10. 17/05/2020 Micah 5:5-15 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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10. 17/05/2020 Micah 5:5-15

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Audio service - 17/05/2020
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  •   Opening words

  •   Hymn

1 THIS is the day the Lord has made,
He calls the hours His own;
let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad,
and praise surround the throne.

2 Today He rose and left the dead,
and Satan’s empire fell:
today the saints His triumph spread,
and all His wonders tell.

3 Hosanna to the anointed King,
to David’s holy Son!
Help us, O Lord! descend and bring
salvation from Your throne.

4 Blest be the Lord, who comes to men
with messages of grace;
who comes in God His Father’s name,
to save our sinful race.

5 Hosanna in the highest strains
the church on earth can raise;
the highest heavens in which He reigns
shall give Him nobler praise.

  • Reading

Micah 5:5-15
And he shall be their peace. When the Assyrian comes into our land and treads in our palaces, then we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men; they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod at its entrances; and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian when he comes into our land and treads within our border.
Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which delay not for a man nor wait for the children of man. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver. Your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off. And in that day, declares the LORD, I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots; and I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds; and I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes; and I will cut off your carved images and your pillars from among you, and you shall bow down no more to the work of your hands; and I will root out your Asherah images from among you and destroy your cities. And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance on the nations that did not obey.

  •  Hymn

1 FATHER of peace, and God of love,
we own Your power to save,
that power by which our Shepherd rose
victorious o’er the grave.

2 We triumph in that Shepherd’s name,
still watchful for our good;
who brought the eternal covenant down,
and sealed it with His blood.

3 So may Your Spirit seal our souls,
and mould them to Your will,
that our weak hearts no more may stray,
but keep Your covenant still;

4 Still may we gain superior strength,
and press with vigour on;
till full perfection crown our hopes,
and fix us near Your throne.

  •  Reading

1Peter 4:1-19

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live for the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for human passions but for the will of God. The time that is past suffices for doing what the Gentiles want to do, living in sensuality, passions, drunkenness, orgies, drinking parties, and lawless idolatry. With respect to this they are surprised when you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they malign you; but they will give account to him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.
The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. But let none of you suffer as a murderer or a thief or an evildoer or as a meddler. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And
   "If the righteous is scarcely saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"
Therefore let those who suffer according to God’s will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good.

  • Hymn

1 O FOR a heart to praise my God,
a heart from sin set free;
a heart that always feels Thy blood
so freely shed for me;

2 A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
my great Redeemer’s throne,
where only Christ is heard to speak,
where Jesus reigns alone;

3 A humble, lowly, contrite heart,
believing, true, and clean,
which neither life nor death can part
from Him that dwells within;

4 A heart in every thought renewed
and full of love divine,
perfect and right and pure and good:
a copy, Lord, of Thine.

5 Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
come quickly from above;
write Thy new name upon my heart,
Thy new best name of love.

  • Prayer

  • Hymns

O JESUS Christ, most holy,
Head of the church, Your bride,
each day in us more fully
Your Name be magnified!
O may in each believer
Your love its power display,
and none among us ever
from You, our Shepherd, stray.

YOU are the King of glory,
You are the Prince of peace,
You are the Lord of heaven and earth,
You’re the Son of righteousness.
Angels bow down before You,
worship and adore,
for You have the words of eternal life,
You are Jesus Christ the Lord.

Hosanna to the Son of David!
Hosanna to the King of kings!
Glory in the highest heaven,
for Jesus the Messiah reigns!

  • Sermon

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  • Hymn

1 BURN in me, Fire of God,
burn till my heart is pure;
burn till Your life shines out in me,
steadfast and strong and sure.

2 Burn in me, Fire of God,
spare not for price or pain;
burn till all dross of earth consume,
only Your gold remain.

3 Burn in me, Fire of God,
burn till Your eyes can see
Jesus’ own image, strong and sure,
formed by Your grace in me!

  • Grace

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