Welcome to our online service on Sunday 5th April 2020
Good morning: our preacher this morning is Rod Westrop; it would be good if we could all access the sermon video at around 11am, so that we are watching together even if we are physically apart.
Prior to that, please listen to the songs linked below, read the bible passage, and spend some time in prayer following the notes.
Praise God for his creation, and for his character.
Confess your sin to God, and ask for forgiveness.
Give thanks that we can know forgiveness through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pray the Lord's prayer
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.
Sermon: The Surpassing Worth of Knowing Christ: Philippians 3:1-21
Heavenly Father, our ever-present help in trouble, our fortress and our God: calm the anxious fears of all who turn to you; give strength and healing to those who are sick, and courage and skill to those who care for them; grant wisdom and clarity to those in authority; and humble us all to call upon you that we may be saved not only in this life, but also for that which is to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and 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.