PSALM 97:1-‐7,11-‐12 | Sing Psalms | Tune: Mainzer
(see Psalm 103:8-‐22 in sing psalms app.)
- Adoration (praising God for who He is and what He is like/His attributes),
- Thanksgiving (Giving thanks to God for all He has given and continues to give)
- Supplication (Requesting His help, presence, leading and provision – especially for the people of God in our time of worship on the Lord’s Day)
CONFESSION OF SIN
Almighty God, Our Father in heaven, You have loved us with an everlasting love, but we have not loved you in return You have called us by your Word and Spirit, but we have not listened to your voice You have set us on paths of righteousness for your name’s sake yet we have strayed from your way; Have mercy on us we pray, for sins of thought, word and deed, for things we have done and what we have left undone, Cleanse us by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, renew a right spirit within us and lead us in the everlasting way, For the sake of Christ and His Kingdom,
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
“If we have been united with Christ in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 6:5, 10-‐11)
SCRIPTURE READING | Psalm 85, Isaiah 42:24-‐25
RECORDED SERMON | “When God shakes the nations.” | Rev. Paul Gibson
• God would pour out His Spirit upon the nations, granting repentance and a great turning to Him in Government, throughout society and in the church
We would see, in the spread of this virus throughout the world, our own fragility and dependence on God’s Grace in Christ
The church would be holy as God is holy and that as Christians we would joyfully love our neighbour and be clear with the gospel – the power of God for salvation!
Whilst we are in virtual “lock-‐down” and services are cancelled, Christians would come to have a newfound appreciation for the assembly of God’s people on the Lord’s Day (Psalm 42:4) and be ready to worship Him like never before/That we would see this as an opportunity to devote ourselves to the Word and be alone with God in prayer
That those in Government would be kept healthy and given the wisdom and strength to rule well and make sound decisions in these days; that politicians would not be partisan but band together as those who surely share the same concerns; for Prime Minister Boris Johnston to make a swift recovery from illness
That those working in healthcare would be kept healthy and given all of the skill, wisdom and strength they need to care for the sick and the dying.
For Ministers in the Free Church of Scotland and other denominations to be strong in the Lord and faithful ambassadors of His truth in days of much unbelief & falsehood.
PSALM 85: 1-‐9 | Sing Psalms | Tune: Austrian Hymn
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.” Amen