Today we are led by the Bible Study group We plan to:
have a time of worship
Faith will lead us in Prayer
Pauline will bring the Bible reading
Keith will present the Talk
We will have a Testimony
Then we will hand over to Buff for communion
1 Corinthians 14:26
What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church may be built up
Rescuer - https://youtu.be/daRIMfeAIhI Saviour of the World - https://youtu.be/KXFWYlwx_9c Waiting Here for You - https://youtu.be/3O6JlAKENk8 Who Can Sound the Depths of Sorrow - https://youtu.be/MU_Jc8apIEw
Prayers led by Faith
'In the year that King Uzziah died...' ~ A Key Moment ~
Isaiah – the book - unveils the full dimensions of God’s judgement and … his salvation.
Israel - blind and deaf, a vineyard that will be trampled, a people devoid of justice or righteousness.
Although Israel has a foretaste of ‘The Day of the Lord’, it is actually all the nations that bear the full power of God’s judgement.
God will rescue them from both political and spiritual oppression.
Israel's mighty creator will make streams spring up in the desert as he graciously leads them home.
Peace and safety mark this new messianic age.
A King descended from David will reign in righteousness and all nations will stream to Him!
Isaiah – the prophet, goes through a change of ‘flavour’ and direction in chapter 6
Chapters 1-5 emphasize the faults and shortcomings of others:
Chapter 5: v18, v20, v21, v22.
The prophet thunders repeatedly!
You, and you, and you… ‘Woe unto you…!’
Judgement is on you!
Chapter 6 - He sees the Lord high and lifted up
In verse 5 he says: ‘Woe is me!' I am undone, I am unclean!
What a remarkable transformation takes place.
The Message of Transformation
Isaiah was changed as he made that confession
The Lord didn't condemn him - an angel takes a burning coal to place on his lips.
Not to burn, but to cauterize, cleanse, heal.
When Isaiah was conscious of who he really was, God could work with him!
From chapter 6 onwards Isaiah’s ministry is to prophesy about the grace that will be found in the coming Messiah
‘Send me - let me be the carrier of the good news of the transforming power of Jesus, your son.
Testimony from Bernice
Peace to you from God our heavenly Father. Peace from his Son Jesus Christ who is our peace. Peace from the Holy Spirit, the life-giver. The peace of the triune God be always with you and also with you. Let us offer one another a sign of peace
The Lord is here His Spirit is with us. Lift up your hearts. We lift them to the Lord. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give thanks and praise. It is right to praise you, Father, Lord of all creation; in your love you made us for yourself. When we turned away you did not reject us, but came to meet us in your Son. You embraced us as your children and welcomed us to sit and eat with you. In Christ you shared our life that we might live in him and he in us. He opened his arms of love upon the cross and made for all the perfect sacrifice for sin. On the night he was betrayed, at supper with his friends he took bread, and gave you thanks; he broke it and gave it to them, saying: Take, eat; this is my body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of me. Father, we do this in remembrance of him: his body is the bread of life. At the end of supper, taking the cup of wine, he gave you thanks, and said: Drink this, all of you; this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for you for the forgiveness of sins; do this in remembrance of me. Father, we do this in remembrance of him: his blood is shed for all. As we proclaim his death and celebrate his rising in glory, send your Holy Spirit that this bread and this wine may be to us the body and blood of your dear Son. As we eat and drink these holy gifts make us one in Christ, our risen Lord. With your whole Church throughout the world, we offer you this sacrifice of praise and lift our voice to join the eternal song of heaven: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen. We break this bread to share in the body of Christ. Though we are many, we are one body, because we all share in one bread. Jesus, Lamb of God, have mercy on us. Jesus, bearer of our sins, have mercy on us. Jesus, redeemer of the world, grant us peace. Draw near with faith. Receive the body of our Lord Jesus Christ which he gave for you, and his blood which he shed for you. Eat and drink in remembrance that he died for you, and feed on him in your hearts by faith with thanksgiving.
Prayer of Spiritual Communion
Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart. O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly, and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen
Faithful One So Unchanging - https://youtu.be/HROSwkRwpPI
Almighty God, we thank you for feeding us with the body and blood of your Son Jesus Christ. Through him we offer you our souls and bodies, to be a living sacrifice. Send us out in the power of your Spirit to live and work to your praise and glory. Amen.
God the Holy Trinity make you strong in faith and love, defend you on every side, and guide you in truth and peace; and the blessing of God Almighty, Father, Son and Holy Spirit be with you now and remain with you always Amen
Build Your Kingdom Here - https://youtu.be/xA-oQh-WseU
Go in peace to love and serve the Lord In the name of Christ Amen