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Sunday 21st August 2022


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WELCOME

 

SONGS

Now why this fear and unbelief?
Has not the Father put to grief
his spotless Son for us?
And will the righteous Judge of men
condemn me for that debt of sin
now cancelled at the cross?

Jesus, all my trust is in your blood.
Jesus, you’ve rescued us through your great love!

Complete atonement you have made,
and by your death have fully paid
the debt your people owed.
No wrath remains for us to face.
We’re sheltered by your saving grace
and sprinkled with your blood.

Jesus, all my trust…

How sweet the sound of saving grace.
How sweet the sound of saving grace. Christ died for me!

Be still, my soul, and know this peace;
the merits of your Great High Priest
have bought your liberty.
Rely then on his precious blood,
don’t fear your banishment from God
since Jesus sets you free.

Jesus, all my trust…(altogether)

MEN: Jesus, all my trust…
WOMEN: How sweet the sound…

I’m going to trust in God
I’m going to trust in Jesus
without shame and without fear.
I’m going to fix my eyes on the hope of glory
for his day is drawing near.

How great is the love of God, how steady is his hand
to guide me through this world.
And though I’m weak in him I stand
and you will hear me say today in faith,
“I’m going to trust in God.”

Now when the cares of life seem overwhelming
and my heart is sinking down
I’m going to lift my hands to the One who’ll help me,
to the One who holds my crown.

 

BITESIZE
We’ll hear from one of our mission partners, Lydia who works for Friends International here in Nottingham

 

SONG

Oh to see the dawn of the darkest day:
Christ on the road to Calvary.
Tried by sinful men, torn and beaten, then
nailed to a cross of wood.

This the power of the cross: Christ became sin for us.
Took the blame, bore the wrath – we stand forgiven at the cross.

Oh to see the pain written on Your face,
bearing the awesome weight of sin.
Every bitter thought, every evil deed
crowning Your bloodstained brow.

This the power of the cross…

Now the daylight flees,
now the ground beneath
quakes as its maker bows his head.
Curtain torn in two, dead are raised to life;
‘finished!’ the victory cry.

This the power of the cross…

Oh to see my name
written in the wounds,
for through Your suffering I am free.
Death is crushed to death,
life is mine to live,
won through Your selfless love.

This the power of the cross:
Son of God – slain for us.
What a love! What a cost!
We stand forgiven at the cross.

 

Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups

 

PRAYERS

 

SONG

As the heavens are higher than the earth
so his ways are higher than the ways of this world,
and his thoughts run deeper than the mind of man;
Father, break into our darkened hearts.

Come and drink the river of his Word
if you thirst for water that can satisfy;
come and join the banquet at the Master’s feast
where his love and faithfulness provide.

I will trust in you as you speak to me,
I will turn to you as you call my name,
as the rain gives life on this arid ground,
so your Word will bring your children home.

Come and listen to his gentle voice
for the words he speaks to us are Spirit and life;
come and seek your Saviour while he may be found,
sure that Jesus’ words can never lie.

I will trust in you as you speak to me…

 

BIBLE READING
Matthew 25:1-13

“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterwards the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

Great is the darkness that covers the earth,
Oppression, injustice and pain.
Nations are slipping in hopeless despair,
Though many have come in Your name.
Watching while sanity dies,
Touched by the madness and lies.

Come, Lord Jesus, come, Lord Jesus,
Pour out Your spirit we pray.
Come, Lord Jesus, come, Lord Jesus,
Pour out Your Spirit on us today.

May now Your church rise with power and love,
This glorious gospel proclaim.
In every nation salvation will come
To those who believe in Your name.
Help us bring light to this world
That we might speed Your return.

Come, Lord Jesus…

Great celebrations on that final day
When out of the heavens You come.
Darkness will vanish, all sorrow will end,
And rulers will bow at Your throne.
Our great commission complete,
Then face to face we shall meet.

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Sunday 14th August 2022


Welcome to our livestream!

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WELCOME

 

SONG

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou, burning sun with golden beam
Thou, silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, Three-in-One
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

All the redeemed washed by His blood
Come and rejoice in His great love
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Christ has defeated every sin
Cast all your burdens now on Him
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

He shall return in pow’r to reign
Heaven and earth will join to say
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Then who shall fall on bended knee?
All creatures of our God and King
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

 

PRAYERS

 

Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups

 

SONG

Turn your eyes upon Jesus!
Look full in His wonderful face!
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace.

Turn your eyes to the hillside,
Where justice and mercy embraced.
There the Son of God gave His life for us
And our measureless debt was erased.

Jesus, to You we lift our eyes!
Jesus, our glory and our prize!
We adore You, behold You, our Saviour ever true!
Oh Jesus, we turn our eyes to You!

Turn your eyes to the morning
And see Christ the Lion awake.
What a glorious dawn, fear of death is gone,
For we carry His life in our veins!

Jesus, to You we lift our eyes…

Turn your eyes to the heavens,
Our King will return for His own.
Every knee will bow, every tongue will shout,
‘All glory to Jesus alone!’

Jesus, to You we lift our eyes…

 

BIBLE READING

Matthew 24:36-51

36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only. 37 For as were the days of Noah, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, 39 and they were unaware until the flood came and swept them all away, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Then two men will be in the field; one will be taken and one left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one left. 42 Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? 46 Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. 47 Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions. 48 But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed’, 49 and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards, 50 the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know 51 and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

Jesus is Lord – the cry that echoes through creation;
resplendent power, eternal Word, our Rock.
The Son of God,
the King whose glory fills the heavens,
yet bids us come to taste this living Bread.

Jesus is Lord –
whose voice sustains the stars and planets,
yet in His wisdom laid aside His crown.
Jesus the Man,
who washed our feet, who bore our suffering
became a curse to bring salvation’s plan.

Jesus is Lord – the tomb is gloriously empty!
Not even death could crush this King of love!
The price is paid,
the chains are loosed, and we’re forgiven,
and we can run into the arms of God.

‘Jesus is Lord’ – a shout of joy, a cry of anguish,
as He returns, and every knee bows low.
Then every eye and every heart will see His glory,
the Judge of all will take His children home.

 

CONFESSION

Lord God, you created all things.
Each of us owes everything to you
and ought to serve you wholeheartedly.
Thank you for all you have given us.

But we have all sinned
and failed to acknowledge you as God.
In turn, we don’t deserve anything good from you.
We are sorry for many sins.

Thank you that in love
you sent your Son Jesus Christ to us.
He lived a sinless life, pleasing to you.
Yet He died a shameful death in our place.
Thank you for His death for us.

Then you raised Him from the dead,
conquering sin, death and hell.
In Him new life and His righteousness
are given to those who believe.
Thank you for His glorious resurrection.

To all who trust in Him,
you pour out your Holy Spirit,
equipping us to live for you
and making us more like Jesus day by day.
Thank you for your life-changing Spirit.

Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead,
Taking those who belong to Him to be with Him for ever,
But condemning those who do not belong to Him.
Thank you that He will return in majesty.

This past week, we have had ups and downs.
In our battle with sin, sometimes we triumphed
and sometimes we have given in.
Thank you for those victories.
We are sorry for our failures.

You promise to strengthen and keep
all who continue in repentance and faith
until you bring us home to glory.
Thank you for these wonderful truths.
Please help us to believe them now and to go on believing them. In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

SONG

When I fear my faith will fail,
Christ will hold me fast;
When the tempter would prevail,
He will hold me fast.
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path;
For my love is often cold; He must hold me fast.

He will hold me fast, He will hold me fast;
For my Saviour loves me so, He will hold me fast.

Those He saves are His delight,
Christ will hold me fast;
Precious in His holy sight, He will hold me fast.
He’ll not let my soul be lost;
His promises shall last;
Bought by Him at such a cost, He will hold me fast.

For my life He bled and died, Christ will hold me fast;
Justice has been satisfied; He will hold me fast.
Raised with Him to endless life, He will hold me fast
‘Till our faith is turned to sight
When He comes at last!

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

On the night he was betrayed, Jesus shared a meal with his friends. He took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”

And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is the blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Father God, we gather now as Jesus’ friends. We thank you for Jesus’ body which was broken for us. We thank you for his blood, poured out for our forgiveness. We thank you for the hope of that day when we feast with you forever. We who trust in Jesus come to this meal now at your invitation, remembering Christ’s death for us and longing for his return. In eating and drinking together, we declare these truths with joy:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Hallelujah!

Father, we eat in remembrance of Jesus.

Father, we drink in remembrance of Jesus

And we continue to rejoice:

Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.
Hallelujah!

 

SONG

When peace like a river, flows by my way,
or when sorrows like sea billows roll;
whatever my lot, you have taught me to say:
it is well, it is well, with my soul.

It is well (it is well), with my soul (with my soul).
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan may shake me,
though trials may come,
let this sweet assurance control;
that Christ has regarded my helpless state
and has shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin, oh the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

O Lord, it’s for you, for your coming we wait.
The sky, not the grave, is our goal.
The trumpet shall sound, and the Lord shall come down
Blesséd hope, blesséd rest of my soul!

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Sunday 7th August 2022


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WELCOME

 

SONGS

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder;
thy power throughout the universe displayed;

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,
How great Thou art, how great Thou art!
(repeat)

And when I think that God his son not sparing,
sent him to die I scarce can take it in;
that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
he bled and died to take away my sin:

When burdens press, and seem beyond endurance,
Bowed down with grief, to Him I lift my face;
And then in love He brings me sweet assurance:
‘My child! for thee sufficient is my grace.’

When Christ shall come with shout of acclamation
and take me home, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
and there proclaim, ‘My God, how great thou art!’

Awake, Awake, O Zion
and clothe yourself with strength.
Shake off your dust
and fix your eyes on him.
For you have been redeemed by
the precious blood of Jesus,
and now you sit enthroned with him.

Our God reigns, he is King of all the earth.
Our God reigns, and he’s seated on the throne.
Lift your voice, and sing a song of praise.
Our God reigns, the awesome Lord most high.

How beautiful the feet are
of those who bring good news,
for they proclaim the peace
that comes from God.
Rise up you holy nation,
proclaim the great salvation,
and say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”

Emmanuel, Emmanuel, our God is with us now.

The watchmen lift their voices,
and raise a shout of joy,
for he will come again.
Then every eye will see the
salvation of our God,
for he has redeemed Jerusalem.

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
We’ll hear about what’s coming up this week!

 

BITESIZE
We’ll hear about how Hope Cumbria Camp got on last week!

 

Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups

 

PRAYERS

 

SONGS

I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me.
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.
My Saviour on that cursed tree

His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph’s tomb.
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone.

O praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forever more
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God

Then on the third at break of dawn,
The Son of heaven rose again.
O trampled death where is your sting?
The angels roar for Christ the King!

He shall return in robes of white,
The blazing Son shall pierce the night.
And I will rise among the saints,
My gaze transfixed on Jesus’ face.

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly trust in Jesus’ name.

Christ alone; Cornerstone:
Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love.
Through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all.

When Darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.

When He shall come with trumpet sound:
Oh, may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone;
Faultless I stand before the throne.

 

BIBLE READING
Matthew 24:1-35

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ’, and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumours of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and put you to death, and you will be hated by all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then many will fall away and betray one another and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise and lead many astray. 12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

15 “So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let the one who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house, 18 and let the one who is in the field not turn back to take his cloak. 19 And alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! 20 Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on a Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, and never will be. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness’, do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms’, do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.

29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

32 “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts out its leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. 34 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

We’re Not Alone, for Christ is here;
Emmanuel, our God, come near.
We’re not alone, for to our world
Jesus has come, eternal Word.
And as he speaks, our souls laid bare,
naked, ashamed, sin is made clear.
And yet he clothes us in his love:
never alone, Christ is with us, is with us.

The longest walk, earth’s darkest day,
the pressing crowd, his mounting pain.
A heavy load of grief and shame,
breathless that we should breathe again.
‘Father forgive them,’ comes his cry;
silence from God blackens the sky.
A creeping dread in every heart,
lost in the world, now God departs,
God departs.

The dawn will come, the sun will rise,
out of the grave we’ll see hope’s light.
Tomb opened wide, stone rolled away,
morning has come, a brand new day.
‘He isn’t here,’ the angel said.
‘He is alive, no longer dead.’
Our hearts are lifted, souls raised high
Christ is with us, Christ is our life,
he’s our life.

‘Never alone’, is now our cry,
in joy, in grief, in lonely sin.
Never alone, for Christ is ours:
he lives in us, we live in him.
And till we reach that final day
when fears are gone, cast far away,
we’ll live secure, trust in his love;
never alone, Christ is with us,
he’s with us.

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Sunday 31st July 2022


Welcome to our livestream!

We’re really glad you can join us for this service. Everything you need for the service is on this webpage. Simply press the play button on the live stream below. You might like to print out the service sheet below.

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WELCOME

 

SONG

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus’ name.

Christ alone; cornerstone
Weak made strong in the Saviour’s love.
Through the storm, He is Lord, Lord of all.

When Darkness seems to hide His face
I rest on His unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil

When He shall come with trumpet sound
Oh, may I then in Him be found.
Dressed in His righteousness alone
Faultless I stand before the throne.

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

 

THE GARDEN, THE CURTAIN, AND THE CROSS

We’ll find out a bit about what our young people are looking at in their groups over the summer.

 

PRAYERS

 

SONG

Jesus is the King, ruler over everything
Jesus is the one, promised one the Son of God
Jesus is the Lord, he’s the one you can’t ignore
Jesus, Jesus, he is the King. He is the King

He commanded the fisherman
Hey come follow me
And they did and they did
And they did because

Jesus is the King, ruler over everything…

He commanded the evil ones
Hey come out of him
And they did and they did
And they did because

Jesus is the King, ruler over everything…

He commanded the wind and waves
Hey be still be still
And they did and they did
And they did because

Jesus is the King, ruler over everything…

He promised that three days after death
He’d rise again
And He did and He did
And He did because

Jesus is the King, ruler over everything…

Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups

 

SONGS

I will glory in my redeemer
whose priceless blood has ransomed me.
Mine was the sin that drove the bitter nails
and hung him on that judgment tree.
I will glory in my Redeemer
who crushed the power of sin and death;
my only Saviour before the holy Judge,
the Lamb who is my righteousness,
the Lamb who is my righteousness.

I will glory in my Redeemer:
my life he bought, my love he owns.
I have no longings for another,
I’m satisfied in Him alone.
I will glory in my Redeemer:
his faithfulness my standing place.
Though foes are mighty and rush upon me,
my feet are firm, held by his grace,
my feet are firm, held by his grace.

I will glory in my Redeemer
who carries me on eagle’s wings.
He crowns my life with loving kindness,
his triumph song I’ll ever sing.
I will glory in my Redeemer
who waits for me at gates of gold.
And when He calls me, it will be paradise
his face forever to behold,
his face forever to behold.

King of Kings, majesty
God of heaven living in me.
Gentle Saviour, closest friend,
strong deliverer, beginning and end.
All within me falls at your throne.

Your majesty, I can but bow.
I lay my all before you now.
In royal robes I don’t deserve,
I live to serve your majesty.

Earth and heaven worship you.
Love eternal, faithful and true,
who bought the nations, ransomed souls,
brought this sinner near to your throne.
All within me cries out in praise!

 

BIBLE READING
Matthew 23:13-39

13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in. 15 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.

16 “Woe to you, blind guides, who say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gold of the temple, he is bound by his oath.’ 17 You blind fools! For which is greater, the gold or the temple that has made the gold sacred? 18 And you say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it is nothing, but if anyone swears by the gift that is on the altar, he is bound by his oath.’ 19 You blind men! For which is greater, the gift or the altar that makes the gift sacred? 20 So whoever swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it. 21 And whoever swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it. 22 And whoever swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who sits upon it.

23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. 24 You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!

25 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.

27 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within are full of dead people’s bones and all uncleanness. 28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to others, but within you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.

29 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you build the tombs of the prophets and decorate the monuments of the righteous, 30 saying, ‘If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ 31 Thus you witness against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets. 32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers. 33 You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell? 34 Therefore I send you prophets and wise men and scribes, some of whom you will kill and crucify, and some you will flog in your synagogues and persecute from town to town, 35 so that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on earth, from the blood of innocent Abel to the blood of Zechariah the son of Barachiah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. 36 Truly, I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.

37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 38 See, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again, until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

In Christ alone my hope is found,
he is my light, my strength, my song;
this cornerstone, this solid ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My comforter, my all in all.
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone who took on flesh,
fullness of God in helpless babe!
This gift of love and righteousness,
scorned by the ones he came to save:
till on that cross as Jesus died,
the wrath of God was satisfied –
for every sin on him was laid;
here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground his body lay,
light of the world by darkness slain:
then bursting forth in glorious day
up from the grave He rose again!
And as he stands in victory
sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
for I am His and he is mine –
bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death,
this is the power of Christ in me;
from life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
can ever pluck me from his hand;
till He returns or calls me home
here in the power of Christ I’ll stand!

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Sunday 24th July 2022


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WELCOME

 

SONG

You have called us out of darkest night
Into Your glorious light
That we may sing the wonders of
The risen Christ

May our every breath retell the grace
That broke into our strife
With boundless love and deepest joy
With endless life

May the peoples praise You
Let the nations be glad
All Your blessing comes
That we may praise
May praise the Name of Jesus

All the earth is Yours and all within
Each harvest is Your own
And from Your hand we give to You
To make Christ known

May the seeds of mercy grow in us
For those who have not heard
May songs of praise build lives of grace
To spread Your Word

May the peoples praise…

This our holy privilege to declare
Your praises and Your name
To every nation, tribe and tongue,
Your church proclaims

May the peoples praise…

Holy, holy is the Lord Almighty
Worthy, worthy is the Lamb Who was slain
Holy, holy is the Lord Almighty
All creation praise Your glorious Name

May the peoples praise…

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

 

SONGS

Consider Christ
the source of our salvation,
that he should take
the penalty for me.
Though he was pure,
a lamb without a blemish,
he took my sins
and nailed them to the tree.

My Lord and God, you are so rich in mercy,
mere words alone are not sufficient thanks.
So take my life, transform, renew and change me
that I might be a living sacrifice.

Consider Christ, that he could trust his Father
in the garden of Gethsemane.
Though full of dread and fearful of the anguish,
he drank the cup that was reserved for me.

Consider Christ, for death he has defeated,
and he arose, appeared for all to see.
And now he sits
at God’s right hand in heaven
where he prepares
a resting place for me.

Lift high the name of Jesus
of Jesus our King.
Make known the power of His grace,
the beauty of His peace.
Remember how His mercy reached
and we cried out to Him.
He lifted us to solid ground,
to freedom from our sin.

Oh sing my soul,
and tell all He’s done,
till the earth and heavens are filled with His glory!

Lift high the name of Jesus,
of Jesus our Lord.
His power in us is greater than,
is greater than this world.
To share the reason for our hope,
to serve with love and grace,
that all who see Him shine through us
might bring the Father praise.

Lift high the name of Jesus,
of Jesus our Light.
No other name on earth can save,
can raise a soul to life.
He opens up our eyes to see
the harvest He has grown.
We labour in His fields of grace
as He leads sinners home.

 

BITESIZE
We’ll hear a bit about what’s happening in Summer camps!

 

Our children and young people leave us to go to their groups

 

PRAYERS

 

SONG

The Lord is gracious and compassionate
slow to anger and rich in love. (repeat)

The Lord is good to all,
he has compassion on all that he has made.

As far as the east is from the west,
that’s how far he has removed
our transgressions from us. (repeat)

Praise the Lord, O my soul,
Praise the Lord. (repeat)

 

BIBLE READING
Jonah 3:6 – 4:11

The word reached the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, removed his robe, covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. And he issued a proclamation and published through Nineveh, “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste anything. Let them not feed or drink water, but let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and let them call out mightily to God. Let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands. Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish.”

10 When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.

4 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was angry. And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and relenting from disaster. Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live.” And the Lord said, “Do you do well to be angry?”

Jonah went out of the city and sat to the east of the city and made a booth for himself there. He sat under it in the shade, till he should see what would become of the city. Now the Lord God appointed a plant and made it come up over Jonah, that it might be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. So Jonah was exceedingly glad because of the plant. But when dawn came up the next day, God appointed a worm that attacked the plant, so that it withered. When the sun rose, God appointed a scorching east wind, and the sun beat down on the head of Jonah so that he was faint. And he asked that he might die and said, “It is better for me to die than to live.” But God said to Jonah, “Do you do well to be angry for the plant?” And he said, “Yes, I do well to be angry, angry enough to die.” 10 And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labour, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. 11 And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?”

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

What love could remember, no wrongs we have done
Omniscient, all-knowing, He counts not their sum
Thrown into a sea without bottom or shore
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

Praise the Lord, His mercy is more
Stronger than darkness, new every morn’
Our sins they are many,
His mercy is more.

What patience would wait as we constantly roam
What Father so tender is calling us home
He welcomes the weakest, the vilest, the poor
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

What riches of kindness lavished on us
His blood was the payment, His life was the cost
We stood ‘neath a debt we could never afford
Our sins they are many, His mercy is more

 

CLOSING PRAYER

 

Some material in this service is © Used by permission CCL Licence # 1102690. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. New International Version® Anglicized, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.