Reflect (March 17, 2019)

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Welcome to the Sunday Gathering recap (songs, hymns, liturgy and sermon). This blog gives you an opportunity to reflect on what you heard in the gathering or catch up if you weren’t able to be with us.

*The indented sections are responses read aloud by the congregation during the Gathering


JOHN 10

CALL TO WORSHIP

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts and of your faithfulness.

We speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty and we will meditate on your wonderful works. We tell of the power of your awesome works and we will proclaim your great deeds.

We will join with all generations as we celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.

Based on Psalm 145:3-7

Song:  Come Thou Fount

Song: All Creatures of our God and King

Song This is Amazing Grace

CHILD DEDICATION

We celebrated with four families in Redeemer in this Child Dedication at the gift of new life. The parents dedicated themselves to their God-given responsibility as parents. It was a great opportunity to pray for these parents and commit their children to God. We acknowledged that children are a gift from God and that they are precious in his sight.

PASSING OF THE PEACE

PREACHING OF THE WORD

This week we had Christopher De La Hoyde joining us to speak about the advancement of the gospel in French-speaking Europe. He also preached to us from John 10: 7-18. Listen to that sermon here:

COMMUNION

Every week we want to respond to what God has done for us in Jesus. One of the great ways he has provided for us to remember the truth of the gospel is giving us communion. As we take the bread and wine we remember what Jesus has done for us.

POST COMMUNION READING

Jesus’ death brings us life and this meal reminds us that we are fed by Jesus and forgiven because of Jesus.

We rejoice that You have died, rose again, and are now with the Father advocating for us. Amen.

With our money, time, and talent we give generously, knowing that through Your Son, Jesus, You have generously given to us.

We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.

Song: Here is Love

Song: Hallelujah What a Saviour

COMMITMENT READING

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, you are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.

(Ephesians 2:19-20)

Song: O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing

BENEDICTION

Go as the family of God, adopted through the Son, empowered by the Holy Spirit living as a child of God.

Peace be with you.

And also with you.

Prepare (March 17, 2019)

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This blog gives you a glimpse into the upcoming Sunday Gathering. It's an opportunity to read through the passage we'll be studying together, pray through some of the liturgy we'll be using, and listen to a selection of the songs we’ll be singing


Acts 29 France Update: John 10

SERMON

This Sunday we have Christopher De La Hoyde joining us from France to give us an update on church planting across French-speaking Europe whilst reminding us of the gospel that is worthy to be preached across the globe from John 10: 7-18.

LITURGY

COMMITMENT READING

Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, you are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family. Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself.

(Ephesians 2:19-20)

MUSIC

  • O For A Thousand Tongues (Zach Sprowls): A song that looks forward to our eternity with Christ where we will have endless songs of praise for our King.

  • Here is Love: A reminder of the depth of love that has been shown to us as God sent his son to save us from our sin, this is the greatest demonstration of love.

Reflect (March 10, 2019)

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Welcome to the Sunday Gathering recap (songs, hymns, liturgy and sermon). This blog gives you an opportunity to reflect on what you heard in the gathering or catch up if you weren’t able to be with us.

*The indented sections are responses read aloud by the congregation during the Gathering


ROMANS - Justification & Joy

CALL TO WORSHIP

Praise the LORD! Let us give thanks to the LORD with our whole heart, together as one body and voice, let us worship God! Great are the works of the LORD.

We remember and delight in the amazing things he has done! He is full of splendour and majesty and his righteousness endures forever.

The LORD is gracious and merciful. The works of his hands are faithful and just. He sent redemption to his people and has commanded his covenant forever.

Holy and awesome is his name! Praise be to the LORD!

(Based on Psalm 111)

Song: How Great Thou Art

Song: Fountain of Goodness

CONFESSION AND ASSURANCE

We've just sung that our God is good and has shown such love to us. The greatest expression of God's love was shown to us in Jesus. It was in love that God sent his son to die for us that we might know life. Hear these words from our passage today that speak of this:

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Jesus Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)

Take a moment to reflect on that now, to confess the sin that separates you from God and to thank him that he has shown his love to you in this way.

We're going to sing out in light of that truth together now.

Song: A God Who Saves

PASSING OF THE PEACE

PREACHING OF THE WORD

This week Gary Aston preached to us from Romans 5:1-11 on the joy we can know through justification. Click here to listen to that sermon.

COMMUNION

Every week we want to respond to what God has done for us in Jesus. One of the great ways he has provided for us to remember the truth of the gospel is giving us communion. As we take the bread and wine we remember what Jesus has done for us.

POST COMMUNION READING

Jesus’ death brings us life and this meal reminds us that we are fed by Jesus and forgiven because of Jesus.

We rejoice that You have died, rose again, and are now with the Father advocating for us. Amen.

With our money, time, and talent we give generously, knowing that through Your Son, Jesus, You have generously given to us.

We rejoice that You have given everything and we joyfully give everything back to Your care. Amen.

Song: How Deep the Father’s Love

Song: See His Love

COMMITMENT READING

Father God, help us to rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame.

Thank you that you have poured your love into our hearts and that we have the Holy Spirit to help us. Help us to rejoice in the truth that we have been reconciled to you through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(Based on Romans 5:3-5, 11)

Song: Before the Throne of God Above

BENEDICTION

Brothers and sisters, as you go, look to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Peace be with you.

And also with you.

Prepare (March 10, 2019)

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This blog gives you a glimpse into the upcoming Sunday Gathering. It's an opportunity to read through the passage we'll be studying together, pray through some of the liturgy we'll be using, and listen to a selection of the songs we’ll be singing


ROMANS - Justification & Joy

SERMON

This Sunday Gary Aston will be preaching to us from Romans 5:1-11, pointing us to the joy we can know through justification.

LITURGY

CONFESSION/ASSURANCE

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Jesus Christ died for us.

(Romans 5:6-8)

MUSIC

  • A God Who Saves (Sovereign Grace): We’re going to be singing a new song this week out of our passage that reminds us that whilst we were weak and still sinners, Jesus died for us.

  • Before the Throne of God Above: A reminder that we have a new identity in Christ. We can now approach God with confidence because of what Jesus has done for us.