Reflect (May 20, 2018)


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

EZEKIEL - A Just God


Find rest in God! Our hope comes from him.

Truly he is our rock and our salvation;

He is our fortress, we will not be shaken. Our salvation and our honor depend on God; He is our mighty rock and our refuge.

Truly he is our rock and our salvation.

Trust in him at all times; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Truly he is our rock and our salvation.

(Psalm 62:5-10)

Song: Rock of Ages 

Song: How Great Thou Art 


Every week at Redeemer, we take a moment in our gathering to confess our sin together. We do this because it's something God encourages us to do together in his word. It reminds us God's greatness and glory and that we fall short of his standard. In confession, we humble ourselves before God and acknowledge the ways we turn from him. So often we can be quick to blame others for our actions, our decisions, our sin. Yet God tells us in his word that our sin is our responsibility. Take a moment to confess that to God now, the ways you might blame your sin on others...

Even though sin is our responsibility, God provides us with a way out. Jesus took our sin upon him so that we might be free from the slavery of sin. God tells us in his word that if we repent and turn away from sin, to Jesus, we find life. Hear these words of assurance about our great and perfect saviour now:

“He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds we have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:22-24

Song: Grace Alone



Gary Aston preached to us from Ezekiel 18, looking at the nature of sin and repentance. Click here to listen to that sermon. 


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.


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: Jesus Paid it All

Song: I Stand Amazed


Our great hope is that in Christ, we can know the freedom of new life. Hear these words from Romans 6 to us now:

Brothers and sisters, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Don't let sin control the way you live, but rather give yourselves completely to God.

For we were once dead in our sin, but now we have new life. Sin is no longer our master. Instead we live under the freedom of God's grace.

(Based on Romans 6:11-14)

Song: Made Alive


God has made you alive through the death of his son. Step forward today with confidence and faith that he is able to keep and sustain you. Peace be with you.

Peace be with you.

And also with you.