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Sing Unto The Lord A New Song (Psalm 96) – Sunday Songs

For some reason I’ve never posted Sing Unto The Lord A New Song (Psalm 96).
Written by the late Greg McDonald it has continued to be a great song of scriptural truth.

Sing unto the Lord a new song
Sing unto the Lord all the earth
Sing to the Lord, bless his name
Tell of his salvation day by day.
Majesty and honour are his
Strength and beauty, glory and righteousness
Great is the Lord, and deserving of praise
He is to be feared above all gods.
Worship the Lord in holy array
Tremble before him all the earth
Our God reigns.
Let all the creation be glad
The earth and the sea sing for joy
Before the Lord, the judge of the earth
Who judges us in righteousness and truth.
Worship the Lord in holy array
Tremble before him all the earth
Our God reigns.
Our God reigns.

© 1987 Greg McDonald

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Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 17

Heidelberg Catechism – Lord’s Day 17

Q. What benefit do we receive from “the resurrection” of Christ?
A. First, by his resurrection he has overcome death that he might make us share in the righteousness which he has obtained for us through his death. Second, we too are now raised by his power to a new life. Third, the resurrection of Christ is a sure pledge to us of our blessed resurrection.

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Acting On Promise (preparing for MGPC 27/4/2014)

Preserve Me, O God (Psalm 16) and Sing Unto The Lord A New Song (Psalm 96) are the songs of preparation.
O For A Thousand Tongues will commence worship, and after the welcome and announcements the prayer of adoration and confession will recognise the promises of God, thank Him for his faithfulness and express sorrow for those times when we have not responded in faith.
My Hope Rests Firm On Jesus Christ, Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1 and Praise And Honour To The Father will be our testimony of assurance and faith.
In God’s Word, John 10:1-21 relates Jesus identifying himself as the door and the good shepherd.
We’ll have a final time putting Hebrews 9:28 to memory, and then sing Jesus Loves Me.
Returning to Hebrews, after reading chapter 11:1-7, the sermon will consider those verses and their exhortation about Acting On Promise, demonstrating how accepting God at His Word affects our worldview, worship, fellowship and living.
After our pastoral prayer and giving our tithes and offerings, we’ll conclude worship singing To God Be The Glory.

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Food On Paddles

The paddle industry must be overjoyed that cafés and restaurants are serving meals on paddles instead of plates.
A paddle led recovery.

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No Ordinary Sundays (via Jeremy Walker at Reformation21)

Some thoughts on the Sunday after Easter Sunday by Jeremy Walker.
Helpful for everyone preparing for worship tomorrow.
There are regular Sundays, but no ordinary ones.


Every first day of the week is a commemoration of the risen Christ, a day of worship and praise. The same truths are equally true, the same realities are equally real, the same themes are equally relevant.
Do not let this be the Sunday when you step down. Let it be another step up, another waymarker on your heavenly pilgrimage, another resurrection day. Preach no different sermon, in that sense, certainly no different Christ. Let the same sweet assurances cloud the day, the same underpinning certainties bear up the soul, the same glorious hopes inform the worship. Come to worship this coming Lord’s day with just the same eager anticipation as you did last week, and – I hope – the week before that, and before that.

Read the whole post here.

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One Church’s Easter Sunday Star Wars Themed Musical

This is for those of you who think I exaggerate or make this sort of stuff up.
The video makers visit a church on Easter Sunday.

I’m starting it at 45 seconds.

Here’s the sermon.

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Footy Tipping 2014 – NRL Round 8 / AFL Round 6

Glorious uncertainty continues.

NRL (last round 4/8; season tally 24/56)
North Queensland

AFL (last round 4/9; season tally 29/45)
Saint Kilda
Gold Coast
West Coast