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Your Kingdom Come (preparing for MGPC 24/2/19)

Song: Come People Of The Risen King
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Good And Gracious King
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Saviour, While My Heart Is Tender
Affirming our Faith: New City Catechism 8
Song: Now To Him Who Loved Us, Gave Us
Bible Reading: Zechariah 8: 1-23 – The LORD promises Jerusalem blessing instead of judgement, feasts in instead of fasts, and Gentile pilgrimages in quest of the God of Israel instead of Gentile invasions.
Bible Memorisation: The Lord’s Prayer
Song: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
Bible Reading: Ephesians 2: 1-10
Sermon: Your Kingdom Come
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Build Your Kingdom Here


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Love Incorruptible (preparing for worship at MGPC 9/4/17)

Song: The Earth And The Riches
Welcome: Mark Lewis
Call to Worship
Song: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Prayer Of Confession
Song: My Lord, What Love Is This
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Now To Him Who Loved Us
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 2: 1 – 17 – The Apostle Paul continues to provide reasons why he did not make an intended visit to Corinth. He explains that out of love he sent a letter of rebuke instead, to which the Corinthians correctly responded with church discipline.
Bible Memorisation: Proverbs 3: 5 and 6
Song: Hosanna
Bible Reading: Ephesians 6: 21 – 24
Sermon: Love Incorruptible (Gary Ware) Paul concludes his letter to the Ephesians reminding them about the love that binds their hearts with his; the love that binds all their hearts with God.
Song: From The Squalor / Immanuel
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread)
Announcements: Mark Lewis
Pastoral Prayer: Mark Lewis
Tithes & free will offerings
Closing Blessing
Praise: Ride On, Ride On In Majesty


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The Other Weapon (preparing for worship at MGPC 2/4/17)

Song of preparation: LORD, From The Depths I Cried To You.
Call to worship:
Praise: Salvation Belongs To Our God.
Prayer of adoration and confession:
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: When I Fear My Faith Will Fail; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow/em>.
Continuous reading: 2 Corinthians 1: 12 – 24 – The Apostle Paul explains the change of plans which prevented an intended visit to Corinth.
Scripture Memory: Proverbs 3: 5 and 6.
Praise: O Saviour, Where Shall Guilty Man.
Scripture reading: Ephesians 6: 13 – 20
Sermon: The Other Weapon (Gary Ware)
Praise: My Faith Looks Up To See.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Outside The City Walls (Your Love So High).


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Armed For Battle 3 (preparing for worship at MGPC 26/3/17)

Song of preparation: Outside The City Walls (Your Love So High).
Call to worship:
Praise: The Lord’s My Shepherd (Psalm 23).
Prayer of adoration and confession:
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Beneath The Cross Of Jesus; The Apostles’ Creed; May The Grace Of Christ Our Saviour.
Continuous reading: 2 Corinthians 1: 1 – 11 – The Apostle Paul’s greeting and thanksgiving for God’s comfort.
Scripture Memory and Praise: Philippians 2: 5 – 11 – Highest Place.
Scripture reading: Ephesians 6: 13 – 20
Sermon: Armed For Battle 3 (Gary Ware)
Praise: Put A New Song In My Heart.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: O Worship The King.


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With Wings Like Eagles (preparing for worship at mgpc 5/3/17)

Songs of preparation: What Blessedness Belongs To Him (Psalm 32) and Far And Near.
Call to worship:
Praise: This Is My Father’s World.
Prayer of adoration and confession:
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Before The Throne Of God Above; The Apostles’ Creed; Glory To God The Father, God The Son .
Continuous reading: Daniel 11: 1 – 19 – Daniel returns to the timeframe of the 9th chapter, 539–538 B.C., and he prophesies of the rise of Xerxes, his war with the Greeks, the rise of Alexander the Great (336–323 B.C.), the division of his empire, conflict between the king of the north (the Seleucid kingdom) and the king of the south (the Ptolemaic Kingdom).
Praise: Jesus Love Me.
Scripture reading: Isaiah 40: 27 – 31
Sermon: With Wings Like Eagles – God reminds his people that their feelings of hopelessness in their circumstance can be turned into a hopefulness beyond their expectation as he pours strength into their lives.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: At The Name Of Jesus.


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Armed For Battle 2 (preparing for mgpc 26/2/17)

Songs of preparation: Why Do Gentile Nations Rage (Psalm 2) and Come, People Of The Risen King.
Call to worship:
Praise: Come, O Fount Of Every Blessing.
Prayer of adoration and confession:
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Create In Me A Clean Heart; The Apostles’ Creed; Unto God Be Praise And Honour.
Continuous reading: Daniel 10: 1 – 21 – In the third year of Cyrus, 536 B.C., two to three years after the prayer of Daniel in chapter 9, Daniel is terrified by a vision of a heavenly being, which he receives while still in Babylon.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 6: 11
Praise: I Will Sing The Wondrous Story.
Scripture reading: Ephesians 6: 15 – 16.
Sermon: Armed For Battle 2 – Paul continues to explain how the Gospel enables us to stand our ground and be able to move; and how faith is a protection against attacks of doubt and unbelief.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Who Has Held The Oceans / Behold Our God.


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Armed For Battle (preparing for mgpc 19/2/17)

Songs of preparation: That I Might Keep Your Statutes, LORD (BOPFW 119E) and Sovereign Grace O’er Sin Abounding.
Call to worship:
Praise: Holy, Holy, Holy.
Prayer of adoration and confession:
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: When Peace, Like A River; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Continuous reading: Daniel 9: 20 – 27 – Daniel, in 539–538 B.C., now about 80 years old, recalls Jeremiah’s prophesy that the years of captivity would be 70 (Jeremiah 25:11,12; 29:10). Consequently he prays for the restoration of Jerusalem, but not before he prays an extended prayer of confession of sin.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 6: 11
Praise: My Hope Rests Firm On Jesus Christ.
Scripture reading: Ephesians 6: 13 – 14.
Sermon: Armed For Battle – In order to prevail until the end of our struggle against spiritual darkness, Paul reminds Christians to find their security in who God is, what God has done for us, and to make every effort to actively depend on God’s salvation rather than our own devices.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Our Father Everlasting (The Creed).