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Desperate Decisions (mgpc 11/11/2012)

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God is just as faithful on your worst days as He is on your best. That’s David’s testimony as we’ll see it tomorrow in 1 Samuel 21.
We’ll prepare by singing two songs about discipleship: May The Mind Of Christ My Saviour and You Servants Of God, Your Master Proclaim which will focus us on consistently following Jesus our Saviour in our lives.
Through prayer we’ll praise God for His faithfulness in ages past, as well as the present and the future, confessing our lack of consistency in devotion and trust, while giving thanks for His forgiving grace with the song Create In Me A Clean Heart. The Apostles’ Creed is our affirmation and the song Sola (By Your Word Alone) is our ascription of praise.
Having reaffirmed the covenant love of God in our lives, our continuing reading from Jeremiah reaches chapter 5:5-41 in which we’ll hear how God graciously continues to call His people to repentance by revealing the place from which their judgement shall come.
Singing God’s Word will bring us to Psalm 23, bringing to mind the reality of God’s provision, protection and presence.
1 Samuel 21:1-22:5 is a difficult passage in both its content and themes. David is not at His best, but God continues to prove Himself faithful. But there’s a cost when desperation takes over from Godly discretion.
We’ll approach the table of the Lord by singing When On that Night That Soon To Know.
After Communion our prayers for ourselves and others will include thanksgiving for those who have served in the Armed Forces and their families.
Our worship will conclude by singing As You Go, and afterward we’ll remain standing for two minutes as a further sign of respect on Remembrance Day before leaving the chapel.

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