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Grace Upon Grace – Sunday Songs

Among other songs we sang Michael Morrow’s Grace Upon Grace at Wynnum Presbyterian today.

The lyrics:
What would it take to be our Saviour
What would it take to give us life
Who in this world can know the Father
Who in the darkness is a light
Jesus the Lamb of God
Messiah the Holy One
And from His Fullness we’ve received
Grace upon grace
Grace upon grace
Jesus the Truth the Life
Who reigns at the Father’s side
And all He has He gave for us
Grace upon grace
Grace upon grace
Who was with God before the ages
Who was alive when time began
Who would give up the wealth of Heaven
Only to suffer at our hands
Who will return to save His people
What is the name we’ll shout and sing
Who is the Word of God to save us
What is His name

Words & Music © 2006: Michael Morrow

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 30

Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 30

Chapter 19 – Of the Law of God (Paragraphs 1-2)
I. God gave to Adam a law, as a covenant of works, by which he bound him and all his posterity to personal, entire, exact, and perpetual obedience; promised life upon the fulfilling, and threatened death upon the breach of it; and endued him with power and ability to keep it.
II. This law, after his Fall, continued to be a perfect rule of righteousness; and, as such, was delivered by God upon mount Sinai in ten commandments, and written in two tables; the first four commandments containing our duty toward God, and the other six our duty to man.

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Fighting Words by Ellie Holcomb

I hope those of you who attend a church tomorrow will hear words that will arm you for the fight of self-condemnation and doubt.
Ellie Holcomb’s Fighting Words, from her album Red Sea Road.

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Tomorrow Is Jenny Geddes Day 2017

Jenny Geddes Day doesn’t really exist, she wouldn’t have approved.
Jenny Geddes is the person who was reputed to have picked up the stool upon which she was sitting and hurling at the Dean of Edinburgh, who was reading from a prayer book based on Anglican liturgy during a worship service.
If someone turns up tomorrow with a stool, you’ve been warned.

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With A Little Bit Of Luck by Stanley Holloway

We’ve been listening to the original soundtrack of My Fair Lady in the car.
It’s a travesty that Julie Andrews didn’t feature in the movie.
Rex Harrison’s command of language is extraordinary.
And Stanley Holloway. Steals. The. Show.

With A Little Bit Of Luck.

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Holiday Reading РResilient by Mitchell Johnson 

I’ve left Captain Cook floating around New Zealand (it’s okay, I already know where he’ll be arriving in a couple of weeks) to read Mitchell Johnson’s autobiography, Resilent.
There is much to admire about Johnson’s effort to come back from being written off as an international cricketer, a comeback that represented personal growth as much as physical recovery and skill development.

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Footy Tipping 2017 – NRL Round 20 / AFL Round 18

Not much to report on this round or last.
Adelaide and Geelong is an interesting game. Geelong could well win, and that would cement their credentials as contenders. With Adelaide (and the other top teams) it’s still too hard to say they’ve made themselves favourites for the flag.
NRL really only settles into the post Origin phase of the premiership, so now we’ll find out who really is serious. (Besides Melbourne, who are always serious)

NRL (last round 4/6; season tally 90/136)
North Queensland

AFL (last round 7/9; season tally 84/144)
Adelaide (at home)
Port Adelaide
Western Bulldogs
Greater Western Sydney
West Coast