Christian Liturgy 101 – How One Church Worshiped July 7, 2019

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. You can also watch the video stream of the whole service from our Facebook page, or here below (you’ll also see a video of the sermon alone).

Our liturgy is written by Worship Director Justin Shaffer, in collaboration with our Creative Team at Sojourn Church New Albany and worship staff at the other four Sojourn Collective churches in the Louisville area.

This Sunday we installed Sam Huff to our elder board. Then Sam preached from Daniel 1 in our new series from the book of Daniel, Stand: Staying Strong In A World Of Chaos. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

July 7, 2019 – Stand 1 – Sam Huff from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

You Don’t Have to Move That Mountain


Welcome! Standing steady in a world of chaos is not easy… if we want to be healthy… want to be resilient… if we want the peace and joy that is God’s gift to those who listen and obey his teachings, we’ve got to orient ourselves around his word and be faithful in the ordinary. God WILL shape our souls and lives over time. Hear the word of the Lord:

7 My heart, O God, is steadfast,

my heart is steadfast;

I will sing and make music.

8 Awake, my soul!

Awake, harp and lyre!

I will awaken the dawn.

9 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;

    I will sing of you among the peoples.

10 For great is your love, reaching to the heavens;

    your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

11 Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;

    let your glory be over all the earth.                                                                 -Psalm 57:7-11 NIV

Amen! Let’s lift our voices and praise him together!

Great is Thy Faithfulness


Although we are surrounded by evidence that God is good and that He loves us, we still often struggle to believe Him, and in turn, to trust and obey. Unbelief is the root of our struggle with sin. But Jesus promised that His Holy Spirit would dwell within us to give us power, comfort, and victory over sin. Let’s hear this promise from Jesus: 

When the Holy Spirit comes, he will convict the world of its sin, and of God’s righteousness, and of the coming judgment. The world’s sin is that it refuses to believe in me. But righteousness is available because I go to the Father.

—adapted from John 16:8-10

Let’s pray this together… 

We believe Lord.  Help our unbelief.

I Have to Believe       


To the father of a boy who was possessed by some kind of impure spirit, Jesus declared with authority:

“Everything is possible for one who believes.”

Our culture likes to adopt and trivialize verses such as this, so it’s important for us to remember in whom our belief is placed… there is no other source of healing, no other place of rest, no other friend like Jesus Christ our Lord…

Giving – let us consider prayerfully how we may be faithful with the resources God has given us to steward as the giving baskets are passed around and we continue to worship…

What a Friend is Jesus        


Friends, let’s greet each other today as ones who share a mutual friend in Jesus.





Made a Way     


Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith.[a] Because of the joy[b] awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. 3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people;[c] then you won’t become weary and give up.

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