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Tigerfail

A tiger is provided a live goat for lunch, but ends up with a new friend.
“Keepers said the tiger is quite lazy by nature…”


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I Saw Santa Punching Arius

I thought I Saw Santa Punching Arius would be a great title for a Christmas song.
Courtesy of the internet, someone who already had the idea.


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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel – Sunday (Advent) Songs

I don’t know if I’ve ever reposted a Sunday Song, but to mark the beginning of Advent O Come, O Come Emmanuel, one of my favourite hymns, is featuring again.
I’ve posted it many times over the years in my Christmas music posts.
It’ll be back again next year.
This version by Pentatonix is wonderful, though truncated.


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Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 48

Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 48

Q & A 103
Q What do we pray for in the third petition?
A In the third petition, which is, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, we pray that God, by his grace, would make us able and willing to know, obey, and submit to his will in all things,1 as the angels do in heaven.2

*1 Psalm 19:14; Psalm 119; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:20-21.
*2 Psalm 103:20-21; Hebrews 1:14.


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Kiss The Wave

Charles Spurgeon, as quoted by David Cook in a sermon this afternoon:
“I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.”
The subjective experience of adversity brings us into contact with the objective experience of God and his gracious love.


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Talking To Yourself (preparing for mgpc 29/11/2015)

Songs of preparation: To You I Lift My Soul (Psalm 25) and Humble Thyself / Our God Is An Awesome God.
Call to worship:
Praise: O Come, O Come Emmanuel.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: My Heart Is Filled With Thankfulness; The Apostle’s Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 33:1-20 – The duty of the prophet likened to that of a ‘watchman’ on the walls of the city, and individual moral responsibility emphasised.
Bible memorisation: 2 Samuel 22:2-3.
Praise: Jesus Calls Us O’er The Tumult.
Reading: Romans 12.
Sermon: Talking To Yourself. Guest preacher – David Cook.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Come, Set Your Rule And Reign (Build Your Kingdom Here).


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Captain America: Civil War Trailer

This looks interesting.
The third Captain America movie looks like a stealth Avengers movie instead.
The comic book run of Civil War was something I hated.
Putting a personal relationship at the centre of a division between the characters, and developing themes from the previous Avengers movie seems to make more sense.