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Problems And Blessings In Setting Up Deacons (preparing for mgpc 21/8/2016)

Songs of preparation: God So Loved The World (One For Many) and Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.
Call to worship:
Praise: You Servants Of God.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Before The Throne Of God Above; The Apostles’ Creed ; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 6 – The Apostle Paul requires that disputes between Christians be resolved by church courts not civil courts, and that they flee immorality, as those who have been “bought with a price.”
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 2: 8 – 10.
Praise: May The Mind Of Christ My Saviour.
Reading: 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
Sermon: Problems And Blessings In Setting Up Deacons – Peter Barnes
Praise: What A Wonderful Change
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Brother, Sister, Let Me Serve You.


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Enhanced Vision (preparing for mgpc 14/8/2016)

Song of preparation: Hear Us, O Israel’s Shepherd (Psalm 80).
Call to worship:
Praise: Far And Near (Say It Loud).
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: Through The Love Of God Our Saviour; The Apostles’ Creed ; Glory To God The Father, God the Son.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 5 – The Apostle Paul denounces a case of sexual immorality in the church and demands the removal of the offending member.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 2: 8 – 10.
Praise: My God Is So Big.
Reading: Ephesians 1: 15 – 23.
Sermon: Enhanced Vision – Christians grow in their vision of who God is, and what he does; this strengthens and focuses our mission and ministry.
Praise: What A Wonderful Change
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Your Glorious Cause, O God (Let Your Kingdom Come.


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Identity Check (preparing for mgpc 7/8/2016)

Song of preparation: The King Of Love My Shepherd Is (Psalm 23) and Bless The Lord, O My Soul (10,000 Reasons).
Call to worship:
Praise: How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: And Can It Be That I Should Gain; The Apostles’ Creed ; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 4 – The Apostle Paul warns against unwarranted judging and worldly pride.
Bible Memorisation: Ephesians 2: 8 – 10.
Praise: You’re The Word Of God the Father (Across The Lands).
Reading: Ephesians 1: 1 – 14.
Sermon: Identity Check – What qualifies someone to identify as a Christian?
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Glory And Power To The One Who Loves Us (See Him Coming).


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What Kind Of People Ought We Be? (preparing for mgpc 31/7/2016)

Service led by Alan Fox.
Song of preparation: O Thank The LORD For He Is Good (Psalm 107) and Jesus Is The Name We Honour.
Call to worship:
Praise: O God Beyond All Praising.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: The Price Is Paid; The Apostles’ Creed ; Now To Him Who Loved Us.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 3 – The Apostle Paul commends new covenant ministry not through external criteria (“the letter”), but through the witness of the internal transformation of believers in Christ through the Holy Spirit.
Bible Memorisation: Acts 14:22.
Praise: Who’s The King Of The Jungle.
Reading: 2 Peter 3: 1 – 18.
Sermon: What Kind Of People Ought We Be?.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: God Whose Almighty Word.


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To Rome And Beyond (preparing for mgpc 24/7/2016)

Song of preparation: This Life I Live and Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.
Call to worship:
Praise: Crown Him With Many Crowns.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: You Gave Your Life (If Christ Be God); Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 1 ; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 2 – 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: Acts 26:18.
Praise: Love Divine All Loves Excelling.
Reading: Acts 28: 1 – 28.
Sermon: To Rome And Beyond – The concluding accounts in the book of Acts remind us again that the focus is on God’s purpose to spread the good news about Jesus across the world.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Arise My Soul Arise.


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Beware Of False Teaching (preparing for mgpc 17/7/2016)

Service lead by Alan Fox.

Songs of preparation: Join All The Glorious Names and Glory Of Glories.
Call to worship:
Praise: You’re The Word Of God The Father (Across The Lands).
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: O Saviour, Where Shall Guilty Man; The Apostle’s Creed; Now To Him Who Loved Us, Gave Us.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-31 – The Apostle Paul urges unity in the church based upon the “foolishness” of the cross.
Bible Memorisation: Acts 20:24.
Praise: These Are The Days Of Elijah.
Reading: 2 Peter 2:1-22.
Sermon: Beware Of False Teaching – Christians are warned that following false teachers and their teachings is to join them in a life destined for destruction.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: Glorious Things Of You Are Spoken.


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Secure In The Storm (preparing for mgpc 10/7/2016)

Song of preparation: God Is In His Congregation (Psalm 82).
Call to worship:
Praise: Humble Thyself / Awesome God.
Corporate Prayer of Confession:
Song of assurance, confession of faith, doxology: He Will Hold Me Fast; The Apostle’s Creed; Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow.
Consecutive reading: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 – The Apostle’s salutation.
Bible Memorisation: Philippians 4:8.
Praise: Take My Life And Let It Be.
Reading: Acts 27:1 – 28:10.
Sermon: Secure In The Storm – Having been preserved through human threat and opposition, Paul is secure through natural disaster and feral fauna thanks to God’s power.
Praise: To God Be The Glory.
The Lord’s Supper.
Pastoral prayer.
Tithes and offerings.
Departing praise: As You Go.