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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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Contender or Pretender (preparing for worship at MGPC 19/3/17)

Song of preparation: Sing Unto The Lord A New Song (Psalm 96).
Call to worship:
Praise: Let All Things Now Living.
Prayer of adoration and confession:
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: All My Days / Beautiful Saviour; The Apostles’ Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Continuous reading: Daniel 12: 1 – 13 – Daniel prophesies of the end of time.
Scripture Memory and Praise: Philippians 2: 5 – 11 – Highest Place.
Scripture reading: Jude 1:1-23
Sermon: Contender or Pretender (Mark Lewis)
Praise: For The Fruits Of His Creation.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Blessed Be Your Name.


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Useful – Useless – Useful (preparing for worship at mgpc 12/3/17)

Song of preparation: Unto The Hills I Lift My Longing Eyes (Psalm 121).
Call to worship:
Praise: Jesus Is Lord.
Prayer of adoration and confession:
Scripture assurance, confession of faith, doxology: All I Have Is Christ; The Apostles’ Creed; Glory To God The Father, God The Son .
Continuous reading: Daniel 11: 20 – 39 – Daniel’s prophesy continues, as he tells of the rule of Antiochus IV Epiphany, his abominations and blasphemies, and his defeat by “the King of the North”.
Scripture Memory and Praise: Philippians 2: 5 – 11 – Highest Place.
Scripture reading: Philemon
Sermon: Useful – Useless – Useful. (Mark Lewis)
Praise: Just As I Am.
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: To God Be The Glory.


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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).