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Great Is The Lord God – Sunday Songs

This song by Michael Kelly Blanchard is different from a few other songs with the title Great Is The Lord.
This rendition is sung by Buddy Greene.

The lyrics:
Great is the Lord God
Greatly to be praised with your whole heart
And great is the Lord God
Worthy of our praise
Great is the Lord God
Wondrous are His ways with His people
And great is the Lord God
Worthy of our praise
He has found me in my misery
He has freed me from my shame
He has saved me from self-tyranny
Holy is his name
He has pulled me out of darkness
He has brought me into light
He has loved me with His tenderness
How He’s blessed . . .
. . . All of my life is His
All of my sins He forgives
All of my days I will live in His love
All of my life is His
All of my sins He forgives
All of my days I will live in His love
In His love
(Repeat from the beginning)
Great is the Lord God
Great is the Lord God
Greatly to be praised with your whole heart
Great is the Lord God
Love Him, Love Him
Great is the Lord God
Wondrous are His ways with his people
Great is the Lord God
Worthy of our praise
He is worthy, worthy of our praise

Words and music by Michael Kelly Blanchard
Copyright 1991 Diadem Sky (a div. of Diadem, Inc.)/Gotz Music (ASCAP).

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 16

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 16

Q. Why did Christ have to suffer death?
A. Because the righteousness and truth of God are such that nothing else could make reparation for our sins except the death of the Son of God.

Q. Why was he “buried”?
A. To confirm the fact that he was really dead.

Q. Since, then, Christ died for us, why must we also die?
A. Our death is not a reparation for our sins, but only a dying to sin and an entering into eternal life.

Q. What further benefit do we receive from the sacrifice and death of Christ on the cross?
A. That by his power our old self is crucified, put to death, and buried with him, so that the evil passions of our mortal bodies may reign in us no more, but that we may offer ourselves to him as a sacrifice of thanksgiving.

Q. Why is there added: “He descended into hell”?
A. That in my severest tribulations I may be assured that Christ my Lord has redeemed me from hellish anxieties and torment by the unspeakable anguish, pains, and terrors which he suffered in his soul both on the cross and before.

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Worship As An Encouragement To Others (via Jared Wilson)

Gathering together with other Christians in worship is an act of encouragement to them.
And that’s before you even do anything else.
From Jared Wilson:

Your church attendance is an encouragement to others. This is especially true in smaller to medium-sized congregations, but it’s even true in very large local churches where you may be tempted to think your absence would go unnoticed. Presence is impressive. When the saints gather, there is something spiritually helpful about the physical proximity of the brethren and even about the relative fullness of the sanctuary.
Even if you make the mistake of not talking to anyone, even if you don’t think you’re getting much out of the church or they’re not getting much out of you, your actual presence communicates to those around you: “This is worth it. You, brothers and sisters, are worth it.” Having pastored a church, I can tell you that while I didn’t get to speak to every attendee every Sunday, I was encouraged when I saw people loyally showing up week after week. I’m willing to bet your presence encourages your pastors as well.
This is to say nothing of the immense help and encouragement you can be when you actually reach out with kind words or a helping hand to the brethren you see week after week.


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A House Divided (preparing for MGPC 22/4/18)

Song: Your Love Defends Me
Call to Worship
Song: In Christ Alone
Prayer Of Confession
Song: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
Affirming our Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism Q26
Song: Now To Him Who Loved Us
Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 1:1-24 – Salutation and warnings against false teachers; their doctrines contrasted with the true gospel.
Bible Memorisation: James 5:13
Song: God Whose Almighty Word
Video: Kings Video
Bible Reading: 1 Kings 12:1-24
Sermon: A House Divided
Song: Who Is On The Lord’s Side
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Blessed be Your Name

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How Can I keep From Singing by Buddy Greene

How Can I Keep From Singing by Buddy Greene, from his album A Few More Years.

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All Things Sad by Buddy Greene

All Things Sad by Buddy Greene, from Together in the Harvest: The A Rocha Project.

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Footy Tipping 2018 – NRL Round 7 / AFL Round 5

Well, if nothing else, I’m consistent.
These seem to be same scores that I got for both comps last round.

NRL (last round 4/8; season tally 23/48)
Saint George
North Queensland

AFL (last round 7/9; season tally 25/36)
Greater Western Sydney
West Coast
Port Adelaide
Gold Coast