Sunday 4th July - Alive in Jesus
Todays worship was led by Nigel Malka, we were pleased to welcome him back to Blaby this morning. Nigel based his sermon on extracts from Ezekiel 18 about turning away from wrongdoing, blieving in God and being Alive in Jesus.
We did not receive a copy of Nigel's talk but the hymns and reading are reproduced below for you to enjoy.
Welcome: God Loves You!
Hymn 20 All people that on earth do dwell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmGwHdNtpEw
The Lords Prayer
Hymn 987 How deep the Father's love for us https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0CDqG5STPM
Introduction to talk
Extracts from Ezekiel 18 written at the time the Jews were in exile in Babylon
The word of the Lord came to me, why do you quote this proverb
‘The fathers eat sour grapes and the children’s teeth are set on edge’
Do not quote this, as it is I who will judge every living soul
And those who sin, will die
A righteous man who follows my ways, faithfully keeping my laws will surely live
If that man had a violent son who sheds blood or does not keep my ways
Then that man will not live, because of all the detestable things he does
And his blood will be on his own head.
For it is the soul who sins who will die
But if the wicked man turns away from all the sin he committed
Keeping my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live
Because he will be forgiven.
I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked
I would rather they turn from their ways and live.
Should a righteous man turn from his righteousness and commits sin
Then because of his unfaithfulness he is guilty and will die.
Yet you say, ‘the way of the Lord is not just.’ But it is your way that is unjust
And therefore, O house of Israel, I will judge you each one according to his ways
Turn away from all your offences then sin will not be your downfall, Repent and live!
Hymn 560mp- Praise my soul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyRIVbdsi4c
Talk - Background to the exile
Hymn 1008mp - The Lord’s my Shepherd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN4tPkX0MG0
Prayers of Intercession
Hymn 528mp –O Worship the King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAyKmYD2Zg8