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Bible Reading - Psalm 103
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1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits –
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 the Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbour his anger for ever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children –
18 with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
Spend a few moments praying through the Psalm.
Praise God for who he is – compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in love (v8), one who loves righteousness and justice (v6), the King over the whole world (v19).
Praise God for what he has done for us – forgiving our sin, redeeming our lives, giving us good things to enjoy (v3-4, v9-12).
Reflect on the shortness of our lives (v14-16) and marvel at the way God remembers and loves his people forever (v17).
Let's Praise God Together!
Feel free to join in singing along at home, or just to listen. We've made sure to use lyric videos so the words will appear as the song plays.
Also available on this Spotify Playlist
As we reflect on Psalm 103 and worship remember that it doesn’t matter who we are, where we are coming from, what head space we are in or how bad we think our sins are, His grace is always enough, because He is living in us and is greater than our challenges, worries, fears and sins.
Your Grace Is Enough
Praise, My Soul, The King Of Heaven
Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me
Our friends over at Hope Church have put together a great resource for kid's church with songs, games, colouring in sheets to print and a story.
Bible Reading - Titus 1
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1 Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ to further the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness – 2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, 3 and which now at his appointed season he has brought to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Saviour,
4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith:
Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Saviour.
5 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.
10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. 11 They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach – and that for the sake of dishonest gain. 12 One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: ‘Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.’ 13 This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith 14 and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. 16 They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
Leadership in Light of God's Grace (Titus 1)
Sermon by: Pete Gower
We will be discussing Titus in our Gospel Communities over the next 3 weeks. To help you prepare:
Write down any questions you have about the passage.
What strikes you about Paul’s pattern of ministry?
What do you need to pursue in your own godliness?
Let's Respond to God in Song
Use these songs to help you respond to what you've heard. Again, we've used lyric videos so the words will appear as the song plays.
It is by God’s grace that we are reconciled and set free. As we pursue godliness, remember that our sins cannot hold us back and are forgiven as we stand justified and blameless before Him because of Jesus’ sacrifice and love.