58. 25.04.2021 Luke 24:1-12 - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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58. 25.04.2021 Luke 24:1-12

Special Service

  • Introduction

  • Hymn

ANGEL voices, ever singing
round Thy throne of light,
angel harps, for ever ringing,
rest not day nor night;
thousands only live to bless Thee,
and confess Thee
Lord of might.

2 Thou who art beyond the farthest
mortal eye can scan,
can it be that Thou regardest
songs of sinful man?
Can we know that Thou art near us
and wilt hear us?
Yes, we can.

3 All we know that Thou rejoices
Over each work of Thine
Thou didst ears and hands and voices
For Thy praise design
Craftsman’s art
And music’s measure
For Thy pleasure
All combine.

4 In Thy house, great God, we offer
of Thine own to Thee,
and for Thine acceptance proffer,
all unworthily,
hearts, and minds, and hands, and voices
in our choicest

5 Honour, glory, might, and merit
Thine shall ever be,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
blessèd Trinity.
Of the best that Thou hast given
earth and heaven
render Thee.

  • O.T. Bible Reading

Exodus 3 :1-6
Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed. And Moses said, “I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” And he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” And Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God.

Isaiah 6 :1-8
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said:
   “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts;
   the whole earth is full of his glory!”
And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke.
And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

  • Hymn

ROUND the Lord in glory seated,
cherubim and seraphim
filled His temple, and repeated
each to each the alternate hymn:

Lord, Your glory fills the heaven,
earth is with Your fulness stored;
unto You be glory given,
holy, holy, holy Lord!

2 Heaven is still with glory ringing,
earth takes up the angels’ cry,
holy, holy, holy singing,
Lord of hosts, the Lord most high:

3 With His seraphim before Him,
with His holy church below,
now unite we to adore Him,
let our joyful anthem flow:

  • NT Bible Reading

Luke 24:1-12

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” And they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marvelling at what had happened.

  • Hymn

COME, you saints, look here and wonder,
see the place where Jesus lay;
He has burst His bands asunder,
He has borne our sins away.
Joyful tidings!
Yes, the Lord is risen today.

2 Jesus triumphs! O sing praises!
By His death He overcame:
thus the Lord His glory raises;
thus He fills His foes with shame.
O sing praises!
praises to the Victor’s name.

3 Jesus triumphs! angel voices
celebrate their conquering king:
all His ransomed church rejoices
as we join His praise to sing.
Songs eternal
shall through heaven’s high arches ring.

  • Prayer

  • Hymn

greatest treasure of my longing soul;
my God, like you there is no other,
true delight is found in you alone.
Your grace a well too deep to fathom,
your love exceeds the heavens’ reach;
your truth a fount of perfect wisdom,
my highest good and my unending need.

2. O Lord, my rock and my redeemer,
strong defender of my weary heart,
my sword to fight the cruel deceiver
and my shield against his hateful darts;
my song when enemies surround me,
my hope when tides of sorrow rise;
my joy when trials are abounding,
your faithfulness my refuge in the night.

3. O Lord, my rock and my redeemer,
gracious Saviour of my ruined life;
my guilt and cross laid on your shoulders:
in my place you suffered, bled and died.
You rose, the grave and death are conquered;
you broke my bonds of sin and shame.
You rose, the grave and death are conquered;
you broke my bonds of sin and shame.
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer,
may all my days bring glory to your name;
may all my days bring glory to your name.

  • Sermon

  • Hymn

GREAT is the gospel of our glorious God,
where mercy met the anger of God’s rod;
a penalty was paid and pardon bought,
and sinners lost at last to Him were brought:

O let the praises of my heart be Thine,
for Christ has died that I may call Him mine,
that I may sing with those who dwell above,
adoring, praising Jesus, King of love.
2 Great is the mystery of godliness,
great is the work of God’s own holiness;
it moves my soul, and causes me to long
for greater joys than to the earth belong:

3 The Spirit vindicated Christ our Lord,
and angels sang with joy and sweet accord;
the nations heard, a dark world flamed with light
when Jesus rose in glory and in might:

  • Grace

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