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The Undivided Gospel (preparing for mgpc 22/1/17)

Songs of preparation: Glory Of Gloriesand I Will At All Times Bless The LORD (Psalm 27).
Call to worship:
Praise: Build Your Kingdom Here.
Prayer and song of Confession: I Stand Amazed
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: In Christ Alone; Romans 8: 31-39; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Continuous reading: Daniel 6: 1 – 28 – Daniels’ enemies conspire to have him cast into a lion’s den for his refusal to worship Darius the king of Persia.
Bible Memorisation: 2 Samuel 7:22
Praise: God Moves In A Mysterious Way.
Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 1: 10 – 18.
Sermon: The Undivided Gospel – If Christians take their primary identity from anything other than the cross of Christ they empty the Gospel of its message and power.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus.


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The ‘Buts’ Of The Resurrection (preparing for mgpc 4/12/16)

Songs of preparation: God Give Your Judgments To The King (Psalm 72) and Yours Is The Kingdom.
Call to worship:
Praise: Come, O Long Expected Jesus.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: From The Squalor / Immanuel; The Apostles’ Creed; Now To Him Who Loved Us .
Consecutive reading: Daniel 2: 1 – 24 – Daniel alone, among all the wise men of Babylon, is able to tell King Nebuchadnezzar both his troubling dream and its interpretation.
Bible Memorisation:
Praise: Hosanna.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 1 – 22; 50 – 58.
Sermon: The ‘Buts’ Of The Resurrection – Alan Clarkson.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.


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Grace Filled Family Life (preparing for mgpc 20/11/16)

Song of preparation: Christ Whose Glory Fills The Skies and Give Thanks.
Call to worship:
Praise: Jesus Shall Reign.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Put A New Song In My Heart; The Apostles’ Creed; Unto God Be Praise And Honour.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 16 – Final instructions and greetings.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 5:4
Praise: Fairest Lord Jesus.
Reading: Ephesians 6: 1 – 4.
Sermon: Grace Filled Family Life – The way in which Spirit-filled mutual submission is expressed between children and parents.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: All My Days / Beautiful Saviour.


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Servant Marriage (preparing for mgpc 13/11/16)

Song of preparation: Oh, The Splendour Of His Greatness.
Call to worship:
Praise: What Friend We Have In Jesus.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Just As I Am; The Apostles; Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 35 – 58 – h.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 5:4
Praise: Sing Unto The Lord A New Song (Psalm 96).
Reading: Ephesians 5: 22 – 33.
Sermon: Servant Marriage – Marriage is the highest expression of servant heartedness. Christian husbands and wives will show this in their relationship.
Praise: Behold The Lamb (Communion Song)
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Joy To The World.


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Redeeming Time (preparing for mgpc 6/11/16)

Song of preparation: By Faith and All Who Would Valiant Be.
Call to worship:
Praise: To The LORD O Sing A New Song (Psalm 98).
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Create In Me A Clean Heart; The Nicene Creed; Worship, Honour, Glory, Blessing.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 15: 1 – 34 – The certainty and centrality of the resurrection of Christ to the Christian faith.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 5:4
Praise: Be Strong And Courageous.
Reading: Ephesians 5: 15 – 21.
Sermon: Redeeming Time – Knowing the season of God’s redemptive purpose in which we live, Christians consciously live in such a way so as to see that purpose come to pass.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: For All The Saints.


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The Fruit Of The Light (preparing for mgpc 30/10/16)

Song of preparation: O How I Love Your Law! (Psalm 119) and Meekness & Majesty.
Call to worship:
Praise: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: In Christ Alone; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 14: 26 – 40 – Order and decorum in public worship.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 4:32
Praise: Sola (By Your Word Alone).
Reading: Ephesians 5: 3 – 14.
Sermon: The Fruit Of The Light – The Christian life takes no tolerance of darkness, but rather celebrates truth and purity to dispel darkness.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: And Can It Be That I Should Gain.


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Dressed For New Life (preparing for mgpc 23/10/16)

Song of preparation: O God Of Our Salvation (Psalm 65) and Purify My Heart .
Call to worship:
Praise: How Firm A Foundation.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: We Sing the Praise Of Him Who Died; Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1; Now To Him Who Loved Us.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 14: 1 – 25 – The supremacy of prophecy and the importance of comprehension and mutual edification in the exercise of spiritual gifts..
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 4:32
Praise: Come And Fill Our Homes / The Family Prayer Song.
Reading: Ephesians 4: 17 – 5: 2.
Sermon: Dressed For New Life – A new life calls for a lifestyle that reflects the power of the new life, not the character of the old life.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: We Are Heirs Of God Almighty (The Trinity Hymn).