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Standing Firm (preparing for mgpc 12/2/17)

Songs of preparation: How Blessed Are Those Above Reproach (BOPFW 119A).
Call to worship:
Praise: Jesus Is The Name We Honour.
Prayer of adoration and confession:
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Our Father Everlasting (The Creed); Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1; Glory To God, The Father.
Continuous reading: Daniel 9: 1 – 19 – 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: God Has Spoken.
Scripture reading: Ephesians 6: 10 – 12.
Sermon: Stand Firm – Paul encourages Christians to recognise the battle that takes place in each of their lives, and to be prepared to fight so participate in God’s victory.
Praise: Behold The Lamb / Communion Hymn.
The Lord’s Supper.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Guide Me, O My Great Jehovah.


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Spirit-Filled Work (preparing for mgpc 11/12/16)

Songs of preparation: It Came Upon The Midnight Clear.
Call to worship:
Praise: I Praise You, Lord (Psalm 138).
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Tell Out My Soul; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: Daniel 2: 25 – 46 – Daniel interprets King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream of a succession of kingdoms, leading to the establishment of the kingdom of God. Daniel is rewarded with high honours and authority.
Bible Memorisation: Philippians 4: 5b – 7
Praise: Not To Us / Receive The Glory.
Reading: Ephesians 6: 5 – 9.
Sermon: Spirit-Filled Work – The servant life of followers of Jesus is not confined to families and churches but to all of our relationships.
Praise: Here, Now O Lord, I See You Face To Face.
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: As You Go.


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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).