Welcome to our online service for Sunday 19th April 2020
It would be good to access the sermon video around 11am when others will be so that we are watching together even if we are physically apart. Prior to that, we can listen to the songs linked below, and spend some time in prayer.
First - come to the Lord in prayer, asking him to be at work in all who are setting this time aside to read, pray and listen around the country, and to be at work in us!
Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.
Praise the Lord with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.
Revelation 4:8, 11
"'Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty,'
who was, and is, and is to come."
"You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honour and power,
for you created all things,
and by your will they were created
and have their being."
Spend some time in prayer:
Praise God for who he is, the thrice holy God who is worthy of all glory, honour and power.
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 our praises of God are acceptable to him because we are his children, adopted in Christ.
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; give thanks for them and pray that God would protect and provide for them. Pay for those in the church family who are or will be serving in this way.
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 12-15.
Sermon and reading: Leviticus 12-15
Pray in response to the Bible passage and sermon.
Listen to: There is a Day
- thinking about the hope we have as Christians of the day when God will bring in the new creation.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments,
and his paths beyond tracing out!
"Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counsellor?"
"Who has ever given to God,
that God should repay him?"
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.
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.