Today Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe brought us the message “Resist, trust and see” from 1 Samuel 24, recommence our sermon series “Living under the real King” from the old testament book 1 Samuel.
It’s great to have you join with us today for our online service of worship. We trust that the Lord will minister to you as you worship Him today.
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I trust you are keeping well. Let us continue to pray for our state as we see a sharp rise in covid infections and deaths. Please continue to abide by the health orders that are in place for most of the state and get vaccinated if you haven’t done so yet.
A reason to celebrate
The recently concluded Olympics were filled with stories of grit, determination and inspiration. One of those moments came in the finals of the men’s high jump event. Mutaz Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy were getting ready for a jump off to decide on the gold medal. However, the Italian suddenly broke out in wild celebration because instead of a jump off, Barshim had agreed to share his gold medal with Tamberi. Tamberi said “Sharing (gold medal) with a friend was just magical.”.
Christians can relate to this Joy. Jesus is the only one who had every right to claim the glories of heaven for himself – He had lived a sinless life, he willingly died for our sins and rose from the dead and now he is seated at the right hand of God waiting to return as the King of kings.
Yet the good news of Christianity is, Jesus is willing to share his glory with those of us who haven’t done anything to deserve such glory. The only thing we are asked to do is to trust in Jesus.
Today, Christians have all the reasons to celebrate because Jesus our champion has shared his glory with us.
Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe
Our first song is “God is for us”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Please now join us in our second song “Jesus take all of me”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Recapping the story
Bible project has done an excellent overview of the book of 1 Samuel as a video. You can click the play button to watch the video.
Reading: 1 Samuel 24
Sermon: Resist, trust and see – Dilan Jayasinghe
(YouTube has a habit of sometimes starting a few minutes into the video. If this happens please rewind the video when you start)
The final song for today is “Guide me O thou great Jehovah”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
The Food Bank continues to operate during this COVID season. Thank you to all who have contributed to the Food Bank and to those who have contributed financially to help people affected by CoVID-19. There is an ongoing need for food both for folk within our fellowship and also the wider community around us.
Items needed include:
Long life milk, pasta & pasta sauce, rice & coucous; Harvest meals (tinned), meals in a box (e.g. Sun rise), spreads peanut butter, jam, tinned food (corned beef, SPAM, tuna, sardines, corn, fruit, soup), snacks (sweet and savoury biscuits, chips, wafers, chocolate); coffee, tea, Milo, sugar, salt, cooking oil.
Shampoo & conditioner, toilet paper, disposable razor, sanitary pads, bars of soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, hand sanitiser, moisturiser. Cleaning items: Laundry power, dishwashing liquid, chux/sponges/scourers etc
Donations can be left at Dilan and Faustine’s place or brought to the church.
As we resume face to face meetings, we encourage regular members of the congregation, both face to face and online, to support the work of the church through electronic funds transfer (eft) of your tithes and offerings to the church bank account or via iGive. If you don’t have access to an eft arrangement and would like to contribute to the church, please speak to Pastor Dilan or the treasurer.
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