The Feast of Firstfruits

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Series: The Feasts

Songs:

The Feast of Unleavened Bread

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: The Feasts

Songs:

  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by John Wyeth & Robert Robinson

  • This I Believe (The Creed) by Ben Fielding & Matt Crocker [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Great Are You Lord by Leslie Jordan & David Leonard [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • The Center of It All by Aaron Ivey, Brett Land, Dietrich Schmidt, Jimmy McNeal, & Marcus Dawes [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Remembrance by Benjamin Hastings & Chris Davenport [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Seas of Crimson by Bobby Stand, Brian Johnson, Daniel Bashta, and Joel Taylor [iTunes] [Spotify]

Power of the Resurrection

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Songs:

  • Christ the Lord is Risen Today by Charles Wesley 

  • Resurrecting by Christopher Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Ntele, Steven Furtick, & Wade Joye [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Seas of Crimson by Bobby Stand, Brian Johnson, Daniel Bashta, and Joel Taylor [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • O Praise the Name (Anástasis) by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, & Marty Sampson [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Come to the Feast by Jeff Lawson [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • What A Beautiful Name by Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood [iTunes] [Spotify]

Palm Sunday

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Songs:

Hospitality and Generosity

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To donate towards Bible translation, text WRFD to (347) 220-8503 or online at illuminations.bible

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: 1 John 

1 John Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: 3 John

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What stood out to you in this letter?

  2. John gives us a positive example with Gaius’ support and provision for teachers as well as a negative example with Diotrephes pride in wanting to be first. Which can you find yourself identifying more with recently? Why?

  3. Where might God be asking you to use your resources and time this week?

Songs:

  • All Creatures of Our God and King by St. Francis of Assisi & William Henry Draper [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Almighty God by David Leonard, Leslie Jordan, & Sandra McCracken [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Give Me Faith by Mack Brock, Chris Brown, London Gatch, & Wade Joye [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Praise Be to God by Clayton Luckie

  • True Religion by Ryan Delmore [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • You Have Been For Us by Clayton Luckie

Prayer
Collect For the Fifth Sunday in Lent, The Book of Common Prayer, pg. 219

Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Encouragement for a Struggling Church

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Series: 1 John 

1 John Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: 2 John

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you notice in this book that was similar and different than 1 John?

  2. Why do you think that the truth of Christ is vital to Christianity? In your current social circles, where do you see this truth being disregarded or compromised?

  3. Read verses 8-11. Think about the part that you play in the body of Christ. How does God want you to point others back to His truth when they seem to wander? How can you hold fast to the teachings of Christ even here at WRF?

Songs:

  • They'll Know We Are Christians By Our Love by Peter Scholtes [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Praise the Lord by Charlie Hall, Daniel Bashta, & Kristian Stanfill [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Do It Again by Chris Brown, Mack Brock, Matt Redman, & Steven Furtick [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Spirit Speaks by David Leonard, Drew Cline, & Leslie Jordan [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Remembrance by Benjamin Hastings & Chris Davenport [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Cornerstone by William Batchelder Bradbury, Eric Liljero, Reuben Morgan, Edward Mote, & Jonas Myrin [iTunes] [Spotify]

Prayer
Collect For the Fourth Sunday in Lent, The Book of Common Prayer, pg. 219

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Confidence in Relationship

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Series: 1 John 

1 John Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: 1 John 5:13-21

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you notice in this section that concludes 1 John?

  2. Read verse 16. Think about how you typically respond when you hear or see a fellow believer sinning. Do you talk to God or others about them first? Do you minimize or exaggerate the situation due to preference of the person?

  3. Verses 14-15 mention that we can be confident that God hears and answers our requests when they are aligned with His will. How have you reconciled this truth with times where you don't feel like God is listening to you? How can these verses encourage you going forward in times of doubt?

Songs:

  • Holy Holy Holy by John Bacchus Dykes & Reginald Heber

  • Great Are You Lord by Leslie Jordan & David Leonard [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • O Come to the Altar by Christopher Brown, Mack Brock, Steven Furtick, & Wade Joye [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • It is Well With My Soul by Philip Paul Bliss and Horatio G. Spafford

  • God’s Highway by Sandra McCracken & Thad Cockrell [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me by Jonny Robinson, Michael Farren, and Rich Thompson [iTunes] [Spotify] 

Prayer
Collect For the Third Sunday in Lent, The Book of Common Prayer, pg. 218

Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Belief in Jesus

Community Group Guide (PDF)

Series: 1 John 

1 John Series Reading Schedule (PDF)

This Week's Reading: 1 John 5:1-12

This Week's Reflection Questions:

  1. What did you notice in this passage?

  2. Read verse 3. Do you find it easy or difficult to believe that God’s commandments are not burdensome. How can this verse inform how you view and obey His commands?

  3. Verse 4 mentions that our faith in Jesus is the victory that overcomes the world. How does this encourage you right now? How can you use your faith to encourage others this week?

Songs:

  • I Wait by David Leonard, Leslie Jordan, & Thomas Jordan [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • By His Grace by Brian Eichelberger, Dustin Kensrue, & Nick Lathe [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • This I Believe (The Creed) by Ben Fielding & Matt Crocker [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Rock of Ages by Augustus M. Toplady, Thomas Hastings, arr. Brooks Ritter [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Jesus Calls Us by Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander & William Herbert Jude, arr. Seth Woods [iTunes] [Spotify]

  • Singing in the Victory by Aaron Ivey, Brett Land, Dietrich Schmidt, Jaleesa McCreary, Logan Walter, & Marcus Dawes [iTunes] [Spotify]

Prayer
Collect For the Second Sunday in Lent, The Book of Common Prayer, pg. 218

O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of your Word, Jesus Christ your Son; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.