Rooted Digital

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Rooted Digital

Rooted Digital is a platform we created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has made it impossible for us to gather together on a Sunday morning and in other ways. While we may not physically be together, while scattered throughout the city and beyond, we can all be present with the Father in smaller communities aided through this medium. We will be making online content available to provide hope and encouragement during this unusual season as we pray for things to return back to normal and we can corporately gather.

It is important to remember that even though we are not gathered together, we still remain a church, that has been beautifully designed for fellowship.

SUNDAY SERVICE GUIDE – MARCH 29th, 2020

Good morning Rooted Fellowship. We understand worship looks a bit different this morning. We may not physically be together, but we can all be present with the Father this morning, as one body.

It is important to remember that even though we are not gathered together, we still remain a church, although scattered.

Here follows a guide to help you worship this morning. Whether you are by yourself or with friends and/or family, we pray that God would meet you in a powerful way.

CALL TO WORSHIP 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;

for I am gentle and humble in heart,

and you will find rest for your souls.”

  • Matthew 11:28-29, NIV

WORSHIP

If possible, spend some time listening and singing along to these songs. Use this playlist which has all the songs from a YouTube playlist.

Or watch the individual videos using the links below:

  1. It Is Well With My Soul –  https://yout-ube.com/watch?v=zY5o9mP22V0
  2. We Will Worship // Thula Thula –  https://yout-ube.com/watch?v=Qj-FmtvUjb8
  3. My Life is in Your Hands –  https://yout-ube.com/watch?v=wsNWOUwtImk

SPOKEN WORD PIECE

We invite you to listen to a spoken word piece written & performed by Given Masilela.

SELAH

If possible, spend some time reading Psalm 137 in your Bible or on a digital device of your choice

or Feel free to listen to this Psalm read in the CSB translation.

MOMENT OF STILLNESS

We encourage you to take a moment to be still in the presence of God.

[PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE]

PRAYER FOR TRUST 

Father, sometimes the way ahead seems so clear, but at other times the way seems covered with uncertainty and filled with more questions than answers.

We want to be in Your perfect will, Lord, and so, we pray that Your will be done in every area of our lives.

As we step out into the future, we place our trust in You, for we are sure that You read the thoughts of our hearts and know that our desire is to remain in the centre of Your perfect will.

Lord, lead us on the right path that is best for us. Help us to trust in You, for You have promised to be with us wherever we go and You know the steps that we take.  Keep us safe we pray, for our trust is in You, and may we only do that which glorifies You.

In Jesus name, we pray,

Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION 

Spend time praying together for the issues of our day and the concerns of those present. If desired, please feel free to use the prayers below.

Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come. Your Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For Yours is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory, forever and ever. Amen.

QUESTION OF THE DAY

We invite you to watch the video or listen to the podcast for this week’s question of the day. Please record your video answers and send them to your city group leaders, please keep the video to a maximum of 2 minutes. Some of the videos will be meshed into one video and published on the YOUTUBE channel. Subscribe to the channel so you get a notification when the video is published.

THE PREACHING OF GOD’S WORD

We invite you to now watch the video or listen to the podcast for this week’s sermon.

THE CHILDREN’S DISCIPLESHIP

We will have content available for you to work through with your kids.  Please email us at community@rootedfellowship.com if you would like the content.

DISCUSSION AND PRAYER

Share with someone what resonated with you. What do you sense God is saying? Take time to pray in response of God’s Word communicated to us.

GENEROSITY

During this time of uncertainty, it is important for us to continue to worship through our giving as a confession of the reality that we depend entirely on God’s provision. Further, it is our privilege to participate in extending His love to others.

As we prepare our hearts to give, let’s say this generosity prayer together.

Lord, it is from Your goodness that we have received all that we have. With open hands, we give back what was always Yours, so that your Kingdom might come on earth as it is in Heaven.

How to GIVE.

BENEDICTION

“May the God of hope

fill you with all joy and peace in believing,

so that you may abound in hope

by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  • Romans 15:13, NRSV
     

    AMEN

Stay connected

    • Keep checking your emails for updates and information.
    • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We might post some things there every now and then.
    • Stay in touch with your City Group.
    • Reach out to members of your City Group to see how you can meet needs and pray for each other.
    • Please continue to practice generosity by giving willingly and joyfully – 2 Corinthians 8:8-9. How to GIVE.
    • For any urgent needs, queries and/or if you would like to get connected, please drop us an email at community@rootedfellowship.com.
    • Please subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel to stay up to date with our video content.
    • Would you like someone to pray with or for you? We have individuals ready to pray for you. Please fill out your details and your pray requests HERE.

devotionals. for you, by you. #2 – March 26th, 2020

A CHILD-LIKE Faith to Handle ADULT-LIKE Challenges

– written by ANONYMOUS – 

1 John 3:1a (NASB): 

“See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are.”

How do I become a child and yet I still have to adult? Adulting is the number one ranked problem for most young adults today. We’re seeing flames and we often ask ourselves, “but how did our parents do it?”.

Growing up comes with many challenges that we have to go through. There are challenges we have to face and solve and there comes times when we feel we’re just too tired.

There are times when I feel that my knowledge, wisdom and strength has reached its limit. Sometimes, I feel like I have exceeded my daily limit. Enough! I am sure you do too!

Brothers and sisters, there is hope because we have a Father Who says that: “My ways are not your ways. They are higher. Trust not in your limited knowledge, wisdom or strength.” Our Father’s strength, wisdom and knowledge is unlimited. All we have to do is to trust in Him with all our hearts. We must trust in the Lord.

There is unspeakable peace that comes from trusting in the Lord – peace that our Father wants for us (Phil 4:7). We need to trust Him with all the various adulting flames we face.  We must trust Him with loss, trust Him with our temptations, and trust Him when we are sorrowful. Trust Him with that illness you’ve endured. Trust Him when you feel deprived of the very thing you desire most.

Let’s pray!

In the good and in the bad, through the high and through the low, Lord we trust you, by anchoring our hearts in this passage of Scripture –

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding;
in all your ways know him,
and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 (CSB)

Amen


devotionals. for you, by you. #1 – March 24th, 2020

KEEP CALM and TRUST IN GOD!

– written by Rhynhardt de Bruin –

John 16:33 (ISV):
“I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble, but be courageous—I have overcome the world!”

Jesus spoke these words to His disciples, preparing them for tough and uncertain times that lay ahead.  Similarly, after the presidential address and the impending lockdown, we can feel anxious and afraid, uncertain of what lies before us.  Jesus invites us to take heart and have peace in HIM  – not in ourselves or even in the good leadership of our president and government officials.

Here’s why:  Jesus has overcome the world!  All the sin, all the evil, all the brokenness – yes even the brokenness of the COVID-19 virus – Christ has overcome and defeated on the cross.  Therefore, as Christians in dark times of trouble, we need to shine courageous lights, having the peace of God.

Being courageous does not mean that we don’t feel afraid and vulnerable, but rather as we experience all of our emotions, we still choose to believe the Good News of Jesus Christ!

Let’s pray!

Father, we come to you in time of great need, for we know that you hear us and that you love us.  We want to praise and glorify your name for the sacrifice and victory that your Son, Jesus Christ, achieved through His death and resurrection. 

Father, we come to you in a time of brokenness and we pray that you would help those who are vulnerable and to miraculously stop the spreading of this virus.

Father, we come to you in a time of great uncertainty and we pray for the courage to believe the Good news of Jesus Christ.  We pray that as our hearts are comforted, that we might be a comfort to those around us. 

Father, we pray for our President and all our government officials, everyone in the Health Sector and for the critical industries.  We thank you for the sacrifice that people are making for the benefit of others and we pray that you would keep them safe!

Amen


SUNDAY SERVICE GUIDE – MARCH 22nd, 2020

Good morning Rooted Fellowship. We understand worship looks a bit different this morning. We may not physically be together, but we can all be present with the Father this morning, as one body.

It is important to remember that even though we are not gathered together, we still remain a church, although scattered.

Here follows a guide to help you worship this morning. Whether you are by yourself or with friends and/or family, we pray that God would meet you in a powerful way.

CALL TO WORSHIP 

O God,

by your power may we, with all the saints,

comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth

of the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,

so that we may be filled with your fullness. Amen.

—based on Ephesians 3:18-19

WORSHIP

If possible, spend some time listening and singing along to these songs. Use this playlist which has all the songs from a YouTube playlist.

Or watch the individual videos using the links below:

  1. All who are thirsty – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRnHks3u5jg
  2. Phindukhulume – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbieYgKvDo
  3. Oceans – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3kwC-8cXhs

SPOKEN WORD PIECE

We invite you to listen to a spoken word piece written & performed by Pinky Mokwena.

SELAH

If possible, spend some time reading Psalm 77 in your Bible or on a digital device of your choice

or Feel free to listen to this Psalm read in the HCSB or THE MESSAGE translation.

MOMENT OF STILLNESS

We encourage you to take a moment to be still in the presence of God.

[PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE]

PRAYER FOR PEACE

Lord, You are where we look for our help. You are the Maker of Heaven and Earth and You are the One who watches over us. Every moment of our lives is lived under Your watchful eye. We trust You for our peace as the uncertainty in our world grows. Watch over our families, our loved ones, our neighbours, and those who are vulnerable among us – both near and far — and give us peace. Amen.

PRAYERS OF INTERCESSION 

Spend time praying together for the issues of our day and the concerns of those present. If desired, please feel free to use the prayers below.

Father, we pray for those currently ill with the virus afflicting our world. We ask You to miraculously heal those who are sick and to stop the spread of this virus.

Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for those in positions of power.  May they make wise decisions on our behalf. We lift up our President, our government and local officials, and all those in leadership positions – be it government, business, academia, non-profit or community.

Lord, hear our prayer.

We pray for those working in the medical professions, who are on the front lines of the crisis.  We ask you to protect them as they serve those impacted by this virus. For public health officials, we ask for wisdom into the best practices to combat the spread of this virus. We also pray for those working on a vaccine.  We ask for insight and supernatural direction in their research.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Lord, we also pray for our hearts and minds. Keep us from the oppressiveness of fear — from the anxiety of the unknown. Help us to trust in Your goodness and remind us that You will never leave us nor forsake us.

Lord, hear our prayer.

THE PREACHING OF GOD’S WORD

We invite you to now watch the video or listen to the podcast for this week’s sermon.

children’s discipleship

We will have content available for you to work through with your kids.  Please email us at community@rootedfellowship.com if you would like the content.

DISCUSSION AND PRAYER

Share with someone what resonated with you. What do you sense God is saying? Take time to pray in response of God’s Word communicated to us.

BENEDICTION

May the grace of Christ, which daily renews us,

and the love of God, which enables us to love all,

and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, which unites us in one body,

make us eager to obey the will of God, until we meet again,

through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

— based on 2 Corinthians 13:13

Stay connected

  • Keep checking your emails for updates and information.
  • Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We might post some things there every now and then.
  • Stay in touch with your City Group.
  • Reach out to members of your City Group to see how you can meet needs and pray for each other.
  • Please continue to practice generosity by giving willingly and joyfully – 2 Corinthians 8:8-9. How to GIVE.
  • For any urgent needs, queries and/or if you would like to get connected, please drop us an email at community@rootedfellowship.com.
  • Please subscribe to our YOUTUBE channel to stay up to date with our video content.
  • Would you like someone to pray with or for you? We have individuals ready to pray for you. Please fill out your details and your pray requests HERE.