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Sharing Our Faith Together

Worship For Passion Sunday

by Peter Blount 29 March 2020
Greetings in the name of Jesus! Today for worship you will need approx 30 minutes, a bible of your choice and a cross (wood or paper or palm cross) to focus on.

Psalm 104 v 1

O Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendour and majesty.

Today is the 5th Sunday in lent and 1st of Christ’s Passion

Take a moment to focus on your cross and ponder the ‘Amazing Grace of Jesus’ (GRACEGods Riches At Christ’s Expense!)

Our first hymn this morning is ‘And can it Be’

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Please listen and share in our opening prayer

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Now take your bible and read today’s scriptures

John 11 : 1 – 44

Romans 8 : 18 – 25

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These are two of the lectionary readings set for today, the familiar story of Lazarus is one of those stories that can hold many meanings, but today we focus on the how Jesus used the situation to indicate to His disciples what would shortly be happening to Himself.

The life of Lazarus had suddenly and unexpectedly come to an end, but through the power and grace of the family’s friend, Jesus Himself, His life was restored. v32 Mary says ‘Lord, IF you had been here’.

Only a few chapters on Jesus Himself, on the first Easter, also dies but in God’s power rises again, therefore, through GRACE we no longer need to say IF you were here, because He is now always here as our personal and special friend.

Paul writing to the Romans is almost lost for words to describe his vision of ‘Future Glory’, neither is he able to contain his excitement at meeting Jesus face to face. However, his wisdom is to accept whatever life may throw at us, hope with expectation for the life to come, and wait patiently.

Sage advice in troubled times.

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Our final Hymn is ‘Jesus the Name High Over All’

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