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WELCOME by Rich Adam
Everyone needs compassion, love that’s never failing: let mercy fall on me.
Everyone needs forgiveness, the kindness of a Saviour, the hope of nations.
Saviour, he can move the mountains.
My God is mighty to save, he is mighty to save.
Forever – author of salvation.
He rose and conquered the grave, Jesus conquered the grave.
So take me as you find me, all my fears and failures: fill my life again.
I give my life to follow everything I believe in; now I surrender.
Shine your light and let the whole world see.
We’re singing for the glory of the risen King! (repeat)
We have some quickfire questions for our preacher Josh Milsom!
We have heard a joyful sound: Jesus saves!
Spread the tidings all around, Jesus saves!
Bear the news to every land. Climb the steeps and cross the waves
Onward! ‘tis our Lord’s command, Jesus saves!
He saves, he saves, Christ Jesus is alive.
His cross and grave become our victory cry!
He saves, he saves, be reconciled to God
Tell the nations Jesus saves.
Sing above the battle’s strife, Jesus saves!
By his death and endless life Jesus saves!
Sing it softly through the gloom. When the heart for mercy craves
Sing in triumph o’er the tomb, Jesus saves!
Give the winds a mighty voice, Jesus saves!
Let the nations now rejoice, Jesus saves!
Shout salvation full and free. Highest hills and deepest caves
This our song of victory: Jesus saves!
Ekids leave us go to their groups.
BIBLE READING by Phil Carter
8:26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go towards the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. 27 And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot.” 30 So Philip ran to him and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” 31 And he said, “How can I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. 32 Now the passage of the Scripture that he was reading was this:
“Like a sheep he was led to the slaughter
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he opens not his mouth.
33 In his humiliation justice was denied him.
Who can describe his generation?
For his life is taken away from the earth.”
34 And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36 And as they were going along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “See, here is water! What prevents me from being baptized?” 38 And he commanded the chariot to stop, and they both went down into the water, Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him. 39 And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord carried Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, and went on his way rejoicing. 40 But Philip found himself at Azotus, and as he passed through he preached the gospel to all the towns until he came to Caesarea.
BIBLE TALK by Josh Milsom
Hear the call of the kingdom lift your eyes to the King.
Let his song rise within you as a fragrant offering,
of how God, rich in mercy, came in Christ to redeem
all who trust in his unfailing grace.
Hear the call of the kingdom to be children of light,
with the mercy of heaven, the humility of Christ.
Walking justly before Him, loving all that is right,
that the life of Christ may shine through us.
King of heaven, we will answer the call;
we will follow, bringing hope to the world,
filled with passion, filled with power to proclaim salvation in Jesus’ name.
Hear the call of the kingdom to reach out to the lost,
with the Father’s compassion in the wonder of the cross,
bringing peace and forgiveness, and a hope yet to come;
let the nations put their trust in Him.
PRAYERS led by Simon and Sarah Robinson
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.
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
THE LORD’S SUPPER
Almighty God, in His mercy, has given His Son to die for us, and for His sake forgives us all our sins. The great enemies of sin, death and hell are defeated through His death and resurrection. And so, as we come to communion, this is the feast of victory for our God.
Worthy is Christ, the Lamb who was slain,
whose blood set us free to be God’s people.
Sing with all the people of God and join the hymn of all creation:
Power and riches and wisdom and strength,
and honour and blessing and glory are His,
for ever and ever. Amen.
This is the feast of the victory of God,
for the Lamb who was slain is now on the throne. Hallelujah!
On the night he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’
As we eat and drink, we remember Christ’s death for us and we remember with gladness the feast that is to come, secured by his blood. Together we proclaim:
Death is swallowed up in victory.
O death, where is your victory?
O grave, where is your sting?
You’ll be brought a container with a bread wafer and grape juice.
If you would like to be brought a gluten-free wafer, please tell the steward.
As the bread and wine are distributed, we sing of Jesus’ death for us.
There is no other name in heaven can be found
Through whom we are redeemed
Through whom your grace abounds
No other name can save but Jesus Christ our Lord.
My joy in sorrowʼs tears. My strength to cast out fears
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.
My hope in darkest night. My broken soulʼs delight
No other name but Jesus, Jesus.
There is no victory, but Jesus crucified
No other cure for sin, but that our Saviour died.
No other hope we have, but that he rose again!
No other throne endures. No other song remains
But ʻWorthy is the Lamb. Who was for sinners slain
When every knee shall bow
and tongue confess you are Lord, You are Lord!
My joy in sorrowʼs tears…
My joy in sorrowʼs tears…
On the night he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘This is my body given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’
We remember Jesus as we eat this bread
In the same way he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’
We remember Jesus as we drink this wine
Man of sorrows, Lamb of God, by His own betrayed.
The sin of man and wrath of God has been on Jesus laid.
Silent as He stood accused, beaten, mocked, and scorned.
Bowing to the Father’s will, He took a crown of thorns.
Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation,
where Your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out, “Hallelujah!
Praise and honour unto Thee.”
Sent of heaven, God’s own Son, to purchase and redeem,
and reconcile the very ones who nailed Him to that tree.
Oh, that rugged cross…
Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full by the precious blood that my Jesus spilled.
Now the curse of sin has no hold on me. Whom the Son sets free, oh is free indeed.
See the stone is rolled away, behold the empty tomb.
Hallelujah, God be praised! He’s risen from the grave!
Oh, that rugged cross…
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