Monday Spot 28th January 2019

 

Our Sunday Morning meeting was led by Major Ian

          Titled –   ‘Jesus Knowing, Not Judging but Loving’

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again,14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  John 4

Major Ian , who is just back from a holiday in Australia, shared some photographs taken at the beach. While at the beach he looked up the daily reading on his phone – John 4   ” are you thirsty”

 

our first song of the morning was

Song                   447             Who come to me the Saviour Said

Tune          135             Mercy still for thee

which was followed by the very prayerfully sung

Song                   495             I Bring my Heart

Tune                             I bring them to Jesus

Prayers from the congregation were heard in between each verse

Our Bible reading was in the form of a video, but a link to the reading is below also

Bible reading              John 4:1-24

 

The Singing Company’s message this morning was  –    ” Father Creator”

followed by our next congregational song which was ,

Song:        607             Lord thou art questioning

Tune          473             “      “         “

This was particularly chosen for the first verse

Lord, Thou art questioning, “Lovest thou Me?”
Yea, Lord, Thou knowest, my answer must be;
But since love’s value is proved by love’s test,
Jesus, I’ll give Thee the dearest and best.

and how it echoed the story of the Woman speaking to Jesus at the Well

 

The Songsters sang  ” In the secret of thy presence ”

 

Film Clip                      Casting Crowns (Leave it all behind)

The Majors Message –       Jesus Knowing, Not Judging but Loving’

The Major spoke of the conversation at the well , as something that would be a normal part of every day life at the time . People had to come to the well for water , maybe four times a day. The Samaritan woman might not have picked up the message about ‘Living water ‘ , but she understood enough to call upon her neighbour’s, to “come and see the man who knew everything I have ever done” .

Are we Spiritually Thirsty, even dehydrated ?

A temporary “Well” had been set up in the hall , and we were asked to come and take a drink, or to pray about our needs at this moment  ( or do both )

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Our final song of the morning was

 Song                   565             All I once held dear

Tune          725             Knowing You
Reflection                   

Thank you to our  Pianist this morning,  Kate Boughton ,  and thank you to the  Band  ( Led by Nigel Lockwood ) who,  following the meeting, took their ministry down to the High street.

 

Our Sunday Evening meeting took the form of a Gospel, free and easy evening, with Music, Songs & Testimony

Revelation 19;6

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.

Our first song was

Song:       254          How Lovely on the Mountains

Tune        793          Our God reigns

followed by

Song        267          O How Happy are they

Tune        523          We’ll all shout hallelujah

This song was interspersed with  Testimonies

Charlie Gouyet – Olive Long – Peter Willard – Major Estelle Clack  &  John Mills  all gave Testimonies .

 

The Songsters message was the Song  ” I’m in his Hands”

Scripture          Zephaniah 3:17

 

The Band Piece this Evening was My Jesus I give thee ( song 878) Tune 1288

Which was followed by the congregational song

Song        861          In Christ Alone

Tune        132          “       “

 

The Majors Thought this evening was simply , if you sit at the Well , Jesus will talk to you ( referring back to this mornings meeting)

referring to the Bible reading above, on Monday , take some time to listen to God singing over you & don’t let the devil rob you of Gods blessing  this week

our closing song was

Song        897          There’s a song that ringing

Tune        698          “       “       “

The Benediction was delivered by Major Judith Payne

 

 

 

 

 

 

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