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)
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Come, let us bow down in worship,
for he is our God
Psalm 95:6-7, NIV
For us he paid the price
For us he bled and died
We are his people, his treasured prize
For us he conquered sin
For he is risen
With thankfulness we will sing
With thankfulness we will sing
So we declare the praises,
Of Jesus, Saviour and King
He is the cornerstone, Hallelujah
And now we stand as his church
Until the day when he comes in glory, Hallelujah
We are a priesthood, beloved ones
He draws the scattered near
He builds his kingdom here
A holy nation, now set apart
To be his hands and feet
To speak his mercy
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.
Family Slot: Looking Forward to Heaven
Than all this world has known
Where faithful ones from every tongue
Will one day come
Before the Son we'll stand
Made faultless through the Lamb
Believing hearts find promised grace
Hear heaven's voices sing
Their thunderous anthem rings
Through emerald courts and sapphire skies
Their praises rise
All glory, wisdom, power
Strength, thanks and honour are
To God our King who reigns on high
And there we'll find our home
Our life before the throne
We'll honour Him in perfect song
Where we belong
He'll wipe each tear-stained eye
As thirst and hunger die
The Lamb comes as our Shepherd King
We'll reign with him.
Reading: Philippians 4:21-23
all God’s people in Christ Jesus. The brothers and sisters who arewith 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)
1) Gospel Greetings
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.
2) Gospel Partnership
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.
3) Gospel Grace
Hear the call of Christ our Captain.
For now the weak can say that they are strong
In the strength that God has given.
With shield of faith and belt of truth,
We'll stand against the devil's lies;
An army bold, whose battle cry is Love,
Reaching out to those in darkness.
Our call to war, to love the captive soul
But to rage against the captor;
And with the sword that makes the wounded whole,
We will fight with faith and valour.
When faced with trials on every side
We know the outcome is secure,
And Christ will have the prize for which He died,
An inheritance of nations.
Come see the cross, where love and mercy meet,
As the Son of God is stricken;
Then see His foes lie crushed beneath His feet,
For the Conqueror has risen!
And as the stone is rolled away,
And Christ emerges from the grave,
This victory march continues till the day
Every eye and heart shall see Him.
So Spirit, come, put strength in every stride,
Give grace for every hurdle,
That we may run with faith to win the prize
Of a servant good and faithful.
As saints of old still line the way,
Retelling triumphs of His grace,
We hear their calls and hunger for the day
When with Christ we stand in glory.
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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