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Joy Of The Lord – Sunday Songs

There was one song I knew at the Citywide Service tonight.
(okay there was another, but I blot that one out of my memory)
And it’s in a singable key.

The lyrics:
1.
Though tears may fall
My song will rise, my song will rise to You
Though my heart may fail
My song will rise, my song will rise to You
While there’s breath in my lungs
I will praise You, Lord
2.
In the dead of night
I’ll lift my eyes, I’ll lift my eyes to You
When the waters rise
I’ll lift my eyes, I’ll lift my eyes to You
While there’s hope in my heart
I will praise You, Lord
Chorus.
The joy of the Lord is my strength
The joy of the Lord is my strength
In the darkness I’ll dance
In the shadows I’ll sing
The joy of the Lord is my strength
3.
When I cannot see You with my eyes
Let faith arise to You
When I cannot feel Your hand in mine
Let faith arise to You
God of mercy and love
I will praise You, Lord
4.
Oh You shine with glory Lord of light
I feel alive with You
In Your presence now I come alive
I am alive with You
There is strength when I say
I will praise You, Lord
Bridge.
When sorrow comes my way
You are the shield around me
Always You remain
Like courage in the fight
I hear You call my name
Jesus, I am coming
Walking on the waves
Reaching for Your light

Songwriters: Edmond Martin Cash / Gareth Andrew Gilkeson / Christopher Dean Llewellyn
Joy Of The Lord lyrics © Music Services, Inc


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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 18

Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 18

Chapter 11 – Of Justification (Paragraphs 1-3)
I. Those whom God effectually calls, he also freely justifies: not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous; not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them, but for Christ’s sake alone; not by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness; but by imputing the obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them, they receiving and resting on him and his righteousness by faith; which faith they have not of themselves, it is the gift of God.
II. Faith, thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone instrument of justification; yet is it not alone in the person justified, but is ever accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but works by love.
III. Christ, by his obedience and death, did fully discharge the debt of all those that are thus justified, and did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to his Father’s justice in their behalf. Yet inasmuch as he was given by the Father for them, and his obedience and satisfaction accepted in their stead, and both freely, not for any thing in them, their justification is only of free grace, that both the exact justice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of sinners.


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Guardians 2

Interesting revisitation of the first movie’s themes, spending time on the subjects of family and parenthood.
Don’t know if it actually does the work to justify the emotional payoffs that it claims.
Nor does it really advance the characters or their story arcs (apart from Peter Quills) far beyond the first movie.


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A Kingdom Established (preparing for worship at MGPC 30/4/17)

Song: This Is Our Glad Announcement
Welcome: Roger Bannister
Call to Worship
Song: We Sing The Praise Of Him Who Died
Prayer Of Confession
Song: All I Have Is Christ
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 5: 1 – 21 – Because Christians are new creations in Christ, the Christian ambition is to please Christ, the Christian goal is to live for Christ, and the Christian ministry is to urge reconciliation with God through Christ.
Bible Memorisation: Proverbs 3: 5 and 6
Song: You Gave Your Life / If Christ Be God
Bible Reading: 1 Kings 2: 1 – 12
Sermon: A Kingdom Established (Gary Ware)
Song: Restore, O Lord
Announcements: Roger Bannister
Pastoral Prayer: Roger Bannister
Tithes & free will offerings
Closing Blessing
Song: Now Thank We All Our God


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Cake Number 5

We had a birthday dinner for my five year old grandson tonight.
Feature of the get together was this cake made by his auntie Rachel.


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The Heat Is On

Saw this in my colleague’s office today.
It may be a long winter.
Still wearing shorts, though.


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Footy Tipping 2017 – NRL Round 9 / AFL Round 6

So, back to Thursday night again.

NRL (last round 5/8; season tally 41/56)
Brisbane
Souths
North Queensland
Gold Coast
Canberra
Cronulla
Easts
Melbourne

AFL (last round 7/9; season tally 31/45)
Greater Western Sydney
Hawthorn
Sydney
Port Adelaide
North Melbourne
West Coast
Essendon
Geelong
Adelaide