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Order of Service 17/06

Father’s Day is an opportunity to consider what God created men to be. Masculinity and femininity are warped and distorted today, but God’s plan is still in His Word. 

We begin with a responsive reading of Psalm 100, which reminds us of what worship is: joy, gladness, singing, thanksgiving, blessing. It is coming, entering, so as to serve with worship, the Lord who is good. We then sing “Ye Servants of God, Your Master Proclaim”. We can happily boast in a God like ours. 

Our first Scripture reading is Ephesians 6:10-17, where we read of the spiritual armour of God. Courageous protection is part of biblical masculinity. “Soldiers of Christ Arise” continues that theme. 

Our second reading, 2 Timothy 2:1-7,  is regarding spiritual discipline, which is necessary for all, and especially for those who lead, provide and protect. We sing “Complete in Thee”, for it is never our discipline that completes us, but Christ’s sufficiency. 

Our time of corporate prayer and corporate giving culminates in meditating on several texts that deal with “Men After God’s Own Heart”. We close with “Am I a Soldier of the Cross?”

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Prelude 

Call to Worship: 15 Responsive Reading of Psalm 100

Prayer of Invocation

Hymn 297 Ye Servants of God   

Scripture Reading:  Ephesians 6:10-18

Hymn 262 Soldiers of Christ Arise

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-7

Song 20 Complete in Thee

Pastoral Prayer

Offering

Sermon: Men After God’s Own Heart

Hymn 260 Am I a Soldier of the Cross?

Benediction

Postlude

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