THIS WEEK’s BULLETIN
PRE-SERVICE PRAYER MEETING

Pray for one another to use well this day as a time for particular prayer, worthy worship, and intentional instruction.

WELCOME

Welcome to this online order of service. We long to be with one another again, and feel a particular empathy with those who are generally less able to come, but come together online today, and participate in the same order of service, so our fellowship can still be with one another and with our Lord Jesus Christ.

OPENING SONG

Sing along in the opening song for today, reminding yourself that we exist for the praise of our Lord and God.

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All Creatures of our God and King

OPENING PRAYER

Pray with us,

Our Father in Heaven, we owe You our lives, for the daily breath You give us, for the saving grace You have shown us, and for the work that you are continuing in us and through us. May all that we do today be to Your glory, Amen.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
  1. We do not know what the next week will bring as far as the spread of the virus is concerned, but we know that the Lord has called us to be wise and not to fear, so pray for one another, for the elders of the church, and we will keep you updated through messages on what next Sunday might look like.
  2. Home-group will resume this week Tuesday, 12 January, at 19h15. Use this week to re-familiarise yourself with the notes. We will discuss each other’s answers to the questions of Lesson 5 in “Christians Among One Another” available here: https://livinghopebaptist.co.za/resources/homegroup. The online link will be posted on the Lockdown WhatsApp group as well as on the new LHBC-PMB Telegram group.
PASTORAL PRAYER

Pray with us,

Lord God, there is truly none like you. Repeatedly in the Scriptures You reveal Yourself to mankind as the One who is “slow to anger and rich in love” (Ex 34:6; Num 14:18; Neh 9:17; Ps 86:15; Ps 103:8; Ps 145:8; Joel 2:13; Jonah 4:2). Thank You for not dealing with us according to our sins (Ps 103:10). Thank You that Your love to us surpasses all other love that we can possibly receive (Ps 103:11). We know this is true, because our sins against You have been forgiven by You and removed from us (Ps 103:12).

You know our struggles and weaknesses Lord (Ps 103:14). You know our longing to truly fear You, live righteously, and keep your commandments (Ps 103:17-18). Conform us to the righteousness of Your Son Jesus Christ (Rom 8:29). Create in us a clean heart (Ps 51:10). By Your Word, as we read it each day, memorise parts of it, meditate on it, will you teach us, convict us, correct us, and train us in righteousness so that we can be well prepared for what You will be requiring of us this week (2 Tim 3:16-17).

Make us quick to help one another in our fight against falsehood and sin (James 5:19-20). Make us bold to teach others everything You have taught us (Matt 28:18-20). Make us quick to forgive (Luk 17:3), quick to serve (Rom 12:11), quick to rejoice with thankful prayer (1 Thess 5:16-18).

We know, Father, that one day Your Son will return, and that, until that day, You have given us Your Holy Spirit. May we walk by the Spirit, and not gratify the flesh (Gal 5:16), and so do all that we do to Your glory (1 Cor 10:31).

In Jesus’ name, Amen

SCRIPTURE READING AND PRAYER

Our Scripture reading today is Judges 10:6-16. Ponder it in your heart, and use the structure of it below to guide your own responsive prayer in light of this Word from God.

  1. Recognise sin’s tendency always to tempt mankind back to it (v. 6)
  2. Understand God’s just anger against all sin (vv. 7-10)
  3. Perceive the just reward for our sins (vv. 10-14)
  4. Know that God always forgives those who repent truly (vv. 15-16)
SINGING

We have a YouTube playlist with songs the way we sing them at church. Use the playlist to become familiar with how we sing to the Lord so we can join our voices in glad praises when the restrictions are lifted again! (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP5L9IiLyN9tHHtry3Qkk15PUG6xUoOj5)

For today, join one another in this set of three songs:
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My Jesus, I Love Thee

I Will Glory in My Redeemer

O for That Day

Pray with us,

Lord Jesus, thank You for loving us first, so we can love You. We love to boast of You as my Lord and as my Saviour. We look forward with eager anticipation to Your return so we can be forever with You. Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly, Amen.

SERMON

Listen to the sermon live at 9:30 AM using Facebook https://www.facebook.com/livinghopebaptist.pmb (does NOT require a Facebook account) or Google Meet https://meet.google.com/itc-fxci-xen (requires Google account).
If you are unable to join us live, the sermon link below contains the sermon notes in reading format. The audio will be added after the live recording.

1 John 1:1-4, “The Life that Changes Lives (Part 1)” by Andrew Zekveld

CLOSING SONG

Let’s respond to God’s Word, with appropriate praise!

We Believe

BENEDICTION

May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you!

Psalm 67:1-3 (ESV)