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A House Divided (preparing for MGPC 22/4/18)

Song: Your Love Defends Me
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: In Christ Alone
Prayer Of Confession
Song: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
Affirming our Faith: Westminster Shorter Catechism Q26
Song: Now To Him Who Loved Us
Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 1:1-24 – Salutation and warnings against false teachers; their doctrines contrasted with the true gospel.
Bible Memorisation: James 5:13
Song: God Whose Almighty Word
Video: Kings Video
Bible Reading: 1 Kings 12:1-24
Sermon: A House Divided
Song: Who Is On The Lord’s Side
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Blessed be Your Name


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Faith In Suffering (preparing for MGPC 15/4/18)

Song: Jerusalem
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: By Faith
Prayer Of Confession
Song: There Is A Green Hill Far Away
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 30
Song: Worship, Honour, Glory, Blessing
Bible Reading: Esther 9:20-10:3 – Queen Esther and Mordecai institute a new annual holiday, the feast of Purim, to celebrate the victory of the Judean exiles over their enemies in the Persian Empire.
Bible Memorisation: James 5:13
Song: Glory Be To God The Father
Bible Reading: James 5:7-20
Video: James Bumper
Sermon: Faith In Suffering
Song: Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Jesus, Thank You


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Faith In Treasure (preparing for MGPC 8/4/18)

Song: Good and Gracious King
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: This I Believe
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Before The Throne Of God Above
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 30
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: Esther 9:1-32 – The Judean exiles in Susa and throughout the Persian Empire destroy their enemies and celebrate their victory.
Bible Memorisation: James 5:13
Song: Alas, And Did My Saviour Bleed
Bible Reading: James 5:1-6
Video: James Bumper
Sermon: Faith In Treasure
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread) Guests who are members of any Christian church are invited to share in the supper. If you are uncertain about your situation don’t feel under compulsion to participate. Talk to one of our elders or pastors after the service.
Song: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
(Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Your Love Defends me


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So That You May Believe (preparing for MGPC 1/4/18)

Easter Greeting
Welcome:
Bible Reading: John 20:1-10
Prayer
Song: Christ Is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed
Bible Reading: John 20:11-18
Song: Never Alone
Bible Reading: John 20:19-23
Bible Memorisation: James 5:13
Song: Yours Is The Glory
Video: Easter
Bible Reading: John 20:24-31
Sermon: So That You May Believe
Song: Jesus Christ is Risen today (Tithes and free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Jesus, Thank You


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Be At Rest – Psalm 116

Many parts of the church will read and hear Psalm 116 this Thursday.

Here’s Matt Searle’s version as sung by Miriam Jones.


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Wisdom About Anger

Proverbs 14:29
Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.
Proverbs 15:18
A hot-tempered man stirs up strife,
but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.
Proverbs 16:32
Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Proverbs 19:11
Good sense makes one slow to anger,
and it is his glory to overlook an offense.


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Faith In Sovereignty (preparing for MGPC 25/3/18)

Song: By Faith
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: In Christ Alone
Prayer Of Confession
Song: The Earth And The Riches
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 30
Song: Now To The King Of Heaven
Bible Reading: Esther 8:1-17 – The king rewards Esther and Mordecai, revokes Haman’s edict of annihilation, and permits the Judean exiles to defend themselves.
Bible Memorisation: James 4:7-8a
Song: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Video: James Bumper
Bible Reading: James 4:13-17
Sermon: Faith In Sovereignty
Song: Ride On, Ride On In Majesty (Tithes & free will offerings will be taken up during this song. Guests are not obligated to give an offering.)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Jerusalem