Welcome to our online evening service!
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Spend a moment in prayer asking God to prepare your heart as we gather around His Word together.
In 1Timothy we are called to worship our God and King:
God the blessed and only Ruler, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom now one has seen or can see. To him be glory and might forever, Amen.1 Timothy 6:15 (NIV 84)
Let’s give him the glory now as we sing:
Praise be to God that he did not leave us to die in our sin, but has provided a saviour for us. In 1Timothy 1:13 Paul says of himself:
Even though I was once a blasphemer, and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst.1 timothy 1:13-15 (NIV 84)
Take this time now to confess your sins to God, knowing that he is a merciful God who pours out his grace on sinners and saves those who call on him.
Paul goes on to say these assuring words from that same section in 1Timothy:
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners – of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life.1 timothy 1:15-16 (NIV 84)
Paul goes on to say in 1Timothy 2:
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.1 Timothy 2:1-4
Spend some time now praying for our government, the church and the families of our church, especially those known to you who need your prayers. Please check the weekly church email that contains more specific prayer items and people to be praying for in our church.
We now come to God’s Word as it is read out and preached from John 15:18-16:4.
Let’s close our time together with this benediction:
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honour and glory forever and ever. Amen.1 timothy 1:17