Our vision for 2020…
Our vision is to – Glorify the Father, through the Son, In the power of the Holy Spirit; to know Christ; to imitate Christ; to proclaim Christ.
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Enter to worship-depart to serve
What are we here for?
5th January Psalm 100 – To worship and to serve
A Psalm for giving thanks. Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
By Serving (Serving the Lord with Gladness, being a cheerful servant)
By Submitting (Eph 2: 10 Good works that He has prepared) Submitting means fulfilment
By Sacrificing (1 Peter 2: 5 offering spiritual sacrifices, Hebrews 13: 15 Sacrifice of praise, Hebrews 16 good works, a fragrant offering)
12th January Joshua 6: 1-5/ Exodus 17: 15 Actively waiting
Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. And when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn, when you hear the sound of the trumpet, then all the people shall shout with a great shout, and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people shall go up, everyone straight before him.”
And Moses built an altar and called the name of it, The LORD Is My Banner,
In prayer (Jeremiah 29: 13 when you seek me you will find me)
In Study (Psalm 119: 105 your word is a lamp and a light)
In lifting (Exodus 17: 15 Lifting the name of Jesus)
19th January Matthew 5:13-16 No hiding your light
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Don’t give in to fear (2 Timothy 1: 7 For God gave us a spirit of power, love and a sound mind)
Don’t Give in to pressure (Romans 12: 2 do not conform)
Let your Light shine
26th January Psalm 113 Lifting the banner of Jesus Jahovah-Nissi
Praise the LORD! Praise, O servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD! Blessed be the name of the LORD from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the LORD is to be praised! The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! Who is like the LORD our God, who is seated on high, who looks far down on the heavens and the earth? He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes, with the princes of his people. He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!