Christian Liturgy 101: Christ The King Day 2020

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 can also see a video of our sermon alone, from Vimeo).

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

This Sunday Pastor Jamaal Williams of Sojourn Midtown was our guest preacher. Pastor Jamaal preached from Matthew 22:41-46 in our series Family Values. To learn more about Sojourn Church, click here.

November 22, 2020 – Jamaal Williams – God The Son from Sojourn Collective on Vimeo.

CALL TO WORSHIP:   Justin & Meg

Themes: The Kingship, Lordship, and Sovereignty of Christ.

5 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,

“when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch,

a King who will reign wisely

and do what is just and right in the land.

6 In his days Judah will be saved

and Israel will live in safety.

This is the name by which he will be called:

The Lord Our Righteous Savior.

-Jeremiah 23:5-6 NIV


—Song 1: “Bless the Lord (Son of Man)” Key, Justin


Let’s hear the conversation between Jesus and Pontius Pilate right before Jesus was sentenced to death, beaten and killed:

36 Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world.”

37 Pilate said, “So you are a king?”

Jesus responded, “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”

-John 18:36-37

After this, Jesus was beaten, crucified, and was raised to life three days later. Now, Christ is our high priest, our mediator. And when we bring our sins, our shame, our fears before him, He is quick to forgive us, heal us; He gives us life and makes us new again. So let’s come before Jesus our Maker, High Priest and King, and sing our praises to Him. 

—Song 2: “My Maker and My King” Key, Meg


God has promised us that Christ is King, not only right now at this moment, but for ever and ever. Hear God’s Word:

This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms. Now he is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else—not only in this world but also in the world to come. God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.

-Ephesians 1:19-21

Because we’re made complete in Christ our Lord, let’s sing and worship him, knowing that He is our eternal king.

—Song 3: “Majesty (Here I Am)” Key, Ryan


[extemporize a warm greeting]

——————————————   [SERMON & COMMUNION]   ——————————————-

—Song 4: “Crown Him with Many Crowns” Key, Leader



To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. [Go in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Peace be with you!] – 1 Tim. 1:17 –

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