The Cost of Following Jesus

This weekend is the beginning of the so-called “Lenten season,” a time of reflection and heart preparation in anticipation for the Holy Week celebrations. As an Evangelical Bible church, we do not follow a liturgical calendar, but thought it appropriate to pause a week from our current sermon series to preach on the cost of following Christ to prepare our hearts for the soon-coming Holy Week.

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 12:1-2 (NKJV)

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


Heavenly Father, we thank You for the great love You continue to bestow upon us. We had been saved by Your grace. The new life we have received belongs to You. We offer our lives to You. May we be found holy and acceptable to You as we worship You this moment. In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

Worship through Songs

Lyrics - This Is My Father's World
Lyrics - O To Be Like Thee
Lyrics - 耶穌給你平安 (Jesus Gives You Peace)
Lyrics - Above All

Scripture Reading

Read aloud (together if applicable).


Matthew 16:24; 10:38; 16:25; 1 Peter 2:21; Philippians 1:29; 1 Peter 4:12-13, 16 (NKJV)

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.

For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

...Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.

For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.


Song of Response

Lyrics - Be The One

Worship through Prayer

  1. Help me be a faithful lover of You, O God. I confess that I have been loving myself and others more than You. Forgive me, for in doing so, I had made myself and others like idols in my heart. Remove all that hinder me from loving You wholeheartedly. Cleanse me again from my sins for Your glory.

  2. As long as You give me breath to live, let me praise and worship You. Help me live my life for You. May all the blessings I receive be returned to You with thanksgiving. May my life be an offering of holy praise unto You.

  3. Give me courage to live by Your Name. I want to be known as a Christian who truly loves and honors You. May the love and power of the Lord Jesus Christ whom I serve be seen in my life.

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.