22. 09/08/2020 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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22. 09/08/2020

Special Service

Audio service - 09/08/2020
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  • Opening words

  • Hymn

WHEN all Thy mercies, O my God,
my rising soul surveys,
transported with the view, I’m lost
in wonder, love, and praise.

2 Unnumbered comforts on my soul
Thy tender care bestowed,
before my infant heart conceived
from whom those comforts flowed.

3 When worn with sickness, oft hast Thou
with health renewed my face;
and when in sins and sorrows sunk,
revived my soul with grace.

4 Ten thousand thousand precious gifts
my daily thanks employ;
nor is the least a cheerful heart,
that tastes those gifts with joy.

5 Through every period of my life
Thy goodness I’ll pursue,
and after death in distant worlds
the glorious theme renew.

6 Through all eternity to Thee
a joyful song I’ll raise;
but O! eternity’s too short
to utter all Thy praise!

  • Reading N°1

Psalm 116

1 ¶  I love the LORD, because he has heard
   my voice and my pleas for mercy.
2  Because he inclined his ear to me,
   therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
3  The snares of death encompassed me;
   the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
   I suffered distress and anguish.
4  Then I called on the name of the LORD:
   "O LORD, I pray, deliver my soul!"
5  Gracious is the LORD, and righteous;
   our God is merciful.
6  The LORD preserves the simple;
   when I was brought low, he saved me.
7  Return, O my soul, to your rest;
   for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
8  For you have delivered my soul from death,
   my eyes from tears,
   my feet from stumbling;
9  I will walk before the LORD
   in the land of the living.
10 ¶  I believed, even when I spoke,
   "I am greatly afflicted";
11  I said in my alarm,
   "All mankind are liars."
12  What shall I render to the LORD
   for all his benefits to me?
13  I will lift up the cup of salvation
   and call on the name of the LORD,
14  I will pay my vows to the LORD
   in the presence of all his people.
15  Precious in the sight of the LORD
   is the death of his saints.
16  O LORD, I am your servant;
   I am your servant, the son of your maidservant.
   You have loosed my bonds.
17  I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving
   and call on the name of the LORD.
18  I will pay my vows to the LORD
   in the presence of all his people,
19  in the courts of the house of the LORD,
         in your midst, O Jerusalem.
   Praise the LORD!

  • Hymn

WHEN we walk with the Lord,
in the light of His Word,
what a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will,
He abides with us still,
and with all who will trust and obey!

Trust and obey!
For there’s no other way
to be happy in Jesus
but to trust and obey.

2 Not a burden we bear,
not a sorrow we share,
but our toil He will richly repay:
not a grief nor a loss,
not a frown nor a cross,
but is blest if we trust and obey.

3 But we never can prove
the delights of His love
until all on the altar we lay;
for the favour He shows,
and the joy He bestows,
are for those who will trust and obey.

4 Then in fellowship sweet
we will sit at His feet,
or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
what He says we will do,
where He sends we will go –
never fear, only trust and obey!

  • Reading N°2

John 17

1 ¶  When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you,
2  since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
3  And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
4  I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.
5  And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.
6 ¶  "I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word.
7  Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.
8  For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me.
9  I am praying for them. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours.
10  All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them.
11 ¶  And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.
12  While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
13  But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14  I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
15  I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.
16  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
17 ¶  Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
18  As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
19  And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
20 ¶  "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
21  that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.
22  The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
23  I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
24 ¶  Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
25  O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me.
26  I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them."

  • Hymn

O suffering Christ
Our humble King
You bore my shame
Became my sin
You gave your life
That I might live
Saviour, thank You for the cross  

O boundless love
Un-measured, free
No greater love
Could die for me
Amazing Grace
How can this be?
Saviour, thank You for the cross   

When I survey, the wondrous cross  
On which the Prince of Glory died  
My richest gain, I count but loss  
And pour contempt on all my pride  
And pour contempt on all my pride

O precious blood
O crimson flow
My sin-stained heart
Now white as snow
In blood You bought me
This I know!
Saviour, thank You for the cross

When I survey, the wondrous cross...  

O Risen Christ
Our Glorious King
From death to life
Our future sealed
Now seated high
Above all things
Saviour, thank You for the cross  

When I survey, the wondrous cross...  

Words and Music by Andy Bromley Copyright © 2011 Thankyou Music

  • Prayer

  • Hymn

Loved before the dawn of time,
Chosen by my Maker,
Hidden in my Saviour,
I am His and He is mine,
Cherished for eternity.

When I’m stained with guilt and sin,
He is there to lift me,
Heal me and forgive me;
Gives me strength to stand again,
Stronger than I was before.

So with every breath that I am given
I will sing salvation’s song;
And I’ll join the chorus of creation
Giving praise to Christ alone.

All the claims of Satan’s curse
Lifted through His offering,
Satisfied through suffering;
All the blessings He deserves
Poured on my unworthy soul.

Singing glory, honour, wisdom, power
To the Lamb upon the throne;
Hallelujah, I will lift Him high.
Hallelujah I will sing

Stars will fade and mountains fall;
Christ will shine forever,
Love’s unfading splendour.
Earth and heaven will bow in awe,
Joining in salvation’s song.

Stuart Townend & Andrew Small Copyright © 2007 Thankyou Music

  • Sermon

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  • Hymn

WHEN I survey the wondrous cross,
on which the Prince of glory died,
my richest gain I count but loss,
and pour contempt on all my pride.

2 Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
save in the death of Christ my God:
all the vain things that charm me most,
I sacrifice them to His blood.

3 See, from His head, His hands, His feet,
sorrow and love flow mingled down;
did e’er such love and sorrow meet,
or thorns compose so rich a crown?

4 His dying crimson, like a robe,
spreads o’er His body on the tree:
then am I dead to all the globe,
and all the globe is dead to me.

5 Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

  • Grace

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