51. 07.03.2021 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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51. 07.03.2021

Special Service

  • Introduction

  • Hymn
 

CROWN Him with many crowns,
 
the Lamb upon His throne;
 
hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
 
all music but its own.
 
Awake, my soul, and sing
 
of Him who died for thee,
 
and hail Him as thy matchless King
 
through all eternity.

 
2 Crown Him the Lord of love!
 
Behold His hands and side,
 
those wounds, yet visible above,
 
in beauty glorified:
 
no angel in the sky
 
can fully bear that sight,
 
but downward bends his burning eye
 
at mysteries so bright.

 
3 Crown Him the Lord of peace,
 
whose power a sceptre sways
 
from pole to pole, that wars may cease,
 
and all be prayer and praise:
 
His reign shall know no end,
 
and round His piercèd feet
 
fair flowers of paradise extend
 
their fragrance ever sweet.

 
4 Crown Him the Lord of years,
 
the potentate of time,
 
creator of the rolling spheres,
 
ineffably sublime!
 
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
 
for Thou hast died for me:
 
Thy praise shall never, never fail
 throughout eternity.


  • O.T. Bible Reading

 
2Samuel 9 :1-13

 
And David said, “Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David. And the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, “I am your servant.” And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is crippled in his feet.” The king said to him, “Where is he?” And Ziba said to the king, “He is in the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar.” Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar. And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And he answered, “Behold, I am your servant.” And David said to him, “Do not fear, for I will show you kindness for the sake of your father Jonathan, and I will restore to you all the land of Saul your father, and you shall eat at my table always.” And he paid homage and said, “What is your servant, that you should show regard for a dead dog such as I?”

 
Then the king called Ziba, Saul’s servant, and said to him, “All that belonged to Saul and to all his house I have given to your master’s grandson. And you and your sons and your servants shall till the land for him and shall bring in the produce, that your master’s grandson may have bread to eat. But Mephibosheth your master’s grandson shall always eat at my table.” Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty servants. Then Ziba said to the king, “According to all that my lord the king commands his servant, so will your servant do.” So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table, like one of the king’s sons. And Mephibosheth had a young son, whose name was Mica. And all who lived in Ziba’s house became Mephibosheth’s servants. So Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, for he ate always at the king’s table. Now he was lame in both his feet.


  • Hymn

‘GREAT is Thy faithfulness’, O God my Father,
 
there is no shadow of turning with Thee;
 
Thou changest not, Thy compassions they fail not;
 
as Thou hast been Thou forever wilt be.

 
‘Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness!’
 
Morning by morning new mercies I see!
 
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided –
 
‘Great is Thy faithfulness’, Lord, unto me!

 
2 Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,
 
sun, moon and stars in their courses above,
 
join with all nature in manifold witness
 
to Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

 
3 Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
 
Thy own dear presence to cheer and to guide,
 
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
 
blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!


  • NT Bible Reading

 
Luke 22 :7-23

 
Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

 
And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

  • Hymn

IN Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this cornerstone, this solid ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my all in all,
here in the love of Christ I stand.

2 In Christ alone! – who took on flesh,
fulness of God in helpless babe!
this gift of love and righteousness,
scorned by the ones He came to save:
till on that cross as Jesus dies,
the wrath of God was satisfied –
for every sin on Him was laid;
here in the death of Christ I live.

3 There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain:
then bursting forth in glorious day
up from the grave He rose again!
And as He stands in victory
sin’s curse has lost its grip on me,
for I am His and He is mine –
bought with the precious blood of Christ.

4 No guilt in life, no fear in death,
this is the power of Christ in me;
from life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man,
can ever pluck me from His hand;
till He returns or calls me home,
here in the power of Christ I’ll stand!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Prayer

  • Hymn

AMAZING grace! how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
was blind, but now I see.

2 ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
and grace my fears relieved;
how precious did that grace appear
the hour I first believed!

3 Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
’tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
and grace will lead me home.

4 The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
as long as life endures.

5 Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
and mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil
a life of joy and peace.
6 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
the sun forbear to shine;
but God, who called me here below,
will be forever mine.

6 When I’ve been there a thousand years,
bright shining as the sun,
I’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
than when I first begun.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Sermon


  • Hymn

I STAND amazed in the presence
of Jesus the Nazarene,
and wonder how He could love me,
a sinner, condemned, unclean.

How marvellous! how wonderful!
and my song shall ever be:
how marvellous! how wonderful
is my Saviour’s love to me!

2 For me it was in the garden
He prayed – ‘Not My will, but Thine’;
He had no tears for His own griefs,
but sweat drops of blood for mine.

3 In pity angels beheld Him,
and came from the world of light
to comfort Him in the sorrows
He bore for my soul that night.

4 He took my sins and my sorrows,
He made them His very own;
He bore the burden to Calvary,
and suffered and died alone.

5 When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see,
’twill be my joy through the ages
to sing of His love for me.


  • Grace

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