Wow! Week 2 – It seems a long week that’s for sure!
This is all of course still a bit of a novelty and we continue to try and refine how we do things. What one of my prayer’s is, that our absence from fellowship together and gathering as God’s people, will create with in us an aching heart so that we cannot wait to all meet up again and it will have, for God’s good, a lasting and eternal impact on our fellowship, our lives and our community.
It will, I hope be just a foretaste of heaven as we gather from the four corners of our region to celebrate and sing to the Lamb – who takes away the sin of the world!
Wherever you are following our service today be sure of this, our incredible God has promised that He will be with his children – He will never leave them or forsake them, He will be with us to the very end of the age and we have the privilege of knowing we can cast all our cares upon Him, because He cares for his children!
So it is with a really thankful, grateful heart that I trust you and I come to God on this the Lord’s day – We maybe the church that is scattered at this present time, but God gathers us together around his word to worship Him today. So welcome and trust your know God’s blessing as you gather and you also will be a blessing to others!
Prayer (Based on Revelation 5: 12 – 13)
O Lord, you are worthy, you are the lamb that was slain and you are worthy to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise!
To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honour and glory and power for ever and ever!
And all God’s people said – ‘Amen!’
(Option – pray with each other)
Yet Not I, but Christ
The Heidelberg Catechism – a statement of faith – written in 1563, but good I think to remind ourselves of our church history and the strong tenants of faith, built upon the foundation the Apostles laid. Here is the second day in our weekly look…
LORD’s DAY 2
Q3. How do you come to know your misery? (day 1 – misery of sin)
Answer: The law of God tells me.1 Romans 3: 20; 7: 7 – 25
Q4. What does God’s law require of us?
Answer: Christ teaches us this in summary in Matthew 22: 37 – 40:
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.1 This is the greatest and first commandment.
And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’2
‘On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’
1 Deut: 6: 5 and 2 Lev 19: 18
Q5. Can you live up to all this perfectly?
Answer: No!1 I have a natural tendency to hate God and my neighbour.2
1.Rom 3: 9 – 20; 23; 1 John 1: 8, 10 2. Gen 6: 5; Jeremiah 17: 9; Rom 7: 23 – 24; 8: 7; Eph 2: 1 – 3; Titus 3: 3
Again, an opportunity to just be quiet for a moment to consider the questions and take note – reflect recognising how far short we fall.
On the back of this – let’s pray again – a prayer of confession and a reminder of the hope, forgiveness, new life we have because of Christ.
Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you in thought word and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault.
We are truly sorry and repent of our sins.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, who died for us, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may serve you in newness of life to the glory of your name. AMEN
Look only to Jesus
(Bibles open – Hebrews 12: 1 – 3 and Luke 9 and 18 various verses)
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Let’s go to prayer
Pray for God’s Word to build us up – Pray for God to bring an end to the Corona Virus and turn hearts to Him – Pray for churches across Merseyside / Country as they meet today. Pray for our Government.
Lastly, pray for ourselves – our church family and wider family and friends.
Final Song – Our Friend, Les Stamper
He’s Alive – Thomas's Song
(Read together – Numbers 6: 24 – 26)
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