Sunday 15th January 2023

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WELCOME 

 

SONG

Who else commands all the hosts of heaven?
Who else could make every king bow down?
Who else can whisper and darkness trembles?
Only a Holy God.

What other beauty demands such praises?
What other splendour outshines the sun?
What other majesty rules with justice?
Only a Holy God.

Come and behold Him the One and the Only.
Cry out, sing holy forever a Holy God,
Come and worship the Holy God.

What other glory consumes like fire?
What other power can raise the dead?
What other name remains undefeated?
Only a Holy God.

Come and behold…

Who else could rescue me from my failing?
Who else would offer His only Son?
Who else invites me to call Him Father?
Only a Holy God.
Only my Holy God!

 

CHURCH FAMILY NEWS

 

PRAYERS

 

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

 

SONG

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.

 

BIBLE READINGS

Psalm 17

1 Hear a just cause, O Lord; attend to my cry!
    Give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit!
From your presence let my vindication come!
    Let your eyes behold the right!
You have tried my heart, you have visited me by night,
    you have tested me, and you will find nothing;
    I have purposed that my mouth will not transgress.
With regard to the works of man, by the word of your lips
    I have avoided the ways of the violent.
My steps have held fast to your paths;
    my feet have not slipped.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
    incline your ear to me; hear my words.
Wondrously show your steadfast love,
    O Saviour of those who seek refuge
    from their adversaries at your right hand.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings,
from the wicked who do me violence,
    my deadly enemies who surround me.
10 They close their hearts to pity;
    with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
11 They have now surrounded our steps;
    they set their eyes to cast us to the ground.
12 He is like a lion eager to tear,
    as a young lion lurking in ambush.
13 Arise, O Lord! Confront him, subdue him!
    Deliver my soul from the wicked by your sword,
14 from men by your hand, O Lord,
    from men of the world whose portion is in this life.
You fill their womb with treasure;
    they are satisfied with children,
    and they leave their abundance to their infants.
15 As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
    when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.

Revelation 22:1-7

1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign for ever and ever.

And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”

“And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”

 

BIBLE TALK

 

SONG

There is a hope that burns within my heart,
that gives me strength for every passing day;
a glimpse of glory now revealed in meagre part,
yet drives all doubt away.
I stand in Christ, with sins forgiven;
and Christ in me, the hope of heaven!
My highest calling and my deepest joy,
to make his will my home.

There is a hope that lifts my weary head,
a consolation strong against despair,
that when the world has plunged me
in its deepest pit, I find the Saviour there!
Through present sufferings, future’s fear,
he whispers ‘courage’ in my ear.
For I am safe in everlasting arms,
and they will lead me home.

There is a hope that stands the test of time,
that lifts my eyes beyond the beckoning grave,
to see the matchless beauty of a day divine
when I behold his face!
When sufferings cease and sorrows die,
and every longing satisfied,
then joy unspeakable will flood my soul,
for I am truly home.

 

CONFESSION

As we come to the Lord’s table
we recognise our desperate need
of the work of Jesus for us
Father, so much of our lives
revolve around ourselves,
rather than you and your priorities.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

Often we worry and stress
rather than cling to you and your promises.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

We fear those who oppose us
rather than relying on you in prayer.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

We give in when temptations come
rather than trusting that to follow you
is better by far.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

We despair at our own sinfulness
and wallow in our shame
rather than joyfully accepting the work
of Jesus for us.
Lord, we are sorry; please forgive us.

We turn to you for forgiveness.
Jesus died for all our sins and we trust in Him.

Let all who believe hear
these words of encouragement:
“Since we have been justified by faith,
we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Amen.

 

THE LORD’S SUPPER

We praise and thank you, heavenly Father,
for our Saviour Jesus Christ,
that he came at just the right time,
while we were still weak,
and died for the ungodly.

Thank you that his death in our place
while we were still sinners
shows your love for us.
Thank you that his death
has dealt with all our guilt and sin.

 

SONG and DISTRIBUTION

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!

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!’

We remember that death for us as we take bread,
just as he did on the night he was betrayed;
we give thanks, and share it together,
remembering that Jesus said:
‘This is my body broken for you’
We eat remembering Jesus’ body broken for us.

In the same way, we take this cup, and drink from it,
remembering that Jesus said:
‘This cup poured out for you
is the new covenant in my blood.’
We drink remembering Jesus’ blood shed for us.

We have eaten and drunk to proclaim Jesus’ death until his coming, when we shall see his face:
Amen. Come Lord Jesus.

 

SONG

I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,
and wonder how he could love me, a sinner, condemned, unclean.

How marvellous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:
How marvellous! How wonderful is my Saviour’s love for me!

For me it was in the garden he prayed, ‘Not my will, but thine.’
He had no tears for his own griefs but sweat drops of blood for mine.

In pity angels beheld him and came from the world of light,
to comfort him in the sorrows he bore for my soul that night.

He took my sins and my sorrows, he made them his very own;
he bore the burden of Calvary, and suffered and died alone.

When with the ransomed in glory his face I at last shall see,
’twill be my joy through the ages to sing of his love for me.

 

CLOSING PRAYER

If you’d like to think a bit more about what you’ve heard, why not come to Emmanuel some other time?

We meet every Sunday at 10.30am in Bramcote College. We’d love to see you there!

See our website for more details: www.bramcote.church

 

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.