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The True King (preparing for mgpc 13/12/2015)

Song of preparation: O Little Town Of Bethlehem.
Call to worship:
Praise: Tell Out My Soul.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: You Gave Your Life / If Christ Be God; The Apostle’s Creed; Unto God Be Praise And Honour.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 34:1-19 – Ezekiel denounces the Shepherds, that is, the leaders, especially the kings of Israel, declaring God Himself shall be their shepherd.
Bible memorisation: holiday review.
Praise: Be Strong And Courageous.
Reading: @ Samuel 23:1-7.
Sermon: The True King. Surveying 2 Samuel chapters 21-24 to understand the true nature of Israel’s kingship.
Praise: From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stable / Immanuel.
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Angels From The Realm Of Glory.


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The Return Of The King (preparing for mgpc 22/11/2015)

Songs of preparation: Saviour, While My Heart Is Tender and There Is A Redeemer.
Responsive call to worship:
Praise: Now Thank We All Our God.
Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: The Mystery Of The Cross (Jesus, Thank You); The Apostle’s Creed; May The Grace Of Christ Our Saviour.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 32:1-32 – A lament for Pharaoh delivered two months after word of Jerusalem’s destruction reached the exiles (March 585BC), as the prophecies against Egypt, begun in chapter 29, are concluded.
Bible memorisation: 2 Samuel 22:2-3.
Praise: My God Is So Big.
Reading: 2 Samuel 19:8b-43
Sermon: The Return Of The King.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Departing praise: O God Beyond All Praising.


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Sodom, Gomorrah & Jesus (preparing for mgpc 15/11/2015)

Songs of preparation: Search Me O God and Man Of Sorrows.
Call to worship:
Praise: We Are Heirs Of God Almighty (Trinity Hymn).
Corporate prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: All I Have Is Christ; The Apostle’s Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 31:1-18 – Pharaoh’s fate is compared to that of once proud and mighty Assyria, like a cedar of Lebanon now cut down.
Bible memorisation: 2 Samuel 22:2-3.
Reading: Genesis 18:16-33
Praise: How Firm A Foundation.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28
Sermon: Sodom, Gomorrah & Jesus.
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Departing praise: All My Days / Beautiful Saviour.


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Tragic Triumph (preparing for mgpc 8/11/2015)

Song of preparation: Come O Fount Of Every Blessing.
Call to worship:
Praise: This Is My Father’s World.
Corporate prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Sovereign Grace O’er Sin Abounding; The Apostle’s Creed; Worship, Honour, Glory, Blessing.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 30:1-26 – Having prophesied of Judah’s destruction (chapters 2-20) and of exile (chapters 21-29), Jeremiah now promises that Israel and Judah shall be restored to the promised land.
Bible memorisation: 2 Samuel 22:2-3.
Praise: King Of Kings, Majesty.
Reading: 2 Samuel 18:1-19:8
Sermon: Tragic Triumph – The victory that preserve’s David’s life and continues his rule over Israel comes at a heartbreaking cost.
Praise: Bread Of The World In Mercy Broken
The Lord’s Supper
Pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer
Departing praise: As You Go.


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The Plan That Matters (preparing for mgpc 1/11/2015)

Songs of preparation: Build Your Kingdom Here and The Earth And The Riches (Psalm 24).
Call to worship:
Praise: For All The Saints.
Corporate prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Beneath The Cross Of Jesus; The Apostle’s Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 29:1-21 – Prophecy against Egypt, delivered first in 587 B.C. (a year after Nebuchadnezzar laid siege to Jerusalem) and again in 571 B.C. (verse 17), promising that Egypt will be delivered to Nebuchadnezzar, exiled, and after 40 years restored, though in a permanently degraded condition.
Baptism of Felicity Rae Loef
Bible memorisation: 2 Samuel 22:2-3.
Praise: Put A New Song In My Heart.
Reading: 2 Samuel 16:15-17:29
Sermon: The Plan That Really Matters – God demonstrates his purpose to preserve David by thwarting the plans of Ahithophel (and others).
Pastoral prayer, tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: See Him Coming.


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Many Foes, One Hope (preparing for mgpc 25/10/2015)

Songs of preparation: I Will At All Times Bless The LORD (Psalm 34) and Jesus Is The Name We Honour.
Call to worship:
Praise: Come People Of The Risen King.
Corporate prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Love Divine All Loves Excelling; The Apostle’s Creed; Now To Him Who Loved Us.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 28:1-26 – Tyre and Sidon denounced as the climax and embodiment of the spirit of human pride and self-sufficiency; the restoration of Israel promised.
Bible memorisation: Psalm 3:3,4.
Praise: From The Highest Of Heights (Indescribable).
Reading: 2 Samuel 15:1-16:14
Sermon: Many Foes, One Hope – When every physical and emotional circumstance suggests there is not hope, hope rests on the gracious love of God.
Pastoral prayer, tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.


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Kissing The Angry Son (preparing for mgpc 18/10/2015)

Songs of preparation: My Soul Bless The LORD (Psalm 22) and These Are The Days Of Elijah.
Call to worship:
Praise: O Worship the King, All Glorious Above.
Corporate prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: We’re Not Alone (Never Alone); The Apostle’s Creed; Unto God Be Praise And Honour.
Consecutive reading: Ezekiel 26:1-33 – A lament for Tyre, likened to a beautiful trading ship, laden with goods, that is wrecked by the sea.
Bible memorisation: Psalm 3:3,4.
Praise: Jesus Is Lord.
Reading: 2 Samuel 14:1-33
Sermon: Kissing The Angry Son – David appeases his ambitious and scheming son Absalom, setting in place destructive circumstances that will soon give further expression to God’s promise about David’s house.
Pastoral prayer, tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: O Lord My God (How Great Thou Art).