Riverside Christian Reformed Church

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Return, Resistance, and Restoration: Ezra 4:1-5 – The Temple (Pt. 2)

Return, Resistance, and Restoration: Ezra 4:1-5 – The Temple (Pt. 2)

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Return, Resistance, and Restoration

In Return, Resistance, and Restoration we take an Autumn walk through the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, studying Israel’s return from exile. We’ll find not only those lessons important for our own eventual return of sorts (to in-building worship), but also lessons of restoration that will be deeply important for our continuing process of church Renewal.

Ezra 4:1-5 – The Temple (Pt. 2)

Rev. Benjamin Browneye – Pastor, Riverside Christian Reformed Church

Riverside Drive-In Service

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Service Time: 9:30am – please arrive no later than 9:15am to allow for proper distanced parking.
Service Station: 87.9 FM – listen on your car radio.
You must remain in your vehicle to attend.
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CALL TO WORSHIP

Psalm 147

Opening Prayer

God’s Greeting

OPENING SONG

Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty (1-4)

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee,
casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;
cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,
who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

Holy, holy, holy! Though the darkness hide thee,
though the eye of sinful man thy glory may not see,
only thou art holy; there is none beside thee
perfect in pow’r, in love, and purity.

Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
All thy works shall praise thy name in earth and sky and sea.
Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!

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Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty
Author: Reginald Heber (1826)
Tune: NICAEA (Dykes)
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #249

Congregational Prayer

God’s Word

Ezra 4:1-5
Resistance, and Restoration: The Temple (Pt. 2)

CLOSING SONG

My Hope is Built on Nothing Less (1-4)

My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils his lovely face,
I rest on his unchanging grace;
in ev’ry high and stormy gale,
my anchor holds within the veil.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

His oath, his covenant, his blood
support me in the whelming flood;
when all around my soul gives way,
he then is all my hope and stay.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

When he shall come with trumpet sound,
O may I then in him be found,
dressed in his righteousness alone,
faultless to stand before the throne.

On Christ, the solid rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand,
all other ground is sinking sand.

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My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
Author: Edward Mote (1834)
Tune: SOLID ROCK
Copyright: Public Domain
Lift Up Your Hearts #772

God’s Blessing

DOXOLOGY

Bless His Holy Name

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
He has done great things,
he has done great things,
he has done great things,
bless his holy name!

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Bless His Holy Name
Paraphraser: Andraé Crouch (1973)
Tune: BLESS HIS HOLY NAME
© 1973 Bud John Songs, admin. Capitol CMG Publishing
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #627

Midi song arrangements provided by hymnary.org
Riverside Christian Reformed Church CCLI license #462829

Rev. Benjamin Browneye - Pastor
Speaker: Rev. Benjamin Browneye

Pastor Ben is a 2005 graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He received his Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2012, and has served as a delegate to Synod in 2016.

As Pastor, Ben has a passion for preaching and teaching and has been at Riverside since April of 2013. On the personal side, Ben is an avid outdoorsmen, a loyal Detroit sports fan, and is married to his wife Ellie.

Pastor Ben seeks to preach and teach in an educational and engaging way that brings the deep truth of the Bible into our lives today for every generation.