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1 Sunday 4 th November 2007 Morning Service Jesus the Early Years Luke 9:1-9 What will they make of Jesus?

2 1God is our refuge and our strength, our ever-present aid; 2And therefore, though the earth gives way, we will not be afraid. Psalm 46a:1-7* (p. 59)

3 Though mountains fall into the sea, 3though waters foam and roar, We will not fear, though mountains quake as waves engulf the shore. Psalm 46a:1-7* (2/6)

4 4A river flows, whose streams delight the city of our God— The holy place, in which the LORD Most High has his abode. Psalm 46a:1-7* (3/6)

5 5God is within his holy place; the city will not yield, For God will come at break of day to be her help and shield. Psalm 46a:1-7* (4/6)

6 6The nations are in disarray; the kingdoms disappear. God speaks, and at his mighty voice the whole earth melts with fear. Psalm 46a:1-7* (5/6)

7 7The LORD Almighty is with us to strengthen and sustain; For Jacob’s God our strong defence and fortress will remain. Psalm 46a:1-7* (6/6)

8 Prayer & Children’s Talk Could you grow a harvest here?

9 Taking that call…

10 Scripture Song – from Philippians 4:6-8 76.76.D Morning Light (Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus) 1 Whatever things are lovely, whatever things are right, all that is pure and noble: make these things your delight. Whatever is praiseworthy and beautiful and true, all excellence and virtue shall form Christ's mind in you.

11 Scripture Song – from Philippians 4:6-8 76.76.D Morning Light (Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus) 2 In all things, make thanksgiving; for all things, join in prayer: the peace of God will guard you rejoice the Lord is near! Let nothing make you anxious; what you have learned, obey: the God of peace be with you and Christ be all your way.

12 UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION  O Lord, we long to enter your presence, worshipping you face to face.  We are in awe of your majesty, greatness, and glory, but encouraged by your love.

13 UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION  Yet there remains a coldness in our hearts,  a hardness toward you,  an unwillingness to admit our sin and need for you.

14 UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION  Forgive us, for Jesus’ sake.  Come near and strengthen us until Christ reigns supreme within us, in every thought, word, and deed.

15 UNISON PRAYER OF CONFESSION  Give us a faith that purifies the heart,  overcomes the world, works by love,  fastens us to you, and always clings to the cross.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

16 Scripture Reading: Luke 9:1-9 (p. 1039)  1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,  2 and he sent them out to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.  3 He told them: "Take nothing for the journey--no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra tunic.

17 Scripture Reading: Luke 9:1-9 (p. 1039)  4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.  5 If people do not welcome you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave their town, as a testimony against them."

18 Scripture Reading: Luke 9:1-9 (p. 1039)  6 So they set out and went from village to village, preaching the gospel and healing people everywhere.  7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was going on. And he was perplexed, because some were saying that John had been raised from the dead,

19 Scripture Reading: Luke 9:1-9 (p. 1039)  8 others that Elijah had appeared, and still others that one of the prophets of long ago had come back to life.  9 But Herod said, "I beheaded John. Who, then, is this I hear such things about?" And he tried to see him.

20 1 The LORD is my shepherd; no want shall I know. 2 He makes me lie down where the green pastures grow; He leads me to rest where the calm waters flow. Psalm 23:1-6* (p. 28)

21 Psalm 23:1-6* (2/5) 3 My wandering steps he brings back to his way, In straight paths of righteousness making me stay; And this he has done his great name to display.

22 Psalm 23:1-6* (3/5) 4 Though I walk in death’s valley, where darkness is near, Because you are with me, no evil I’ll fear; Your rod and your staff bring me comfort and cheer.

23 Psalm 23:1-6* (4/5) 5 In the sight of my en’mies a table you spread. The oil of rejoicing you pour on my head; My cup overflows and I’m graciously fed.

24 Psalm 23:1-6* (5/5) 6 So surely your covenant mercy and grace Will follow me closely in all of my ways; I will dwell in the house of the LORD all my days.

25 Sermon: Luke 9:1-9 WHAT WILL THEY MAKE OF JESUS?  Acts 1:8 – “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth…"  This process STARTS with Israel in Luke 9, Luke 10.  The Great Commission – in all four gospels! Herod Antipas - who executed John the Baptist

26 WHAT WILL THEY MAKE OF JESUS? 1 – WILL ISRAEL BELIEVE?  Luke 9 - A passage about responding to Jesus.  The response of Israel, and that of a minor King – Herod Antipas.  His story began with John the baptist and is continued in Luke 23:8- 12… Herod Antipas - who executed John the Baptist

27 WHAT WILL THEY MAKE OF JESUS? 1 – WILL ISRAEL BELIEVE?  Luke 23:8-12. When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform some miracle. He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer… Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate. That day Herod and Pilate became friends - before this they had been enemies. Herod Antipas - who executed John the Baptist

28 WHAT WILL THEY MAKE OF JESUS? 1 – WILL ISRAEL BELIEVE?  The issue here, and throughout Luke: WHAT IS THE TRUE IDENTITY OF JESUS?  Luke 7:49; 8:25; & 9:18.  The answer in 2:11 – He is “Christ The Lord.” Herod Antipas - who executed John the Baptist

29 WHAT WILL THEY MAKE OF JESUS? 2 – WILL MIRACLES CONVINCE?  Travel light (3-6).  Don’t treat miracles as if they are the norm, or as if they are entertainment, to arouse your curiosity. That was Herod’s mistake Did Jesus heal people? Does he heal today?

30 WHAT WILL THEY MAKE OF JESUS? 2 – WILL MIRACLES CONVINCE?  So if you are the Christ Yes the great Jesus Christ Prove to me that you're no fool Walk across my swimming pool If you do that for me Then I'll let you go free C'mon King of the Jews Andrew Lloyd Webber: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

31 WHAT WILL THEY MAKE OF JESUS? 3 – ARE YOU CONVINCED?  Miracles were not everyday events or entertainment: They were SIGNS.  Pointing ahead…  Meanwhile we live in tension between the arrival of the Kingdom, and its future completion. Do the SIGNS convince you.

32 WHAT WILL THEY MAKE OF JESUS? 3 – ARE YOU CONVINCED?  Don’t push God out of His timetable, but be confident.  Confident, but humble…  Secure, but frail…  Don’t stop at curiosity – entrust yourself to Jesus. Do the SIGNS convince you.

33 Psalm 46a:8-11* (p. 59) 1/4 8Come, see the works the LORD has done— the judgments he commands, The desolations he has brought to pass in many lands.

34 Psalm 46a:8-11* (p. 59) 2/4 9In every land throughout the earth he makes all conflict cease; He shatters bow and spear and shield, and brings his reign of peace.

35 Psalm 46a:8-11* (p. 59) 3/4 10Be still, and know that I am God, on earth exalted high; And all the nations of the world my name will glorify.

36 Psalm 46a:8-11* (p. 59) 4/4 11The LORD Almighty is with us to strengthen and sustain; For Jacob’s God our strong defence and fortress will remain.

37 God Calls Us to delight in Christ and to Share His Hope. Join us for Tea, Coffee and Juice in the Church Hall


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