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Morning Service – Jon Berry

Jon Berry preaches from the Gospel of Luke

Luke 11:1-13 “Jesus’ teaching on prayer”

 

Sermon Bible Passage

Jesus’ Teaching on Prayer

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

He said to them, “When you pray, say:

“‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins,     for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’”

Then Jesus said to them, “Suppose you have a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread; a friend of mine on a journey has come to me, and I have no food to offer him.’And suppose the one inside answers, ‘Don’t bother me. The door is already locked, and my children and I are in bed. I can’t get up and give you anything.’ I tell you, even though he will not get up and give you the bread because of friendship, yet because of your shameless audacityhe will surely get up and give you as much as you need.

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Luke 11:1-13 NIV

Morning Service – Steve Jones

Steve Jones preaches from the book of Psalms

Psalm 121 “Where does your help come from?”

 

Sermon Bible Passage

A song of ascents.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—     where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,     the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—     he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel     will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—     the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day,     nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—     he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going     both now and forevermore.

Psalm 121 NIV

Evening Service – Andrew Berry

Andrew Berry continues the series in Isaiah

Isaiah 62 “The Gospel of Isaiah”

 

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Zion’s New Name

For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,     for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn,     her salvation like a blazing torch. The nations will see your vindication,     and all kings your glory; you will be called by a new name     that the mouth of the Lord will bestow. You will be a crown of splendor in the Lord’s hand,     a royal diadem in the hand of your God. No longer will they call you Deserted,     or name your land Desolate. But you will be called Hephzibah,     and your land Beulah; for the Lord will take delight in you,     and your land will be married. As a young man marries a young woman,     so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,     so will your God rejoice over you.

I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;     they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord,     give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem     and makes her the praise of the earth.

The Lord has sworn by his right hand     and by his mighty arm: “Never again will I give your grain     as food for your enemies, and never again will foreigners drink the new wine     for which you have toiled; but those who harvest it will eat it     and praise the Lord, and those who gather the grapes will drink it     in the courts of my sanctuary.”

Pass through, pass through the gates!     Prepare the way for the people. Build up, build up the highway!     Remove the stones. Raise a banner for the nations.

The Lord has made proclamation     to the ends of the earth: “Say to Daughter Zion,     ‘See, your Savior comes! See, his reward is with him,     and his recompense accompanies him.’” They will be called the Holy People,     the Redeemed of the Lord; and you will be called Sought After,     the City No Longer Deserted.

Isaiah 62 NIV

Morning Service – Andrew Berry

Andrew Berry preaches from Jeremiah

Jeremiah 17: 5-8 “Who or What is a Christian? How do you become a Christian?”

Sermon Bible Passage

This is what the Lord says:

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,     who draws strength from mere flesh     and whose heart turns away from the Lord. That person will be like a bush in the wastelands;     they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert,     in a salt land where no one lives.

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,     whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water     that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes;     its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought     and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:5-8 NIV

Evening Service – Colin Jones

Colin Jones continues the series in Isaiah

Isaiah 61 “The Gospel of Isaiah”

 

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The Year of the Lord’s Favor

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor     and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,     and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty     instead of ashes, the oil of joy     instead of mourning, and a garment of praise     instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness,     a planting of the Lord     for the display of his splendor.

They will rebuild the ancient ruins     and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities     that have been devastated for generations. Strangers will shepherd your flocks;     foreigners will work your fields and vineyards. And you will be called priests of the Lord,     you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth of nations,     and in their riches you will boast.

Instead of your shame     you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace     you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,     and everlasting joy will be yours.

“For I, the Lord, love justice;     I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people     and make an everlasting covenant with them. Their descendants will be known among the nations     and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge     that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”

I delight greatly in the Lord;     my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation     and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,     and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the soil makes the sprout come up     and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness     and praise spring up before all nations.

Isaiah 61 NIV

Morning Service – Colin Jones

Colin Jones continues the series in the Gospel of John

John 14:15 & 1 John 5 “Obedient love”

 

Sermon Bible Passage

Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit

“If you love me, keep my commands.

John 14:15 NIV

Faith in the Incarnate Son of God

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of Godovercomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify:the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. We accept human testimony, but God’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God, which he has given about his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God accepts this testimony. Whoever does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because they have not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Concluding Affirmations

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin,and there is sin that does not lead to death.

We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. We know also that the Son of God has comeand has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true.And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.

Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

1 John 5 NIV

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