Sunday 7 March 2021

Welcome

Singing: King of the Ages

Keith Getty and Stuart Townend

Chorus
King of the ages, almighty God
Perfect love, ever just and true
Who will not fear You and bring You praise
All the nations will come to You

Verse 1
Your ways of love have won my heart
And brought me joy unending
Your saving pow’r at work in me
Bringing peace and the hope of glory

Chorus
King of the ages, almighty God
Perfect love, ever just and true
Who will not fear You and bring You praise
All the nations will come to You

Verse 2
Your arms of love are reaching out
To ev’ry soul that seeks You
Your light will shine in all the earth
Bringing grace and a great salvation

Chorus
King of the ages, almighty God
Perfect love, ever just and true
Who will not fear You and bring You praise
All the nations will come to You

Verse 3
The day will come when You appear
And ev’ry eye shall see You
Then we shall rise with hearts ablaze
With a song we will sing forever

Chorus
King of the ages, almighty God
Perfect love, ever just and true
Who will not fear You and bring You praise
All the nations will come to You

2002 Thankyou Music. Copied by permission. CCLI Music Reproduction Licence NO 97524.

Singing: All Heaven Declares

Noel Richards and Tricia Richards

Verse 1
All heaven declares
The glory of the risen Lord
Who can compare
With the beauty of the Lord
Forever He will be
The lamb upon the throne
I gladly bow the knee
And worship Him alone

Verse 2
I will proclaim
The glory of the risen Lord
Who once was slain
To reconcile man to God
Forever You will be
The lamb upon the throne
I gladly bow my knee
And worship You alone

1987, 1997 Thankyou Music. Copied by permission. CCLI Music Reproduction Licence NO 97524.

Prayer

Bible Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16

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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.

Christian Thinking

Singing: Precious Bible What a Treasure

John Newton and Rob Smith

Verse 1
Precious Bible, what a treasure
Does the Word of God afford
All I want for life or pleasure
Food and tonic, shield and sword
Let the world account me poor
Having this I need no more
Precious Bible
What a treasure from the Lord

Verse 2
When my faith is faint and sickly
Or when Satan wounds my mind
Tonics to revive me quickly
Healing medicines I find
To the promises I flee
Each affords a remedy
Precious Bible, Spirit’s power
Set me free

Verse 3
In the hour of dark temptation
Satan cannot make me yield
For the word of consolation
Is to me a mighty shield
While the Scripture truths are sure
From his malice I’m secure
Precious Bible, light of life
I need no more

Verse 4
Vain his threats to overcome me
When I take the Spirit’s sword
Then with ease I drive him from me
Satan trembles at the word
‘Tis a sword for conquest made
Keen the edge and strong the blade
Precious Bible, in my hand
I’m not afraid

Precious Bible, in my heart
I’m not afraid

2011 Rob Smith Emu Music. Copied by permission.  CCLI Music Reproduction Licence NO 97524.

Prayer

Bible Reading: Hebrews 12:28-13:6

Sermon: True Worship – part 1 (Preacher: Craig Newill)

Singing: Church Of God, Elect And Glorious

James E. Seddon

Verse 1
Church of God, elect and glorious
Holy nation, chosen race
Called as God’s own special people
Royal priests and heirs of grace
Know the purpose of your calling
Show to all His mighty deeds
Tell of love which knows no limits
Grace which meets all human needs

Verse 2
God has called you out of darkness
Into His most marv’llous light
Brought His truth of life within you
Turned your blindness into sight
Let your light so shine around you
That God’s name is glorified
And all find fresh hope and purpose
In Christ Jesus crucified

Verse 3
Once you were an alien people
Strangers to God’s heart of love
But He brought you home in mercy
Citizens of heav’n above
Let His love flow out to others
Let them feel a Father’s care
That they too may know His welcome
And His countless blessings share

Verse 4
Church of God, elect and holy
Be the people He intends
Strong in faith and swift to answer
Each command Your master sends
Royal priests, fulfill your calling
Through your sacrifice and prayer
Give your lives in joyful service
Sing His praise, His love declare

Public Domain. Copied by permission.  CCLI Music Reproduction Licence NO 97524.

Benediction