9. 10/05/2020 Micah 5:1-5a - "Sunnyhill" Herne Bay Evangelical Free Church

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9. 10/05/2020 Micah 5:1-5a

Special Service

Audio service - 10/05/2020
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  •  Opening words

  •  Hymn

1 WE have a gospel to proclaim,
good news for men in all the earth,
the gospel of a Saviour’s name:
we sing His glory, tell His worth.

2 Tell of His birth at Bethlehem,
not in a royal house or hall
but in a stable dark and dim:
the Word made flesh, a light for all.

3 Tell of His death at Calvary,
hated by those He came to save;
in lonely suffering on the cross
for all He loved, His life He gave.

4 Tell of that glorious Easter morn:
empty the tomb, for He was free;
He broke the power of death and hell
that we might share His victory.

5 Tell of His reign at God’s right hand,
by all creation glorified;
He sends His Spirit on His church
to live for Him, the Lamb who died.

6 Now we rejoice to name Him King –
Jesus is Lord of all the earth;
this gospel message we proclaim,
we sing His glory, tell His worth.

  • Reading

Micah 5:1-5a
Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the judge of Israel on the cheek. But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler (over) Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days. Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labour has given birth; then the rest of his brothers shall return (along with) the people of Israel. And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth. And he shall be their peace.


Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet: "‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’"

  • Hymn

1 THE King of love my Shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack, if I am His,
and He is mine for ever.

2 Where streams of living waters flow,
my ransomed soul He leadeth,
and, where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.

3 Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
but yet in love He sought me,
and on His shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

4 In death’s dark vale I fear no ill,
with Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

5 And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never:
good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
within Thy house for ever!

  • VE day

  • Prayer

  • Hymn

1 NOW thank we all our God,
with hearts, and hands, and voices;
who wondrous things has done,
in whom His world rejoices;
who, from our mothers’ arms,
has blessed us on our way
with countless gifts of love,
and still is ours today.

2 O may this bounteous God
through all our life be near us,
with ever-joyful hearts
and blessèd peace to cheer us,
and keep us in His grace,
and guide us when perplexed,
and free us from all ills
in this world and the next.

3 All praise and thanks to God
the Father now be given,
the Son, and Him who reigns
with Them in highest heaven:
the one eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.
the one eternal God,
whom earth and heaven adore;
for thus it was, is now,
and shall be evermore.

  • Sermon

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  • Hymn

1 GOD moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;
He plants His footsteps in the sea,
and rides upon the storm.

2 Deep in unfathomable mines
of never-failing skill
He treasures up His bright designs,
and works His sovereign will.

3 You fearful saints, fresh courage take;
the clouds you so much dread
are big with mercy, and shall break
in blessings on your head.

4 Judge not the Lord by feeble sense,
but trust Him for His grace;
behind a frowning providence
He hides a smiling face.

5 His purposes will ripen fast,
unfolding every hour;
the bud may have a bitter taste,
but sweet will be the flower.

6 Blind unbelief is sure to err,
and scan His work in vain;
God is His own interpreter,
and He will make it plain.

  • Grace

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