Sunday 3rd May 6.00pm Order of Service

U & G Sunday 3rd May 2020 6pm

WELCOME

HYMN – O Happy Day

1

O happy day! that fixed my choice

On You, my Saviour and my God!

Well may this grateful heart rejoice

And tell of Christ’s redeeming blood.

O happy dayI O happy day!

When Jesus washed my sins away,

He taught me how to watch and pray,

And live rejoicing ev’ry day; (Hallelujah!)

O happy day! O happy day!

When Jesus washed my sins away.

2

Tis done, the great transaction’s done!

I am my Lord’s, and He is mine;

He led me, and I followed on

Responding to the voice divine.

Chorus

3

Now rest, my long-divided heart,

Fixed on this blissful centre, rest;

Nor ever from thy Lord depart,

With him of every good possessed.

Chorus

4

High heaven, that heard the solemn vow,

That vow renewed shall daily hear,

Till in life’s latest hour I bow,

And bless in death a bond so dear.

Chorus

PRAYER

READING Matthew 6:1-4

Giving to the Needy

6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

SERMON – Whose Approval Do You Seek?

This chapter of Jesus teaching is about where our LOVE lies – and specifically Jesus is speaking against SHOW OFFS.

And I ask the question of each of us this evening – WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO – especially the good things and kind things?

The question for ALL OF US tonight is this WHOSE APPLAUSE DO WE SEEK MOST OF ALL?

The Pharisees LOVED THE PRAISE OF MEN RATHER THAN THE PRAISE OF GOD.

Our only aspiration should be to hear God say to us one day: WELL DONE GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT. (MAT. 25:23)

PRAYER

HYMN Just as I am

1

Just as I am, without one plea

but that thy blood was shed for me,

and that thou bidst me come to thee,

O Lamb of God, I come.

2

Just as I am, and waiting not

to rid my soul of one dark blot,

to thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot,

O Lamb of God, I come.

3

Just as I am, though tossed about

with many a conflict, many a doubt,

fightings within and fears without,

O Lamb of God, I come.

4

Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;

sight, riches, healing of the mind,

Yea, all I need, in thee to find,

O Lamb of God, I come.

5

Just as I am, thou wilt receive,

wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve:

because thy promise I believe,

O Lamb of God, I come.

6

Just as I am (thy love unknown

has broken every barrier down),

now to be thine, yea, thine alone,

O Lamb of God, I come.

7

Just as I am, of that free love

the breadth, length, depth, and height to prove,

here for a season, then above,

O Lamb of God, I come.

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