Friday, August 19, 2016

It Is Written - Sydney Church 28th August 2016

Outline of Service 28th August 2016

It is Written   ….Matt. 4:4, 7, 10

Hymn 12: Overcoming Satan’s Guile

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 67: – God Shall Bless Us (v 7)

Bible Readings:                                                  

The First Temptation:  Genesis 3:1-7

Proof of Kingship - Power from Above:  Matthew 3:1-3, 13-17

Overcoming Temptation:  Matthew 4:1-11, 17-23

Things that Temp Us:  1 John 2:15-17

Can We Overcome?  Romans 7:15-23

Hymn 44:  The King of Righteousness and Peace

·        The Readings show three main categories of temptation: 

§  power (the lust of the flesh) – to be desired to make one wise

§  prestige (the pride of life) – pleasant to the eyes

§  possessions (the lust of the eyes) – good for food

·        Eve, Jesus and we are tempted with the same temptations – the content changes in different generations, but the process is the same

·        Christ the Spirit of God came upon Jesus and showed Him to be the King

·        The King overcame the temptations of Satan

·        God has promised He will overcome temptation in a Special People in preparation for the return of Jesus Christ

Hymn 128:  The Universal King


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Service Outline Sydney Church 14th August 2016 - Matthew Present the King

Outline of Service 14th August 2016

Prepare Ye the Way….Isa 40:3

Hymn 40 -Tune 34: The King – Tried and Proved

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 84 – The Lord will give Grace and Glory (v 11)

Bible Readings:                                                  

God has a Plan:  Isaiah 40:1-31

Preparation for the King:  Matthew 1:1, 16-25; 2:1-3, 19-23

Hymn 14:  God’s Plan

·        Over the next few months we will walk through Matthew and see the key events that he reports including parables, lifestyle and ways Jesus presented His teachings

·        In his Gospel Matthew presents Jesus Christ as The King

·        God had prepared the way for The King, and foreknown the generations of men and events leading to His birth

·        We may not realise the importance of what might sometimes seem to us as just “normal” events 

·        We believe we are living in the time when Jesus Christ will return, this time as the King of Glory, and will reign over the Earth

·        Are you living in expectation of these events, and seeking to follow the lifestyle exampled by The King? 

Hymn 79:  Light Illuminates Darkness