Sunday Service - 24th May 2020
Updated: May 24
O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Psalm 8 opens and closes with these words of praise. Let's do something we haven't done for a while... let's open with a song. I'm not sure that we will quite manage 'a thousand tongues to sing', but we can each sing our 'great redeemers praise, the honour of his name.' Click here to join Kevin in worship.
In Memory of Don
Charlie Timberlake has kindly dedicated this piece of music to Don and to his memory - 'Breathe on Me'. Click here to listen.
1 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens.
2 You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.
3 When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers— the moon and the stars you set in place— 4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them, human beings that you should care for them? 5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honour. 6 You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority— 7 the flocks and the herds and all the wild animals, 8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea, and everything that swims the ocean currents.
9 O Lord, our Lord, your majestic name fills the earth!
Talk - Sharing Your Faith Part 2 (Caring)
In Psalm 8, David considers the glory of God and creation, then ponders why he would care for mankind? And yet verses 5 and 6 go on to say "Yet you made them only a little lower than God and crowned them with glory and honour. You gave them charge of everything you made, putting all things under their authority."
Before you get too carried away, you should also consider Luke 12:48, where Jesus says "and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."
This has been paraphrased in modern times as "with great power comes great responsibility." We see throughout the New Testament that this responsibility is to share the gospel and to love and care for one another.
In the second video in this series, J. John talks about some of his experiences sharing his faith and caring for people. Click here to watch Kevin's introduction followed by J. John's talk.
Stuart Townend is a song writer who draws on biblical truths and hymn-like forthrightness to convey an undeniable picture of God, creation and grace. He is also rather fond of tricky time signatures that confuse amateur musicians like me! The worship playlist means I don't have to worry about that! I hope you will find his words as inspiring as I do. Click here for the playlist.