Reflect (September 16, 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.

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


The comfort of the gospel


You, O LORD Most High, are awesome, the great King over all the earth!

You are the King over all the earth and we will sing your praise.

You are the maker of heaven and earth, majesty and honour surround you.

You are the King over all the earth and we will sing your praise.

You reign over the nations; you are seated on your holy throne.

You are the King over all the earth and we will sing your praise.

(Based on Psalm 47 & 96)

Song: All Praise to Him

Song: Jesus is the Lord of All


We've already heard that God is ruler of all the earth, We've just sung that Jesus is the lord of all, and yet so often our hearts wander and desire to bow down to other masters. We seek the security of prosperity, the false comforts and the pleasures of this world. We don't give Jesus lordship over our lives, instead we let other things rule us and make them our priority instead. Why don't you take a moment to reflect on that now, to confess to God where you see this tendency in your own heart...

Father God, forgive us for not making you our priority, for treasuring so many things above treasuring Jesus and his gospel. Forgive us for being blinded by our current circumstances that we are unable to see you at work. Help us to consider everything else a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus. Amen.

The truth of the gospel is that there is forgiveness for us to be received through faith in Jesus. In putting our trust in him, we can know freedom from all our sin. Let's continue to reflect and sing of that forgiveness together now.




Brad Balmer preached the last sermon in our ‘Treasuring the Gospel’ series from 2 Timothy 4:9-22. To listen to that sermon click here.


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

SongSee the Lamb of God


Father God help us to know true joy, contentment and satisfaction in you. Help us to treasure the good news of Jesus above everything else, looking past our current situations to see your plans and purposes in this world. Amen

Song: It is Well


May Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Peace be with you.

And also with you.