudes” from Jesus! Let’s begin our time of worship by reading God’s word aloud together!

Come, let us sing to the LORD!

Let us give a joyous shout to the rock of our salvation!

Let us come before him with thanksgiving.

Let us sing him psalms of praise.

Come, let us worship and bow down.

Let us kneel before the LORD our maker,

For he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the sheep under his care.

-Psalm 95:1-2 & 6-7a (NLT)

Let us sing to the LORD our maker. 

Sing Allelujah  – Janna  


Christ is thee greatest need in our lives whether we recognize this fact or not.  Perhaps you have primarily experienced the riches of his blessings and not the pain and confusion of having it all stripped away. On the other hand, maybe the trials of life have been so unbearable for you that you are not sure you can trust the Lord.  Whether on the mountaintop or in the valley, life is empty and hollow without Christ. Hear what Paul says in his letter to the Philippians:

11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content in whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.  Philippians 4:11-13  (NIV)

Would you pray with me?

“Heavenly Father, we can’t help but see our weakness and failure… and we’ve experienced all kinds of pain and suffering. Yet we can find hope in the unending mercy of Jesus. He saw us in our spiritual poverty, and had compassion, became one of us, and showered us with mercy. Teach us to believe that through him, though we’re spiritually poor, we’re rich in Christ. And because of his example, we can look upon those in need around us and know that we’re no different – just as needy, just as desperate, just as dependent. Thank you for your abundant mercy on our poor souls. In Jesus name we pray, amen!”

Psalm 126 – Janna


Hear the good news:

14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.

15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!                                                                                                            -2 Corinthians 5:16-17 NIV

God provides for our every need… He has done that by giving to us what the world could never give, and that is Jesus Christ himself.  Whether you have much or little, remember that if you are Christian here today; then you have been given life!

Let’s celebrate that as we prepare and pray over our tithes and offerings… the giving baskets will be passed around as we continue to worship 🙂

Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us – Janna


Hear how 2 Corinthians 5 continues:

18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.                         -2 Corinthians 5:18-21 NIV

You are Christ’s ambassadors! Let that reality sink in as we greet one another this morning :



Nothing Without You – Justin

Mourning into Dancing – Janna


May Christ’s generosity towards sinners like you and I compel us to share the hope of the Gospel with a lost and dying world. May you feel and experience the reality that Jesus Christ, our Lord, is with you always. Go and share this good news in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Peace be with you all!

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