Our Sunday Morning Meeting was a Holiness Meeting
Jesus is Given – A Meditation by Major Judith Payne
Bible Reading: Luke 2.1-7
Opening led by Roy & Katelyn Smith where the 3rd Advent candle was lit & Roy led us in Prayer
SASB 123 See him lying on a bed of straw
Tune 581 Calypso Carol
Introduction to Meditation
Major Judith introduced her topic , in a week when we have seen many changes , locally and around the world. We were asked if we realised that not one conversation will have taken place that God has not been part of .
Immanuel – God is with us , and Major Judith laid out her message in 4 sections
Jesus was given to us but what did that mean for God, For Jesus, For the Human Race & For Us
Immanuel: Michael Card
Jesus was Given – What did that mean for the Father?
Major Judith reflected that God gave his Son to people who would betray & Kill him, because he loved us so much
Thorns in the Straw: Graham Kendrick
Jesus was Given – What did that mean for the Son?
Quoting from Philippians 2 :6-11
Jesus would be Obedient to Death on the cross , just to be able to spend eternity with us
We heard a piano piece from Tristen Lancley Who is He and Tristen is the Corp Pianist at Bromley
Song 100 Angels from the realms of glory
Tune 398 Come and worship
Jesus was Given – What did that mean for the human race?
We had just sang the last line of the song ” justice now revokes the sentence,mercy calls you; Break your chains.” & Major Judith Explained this is what it means for the Human Race – we have a safe place to be in Gods Hands
We heard a track called All is Well: by Point of Grace
Jesus is Given – What does that mean for us?
All is well Jesus is Given the song said , are we to be trusted with the Gift of God this Christmas ?
God is the gift to be given and we were challenged to ask ourselves if we are doing just that . Give the Gift Major Judith said , as this country has been turning away from religion for a long time now
Breath of Heaven Amy Grant
We closed the morning meeting with Song 107 Hark the glad sound
Tune 87 Joy to the world
This Weekend saw our two Community Carol services take place , both were very well attended and were great fun , I will post a separate report as I still have photographs being sent to me