SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
10th January 2020
5:11 - 6:12
Consider & Pray
O God, may Your Spirit speak in me that I may speak to You.
O Lord Jesus, great high priest, You have opened a new and living way by which a fallen creature can approach You with acceptance.
Help me to contemplate the dignity of Your Person,
the perfectness of Your sacrifice,
the effectiveness of Your intercession.
O what blessedness accompanies devotion, when under all the trials that weary me, the cares that corrode me, the fears that disturb me, the infirmities that oppress me, I can come to You in my need and feel peace beyond understanding!
The grace that restores is necessary to preserve, lead, guard, supply, help me. And here Your saints encourage my hope; they were once poor and are now rich, bound and are now free, tried and now are victorious.
Every new duty calls for more grace than I now possess, but not more than is found in You, the divine treasury in whom all fullness dwells. To You I repair for grace upon grace, until every void made by sin be replenished and I am filled with all Your fullness.
May my desires be enlarged and my hopes emboldened, that I may honour You by my entire dependency and the greatness of my expectation.
Be with me, and prepare me for all the smiles of prosperity, the frowns of adversity, the losses of substance, the death of friends, the days of darkness, the changes of life, and the last great change of all. May I find Your grace sufficient for all my needs.
Page 214 - Valley of Vision
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comp. Arthur Bennet 1975
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Song to Start
Activity 1 - Heart shaped pot...
“living things grow”
Heb 6: 7-8
We need to see if we are “growing in our knowledge of God” not just in our heads but our hearts.
Can you make a plant pot decorated to look like a heart and plant a seed in it?
You can decorate a pot you have or try to make one out of clay or playdough or paper maché.
If you don’t have a seed, go outside to find a tiny shoot that is poking up. As we go through the task we can talk about how the seed is like the word of God that tells us all about Jesus; good soil will help the plant to grow, and a heart that wants and needs Jesus is like that rich soil that will help us to know more of God - not only in our heads, but our hearts.
Activity 2 - Are you Growing?
How long ago did you measure yourself - how tall and heavy are you? Do it today and see if you have grown, do you have some marks on a door post somewhere? Which way are you growing? You are hopefully growing up and out, we would be worried if you were not! It is the same with our hearts - have a chat to mum and dad about what growing in God looks like.