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Re: Bible Readings

Post by christine » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:26 pm

This is a message on behalf of our dear brother Doug Holt:-

Update Doug-
Dear friends and prayer warriors, As of today i am registered blind. i will still continue with the ministry through Christine Rachel and the team.i was expecting the news and accept it. i will be seeing the specialist again within six weeks to decide whether another operation will help.i will face the decision prayerfuly.i know that the prayer warriors are praying for me. i have so many friends on net hugs who pray for me and i just want you to know that you are all very special.

i visited Rebecca in sheffield last weekend by national express. she was my carer. She is only less than two hours away so we hope to visit each other frequently. Where there is a will there is a way. God is our strength and we are neverr alone.

i hope to be in touch regularly through dictating messages to Christine or another one of the team. i want to thank the team. Please do not send emails to me but you can send them to Christine as i am in touch several times a day with Raymond, Christine Rebecca and Rachel.

God bless you all. love as always in the Lord's name brother Doug

Christine's email mumwhite48@hotmail.co.uk

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by christine » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:34 pm

Doug asked me to post this hymn which is one of his favourites- how sweet the name of Jesus sounds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoPlwPUYWaw

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by Hope » Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:03 am

Doug,
I am Praying for you everyday! And I am trusting God to take care of you, I am so happy to hear from you I have really missed you. You have a Wonderful attiude and I know God has plans for you and they are all for the good of His Glory! Hang in there I know He is not done with His Blessings for you yet!
God Bless You Love You My Friend Eva

Christine, Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone you are an Angel here on earth!

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by christine » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:44 pm

thanks eva i will pass your message on to Doug. we all really appreciate your prayers and support.

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by KaiserFranzGirl » Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:02 pm

WELCOME TO
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WITH JOY IN THE MORNING MINISTRIES

FOCUS: EASTER- THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY & JESUS IN THE TEMPLE

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WELCOME

From Christine:

We are pleased to welcome you again to our service. We are sorry we have had a bit of a break due to fluey colds and Rachel’s university deadline. We are jumping on now to the period leading up to the Easter story. We hope to come back to further studies in Matthew after Easter.


This is a message on behalf of our dear brother Doug Holt, posted on 5th March 2013:

Dear friends and prayer warriors, as of today I am registered blind. I will still continue with the ministry through Christine, Rachel and the team. I was expecting the news and accept it. I will be seeing the specialist again within six weeks to decide whether another operation will help. I will face the decision prayerfully. I know that the prayer warriors are praying for me. I have so many friends on Nethugs who pray for me and I just want you to know that you are all very special.

I visited Rebecca in Sheffield last weekend by National Express coach. She was my carer. She is only less than two hours away so we hope to visit each other frequently. Where there is a will there is a way. God is our strength and we are never alone.

I hope to be in touch regularly through dictating messages to Christine or another one of the team. I want to thank the team. Please do not send emails to me but you can send them to Christine as I am in touch several times a day with Raymond, Christine, Rebecca and Rachel.

God bless you all. Love as always in the Lord's name, brother Doug.

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OPENING HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: All Glory Laud and Honor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3a8fTTrAdE

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BIBLE READINGS:

Chosen by Christine:

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night. Matthew 21:1-17 (NIV)

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PRAISE HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: Praise Him All Ye Little Children

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDv8lhGGjAk

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MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINE:

We are looking today at the triumphal entry and Jesus in the temple.

Firstly, two disciples were instructed to bring a young donkey to Jesus. This was to fulfil scripture. Also, a donkey symbolized peace and not war as a horse would.

The disciples put their cloaks on the donkey and Jesus rode it. The people spread their cloaks and palm branches on the road. Palm branches were used for royalty, so the people were acknowledging who Jesus was.

When they shouted Hosanna to the son of David they were saying that he was the Messiah and King. Not all of the crowd knew this but were copying what others were doing, as crowds do. When asked, the crowds said that Jesus was a prophet. The people realized that Jesus was special and could not be ignored. We too must acknowledge him as the King of Kings, and place everything at his feet.

When Jesus entered the temple he saw the people buying and selling for the sacrifices. They were cheating the people and charging very high prices for the sacrifices. Jesus was angry and drove the people out, overturning their tables. Here we see an example of righteous anger. Anger is not always wrong but losing our tempers is a sin. Jesus never sinned but stood up for what is right. The people were using a holy place where they should be worshipping God, as a place of noise and cheating. The people would not have been able to worship God in all that noise.

The blind and lame came to Jesus and He healed them. The children were shouting out Hosanna to the son of David. The chief priests did not like it, but Jesus commended the children who had seen the truth that the officials missed.

God reveals the truth to all who seek him. We do not have to be clever or important to accept what Jesus has done for us. This passage shows those who should have known better do not accept Jesus, and the children and the blind and the lame, who were considered of little importance, were the ones who did accept him.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

Chosen by Rachel:

“Every day of our lives and in every season of the year (not just at Easter time), Jesus asks each of us, as he did following his triumphant entry into Jerusalem those many years ago, ‘What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?’ (Matt. 22:42.) We declare that he is the Son of God, and the reality of that fact should stir our souls more frequently. I pray that it will, this Easter season and always.” Howard W. Hunter

The first century money changers were in the temple, but they didn't have the spirit of the temple... They were out of sync with the whole purpose of the Lord's house. "The atmosphere of my Father's house," Jesus seemed to say, "is to be prayer. The aroma around my Father must be that of people opening their hearts in worship and supplication. This is not a place to make a buck. This is a house for calling on the Lord.” Jim Cymbala

The Pharisees minded what God spoke, but not what He intended. They were busy in the outward work of the hand, but incurious of the affections and choice of the heart. So God was served in the letter, they did not much inquire into His purpose; and therefore they were curious to wash their hands, but cared not to purify their hearts. Jeremy Taylor

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POETRY:

Chosen by Christine:

The Triumphal Entry

As I sat reading my Bible once again,
I thought about Jesus and Jerusalem.
His triumphal entry was so significant.
But just what was it about this event?

Palm Sunday, what did it truly mean?
The story in all four Gospels was seen.
When I read the words of each writer
The message then became most clear.

Jesus sent two disciples on that day
in search of the colt from a donkey.
A colt, one on which no man had sat,
was soon brought to Jesus just like that.

Cloaks upon the colt’s back were placed
Jesus sat upon it; His presence graced.
Their cloaks they did spread before Him
and rejoicing in praise to God did sing.

“Behold, blessed is the King comes He
in the name of the Lord; peace ‘n glory.”
“Rebuke your disciples” some did shout.
“If they were silent, stones would cry out.”

Jesus saw Jerusalem and over it He wept.
Unknown were things how peace was kept.
Things were hidden from the people’s eyes,
an enemy surrounding them on every side.

Jesus’ purpose was thus to fulfill prophecy,
including riding the colt of a gentle donkey,
and hailed by people whose voices did sing,
“Hosanna! Hosanna! Son of David, our King.”

Sadly, the people knew Him not as Messiah.
A deliverer from Roman revolt was a desire.
With spiritual faith most believed not in Him
and soon they’d cry, “Crucify, crucify Him.”

So many contrasts I saw in that Bible story
regarding Jesus and His triumphal entry.
Within my heart He reigns; peace and love
He pours down from His Throne up above.

Kay D, April 2012

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PRAYER HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: Matt Redman - Heart of Worship lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OvebMRWU_g

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PRAYER REQUESTS & ANSWERED PRAYER:

From Christine:

Please continue to pray for dear Doug, especially for his eyes.

Please pray too for our Rebecca, who is finding it hard settling into the new home. She is hoping to visit Doug this week and we hope to see her again next week when a meeting has been arranged with her social worker.

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LET US PRAY:

Chosen by Christine:

Prayer Poem By Eva

As I get down on my knees to pray,
God I just want to thank you today.
For always being there for me,
And for all the good things in life I see.
For walking by my side each day,
And the way you listen every time I pray.
For my family and friends who I love so much,
For your healing hands and your loving touch.
For all the bills you allow me to pay,
And for taking care of my needs each day.
For all the things you allow me to do,
God I love to brag on you.
For helping me to understand,
This life of mine and carry out your plan.
For the times that you have held me close,
Your always there when I need you the most.
Thank you God I pray you always see,
Just how much you mean to me.
My love for you that continues to grow,
I pray these things you always know.

Written By Eva Dimel, Inspired By God, March 4th 2012

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IN CLOSING:

From Rachel: Thank you for continuing with us, learning what God is telling us in the Bible. We pray that you will come back to see what God has to say to us in these next few weeks leading up to Easter.

Karen, Doug, Rachel, Christine, Rebecca, Gillian, and Eva

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CLOSING PRESENTATION:

Chosen by Christine: Ride On! Ride On In Majesty!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s0A_r0YMRc

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by Hope » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:37 am

I was so Blessed by this message today. Thank you for taking the time to share the Love of Jesus with everyone, and telling the story that lead up to God's ultimate sacrifice for us all.
God Bless You All
Love Eva

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by christine » Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:15 pm

Thanks Eva, your comments mean a lot to us

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by KaiserFranzGirl » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:01 am

WELCOME TO
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WITH JOY IN THE MORNING MINISTRIES

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FOCUS: EASTER- THE LAST SUPPER

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WELCOME

From Christine: It is good to share God’s word with you again. Today we want to look at the Last Supper.

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OPENING HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Behold the Lamb’, Keith Getty & Kristyn Lennox

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR77xKx_0CQ

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BIBLE READINGS:

Chosen by Christine:

On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.

When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?” Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?” Jesus answered, “You have said so.”

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. Matthew 26:17-30 (NIV)

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PRAISE HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘One Bread One Body’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG9T8UmN6VY

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MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINE:

We come today to look at the Last Supper. Jesus and his disciples were celebrating the feast of the Passover. This was remembering the time when the people of Israel had to sacrifice a lamb so that the angel of death would pass over the people of Israel and their firstborn children would not die. The story is in Exodus 12. They had to paint the blood of a lamb on their doorposts.

“When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down. Obey these instructions as a lasting ordinance for you and your descendants.” Exodus 12:23-24 (NIV)

“And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.” Exodus 12:26-27a (NIV)

This was a very important festival and many of the people had come to Jerusalem to celebrate this feast. It reminded the people that God had protected them and that they had been freed from the Egyptians.

“This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.” Exodus 12:14 (NIV)

“Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come.” Exodus 12:17 (NIV)

We also see the importance of the Passover referred to in other parts of the New Testament.

By faith he kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel. Hebrews 11:28 (NIV)

The Last Supper linked the Passover feast with the fact that Jesus himself was to become the Passover lamb. His death would save the people in a much greater way than the first Passover lamb.

In verse 21 of today’s Bible reading, we see that Jesus already knew who was going to betray him, which must have made it so much harder for him. This meal was a special time for the disciples and Jesus as it would be the last time they would eat together before his death.

We are required to partake in the communion service to remind us of what Christ has done for us. We so easily forget! The first part of this last passage is often used in our communion services.

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 (NIV)

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

Chosen by Rachel:

Whenever we receive Communion, we must do so in humility and brokenness before God. We must rejoice and be grateful and thankful for our salvation. Michael Youssef

The ordinances do not impart eternal life to the believer, but they do confirm, strengthen, and heighten our awareness and enjoyment of that life. The bread and wine are means or instruments by which God quickens us to apprehend, understand, visualize, and experience the sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit and his unique ministry of shining the light of illumination and glory on Jesus. Sam Storms

The bread and wine exist not simply to stir cognitive remembrance but to light a fire of unquenchable longing for the Savior whose body and blood they symbolize. These visible signs are also a means of grace by which the Spirit excites and intensifies our thirst for what Jesus alone can offer. So come to the Eucharist hungry and feast on the Son of God. Sam Storms

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POETRY:

Chosen by Rachel:

Remembrance

I was sitting here this morning
Looking at a loaf of bread.
And it spoke so clearly to me
Of a Precious Body dead.
It was lying on the table
It was broken ----- torn apart.
And the meaning of that emblem
Touched my heart.

There beside it on the table
Was a simple glass of wine.
Speaking just as clearly to me
Of Blood shed, yes Blood divine.
It was poured out precious symbol
Of Blood shed on Calvary's tree.
Shed for sinful, sinful mankind
Shed for me.

How I love the Lordsday morning
When by faith we can draw near.
Into God’s most Holy Presence
Yet without a hint of fear.
We approach through Christ our Saviour
Our High Priest, the Holy One.
And we worship God the Father
For His Son.

Marigold. (Margaret), November 2010

He took it all

He took a loaf, just a simple loaf of bread
And as He brake it, our dear Saviour said
"This do, and so remember Me,
He took a loaf, then so should we.

He took a cup, 'twas just a simple jug of wine
Speaking of loves sacrifice divine
Blood shed for our sins there at Calvary.
He took a cup, then so should we.

He took the cross, and bore it up to Calvary's hill,
Weak and weary, He went on until
He reached the place, where nailed upon a tree
Jesus Christ, God's lovely Son, died for me.

He took the blows,
And from His lovely face they pulled the hair
Nailed Him to a cross, our sin to bear
Then they sat and watched Him there.

He took our sins, God laid them on His Son that day
This was the awful price He had to pay.
He took it all, can we not take our place
Within God's house to celebrate His grace.

Marigold. (Margaret), December 2011

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PRAYER HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘I Am The Bread of Life’ written by Suzanne Toolan, Performed by Cathy and Joe Ekaitis

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0waGNif2_g

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PRAYER REQUESTS & ANSWERED PRAYER:

From Christine: Please continue to pray for Doug and our Rebecca. Rebecca visited Doug last Wednesday and Doug visited her on Saturday. We hope to see Rebecca ourselves on Tuesday and Wednesday. We have a meeting where they will be discussing if she can have more one to one help.

Please pray too for our unofficially adopted daughter, Jaysree, who is struggling with depression at the moment.

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LET US PRAY:

From Christine:

Dear Lord, we thank You for your sacrifice for us to make us right with God. Thank you for giving us the communion service as a time when we can reflect on all that You have done for us. We pray that many will come to find You as their own saviour this Easter time. We pray for the services; that Christ will be shown to the people.

We pray especially for all who are suffering from depression or anxiety. Be with them we pray and bring your peace. We pray for all who are unwell or worried about others who are unwell. We pray for your presence with the lonely and bereaved.

We worship you for all that you are, and for all your unconditional love to us. Forgive us for all the ways we displease you, and make us more like yourself. In your name we pray,

Amen

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IN CLOSING:

From Rachel: Thank you for continuing with us in the build-up to Easter. We pray that you will find these messages helpful to you.

Karen, Doug, Rachel, Christine, Rebecca, Gillian, and Eva

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CLOSING PRESENTATION:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Broken for you’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CKOvHDOdbY

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by Hope » Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:47 pm

I was so Blessed by your Wonderful message today and I Loved the song Broken For Me! Thank you for feeding our souls as we get ready to Celebrate our Risen Savior!
God Bless You Love Eva

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by christine » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:00 pm

Thanks Eva, we are always encouraged by your messages. we only new one of the hymns before and found the rest on youtube. love andc prayers chfristine and rachel

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by KaiserFranzGirl » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:15 pm

WELCOME TO
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WITH JOY IN THE MORNING MINISTRIES

FOCUS: EASTER- JESUS IS ARRESTED

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WELCOME

From Christine: Dear friends, I am sorry we did not manage to get the service out sooner. We went to visit Rebecca last week. Praise the Lord that we came back on Wednesday, as we have had heavy snow since. Today we will be looking at Gethsemane, the arrest, Peter's denial and Judas’ betrayal.

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OPENING HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Jesus Paid It All’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3o3DiMVdOI

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BIBLE READINGS:

Chosen by Christine:

Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same.

Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing. Then he returned to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the hour has come, and the Son of Man is delivered into the hands of sinners. Rise! Let us go! Here comes my betrayer!”

While he was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.” Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied, “Do what you came for, friend.” Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him.

With that, one of Jesus’ companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?” In that hour Jesus said to the crowd, “Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.

Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the elders had assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward.

Finally two came forward and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’” Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?” But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” “He is worthy of death,” they answered. Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah. Who hit you?”

Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them; your accent gives you away.” Then he began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken: “Before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.

Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed. So they bound him, led him away and handed him over to Pilate the governor. When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.” So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.” Matthew 26:31-27:10 (NIV)

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PRAISE HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Come And See (The King of love)’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz9rgVEm2WY

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MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINE:

Jesus predicted Peter’s denial, and again we see Peter outspoken and confident. He thought he could never betray Jesus. We must be careful not to be overconfident in ourselves- our confidence must be in Jesus. The Bible says ‘So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall!’ 1 Corinthians 10:12 (NIV)

We then move to the garden of Gethsemane. We see the weakness of the disciples as they sleep at a time when Jesus needed them to pray. We are so much like them. We, too, need to pray so that we will not fall into temptation.

Jesus faces up to what God has planned for Him and the purpose for His earthly birth and life. He asks God if there might be another way, but accepts that the crucifixion is the only way that we can be put right with God. Jesus loves us so much that He is prepared to go ahead with this terrible thing.

While they are still in the garden, Judas and a large crowd come to arrest Jesus. Judas betrays him with a kiss. Impulsive Peter is very confused and tries to protect Jesus by drawing his sword and cutting of a servant’s ear. Jesus could have called upon angels to protect himself, but knew that his death was the only way we could be saved, and prophesy fulfilled.

In the next passage, we see the contrast between Jesus and Peter. Although Jesus is in front of the high priest, in many ways Jesus is the one in charge. He only speaks when He wants to. He clearly says that He is the Son of God, and they decide that He is worthy of death. They bind Him and take Him to Pilate, the Roman governor.

At the same time, Peter, who has bravely followed at a distance, was questioned by two girls, and some other people, and denies knowing Jesus three times. He remembers Jesus’ words when he hears the cock crow and weeps bitterly. It is understandable that he would be afraid, but he does realise what he has done, and is truly sorry. He is in a very bad position knowing he has denied the one he loves.

We read next of Judas. He realises, too late, what he has done and tries to hand the money back. He realizes he has sinned, and cannot live with the guilt, so he hangs himself. The chief priests buy the potter’s field, which is prophesied in Jeremiah. The very worse crime that was ever committed was used by God to bring about the very best thing that ever happened. This is an example of man’s responsibility and God’s sovereignty.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

Chosen by Rachel:

Often the children of God cannot rise up to answer the Lord's call to service simply because, though their physical condition is good, their feelings are low, cold, and reluctant. Or even when their emotions are quite high, passionate, and willing, they find themselves unable to serve the Lord because now the body reacts lazily. The disciples found themselves in precisely that situation in the Garden of Gethsemane: "the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Matt. 26:41) Watchman Nee

God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever. Vance Havner

All men will be Peters in their bragging tongue, and most men will be Peters in their base denial; but few men will be Peters in their quick repentance. Owen Feltham

Let us never put confidence in man, or in any sanctity of position, office, or dress. If apostleship did not make Judas a saint, neither will position, office, nor dress make thee a saint. Johann Ferus

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POETRY:

Chosen by Christine:

Why I Love Him So….

In the garden of Gethsemene
Jesus knelt to pray
Speaking to his Father
Of the coming day

In torment and in anguish
Tears He began to shed
As if great drops of blood
Sweat poured from off His head

"If this cup may pass
from your beloved Son
Nevertheless My Father
thy will must be done"

Like a lamb led to the slaughter
Silent but willingly
Jesus took the punishment
Meant for you and me

The horsewhips and the thongs
Tore into His skin
With His stripes we are healed
By His blood washed free from sin

As He hung upon the cross
Both hands and feet were pierced
A crown was placed onto His head
Made of thorns that were so fierce

"Forgive them" was His cry
"They know not what they do,
into your hands my Father
I commit my spirit to you"

By Paula E. Kewin

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PRAYER HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Gethsemane’ by Jenny Philips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0REI3ZzhNgs

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PRAYER REQUESTS & ANSWERED PRAYER:

From Christine: Please pray for our daughter Gillian and our “adopted” daughter Jaysree, who are both struggling with depression.

Please continue to pray for Doug, who is almost blind. He would love to be able to post on Nethugs, but cannot see well enough.

Please continue to pray for Rebecca. When we saw her this time, she was much better than the last visit. She is getting help from a lady who she gets on very well with. We are hoping and praying that the home will be able to get the funding they need so that she can continue to have extra help, which seems to be making a huge difference to her.

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LET US PRAY:

From Christine:

Dear Lord, we thank You for Your amazing gift to us. You love us and have died for us. Forgive us for all the ways we have displeased You and help us to be more like You, we pray. We also pray for all those who are finding life hard at this time. In Your Name, Amen.

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IN CLOSING:

From Rachel: Thank you for reading and listening to today’s service. We hope you have enjoyed it and gain much blessing from it. We would really appreciate it if you could take 2 minutes to give us some feedback via this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WQS7CV2
Thank you!

Karen, Doug, Rachel, Christine, Rebecca, Gillian, and Eva

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CLOSING PRESENTATION:

Chosen by Christine: ‘My Song Is Love Unknown’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNN9DBobCdw

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by Hope » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:32 pm

I Loved this message this truly is what Easter is all about! Thank you for Blessing my day.
God Bless You Love Eva

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by KaiserFranzGirl » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:33 am

WELCOME TO
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WITH JOY IN THE MORNING MINISTRIES

FOCUS: EASTER- THE CRUCIFICTION

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WELCOME

From Christine: We welcome you today to our Good Friday service.

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OPENING HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Stricken Smitten and Afflicted’ by Scott Krippayne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogcr3Co1nqU

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BIBLE READINGS:

Chosen by Christine:

Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. When he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.

Now it was the governor’s custom at the festival to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. At that time they had a well-known prisoner whose name was Jesus Barabbas. So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, “Which one do you want me to release to you: Jesus Barabbas, or Jesus who is called the Messiah?” For he knew it was out of self-interest that they had handed Jesus over to him. While Pilate was sitting on the judge’s seat, his wife sent him this message: “Don’t have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.”

But the chief priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas and to have Jesus executed. “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?” asked the governor. “Barabbas,” they answered. “What shall I do, then, with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” Pilate asked. They all answered, “Crucify him!” “Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!” When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” All the people answered, “His blood is on us and on our children!” Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand. Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.

As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means “the place of the skull”). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him, they divided up his clothes by casting lots. And sitting down, they kept watch over him there. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: this is Jesus, the king of the Jews.

Two rebels were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.

From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.” Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.”

And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!” Many women were there, watching from a distance. They had followed Jesus from Galilee to care for his needs. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons. Matthew 27:11-56 (NIV)

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PRAISE HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘When I Survey The Wondrous Cross’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWie9ggt4aU

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MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINE:

As the story reaches its climax, Jesus is taken before Pilate. Jesus admitted that He was the King of the Jews but the chief priests and Pilate were shocked that He would not reply to their questions. The people, who were cheering for Jesus, only a few days before, were shouting for Barabbas to be released and Jesus crucified.

Pilate washed his hands, symbolically trying to escape responsibility for Jesus death, and the people said they would take responsibility. No-one can escape responsibility, as we are all guilty. We may well have done the same thing if we were there. We need to ask forgiveness from Jesus, who has paid the price for our sins.

The next indignity He suffered was to be mocked by the soldiers. They dressed Him up like a king with a crown of thorns. The thorns were much sharper than any thorns we know. The soldiers did not understand that here was the King of Kings. There are many people in the world suffering for their faith today. Jesus understands, as He suffered so much for us.

He was then taken away to be crucified. Simon from Cyrene was forced to carry the beam of the cross, as Jesus was weak after the way He had been treated. He refused a drink offered to Him, because although it would deaden the pain slightly, He needed to be able to think.

While He was being crucified, the soldiers were casting lots for his clothes. Again, we see that they had no idea of the significance of what was happening. Even this was fulfilment of prophesy. To understand fully the significance of the crucifixion, it is good to read the Old Testament, too.

The people mocked Him, saying He could save others, but not Himself. This was true in one way, because although He could have escaped from the cross, if He had done He would not have been able to save us. We must be forever grateful to Him who has done everything for us because He loves us.

Jesus cried out “My God, My God, why have You forsaken me?” This was the very hardest thing for Jesus. He had never been separated from The Father before. God The Father cannot look upon sin, and Jesus had become sin for us, as this was the only way we could be put right with God.

After three hours of darkness, Jesus gave up his spirit. It was not taken from Him. Everything that happened was God’s will. The curtain of the temple was torn in two, signifying that we are now able to have access to God. Previously, only the high priest was able to enter the Holy of Holies once a year- now through Jesus’ blood, the way to God is open to us all.

After this, there was an earthquake and many people were raised from the dead, and some people began to say that he was the son of God.

(I am sorry my message is rather long today, but this part of the Bible is so central to our faith.)

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

Chosen by Rachel:

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you." Billy Graham

Through the death of Christ on the cross making atonement for sin, we get a perfect standing before God. That is justification, and it puts us, in God's sight, back in Eden before sin entered. God looks upon us and treats us as if we had never sinned. A.C. Dixon

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NIV)

The moment you are redeemed through the atoning death of Christ upon the cross, you receive the Holy Spirit within your human spirit. Major Ian Thomas

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POETRY:

Chosen by Christine:

He Gave His All

How hard it must have been
to give up, your only Son.
But, that's what God did,
for all of us!

Remember, Easter is coming soon
and while we are all celebrating, another year anew
please remember that Jesus is the reason,
we have Easter !

Jesus paid our debts, on the cross.
As he hung there, he must have thought
this I do, for all of you,
I just Hope, that You will think of me too!

He paid for our Sins, at Calvary!
So we would all have a fresh start.
He gave it all to us, from his Heart,
so that we could renew ourselves back again,
to God !

By Pastor Shirley Ann Shaw, 20th March 2013

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PRAYER HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘O Sacred head now wounded’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z-CuTvShus

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PRAYER REQUESTS & ANSWERED PRAYER:

From Rachel:

Please continue to pray for our family. Rebecca is staying with Doug, and my brother and sister-in-law Martin and Sarah are hoping to stay with us over this Easter weekend; please pray that both visits will go well.

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LET US PRAY:

From Christine:

We praise You today, Lord, as we think again of all You went through for us. We know that we in no way deserve to be forgiven and accepted before a Holy God. We thank You that we are saved through Your Grace. If anything depended upon us, then we could never be sure of our salvation, but we thank You that You have paid the price that we may go free. Amen

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IN CLOSING:

From Rachel: We pray that you will have a very blessed Easter weekend, and that you will feel God’s presence in all that you do.

Karen, Doug, Rachel, Christine, Rebecca, Gillian, and Eva

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CLOSING PRESENTATION:

Chosen by Christine: ‘How Deep The Father’s Love For Us’ sung by Stuart Townend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV2zMZ-nZ7k

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by KaiserFranzGirl » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:16 pm

WELCOME TO
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WITH JOY IN THE MORNING MINISTRIES

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FOCUS: HE IS RISEN!

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WELCOME

From Christine: Dear friends, I am sorry our Easter Day service had to be delayed, but maybe you will have more time to read it and think of the significance of the resurrection to us now.

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OPENING HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Up From The Grave He Arose’, sung by Daniel Thornton

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN77HjfAc8k

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BIBLE READINGS:

Chosen by Christine:

As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were sitting there opposite the tomb.

The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” “Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting the guard.

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day. Matthew 27:57-28:15 (NIV)

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PRAISE HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Thine Be The Glory’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPjTfw4a2ZE

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MESSAGE FROM CHRISTINE:

Firstly, we read of the burial of Jesus. It was a new tomb and after Jesus’ body was put inside, a very large stone was rolled over the entrance. A guard was placed over the tomb, as they were worried that the disciples might take Jesus’ body away and pretend that He had risen from the dead.

At dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and another Mary went to the tomb. An angel of the Lord appeared, and rolled the stone away! The women were afraid, but the angel told the women not to be afraid, because Jesus was not there, He had risen from the dead! He told them to come and see, and then to go and tell the disciples. They were afraid, but filled with joy, and went to do as they had been told. Jesus then met with them and they worshipped Him. Jesus asked the women to tell the disciples to go to Galilee and He would meet them there.

If the disciples had wanted to make up a story, they would not have reported women seeing the angel and Jesus alive. Women in those days were very much second class citizens and were not even allowed to give evidence in court, so it would have been much more convincing to have talked about men seeing Jesus.

The women’s reaction was not to doubt, but to believe and worship. We cannot imagine the great joy they felt after the terrible experience they had had of seeing Jesus crucified.

The guards, however, were terrified when they saw the bright and glorious angel. Their reaction was completely different. They were not happy to see what happened and told the chief priests. They accepted large sums of money to report that Jesus’ body had been stolen during the night by the disciples. It seems amazing that they so quickly forgot the angel and were prepared to lie for money, as Judas had.

There were many witnesses that Jesus was alive and the disciples’ lives were completely different as a result of seeing Him back from the dead.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY:

Chosen by Christine:

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive forevermore... Revelation 1:18

Certain laws of evidence hold in the establishment of any historic event. Documentation of the event in question must be made by reliable contemporary witnesses. There is more evidence that Jesus rose from the dead than there is that Julius Caesar ever lived, or that Alexander the Great died at the age of 33. It is strange that historians will accept thousands of facts for which they can produce only shreds of evidence. But in the face of the overwhelming evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, they cast a sceptical eye and hold intellectual doubts. The trouble with many people is that they do not want to believe. They are so completely prejudiced that they cannot accept the glorious fact of the resurrection of Christ on Bible testimony alone. Jeff Guest

Chosen by Rachel:

But with Christ, we have access in a one-to-one relationship, for, as in the Old Testament, it was more one of worship and awe, a vertical relationship. The New Testament, on the other hand, we look across at a Jesus who looks familiar, horizontal. The combination is what makes the Cross. Bono

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POETRY:

Chosen by Rachel:

They Waited

They waited for the third day thinking this could be the end,
But the tomb had done been opened by our precious Fathers hand.
His Son He loved had risen from the death He had to die,
Bringing so much hope and love drying tears that had been cried.
What a blessing what a miracle every life was touched that day,
Never again would Jesus suffer for the price had done been paid.

Written By Eva Dimel, Inspired By God, April 8th Easter 2012


A Celebration of Easter

His life was in constant peril, that our lives might be secure
And we now enjoy sweet serenity because
Of all He was willing to endure
His life was one of great loneliness
Of suffering, pain, and loss
And we can enjoy the gift of Salvation
Because of an Old Rugged Cross
For three days and nights in a borrowed tomb
His body lay quiet and still
But then the tomb was found empty
That our hearts with joy He might fill
And today the untold millions
Will again gather around His Word
And celebrate the glorious Life
Of our Blessed Risen Lord

By Arvil Jones

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PRAYER HYMN:

Chosen by Christine: ‘No Scenes of Stately Majesty’ sung by Moya Brennan, Written by Graham Kendrick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm8BPyK_PtY

Lyrics:

No scenes of stately majesty
For the King of kings
No nights aglow with candle flame
For the King of love
No flags of empire hung in shame
For Calvary
No flower's perfume the lonely way
That led Him to a borrowed tomb
For Easter day

No wreaths upon the ground were laid
For the King of kings
Only a crown of thorns remained
Where he gave his love
A message scrolled in irony
"King of the Jews"
Lay trampled where they turned away
And no-one knew that it was
The first Easter day

Yet nature's finest colours blazed
For the King of kings
And stars in jewelled clusters say
"Worship Heaven's King"
Two thousand springtimes more have bloomed
Is that enough?
Oh how can I be satisfied?
Until He hears the whole world
Sing of Easter love

Two thousand springtimes more have bloomed
Is that enough?
Oh how can I be satisfied?
Until He hears the whole world
Sing of Easter love

My prayer shall be a fragrance sweet
For the King of kings
My love: the flowers at his feet
For the King of love
My vigil is to watch and pray
Until He comes
My highest tribute: to obey
And live to know the power of
That first Easter day

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PRAYER REQUESTS & ANSWERED PRAYER:

From Rachel: Please pray for everyone at Nethugs, that we may be a blessing to each other and help each other to grow in God’s love, especially at this Easter time. Please also pray for those who cannot access Nethugs at this time, that they would not be forgotten. Thank the Lord that Rebecca’s weekend with Doug; and Martin and Sarah’s weekend with us, both went really well.

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LET US PRAY:

From Christine: Dear Lord, we thank You so much for Your love for us and Your power. We bow down before You in wonder as we remember all that You have done for us. Thank You Lord that You know everything about us, and still love us. We thank You for Your unconditional love. Thank You, Lord, for this Easter time and thank You that Rebecca’s visit to Doug went so well. We pray for those who are ill, lonely, or afraid, and for all who are struggling, especially with mental health problems. Amen

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IN CLOSING:

From Rachel: Thank you so much for joining with us again. Please can you fill in our survey? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WQS7CV2 We have only received one response so far, and would really like to know what you think! You don’t need to register and it is completely anonymous. There are only three multiple choice questions to answer, plus an optional comments box. Thank you!

Karen, Doug, Rachel, Christine, Rebecca, Gillian, and Eva

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CLOSING PRESENTATION:

Chosen by Christine: ‘Come People of the Risen King’, by Keith & Kristyn Getty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9j07fbld3uY

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Re: Bible Readings

Post by Hope » Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:56 am

Thank You for Blessing my day with the Wonderful messages that you share. God is truly using this Ministry to touch so many.
God Bless You
Love Eva

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