May 9, 2021: Our Extraordinary God Uses Ordinary People

Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that arose over Stephen traveled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, speaking the word to no one except Jews. But there were some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, who on coming to Antioch spoke to the Hellenists also, preaching the Lord Jesus. And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number who believed turned to the Lord. The report of this came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. When he came and saw the grace of God, he was glad, and he exhorted them all to remain faithful to the Lord with steadfast purpose, for he was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were added to the Lord. So Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught a great many people. And in Antioch the disciples were first called Christians.

Now in these days prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. And one of them named Agabus stood up and foretold by the Spirit that there would be a great famine over all the world (this took place in the days of Claudius). So the disciples determined, every one according to his ability, to send relief to the brothers living in Judea. And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul. Acts 11.19–30


May 9, 2021




Call to Worship: Psalm 150

Prayer of Invocation

Opening Hymn: 103 Holy God, We Praise Your Name

Scripture Reading: Acts 2.32–41

Confession of Faith: The Apostles’ Creed

Prayer of Confession of Sin

Hymn of Response: 441 Jesus Shall Reign


Prayer of Thanksgiving and Intercession to God


Sermon Title: Our Extraordinary God Uses Ordinary People

Acts 11.19-30

Closing Prayer

Closing Hymn: 448 We Have Heard the Joyful Sound


Celebration of the Lord’s Supper


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