Welcome to our Online Sunday Morning Service. Today is an All-Age Service where we try and include something for all ages.
We're going to start with a song that Graham Kendrick wrote based on Philippians 3. In it Paul the apostle says that all he might have gained in this world is nothing in comparison with knowing Jesus.
All I once held dear
Thank you Jesus for coming to this earth, for dying for us and for rising from the dead. We thank you that this means we can God for ourselves.
There is no greater thing than knowing Jesus.
We pray that as we come to you this morning you will speak to us, lead us, comfort us, challenge us and inspire us.
We pray this in Jesus name, Amen.
Let's sing again
Join in with the actions if you can.
With God all things are possible..
My God is so big
Let's pray again
Our first reading is from Luke 18
The Rich and the Kingdom of God
18 A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
19 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone. 20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’[a]”
21 “All these I have kept since I was a boy,” he said.
22 When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
23 When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. 24 Jesus looked at him and said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25 Indeed, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”
26 Those who heard this asked, “Who then can be saved?”
27 Jesus replied, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.”
28 Peter said to him, “We have left all we had to follow you!”
29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said to them, “no one who has left home or wife or brothers or sisters or parents or children for the sake of the kingdom of God 30 will fail to receive many times as much in this age, and in the age to come eternal life.”
A quick true or false quiz on the passage above
True or False Quiz
This song is based on the readings today
Talk 1 - The Rich Ruler
Reading 2 Luke 21:1-4
The Widow’s Offering
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
Talk 2 - The widow's offering
Reading 3 - 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
Talk 3 - Giving generously
Let's sing again
We're going to sing the same song again to finish. As we do, reflect on what Jesus is saying to you through today's service.
Geoff Smith compiled this service and Sue put together the prayer.
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