Thursday, November 25, 2021

The Lord Shall Reign Exod 15:18

 

Outline of Christmas Service 28th November 2021

The LORD Shall Reign  Exodus 15:18

Christmas Carols

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)

Psalm 105:1-7 – God’s Wonderful Works

Musical Item

Bible Reading 1:  A Prophet Foretold  Duet 18:15-22

Bible Reading 2: The Promised Return of Elijah  Mal 3:1-3, 4:1-6

Hymn 14 – News from Heaven

Bible Reading 3:  Expectation that Christ Shall Come  Luke 3:15-16; John 7:31, 40-43

Bible Reading 4:  John’s Statement  John 1:19-28

Christmas Carol

Item

Bible Reading 5:  The Saviour Arrives  Luke 2:8-20

Bible Reading 6:  Burning Hearts  Luke 24:44-53  

Hymn 69 – The Great Redeemer

·                     God reigns as the Creator of all things; He reigns as Controller of this World, and He seeks to reign in the life of each believer

·                     Jesus fulfilled the expectations of Old Testament scholars that  - an authoritative Prophet would arise - Elijah (the Power of God as was manifest in Elijah) would return - The Christ (Messiah) would come

·                     At Christmas we think of Jesus Christ in all these roles – born in humility, crucified in humanity, and to appear in glory – He will Reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords

·                     If we present a sacrifice (gift) of righteousness to God, He has promised to reign in our lives, and we hold the hope to be preserved wholly - in spirit and soul and body – until His return.

Hymn 94 – God Reigns Over All

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:  The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:   The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.  Numbers 6:24-26

Doxology

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Enquire of the Lord 2 Kings Chapter 3

 

Outline of Online Service 10th October 2021

 

We .. May Enquire of the Lord  2 Kings 3:11

Hymn 68:  Drink Freely Available for the Thirsty!

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)

Psalm 42:1-5, 8 – Thirsting After God

Bible Readings:

Water from Where?  2 Kings 3:1-24

God’s Water Supply:  Revelation 22:1-20

Living Water in the Desert:  John 4:1-15

Hymn 21 – Tune 23:  Quenching Spiritual Thirst

 

·                     After a seven day search no water could be found, so the three kings enquired of the Lord as to what they should do

·                     They were told to dig trenches across the dry ground of the valley, and in the morning they would be filled with water; not only did this happen, but the enemy also saw an illusion in the water that made it easy for the Israelites to win the battle

·                     God can, and does, do whatever is needed to help His people if they enquire of Him, and the enemy is often not able to understand the simplicity of His victory

·                     The world is lacking “daily bread” (spiritual food and water), and do not understand the potential of God’s Power, but God will provide the needs of those who enquire of Him

·                     The ultimate battle between good and evil will be won in those obediently awaiting the return of Jesus Christ and who are seeking to be preserved wholly in spirit and soul and body – thereby entering the Promised Land.

 

Hymn 37 -Tune 26:  From Perception to Reality

Doxology

Sunday, September 5, 2021

The Lord Opened the Eyes of Balaam

 

Outline of Online Service 12th September 2021

 

  The Lord Opened the Eyes of Balaam.  Num 22:31

Hymn 105:  Praising the Creator

 

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)

Psalm 111 – The Works of the Lord are Great

 

Bible Readings:

·       The Tower of Babel:  Genesis 11:1-9

·       The Talking Donkey:  Numbers 22:1-6, 20-35

·       The Creation Speaks:  Isaiah 40:25-31

·       Communicating in the Spirit:  Romans 8:22-27

·       Talking With God:  Matt 13:9-17

·       Hymn 99:  An Unspoken Word!

·        When God initially created people they all spoke the same language, but after the Tower of Babel languages were sent to divide the unity that existed

·        The Bible does not say whether people and animals used to speak verbally to each other, but they have had ways of communicating!

·        God used a talking donkey to awaken Balaam to His Presence

·        God continually communicates with us through His Creation, but do you hear, see and recognise Him?

·        The whole creation groans and travails waiting for the return of Jesus Christ to reconcile the World to God, including the fulfillment of the promise to receive everlasting life (without physical death) – the redemption of our body. (Rom 8:23)

Hymn 51:  How to be Ready

Doxology

Thursday, August 26, 2021

He Shall Teach You All Things

 

Outline of Online Service 29th August 2021

 

.. He shall Teach You all Things..  John 15:26

Praise through Singing

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)

Psalm 143–Taught and Led by God  

Catechism Questions – 285-286

Hymn 100:  Walking the Narrow Way

Bible Readings:

·       Personal Conviction:  Jeremiah 31 - extracts

·       Advice for Christian Living:  1 Thessalonians 5:1-4, 15-28

·       Prophecy of The End:  Revelation 1:1-3, 9-11, 3:17-22, 14:1-5  

·       Hearing From God:  John 14:23-27

Hymn 34:  Living in the Spirit

·        God has provided instructions on how we should live in the Bible 

·        God had provided details about His Plan for this World through the prophecies in the Scriptures

·        However, to understand and believe what is written each of us needs to develop a relationship with God’s Spirit

·        Whilst the words are necessary to convey the message, the meaning only comes when we are individually taught what it means by God

·        In these Last Days we look for fulfillment in the return of Jesus Christ, and seek to God to draw us to be of those who will sit with the Lamb on Mount Zion. 

Hymn 131 (First 3 verses):  A Personal Relationship

Doxology

Sunday, August 1, 2021

The Lord hath Appointed Me to Preach

 

Outline of Online Service 8th August 2021

 

.. The Lord hath Appointed Me to Preach..  Isa 61:1

Hymn 123:  Showing God’s Light

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)

Psalm 78:1-8 – Passing On the Message  

Catechism Questions – 278-280

Bible Readings:

·       God’s Commission:  Isaiah 61:1-6, 10-11

·       The First Missionary Appointed:  Luke 8:26-28, 35, 38-39

·       Apollos:  Acts 18:24-28

·       Barnabas and Silas:  Acts 11:19-26; 13:1-3; 15:36-41; 16:25-34

·       Timothy:  Acts 16:1-2; 2 Timothy 1:1-7.

Hymn 90:  God’s Witnesses

·        God appoints whom He will to preach His Message   

·        Sometimes God selects people to share their own experiences, and sometimes to proclaim the Message as set out for all in the Scriptures

·        Once we are convicted of the Truth of God and His Ways, we will want to share our beliefs with others

·        Some may want to share the wonderful assurance of the resurrection, and others the hope of being alive until Jesus Christ comes back to this earth

·        We believe we are living in the time when we can seek to be preserved wholly in spirit and soul and body until that time, and be changed by the Power of God from mortal to immortal beings at His return. 

Hymn 51:  Seeing Clearly

Doxology

Friday, July 9, 2021

With Righteousness Shall He Judge

 

Outline of Online Service 11th July 2021


.. With Righteousness Shall He Judge  Isa 11:4

Hymn 128:  Come, Worship Jehovah

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)

Psalm 95:1-11 -  Harden Not Your Heart

Catechism Questions – 270-272

Bible Readings:

·       God’s Judgement:  Isaiah 11:1-12

·       Judas Iscariot:  John 13:18-30

·       Caiaphas:  John 18:12-14, 24; Matthew 26:57-65

·       Pontius Pilate:  John 18:28-38

Hymn 22:  His Name Written on Their Hearts

·        These three people – Judas, Caiaphas and Pontius Pilate – all made judgement about Jesus based on what they knew and taking into account their own agendas

·        God’s servants will judge in accordance with God’s righteousness

·        How can we know that our thoughts are being directed by God, and our judgments are based on His Truth in our hearts

·        Each of us must seek to God to establish a relationship with Him and to know He is leading us in our own lives

·        As the end of this world grows closer there will be a greater need for us to judge righteously as we seek to be preserved in spirit and soul and body until the return of Jesus Christ to this earth

·       Hymn 30 – Tune 34:  Seeing Clearly

Doxology

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Be Ye Also Ready - John the Baptist, and Mary and Joseph

 

Be Ye Also Ready  Matt 24:44

Hymn 102:  Trust in God

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)

Psalm 139:1-6, 14-17, 23-4 -  God Prepares Us

Catechism Questions – 256-258

Bible Readings:

·       Looking to God:  Isaiah 40:1-5, 12-14, 25-31

·       John the Baptist:  John 1:19-29

·       Mary and Joseph:  Matt 1:18-25

·       Be Ye Therefore Ready:  Matthew 24:36-51

Hymn 123:  Show Thy Presence in Our Lives

·        God has a Plan for this world, and nothing that happens is a surprise to Him!

·        God frequently reveals aspects of His Plan by way of prophecy, then fulfills it in due time, often with an early and latter dual fulfillment.

·        John the Baptist was the forerunner of the coming of the Messiah, but the prophecies relating to him can also apply to preparation for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

·        Mary and Joseph were selected by God to fulfill many prophecies in Scripture without realising they were doing so.

·        Jesus spoke about His return and what we need to do to be prepared for it.

·        Are we willing for God to include us in His Plan relating to Jesus Christ’s return, and do we hold the hope of being preserved wholly to witness that great event?

·       Hymn 47:  Proclaiming His Return

Doxology