Sunday 5 February 2023

Singing: Psalm 150 (Praise The Lord)

Matt Papa and Matt Boswell

Verse 1
You made the starry hosts
You traced the mountain peaks
You paint the evening skies with wonders
The earth, it is your throne
From desert to the sea
All nature testifies your splendour

Chorus 1
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Sing his greatness, all creation
Praise the Lord, raise your voice
You heights and all you depths
From furthest east to west
Let everything that has breath
Praise the Lord

Verse 2
You reached into the dust
In love your Spirit breathed
You formed us in your very likeness
To know your wondrous works
To tell your mighty deeds
To join the everlasting chorus

Chorus 1
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Sing his greatness, all creation
Praise the Lord, raise your voice
You heights and all you depths
From furthest east to west
Let everything that has breath
Praise the Lord

Verse 3
Let symphonies resound
Let drums and choirs ring out
All heaven hear the sound of worship
Let every nation bring
Its honors to the king
A roar of harmonies eternal

Chorus 2
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord
Sing his greatness, all creation
Praise the Lord, raise your voice
You heights and all you depths
From furthest east to west
You distant burning stars
All creatures near and far
From sky to sea to shore
Sing out forevermore
Let everything that has breath
Praise the Lord!

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Welcome 

Bible Reading: Matthew 5:13-16; Romans 10:9-17

Corporate Confession

Almighty God, our heavenly Father,

we have gone our own way,

not loving you as we ought,

nor loving our neighbours as ourselves.

We have sinned against you

in thought, word and deed

and in what we have failed to do.

We deserve your condemnation.

Father, forgive us.

Help us to love you and our neighbours,

and to live for your honour and glory;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.    Amen.

Singing: There Is A Redeemer

Melody Green-Sievright
1982 Birdwing Music, BMG Songs, Inc., and Ears To Hear
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Church History Spot

Singing: Jerusalem

Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson
2013 © Robinson, Jonny (Admin. by St. Paul’s Resources) and Thompson, Rich (Admin. by St. Paul’s Resources)
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Prayer for the reading and preaching of the Scripture

Bible Reading: 1 Peter 3:8-17

Sermon: Faith Solidly Shared (Preacher: Josh van der Kooij)

Prayer for the Gospel

Singing: For The Cause

Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Stuart Townend

Verse 1
For the cause of Christ the king
We give our lives, an offering
‘Til all the earth resounds
With ceaseless praise to the Son

Verse 2
For the cause of Christ we go
With joy to reap, with faith to sow
As many see
And many put their trust in the Son

Chorus
Christ we proclaim
The name above ev’ry name
For all creation, ev’ry nation
God’s salvation through the Son

Verse 3
For the king, once lifted high
To cries of rage, of “Crucify!”
Endured the cross
As every sin was laid on the Son

Verse 4
To the king who conquered death
To free the poor and the oppressed
For lasting peace
For life and liberty in the Son

Chorus
Christ we proclaim
The name above ev’ry name
For all creation, ev’ry nation
God’s salvation through the Son

Verse 5
Let it be my life’s refrain
“To live is Christ, to die is gain”
Deny myself, take up my cross
And follow the Son
Let it be my life’s refrain
“To live is Christ, to die is gain”
Deny myself, take up my cross
And follow the Son

Verse 5
Let it be my life’s refrain
“To live is Christ, to die is gain”
Deny myself, take up my cross
And follow the Son
Let it be my life’s refrain
“To live is Christ, to die is gain”
Deny myself, take up my cross
And follow the Son

Chorus
Christ we proclaim
The name above ev’ry name
For all creation, ev’ry nation
God’s salvation through the Son

Chorus
Christ we proclaim
The name above ev’ry name
For all creation, ev’ry nation
God’s salvation through the Son

Benediction