#4: Writing Straight with Crooked Lines

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Preparing for Worship

•  Find a place free from distractions.

•  Gather your family (if applicable).

•  Refrain from checking messages on your devices.

•  Have your Bible ready.

•  Estimated duration of worship: 1 hr 15 mins

Order of Service

Call to Worship

Have someone read aloud:

Romans 8:28 (NKJV)

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.


Heavenly Father, how blessed are we to be Your children. You have lavished upon us such great love in Christ. We sing Your praises with grateful hearts for You have made us glad in every season of life. We are alive and well because of Your mercy and grace. Your unfailing love never ends. Praise and glory be unto you always. Amen.

Worship through Songs

Lyrics - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Lyrics - The First Noel
Lyrics - What Child is This?

Scripture Reading

Read aloud (together if applicable).


John 3:16-18, Romans 5:8; Hebrews 7:25; Acts 4:12; Revelation 1:5b-6 (NKJV)


For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 


“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 


But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.


Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”


To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.


Song of Response

Lyrics - Joy to the World

Worship through Prayer

  1. You are the faithful, "Yahweh Yireh," the One who provides. Thank You for all the blessed provisions throughout the year. It has been a tough 2020. Yet, it has been good for Your loving grace abounds. I had lacked nothing. Thank You so much, Lord.

  2. Give me a heart to love my enemies. Help me to be concerned for the sinners and evil people that I encounter directly or indirectly. May I continue to pray for Your mercy that leads them to repentance and salvation in Christ. Cleanse my heart from any unholy anger.

  3. Thank You for teaching me to trust in You. I have learned that nothing in this life is certain and it's okay. I can face each day with confidence for You are always with me. You have never left me alone even for a moment. Thank You so much for Your ever-present help.

Self-Reflection & Discussion

Look back on your life in 2020 and complete this sentence: I praise God because He is ______, and He has shown this to be true through ______.

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Worship through Giving

If you are a regular attender of GCCP and are led to give to the Lord, you can give through the options given below. You are not obligated to give (2 Corinthians 9:7). We are simply glad that you can use this worship guide to honor our Lord.

Bank Transfer. Give via direct deposit or online fund transfer using your preferred mobile banking app. Visit the Giving Tab for bank details.

Local/International Channels. Check out the Cashless Giving tab if you wish to give through GCash, Paymaya, Paypal, or credit card.

Drop-off. An offering dropbox is available at the church entrance. Please make sure your offering is in a sealed envelope.