36. 29.11.2020 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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36. 29.11.2020

Special Service

  • Opening words

  • Hymn

REJOICE and be glad! the Redeemer has come:
go, look on His cradle, His cross, and His tomb.
Sound His praises, tell the story of Him who was slain;
Sound His praises, tell with gladness He now lives again.

2 Rejoice and be glad! for the blood has been shed;
redemption is finished, the price has been paid.

3 Rejoice and be glad! for the Lamb that was slain
o’er death is triumphant, and now lives again.

4 Rejoice and be glad! for our King is on high;
He pleads now for us on His throne in the sky.

5 Rejoice and be glad! He is coming again;
He is coming in glory, the Lamb that was slain.

  • Reading N°1

  • Psalm 55

Give ear to my prayer, O God,
  and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!
2  Attend to me, and answer me;
  I am restless in my complaint and I moan,
3  because of the noise of the enemy,
        because of the oppression of the wicked.
  For they drop trouble upon me,
        and in anger they bear a grudge against me.
4  My heart is in anguish within me
  the terrors of death have fallen upon me.
5  Fear and trembling come upon me
  and horror overwhelms me.
6  And I say, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove
  I would fly away and be at rest;
7  yes, I would wander far away;
  I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah
8  I would hurry to find a shelter
  from the raging wind and tempest.”
9 ¶  Destroy, O Lord, divide their tongues;
  for I see violence and strife in the city.
10  Day and night they go around it
        on its walls,
  and iniquity and trouble are within it;
11  ruin is in its midst;
  oppression and fraud
        do not depart from its marketplace.
12  For it is not an enemy who taunts me—
        then I could bear it;
  it is not an adversary who deals insolently with me—
        then I could hide from him.
13  But it is you, a man, my equal,
  my companion, my familiar friend.
14  We used to take sweet counsel together;
  within God’s house we walked in the throng.
15  Let death steal over them;
  let them go down to Sheol alive;
  for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.
16 ¶  But I call to God,
  and the LORD will save me.
17  Evening and morning and at noon
  I utter my complaint and moan,
  and he hears my voice.
18  He redeems my soul in safety
  from the battle that I wage,
  for many are arrayed against me.
19  God will give ear and humble them,
        he who is enthroned from of old, Selah
  because they do not change
        and do not fear God.
20  My companion stretched out his hand against his friends;
  he violated his covenant.
21  His speech was smooth as butter,
        yet war was in his heart;
  his words were softer than oil,
        yet they were drawn swords.
22  Cast your burden on the LORD,
        and he will sustain you;
  he will never permit
        the righteous to be moved.
23  But you, O God, will cast them down
        into the pit of destruction;
  men of blood and treachery
        shall not live out half their days.
  But I will trust in you.

  • Hymn

CAST your burden on the Lord;
only lean upon His Word;
you will soon have cause to bless
His eternal faithfulness.

2 He sustains you by His hand;
He enables you to stand;
those whom Jesus once has loved
from His grace are never moved

3 Human counsels come to nought;
that shall stand which God has wrought;
His compassion, love and power
are the same for evermore.

4 Heaven and earth may pass away,
God’s free grace shall not decay;
He has promised to fulfil
all the pleasure of His will.

5 Jesus, guardian of Your flock,
be for us our constant rock;
make us, by Your powerful hand,
strong as Zion’s mountain stand.

  • Reading N°2

  • Matthew 6:19-34

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

  • Hymn

WHAT a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer!

2 Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged:
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful,
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness:
take it to the Lord in prayer.

3 Are we weak and heavy-laden,
burdened with a load of care?
Precious Saviour, still our refuge:
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
in His arms He’ll take and shield you,
you will find a solace there.

  • Prayer

  • Hymn

BREAK Thou the Bread of Life,
dear Lord, to me,
as Thou didst break the bread
beside the sea.
Beyond the sacred page
I seek Thee, Lord;
my spirit longs for Thee,
O living Word!

2 Thou art the Bread of Life,
O Lord, to me,
Thy holy Word the truth
that saveth me.
Give me to eat and live
with Thee above;
teach me to love Thy truth,
for Thou art love.

3 O send Thy Spirit, Lord,
now unto me,
that He may touch my eyes,
and make me see.
Show me the truth concealed
within Thy Word,
that in Thy book revealed
I see Thee, Lord.

4 Bless Thou the Bread of Life
to me, to me,
as Thou didst bless the loaves
by Galilee;
then shall all bondage cease,
all fetters fall;
and I shall find my peace,
my all in all.

  • Sermon

  • Hymn

A mind at perfect peace with God:
Oh, what a word is this!
A sinner reconciled through blood:
This, this indeed is peace.

By nature and by practice far,
How very far from God!
Yet now by grace brought nigh to Him
Through faith in Jesus' blood.

So near, so very near to God,
I cannot nearer be;
For in the person of His Son,
I am as near as He.

So dear, so very dear to God,
More dear I cannot be;
The love wherewith He loves the Son,
Such is His love to me.

Why should I ever careful be
Since such a God is mine?
He watches o'er me night and day,
And tells me, "Mine is thine".

  • Grace.

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