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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 34

Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 34

Chapter 21 – Of Religious Worship and the Sabbath-day (Paragraphs 1-3)
I. The light of nature shows that there is a God, who has lordship and sovereignty over all; is good, and does good unto all; and is therefore to be feared, loved, praised, called upon, trusted in, and served with all the heart, and with all the soul, and with all the might. But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation or any other way not prescribed in the holy Scripture.
II. Religious worship is to be given to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and to him alone: not to angels, saints, or any other creature: and since the Fall, not without a Mediator; nor in the mediation of any other but of Christ alone.
III. Prayer with thanksgiving, being one special part of religious worship, is by God required of all men; and that it may be accepted, it is to be made in the name of the Son, by the help of his Holy Spirit, according to his will, with understanding, reverence, humility, fervency, faith, love, and perseverance; and, if vocal, in a known tongue.


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Tomorrow Is Jenny Geddes Day 2017

Jenny Geddes Day doesn’t really exist, she wouldn’t have approved.
Jenny Geddes is the person who was reputed to have picked up the stool upon which she was sitting and hurling at the Dean of Edinburgh, who was reading from a prayer book based on Anglican liturgy during a worship service.
If someone turns up tomorrow with a stool, you’ve been warned.


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Wisdom For All The Earth (preparing for worship at MGPC 2/7/17)

Song: Behold Our God
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Blessed Be Your Name
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Jesus Paid It All
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:11-21 – The Apostle Paul continues to defend his true apostleship against the claims of “super apostles”.
Bible Memorisation: Philippians 2:5-11
Song: How Long Will You Forget Me LORD
Bible Reading: 1 Kings 10:1-29
Sermon: Wisdom For All The Earth (Gary Ware)
Song: Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (Tithes & free will offerings collected during song)
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Closing Blessing
Song: Cornerstone


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When I Survey (preparing for worship at MGPC 25/6/17)

Song: Indescribable
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: My Lighthouse
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Crown Him with Man Crowns
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Now To Him Who Loved Us
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 – The Apostle Paul concludes his “Fool’s Speech,” boasting of that which the world considers weakness (verses 1-10). He continues to defend his true apostleship against the claims of “super apostles” (verses 11-21)
Bible Memorisation: 1 Kings 8: 23
Song: What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Bible Reading: 1 Kings 9:1-18
Sermon:
Song: God is Our Strength And Refuge
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Tithes & free will offerings
Closing Blessing
Song: Behold Our God


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3 Crosses – 2 Choices (preparing for worship at MGPC 18/6/17)

Song: In Tenderness
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: All People That On Earth Do Dwell (Psalm 100)
Prayer Of Confession
Song: Search Me, O God
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Worship, Honour, Glory, Blessing
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 – The Apostle Paul begins what has been called his “Fool’s Speech,” which continues to 12:10, in which he “boasts” of that which the world considers shame.
Bible Memorisation: 1 Kings 8: 23
Song: How Great Is Our God
Bible Reading: Luke 23:32-43
Sermon: 3 Crosses – 2 Choices (Alan Clarkson)
Song: Beautiful Saviour
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Tithes & free will offerings
Closing Blessing
Song: And Can It Be


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God Moves In (preparing for worship at MGPC 11/6/17)

Song: In Tenderness
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Come people of the Risen King
Prayer Of Confession
Song: My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Now To The King Of Heaven
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 – The “false apostles” who preach “another Jesus” and a “different gospel” are exposed (verses 13, 4).
Bible Memorisation: 1 Kings 8: 23
Song: O LORD, Our God (Psalm 8)
Bible Reading: 1 Kings 8:22-53
Sermon: God Moves In (Gary Ware)
The Lord’s Supper (gf bread)
Song: This I Believe
Announcements:
Pastoral Prayer:
Tithes & free will offerings
Closing Blessing
Song: What A Wonderful Change


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Interior Designs (preparing for worship at MGPC 4/6/17)

Song: The Trees Of The Lord
Welcome:
Call to Worship
Song: Arise, My Soul Arise
Prayer Of Confession
Song: All I Have Is Christ
Affirming our Faith: The Apostles’ Creed
Song: Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 10: 1-18 – In chapters 10-13 the Apostle Paul defends his apostleship against the claims of false apostles. In chapter 10 he identifies the characteristics of true spiritual power (verses 1-12) and the proper object of Christian boasting (verses 13ff).
Bible Memorisation: 1 Kings 8: 23
Song: Spirit Of God, Unseen As The Wind
Bible Reading: 1 Kings 7:1-14; 48-51
Sermon: Interior Designs (Gary Ware)
Song: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
Announcements:
Serve Spot:
Pastoral Prayer:
Tithes & free will offerings
Guests are not obligated to give an offering. Please stand as the offering is brought forward.
Closing Blessing
Song: This I Believe