Below you can find the whole of our Sunday service, or some of its individual parts.
Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11 Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
A chance to listen again to the songs we sang this week.
- Christ Alone, Cornerstone
- May the Mind of Christ My Saviour
- Before the Throne of God Above
The musicians were:
- Ed Newson
- Pat Brandon
- Nick Larkin
- Julia Henley
BMS Catalyst Live
The evening will include talks from theologians Stanley Hauerwas, Helen Paynter, Gale Richards and Anthony Reddie, art from Makoto Fujimara and music from comedy jazz-rap duo Harry & Chris.
For more information and to book tickets, visit the Catalyst Live website here.
Just one Church+ event in the diary for this week. Have a look below, and please remember that if you want to take part you must sign up beforehand (click on the event title to do this).
- Beach Clean meeting at Lime Kiln Car Park on Sat 10th Oct at 10.30am.
BMS Prayers for the Week
BMS World Mission works with incredible churches across the world. Pray these would be used powerfully to proclaim the good news.
- Praise God for BMS workers Dave and Michele Mahon serving in Iquitos, Peru. Pray that God will provide every resource for the success of a possible church plant in a village near Iquitos.
- Please pray that more young people will respond to God’s call to ministry in France. Praise God for Dorcas, serving with John and Sue Wilson as a ministerial student.
- Pray for Helen and Wit Boondeekhun, that they would see fruit as they sow the seeds of the gospel in Thailand. Praise God for their pioneering ministry.