48. 14.02.2021 Luke 23:32-43 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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48. 14.02.2021 Luke 23:32-43

Special Service
Audio Service - 14/02/2021

  • Introduction

  • Hymn

LOOK, ye saints! the sight is glorious;
see the Man of sorrows now,
from the fight returned victorious,
every knee to Him shall bow:
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crowns become the victor’s brow.

2 Crown the Saviour! angels, crown Him!
rich the trophies Jesus brings;
in the seat of power enthrone Him,
while the vault of heaven rings:
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown the Saviour King of kings!

3 Sinners in derision crowned Him,
mocking thus the Saviour’s claim;
saints and angels throng around Him,
own His title, praise His name:
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Spread abroad the victor’s fame!

4 Hark, those bursts of acclamation!
Hark, those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station:
O what joy the sight affords!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
King of kings, and Lord of lords!


  • OT Bible Reading

Isaiah 53 :1-12
1 ¶  Who has believed what they heard from us?
   And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2  For he grew up before him like a young plant,
         and like a root out of dry ground;
   he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
         and no beauty that we should desire him.
3  He was despised and rejected by men;
         a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
   and as one from whom men hide their faces
         he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 ¶  Surely he has borne our griefs
         and carried our sorrows;
   yet we esteemed him stricken,
         smitten by God, and afflicted.
5  But he was wounded for our transgressions;
         he was crushed for our iniquities;
   upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
         and with his stripes we are healed.
6  All we like sheep have gone astray;
         we have turned every one to his own way;
   and the LORD has laid on him
         the iniquity of us all.
7  He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
         yet he opened not his mouth;
   like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
         and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
         so he opened not his mouth.
8  By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
         and as for his generation, who considered
   that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
         stricken for the transgression of my people?
9  And they made his grave with the wicked
         and with a rich man in his death,
   although he had done no violence,
         and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10 ¶  Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him;
         he has put him to grief;
   when his soul makes an offering for sin,
         he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
   the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
11  Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
   by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
         make many to be accounted righteous,
         and he shall bear their iniquities.
12  Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
         and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
   because he poured out his soul to death
         and was numbered with the transgressors;
   yet he bore the sin of many,
         and makes intercession for the transgressors.


  • Hymn

BEHOLD the immortal Lamb
on Calvary’s altar slain,
behold the crown of shame,
His agony of pain;

Let all adore! O may our souls
sing Jesu’s praise for evermore!

2 Behold this sacrifice
was purposed by our God,
for He prepared the cross,
the life to be outpoured.

3 Behold, for from that place
God’s love and justice shine,
that glory might be His,
that pardon might be mine.

4 Behold the life He gave,
but finished now His pains;
the Saviour lives to save,
the Lord of glory reigns!

5 Behold His throne of grace,
no longer need we fear;
with joy we see His face,
with confidence draw near.


  • NT Bible Reading

Luke 23:32-43
Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”

One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” And he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”


  • Hymn

ALL you that pass by,
to Jesus draw nigh;
to you is it nothing that Jesus should die?
Your ransom and peace,
your surety He is,
come, see if there ever was sorrow like His.

2 He dies to atone
for sins not His own;
your debt He has paid, and your work He has done.
You all may receive
the peace He did leave,
who made intercession, ‘My Father, forgive!’

3 For you and for me
He prayed on the tree:
the prayer is accepted, the sinner is free.
That sinner am I
who on Jesus rely,
and come for the pardon God cannot deny.

4 His death is my plea;
my Advocate see,
and hear the blood speak that has answered for me;
He purchased the grace
which now I embrace;
O Father, You know He has died in my place.


  • Prayer

  • Hymn

LORD Jesus, think on me,
and purge away my sin;
from earthborn passions set me free,
and make me pure within.

2 Lord Jesus, think on me,
with care and woe opprest;
let me Thy loving servant be,
and taste Thy promised rest.

3 Lord Jesus, think on me,
amid the battle’s strife;
in all my pain and misery
be Thou my health and life.

4 Lord Jesus, think on me,
nor let me go astray;
through darkness and perplexity
point Thou the heavenly way.

5 Lord Jesus, think on me,
when flows the tempest high;
when on doth rush the enemy,
O Saviour, be Thou nigh.

6 Lord Jesus, think on me,
that, when the flood is past,
I may the eternal brightness see,
and share Thy joy at last.


  • Sermon


  • Hymn

HOW deep the Father’s love for us,
how vast beyond all measure,
that He should give His only Son
to make a wretch His treasure.
How great the pain of searing loss;
the Father turns His face away,
as wounds which mar the chosen One
bring many sons to glory.

2 Behold the Man upon a cross,
my sins upon His shoulders;
ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
call out among the scoffers.
It was my sin that held Him there
until it was accomplished.
His dying breath has brought me life;
I know that it is finished.

3 I will not boast in anything,
no gifts, no power, no wisdom;
but I will boast in Jesus Christ,
His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer,
but this I know with all my heart,
His wounds have paid my ransom.

  • Grace


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