Theme: Ephesians 2:19-21
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow
citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the
foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the
chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to
become a holy temple in the Lord. (NIV)
Come, let us bow down in worship,
for he is our God
Psalm 95:6-7, NIV
Glorious things of you are spoken,
Zion, city of our God;
he whose word cannot be broken
formed you for his own abode:
on the rock of ages founded,
what can shake your sure repose?
With salvation's walls surrounded,
you may smile at all your foes.
See, the streams of living waters
springing from eternal love!
Well supply your sons and daughters
and all fear of want remove:
who can faint, while such a river
ever flows their thirst to assuage?
Grace, which like the Lord the giver
never fails from age to age.
Round each habitation hovering
see the cloud and fire appear
for a glory and a covering,
showing that the Lord is near:
thus deriving from their banner,
light by night and shade by day;
safe they feed upon the manna
which he gives them when they pray.
Reading: Philippians 4:21-23
21Greet all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who are
with me send greetings. 22All God’s people here send you greetings,
especially those who belong to Caesar’s household.
23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. NIV)
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.
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, fulfil your calling
through your sacrifice and prayer;
give your lives in joyful service-
sing his praise, his love declare.
James E. Seddon(1915-1983) from 1 Peter 2
©The Representatives of the late James Edward Seddon/Admin by the Jubilate Group
Amazing grace how sweet the sound
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come:
'tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.
When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we've first begun.
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord.
Next week we are starting our series on the book of Isaiah together! To help get to grips with the first thirty nine chapters the video from the Bible Project below is extremely useful. We would recommend you give it a watch in your own time. See you next week!
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