Presentation on theme: "Gathering for Worship We have come together as the family of God"— Presentation transcript:
1 Gathering for Worship We have come together as the family of God in our Father's presenceto offer him praise and thanksgiving,to hear and receive his holy word,to bring before him the needs of the world,to ask his forgiveness of our sins,and to seek his grace, that through his Son Jesus Christwe may give ourselves to his service.
2 Psalm 655You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Saviour, the hope of all the ends of the earth9You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly.The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with corn,10You drench its furrows and level its ridges; you soften it with showers and bless its crops.
3 11You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance.
4 We plough the fields and scatter The good seed on the land
5 What is necessary for this change to take place?
6 What is necessary for this change to take place? Climate: Rain – Water - SunshineSoil – nutrientsTimeJohn Ruggles – expertise, hard work
9 What, if anything, do we do so that we are transformed into new creations? Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17)Water (baptism) and Spirit (Jesus living in us, unknown)Serving, Praying, Listen to Bible, Gathered Worship,
10 Jesus, You are changing me Jesus, You are changing me By Your Spirit You’re making me like You.Jesus, You’re transforming me That Your loveliness may be seen in all I do.You are the potter and I am the clay Help me to be willing to let You have Your way.Jesus, You are changing me As I let You reign supreme within my heart.7We live by faith, not by sight. 14Christ's love compels us .. to 16 regard no-one from a worldly point of view. 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5)
11 I am a new creation,No more in condemnation,Here in the grace of God I stand.My heart is overflowing,My love just keeps on growing,And I will praise You Lord,Yes, I will praise You Lord,And I will sing of all that You have done.A joy that knows no limit,A lightness in my spirit,7We live by faith, not by sight. 14Christ's love compels us .. to 16 regard no-one from a worldly point of view. 17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5)
15 John 31Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.2He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no-one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."3In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no-one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born from above."4"How can a man be born when he is old?" Nicodemus asked. "Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother's womb to be born!"5Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth, no-one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.6Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.7You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born from above.'8The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."Thank God for his written Word to us
16 Faith Hope Love Mercy Grace Justice Truth Peace Thankfulness Flesh
17 Spirit of the living god, Fall afresh on me; Break me, melt me, mould me, fill me.