Presentation on theme: "Luke 15:20 "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around."— Presentation transcript:
1 Luke 15:20"But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.
3 Teach me to dance …The offering funds the work of this church 10% is given to Tear Fund and BMS World Mission for work overseas
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6 Philippians 2: Service, simplicity, submission, solitude 1If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.5Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: 6Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, 7but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.8And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross!Service, simplicity, submission, solitude
8 Exercise #2 Be like-minded & be one in spirit & purpose Humble yourself and behave like a servant (not grasping at status & getting my own way)Consider others better than yourselves & look to their interests (rather than being vain or selfish)Be like-minded & be one in spirit & purpose focusing on the fellowship of the spirit (rather than complaining and arguing)
9 Exercise #2: Work together Bible readingPrayers for othersSong: MeditativeThanksgiving Prayer (Children)Song: Inspiring – to finishAccessible* to 5-90yr olds* to different stages of faithFocus on relationships* humility, service* unity, partnershipWhat seems good to you?What seems good to other individuals?What seems good to the group?Humble yourself and behave like a servant (not grasping at status & getting my own way)Consider others better than yourselves & look to their interests (rather than being vain or selfish)Be like-minded & be one in spirit & purpose focusing on the fellowship of the spirit (rather than complaining and arguing)
10 Joshua 112But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said,13"Remember the command that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: 'The LORD your God is giving you rest and has granted you this land.'14Your wives, your children and your livestock may stay in the land that Moses gave you east of the Jordan, but all your fighting men, fully armed, must cross over ahead of your brothers. You are to help your brothers 15until the LORD gives them rest, as he has done for you, and until they too have taken possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving them. After that, you may go back and occupy your own land, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you east of the Jordan towards the sunrise."16Then they answered Joshua, "Whatever you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
11 Psalm 1331How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!2It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron's beard, down upon the collar of his robes.3It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life for evermore.
12 Luke 101After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.2He told them, 5"When you enter a house, first say, 'Peace to this house.'8"When you are welcomed, eat what is set before you.9Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God is near you.'17The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name."
13 1 Corinthians 1212The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.15If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.17If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be?21The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"25There should be no division in the body, and its parts should have equal concern for each other.26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it.27Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
16 Brother, sister, let me serve you Let me be as Christ to you;Pray that I may have the graceTo let you be my servant, too.2 We are pilgrims on a journey,We are partners on the road;We are here to help each otherWalk the mile and bear the load.3 I will hold the Christlight for youIn the night-time of your fear;I will hold my hand out to you,Speak the peace you long to hear.4 I will weep when you are weeping,When you laugh I'll laugh with you;I will share your joy and sorrowTill we've seen this journey through.5 When we sing to God in heavenWe shall find such harmony,Born of all we've known togetherOf Christ's love and agony.
17 Bind us together, Lord,Bind us togetherWith cords that cannot be broken.Bind us together,Bind us together with love.There is only one God,There is only one King;There is only one Body,That is why we sing:Made for the glory of God,Purchased by His precious Son;Born with the right to be clean,For Jesus the victory has won.You are the family of God,You are the promise divine;You are God’s chosen desire,You are the glorious new wine.
18 Jesus, stand among usAt the meeting of our lives;Be our sweet agreementAt the meeting of our eyes.O Jesus, we love You, so we gather here;Join our hearts in unity and take away our fear.So to You we’re gatheringOut of each and every land;Christ the love between usAt the joining of our hands.O Jesus, we love You, so we gather here;Join our hearts in unity and take away our fear.
19 Jesus, stand among usAt the meeting of our lives;Be our sweet agreementAt the meeting of our eyes.O Jesus, we love You, so we gather here;Join our hearts in unity and take away our fear.So to You we’re gatheringOut of each and every land;Christ the love between usAt the joining of our hands.O Jesus, we love You, so we gather here;Join our hearts in unity and take away our fear.
22 Men of faith, rise up and sing Of the great and glorious King; You are strong when you feel weakIn your brokenness complete.Shout to the north and the southSing to the east and the westJesus is Saviour to allLord of heaven and earth.Rise up women of the truthStand and sing to broken heartsWho can know the healing powerOf our glorious King of love.We’ve been through fireWe’ve been through rain;We’ve been refinedBy the power of His name.We’ve fallen deeper in love with YouYou’ve burned the truth on our lips.Rise up church with broken wings;Fill this place with songs againOf our God who reigns on highBy His grace again we’ll fly.
23 Every tongue confess Him King of glory now; ’Tis the Father’s pleasure At the name of JesusEvery knee shall bow,Every tongue confess HimKing of glory now;’Tis the Father’s pleasureWe should call Him Lord,Who from the beginningWas the mighty Word.Humbled for a season,To receive a nameFrom the lips of sinnersUnto whom He came;Faithfully He bore itSpotless to the last,Brought it back victorious,When from death He passed.Bore it up triumphantWith its human light,Through all ranks of creaturesTo the central height,To the throne of Godhead,To the Father’s breast,Filled it with the gloryOf that perfect rest.In your hearts enthrone Him;There let Him subdueAll that is not holy,All that is not true;Crown Him as your CaptainIn temptation’s hour,Let His will enfold youIn its light and power.
24 Onward, Christian soldiers Marching as to war With the cross of Jesus Going on before!Christ, the royal Master,Leads against the foe;Forward into battle,See, His banners goLike a mighty armyMoves the church of God:Brothers we are treadingWhere the saints have trod.We are not dividedAll one body we,One in hope and doctrine,One in charity.Crowns and thrones may perish,Kingdoms rise and wane,But the church of JesusConstant will remain;Gates of hell can never’Gainst that church prevail;We have Christ’s own promise,And that cannot failOnward, then, ye people!Join our happy throng;Blend with ours your voicesIn the triumph-song:Glory, laud, and honourUnto Christ the King!This through countless agesMen and angels sing:
25 1) I am the eye, I go blink, blink, Yes, I am the eye, I see so much I am the eye but I can't touch, That belongs to my friends on the hands.2 I fiddle, feely, fiddle, feely, fiddle, feely, I'm the fingers with the most amazing sense of touchI’m the fingers and can work out quickly what is what. Yes I fiddle, feely, fiddle all the time.3) I go munch, crunch, munch, crunch I go. I am the mouth, I chew like so.The taste of food is great you know – it’s energy it makes us grow4) We’re breathing, we’re breathing, some air’s good and some’s less soI'm the nose, I'm the nose, I know by sense of smell.5) Hearing, hearing, Small ears, hearing, We don't, miss much, Hearing all the time.6) We are the body of Christ, We are the body of Christ, Together bringing His love to the world.
26 Blessing Now may the blessing of God the Father, who made from one every nation that occupies the earth;of God the Son who bought us for God from every tribe & language & people & nation;and of God the Spirit who brings us together in unity,be with us and remain with us always. Amen.cf Acts 17.26; Revelation 5.9