23 April 2012

This morning in BVP we begin a short series of studies I have wanted to do for the last fifteen years or so but known how to go about it: a bird’s eye view of the Bible so that we can see the major themes and see how things tie together. The problem has been how to do this; but after some thought I would like to fulfil this ambition by tracing the development of the Covenant. Our Order of Service in Sunday will be:

Welcome and Call to Worship

Hymn 445 Alleluia sing to Jesus

Collect

Children’s Address

Children’s Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

Hymn  802 We are here to praise you

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 1 v1-18 p 1063

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 486 Forgive our sins as we forgive

Sermon:  ‘Discovering the Bible 1’

Hymn 159 Lord for the years

Benediction / Sung Amen

 

Sunday 15 April

Whilst on holiday I was greatly helped by a sentence on Assurance from vol 3 of the works of the Puritan divine John Owen. I would like to enlarge upon this as our theme for today’s service.

Welcome and Call to Worship

Hymn 83 I rejoiced when I heard them say

Collect

Children’s Address

Children’s Prayer / Lord’s Prayer

Hymn  600 Spirit of God unseen as the wind

Prayer of Approach

Intimations

Offering / Dedication

Scripture Reading: John 4 v1-15 p1066

Prayer of Intercession

Hymn 548 Approach my soul the mercy seat

Sermon:  ‘Assurance’

Hymn Loved with everlasting love

Benediction / Sung Amen