Welcome to our online service on Sunday 29th March 2020
Please access the video at 11am when others will be, so that we are watching together even if we are physically apart.
Prior to that, you can listen to the songs linked below, and spend some time in prayer following the notes below.
First - come to the Lord in prayer, asking him to be at work in all who are setting this time aside to read, pray, listen around the country. And for him to be at work in you!
Praise God for who he is, the good, sovereign and wise God of the whole world!
Confess your sin to God, and ask for forgiveness. Can you be specific, is there something on your mind you need to confess and know forgiveness for?
Give thanks that we can know forgiveness through the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Christ we are God's children, adopted into his family, loved by him. Hallelujah!
Say aloud the Apostles Creed - joining with Christians through the ages and around the world who've recited the truths of the faith.
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
O God beyond all praising, we worship you today
And sing the love amazing that songs cannot repay;
For we can only wonder at ev'ry gift you send,
At blessings without number and mercies without end:
We lift our hearts before you and wait upon your word,
We honour and adore you, our great and mighty Lord.
Then hear, O gracious Saviour, accept the love we bring,
That we who know your favour may serve you as our King;
And whether our tomorrows be filled with good or ill,
We'll triumph through our sorrows and rise to bless you still:
To marvel at your beauty and glory in your ways,
And make a joyful duty our sacrifice of praise.
For our country, that God would be merciful to us, and other countries around the world. That he would:
Bring his people humbly to their knees in repentance and faith, asking for mercy and a closer walk with him.
For others that they would come to know the hope that Christians have.
Work in each of us, that we would acknowledge how much our lives depend upon him.
Pray for those who are bereaved or ill, that they would cry out to God and find comfort and peace in Jesus Christ.
For those on the frontline of fighting the coronavirus currently, that God would protect and provide for them. Give thanks for them too.
Pray for those in the church that we would have peace and patience and a servant heart, caring for others in whatever way we can.
For God to be at work in us as we think about Leviticus 11.
Sermon: Leviticus 11
For a minute or two, in quiet, pray in response to God's word. Give thanks that we are clean and holy in Christ! We are acceptable in God's eyes; we can come into his presence through Jesus! Pray that we would be holy as the Lord is holy!
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name, your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
now and for ever.
If you have any questions about, or would be interested in learning more about what you've heard, please contact Gavin Walker by phone: 07842 241612
or email: Bishopdown church. You might also find the Christianity Explored website useful.