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Sunday 1st August 2021

The Characteristics of Christian Love (4)

 

You can watch today’s service on the Bruce Memorial Church YouTube channel or listen on our website or on CD.

 

Subject to covid restrictions, we plan to have a service in church next Sunday.  If you would like to attend, you can book a place by phoning 07927 208936 any day between 10am and 7pm.  Covid measures will be in place including social distancing, face-masks and no singing.  You are welcome to bring your own cushion!

The copy date for the September issue of Steeple News is 7 August. Any items for inclusion should be sent to Eleanor Young 
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Today is the final part of our series looking at The Characteristics of Christian Love in 1 Corinthians 13.  Our guest preacher is Alistair Begg, who was born in Glasgow and ministered in Scotland for 8 years before moving to the USA, where he has been senior pastor of Parkside Church in Cleveland since 1983.  These sermons are copyright 2021 by Truth for Life and are used with permission.  If you would like to hear more of Alistair Begg’s teaching, you can do so at www.truthforlife.org.

 

This is the start of the final week of this year’s Keswick Convention.  The theme is ‘Faithful’ with morning Bible readings from Hosea.  You can watch a livestream of the main sessions at vkc.keswickministries.org.

 

Be still my soul – Instrumental

 

Call to worship – Psalm 113.2-3

 

Bless the Lord, o my soul;

O my soul, worship His Holy name.

Sing like never before, O my soul.

I'll worship Your Holy name.

 

The sun comes up,

It's a new day dawning;

It's time to sing Your song again.

Whatever may pass

And whatever lies before me,

Let me be singing

When the evening comes.

 

You're rich in love

And You're slow to anger,

Your name is great

And Your heart is kind.

For all Your goodness

I will keep on singing;

Ten thousand reasons

For my heart to find.

 

And on that day

When my strength is failing,

The end draws near

And my time has come,

Still my soul will

Sing Your praise unending:

Ten thousand years

And then for evermore!

 

Prayer of adoration and confession

 

Our Father who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy Name

Thy Kingdom come,

Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the Kingdom, and the power and the glory forever.  Amen.

 

Together Time          Joshua (part 4): The Walls of Jericho

 

Our God is a great big God

Our God is a great big God

Our God is a great big God

And He holds us in His hands!

 

He’s higher than a skyscraper

He’s deeper than a submarine

He’s wider than the universe

And beyond my wildest dreams

 

And He’s known me

And He’s loved me

Since before the world began

How wonderful to be a part of

God’s amazing plan!

 

Bible Reading            1 Corinthians 13.1-13 (New Living Translation)

 

O for a heart to praise my God,

A heart from sin set free;

A heart that always feels thy blood

So freely shed for me.

 

A heart resigned, submissive, meek,

My great Redeemer's throne;

Where only Christ is heard to speak,

Where Jesus reigns alone.

 

A humble, lowly, contrite heart,

Believing, true, and clean,

Which neither life nor death can part

From Christ who dwells within.

 

A heart in every thought renewed,

And full of love divine;

Perfect and right and pure and good —

A copy, Lord, of thine.

 

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart,

Come quickly from above;

Write thy new name upon my heart,

Thy new best name of Love.

 

Sermon

 

Prayer of thanksgiving and intercession

 

Love divine, all loves excelling,

Joy of heaven, to earth come down,

Fix in us thy humble dwelling,

All thy faithful mercies crown.

Jesus, thou art all compassion;

Pure, unbounded love Thou art;

Visit us with thy salvation;

Enter every trembling heart.

 

Breathe, O breathe thy loving Spirit

Into every troubled breast!

Let us all in thee inherit;

Let us find the promised rest.

Take away the love of sinning;

Alpha and Omega be;

End of faith, as its beginning,

Set our hearts at liberty.

 

Come, Almighty, to deliver;

Let us all thy life receive;

Suddenly return and never,

Never more thy temples leave.

Thee we would be always blessing,

Serve thee as thy hosts above,

Pray and praise thee without ceasing,

Glory in thy perfect love.

 

Finish then thy new creation;

Pure and spotless let us be.

Let us see thy great salvation

Perfectly restored in thee.

Changed from glory into glory,

Till in heaven we take our place,

Till we cast our crowns before thee,

Lost in wonder, love, and praise.

 

Benediction

 

One day when Heaven was filled with His praises

One day when sin was as black as could be

Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin

Dwelt among men, my example is He

The Word became flesh and the light shined among us

His glory revealed.

 

Living, He loved me

Dying, He saved me

Buried, He carried my sins far away

Rising, He justified freely forever

One day He's coming

Oh glorious day, oh glorious day.

 

One day they led Him up Calvary's mountain

One day they nailed Him to die on a tree

Suffering anguish, despised and rejected

Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is He

Hands that healed nations, stretched out on a tree

And took the nails for me.

 

One day the grave could conceal Him no longer

One day the stone rolled away from the door

Then He arose, over death He had conquered

Now is ascended, my Lord evermore

Death could not hold Him, the grave could not keep Him

From rising again.

 

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming

One day the skies with His glories will shine

Wonderful day, my Beloved One bringing

My Saviour Jesus is mine.


 If you need pastoral care or any extra support, please contact:

Rev. Graham Nash, on 442068 or gpnash@churchofscotland.org.uk

14 Woodside Court, Cambusbarron, Stirling FK7 9PH

Angela Samson, our Wellbeing Coordinator on 07977 342022 or

wellbeingangela@gmail.com

Kathleen Davidson, our Pastoral Group leader on 471168

Graeme Fotheringham, our Wellbeing elder on 07887 824055.

 

 

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