January 10, 2021

Welcome to TCAC Online Service

 

We are so glad you're here!

This is an amazing way for us to still gather despite being in different locations. As you follow the outline below, our prayer is that you will be led into the presence of our Risen Lord, and that there you might find Him ministering to your soul.

Go through this service at your own pace, thoughtfully and prayerfully, clicking, reading, praying or listening as appropriate. May it affect you and bring you closer to Jesus!

WELCOME AND PRAYER

CALL TO WORSHIP

Psalm 29 (NLT)

1   Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings;
      honor the Lord for his glory and strength.
2   Honor the Lord for the glory of his name.
      Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

3   The voice of the Lord echoes above the sea.
      The God of glory thunders.
      The Lord thunders over the mighty sea.
4   The voice of the Lord is powerful;
      the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5   The voice of the Lord splits the mighty cedars;
      the Lord shatters the cedars of Lebanon.
6   He makes Lebanon’s mountains skip like a calf;
      he makes Mount Hermon leap like a young wild ox.
7   The voice of the Lord strikes
      with bolts of lightning.
8   The voice of the Lord makes the barren wilderness quake;
      the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.
9   The voice of the Lord twists mighty oaks
      and strips the forests bare.
    In his Temple everyone shouts, “Glory!”

10 The Lord rules over the floodwaters.
      The Lord reigns as king forever.
11 The Lord gives his people strength.
      The Lord blesses them with peace.

WORSHIP IN SONG


O Praise The Name (Anastasis)


10,000 Reasons

PRAYER

Almighty and most merciful God, we praise You,
for every good and perfect gift comes from You.
We give You thanks and praise for all Your mercies. 
Thank You, Lord, for You have redeemed us 
and we ask that You will grant us a heart to love and serve You.

O Lord our God, the author of our Salvation
we thank You for Your loving care over all Your creation.
We bless You for the gift of life, for Your protection around us,
even during this second wave of COVID You have surrounded us with Your protection.
Have mercy, Lord, and heal our land.
In all these things, O heavenly God, makes us wise to use rightly Your benefits,
that we may render an acceptable thanksgiving unto You all the days of our lives.

O generous God, You have given us life, a place to live in, and people to live with.
Open our eyes to each other and to all our brothers and sisters,
especially the poor, the oppressed, the alienated, the depress, the sick, and the elderly.
Make us humble enough to help and comfort them,
so that Your love may shine through us by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We come before You afresh today to consecrate ourselves and lives to You and to the
service of others, through Jesus Christ, our precious Lord and Saviour.
Amen.

GIVING

We are so grateful for those who at this time are continuing to tithe and support the church and its work.

  • For online giving:
    • TCAC link - which we've expanded to accept more credit and Visa debit cards - here is the link [Click here to give]

  • Or send your cheque payable to TCAC to the church address : TCAC, 77 First Avenue, Toronto, ON  M4M 1W7

TODAY'S SCRIPTURE

Acts 9:1-19 (NIV)

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”

“Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.

“I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

10 In Damascus there was a disciple named Ananias. The Lord called to him in a vision, “Ananias!”

“Yes, Lord,” he answered.

11 The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. 12 In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.”

13 “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. 14 And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”

15 But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”

17 Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” 18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, 19 and after taking some food, he regained his strength.

Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus.

SERMON

Life in the Spirit Series

When God Breaks Through

Rev. Stephen Ford

RESPONSE SONG


From the Inside Out

BENEDICTION

Rev. Stephen Ford

REFLECTION QUESTIONS

Take a moment now to reflect (alone or with someone else) on the following questions:

  1. Think of a time when a bit of information was shared with you that total changed your view of a situation. Are you open to God breaking into your world and revealing Himself or a truth that would similarly transform your perception in some way, or are you resistant to that? Why?
  2. Who is someone who does not yet know Christ and whom God has laid on your heart? How does today's message lead you to pray for them?
  3. Is there someone God would have you play a support, restorative for them as Ananias was to Saul? Take a moment and pray, asking God to speak to you of how specifically you might play that role.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • As for opportunities of how you can connect online with others of the church, please see the front page of our website, https://tcaconline.org 
  • Wednesday @ 7:30 pm - Connect & Prayer (English): To join, click on this Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/123451258  and use passcode 771 or listen in by calling: 647-558-0588 and using this meeting ID: 123-451-258  and enter passcode 771.  All are welcome to join us for roughly 30 minutes of connecting followed by an hour of prayer.