43. 10.01.2021 Phil.4:10-20 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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43. 10.01.2021 Phil.4:10-20

Special Service

  • Introduction

  • Hymn

 
WHEN morning gilds the skies
 
my heart awaking cries,
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’
 
Alike at work and prayer
 
to Jesus I repair:
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’

 
2 Does sadness fill my mind?
 
A solace here I find,
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’
 
When evil thoughts molest
 
with this I shield my breast,
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’
 

3 Be this when day is passed
 
Of all my thoughts the last,
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’
 
The night becomes as day,
 
When from the heart we say:
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’
 

4 To God the word on high
 
The hosts of angels cry,
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’
 
Let mortals too upraise
 
Their voice in hymns of praise
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’

 
5 Let earth’s wide circle round
 
In joyful notes resound:
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’
 
Let earth and sea and sky,
 
From depth to height reply:
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’

 
6 Be this, while life is mine,
 
my canticle divine,
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’
 
Be this the eternal song
 
through all the ages long,
 
‘May Jesus Christ be praised!’


  • Bible Reading

Proverbs 30:1-33

 
1 ¶  The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle.
 
   The man declares, I am weary, O God;
 
         I am weary, O God, and worn out.
 
2  Surely I am too stupid to be a man.
 
   I have not the understanding of a man.
 
3  I have not learned wisdom,
 
   nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.
 
4  Who has ascended to heaven and come down?
 
         Who has gathered the wind in his fists?
 
   Who has wrapped up the waters in a garment?
 
         Who has established all the ends of the earth?
 
   What is his name, and what is his son’s name?
 
         Surely you know!
 
5  Every word of God proves true;
 
   he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
 
6  Do not add to his words,
 
   lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
 
7 ¶  Two things I ask of you;
 
   deny them not to me before I die:
 
8  Remove far from me falsehood and lying;
 
   give me neither poverty nor riches;
 
   feed me with the food that is needful for me,
 
9  lest I be full and deny you
 
         and say, “Who is the LORD?”
 
   or lest I be poor and steal
 
         and profane the name of my God.
 
10 ¶  Do not slander a servant to his master,
 
   lest he curse you and you be held guilty.
 
11  There are those who curse their fathers
 
   and do not bless their mothers.
 
12  There are those who are clean in their own eyes
 
   but are not washed of their filth.
 
13  There are those—how lofty are their eyes,
 
   how high their eyelids lift!
 
14  There are those whose teeth are swords,
 
         whose fangs are knives,
 
   to devour the poor from off the earth,
 
         the needy from among mankind.
 
15 ¶  The leech has two daughters;
 
         “Give” and “Give,” they cry.
 
   Three things are never satisfied;
 
         four never say, “Enough”:
 
16  Sheol, the barren womb,
 
   the land never satisfied with water,
 
   and the fire that never says, “Enough.”
 
17  The eye that mocks a father
 
         and scorns to obey a mother
 
   will be picked out by the ravens of the valley
 
         and eaten by the vultures.
 
18 ¶  Three things are too wonderful for me;
 
   four I do not understand:
 
19  the way of an eagle in the sky,
 
         the way of a serpent on a rock,
 
   the way of a ship on the high seas,
 
         and the way of a man with a virgin.
 
20  This is the way of an adulteress:
 
   she eats and wipes her mouth
 
   and says, “I have done no wrong.”
 
21  Under three things the earth trembles;
 
   under four it cannot bear up:
 
22  a slave when he becomes king,
 
   and a fool when he is filled with food;
 
23  an unloved woman when she gets a husband,
 
   and a maidservant when she displaces her mistress.
 
24 ¶  Four things on earth are small,
 
   but they are exceedingly wise:
 
25  the ants are a people not strong,
 
   yet they provide their food in the summer;
 
26  the rock badgers are a people not mighty,
 
   yet they make their homes in the cliffs;
 
27  the locusts have no king,
 
   yet all of them march in rank;
 
28  the lizard you can take in your hands,
 
   yet it is in kings’ palaces.
 
29 ¶  Three things are stately in their tread;
 
   four are stately in their stride:
 
30  the lion, which is mightiest among beasts
 
   and does not turn back before any;
 
31  the strutting rooster, the he-goat,
 
   and a king whose army is with him.
 
32  If you have been foolish, exalting yourself,
 
   or if you have been devising evil,
 
   put your hand on your mouth.
 
33  For pressing milk produces curds,
 
   pressing the nose produces blood,
     and pressing anger produces strife.


  • Hymn

 
O GOD of our fathers, Creator and Lord!
 
Majestic in glory, by heaven adored;
 
to first generations Your promise revealed,
 
Your fullness, in Jesus, declared.

 
O God of my own heart, redeemer and king!
 
My crucified Saviour, Your glories I sing;
 
in dying You loved me: Your own life laid down
 
to save me, forever, from sin.

 
O God for whose coming in glory we long!
 
Your gospel of hope shall be ever our song:
 
of rescue from judgement, and life without end,
 for all who to Jesus belong.


  • Bible Reading

Philippians 4:10-23

 
I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 
Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble. And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only. Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.

 
Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you. All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.

 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.


  • Hymn

 
Sovereign ruler of the skies,
 
ever gracious, ever wise,
 
all my times are in your hand,
 
all events at your command.

 
2. He that formed me in the womb
 
guides my footsteps till the tomb;
 
all my times shall ever be
 
ordered by his wise decree.

 
3. Times of sickness, times of health,
 
times of poverty or wealth,
 
times of trial, times of grief,
 
times of triumph and relief;

 
4. Times the tempter’s power is faced,
 
times a Saviour’s love to taste-
 
all must come, and last, and end,
 
as shall please my heavenly friend.

 
5. Mortal dangers round me fly;
 
till he bids, I cannot die;
 
not a single arrow hits
 
till, in love, our God permits.

 
6. God all-gracious, wise and just,
 
in your hands my life I trust;
 
you at all times I will bless:
 having you, I all possess.


  • Prayer

  • Hymn

 
The gifts we bring express our love
 
to you who left the heavens above
 
and showed through poverty and pain
 
a God who gives and gives again.

 
2. Though earthly wealth you never knew,
 
our greatest riches come from you.
 
Our needs are all by you supplied
 
and no good thing are we denied.

 
3. From love of money, save us, Lord;
 
make us obedient to your word;
 
seek first your righteousness and will,
 
and all our stewardship fulfil.

 
4. Lord, you’ve entrusted to us all
 
the wealth we have; some great, some small.
 
As you have prospered us, we give;
 
and yet in giving we receive.

 
5. The truth is clear within your word:
 
you love a cheerful giver, Lord.
 
So make us joyful as we bring
 
our gifts, our lives- an offering.


  • Sermon


  • Hymn

 
I AM trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
 
trusting only Thee,
 
trusting Thee for full salvation,
 
great and free.

 
2 I am trusting Thee for pardon,
 
at Thy feet I bow;
 
for Thy grace and tender mercy,
 
trusting now.

 
3 I am trusting Thee for cleansing
 
in the crimson flood;
 
trusting Thee to make me holy
 
by Thy blood.

 
4 I am trusting Thee to guide me:
 
Thou alone shalt lead,
 
every day and hour supplying
 
all my need.

 
5 I am trusting Thee for power;
 
Thine can never fail;
 
words which Thou Thyself shalt give me
 
must prevail.

 
6 I am trusting Thee, Lord Jesus;
 
never let me fall;
 
I am trusting Thee for ever,
 
and for all.


  • Grace


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