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Sunday Service from Connexion for November 6th 2022:
Sunday Service from Hillside Circuit for November 6th 2022:
Lectionary Theme: After all this confusion, God will restore glory
Occasion: 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Haggai 1: 15b – 2: 9
2 Thessalonians 2: 1-5, 13-17
Luke 20: 27-38
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Here are the songs for Sunday morning service. Click or tap on a song to open it in YouTube.
Blessed be the pure.
Great is thy faithfulness.
Sing we the King.
When we walk with the Lord.
You can listen and join in with prayers from the English Methodist Service Book. They can be found at the Prayers for worship webpage.
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1 Sing a new song to the LORD! He has worked miracles,
and with his own powerful arm,
he has won the victory.
2 The LORD has shown the nations
that he has the power to save and to bring justice.
3 God has been faithful in his love for Israel,
and his saving power is seen everywhere on earth.
4 Tell everyone on this earth
to sing happy songs in praise of the LORD.
5 Make music for him on harps. Play beautiful melodies!
6 Sound the trumpets and horns
and celebrate with joyful songs
for our LORD and King!
7 Command the ocean to roar with all of its creatures,
and the earth to shout with all of its people.
8 Order the rivers to clap their hands,
and all of the hills to sing together.
9 Let them worship the LORD!
He is coming to judge everyone on the earth,
and he will be honest and fair.
Haggai 1 and 2
15 And the work began on the twenty-fourth day of that same month.
1-2 On the twenty-first day of the next month, the LORD told Haggai the prophet to speak this message to Governor Zerubbabel, High Priest Joshua, and everyone else:
3 Does anyone remember how glorious this temple used to be? Now it looks like nothing. 4 But cheer up! Because I, the LORD All-Powerful, will be here to help you with the work, 5 just as I promised your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt. Don’t worry. My Spirit is right here with you.
6 Soon I will again shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. 7 I will shake the nations, and their treasures will be brought here. Then the brightness of my glory will fill this temple. 8 All silver and gold belong to me, 9 and I promise that this new temple will be more glorious than the first one. I will also bless this city with peace.
2 Thessalonians 2
1 When our Lord Jesus returns, we will be gathered up to meet him. So I ask you, my friends, 2 not to be easily upset or disturbed by people who claim that the Lord has already come. They may say that they heard this directly from the Holy Spirit, or from someone else, or even that they read it in one of our letters. 3 But don’t be fooled! People will rebel against God. Then before the Lord returns, the wicked one who is doomed to be destroyed will appear. 4 He will brag and oppose everything that is holy or sacred. He will even sit in God’s temple and claim to be God. 5 Don’t you remember that I told you this while I was still with you?
13 My friends, the Lord loves you, and it is only natural for us to thank God for you. God chose you to be the first ones to be saved. His Spirit made you holy, and you put your faith in the truth. 14 God used our preaching as his way of inviting you to share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 My friends, that’s why you must remain faithful and follow closely what we taught you in person and by our letters.
16 God our Father loves us. He is kind and has given us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope. We pray that our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father 17 will encourage you and help you always to do and say the right thing.
27 The Sadducees did not believe that people would rise to life after death. So some of them came to Jesus 28 and said:
Teacher, Moses wrote that if a married man dies and has no children, his brother should marry the widow. Their first son would then be thought of as the son of the dead brother.
29 There were once seven brothers. The first one married, but died without having any children. 30 The second one married his brother’s widow, and he also died without having any children. 31 The same thing happened to the third one. Finally, all seven brothers married that woman and died without having any children. 32 At last the woman died. 33 When God raises people from death, whose wife will this woman be? All seven brothers had married her.
34 Jesus answered:
The people in this world get married. 35 But in the future world no one who is worthy to rise from death will either marry 36 or die. They will be like the angels and will be God’s children, because they have been raised to life.
37 In the story about the burning bush, Moses clearly shows that people will live again. He said, “The Lord is the God worshipped by Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” 38 So the Lord isn’t the God of the dead, but of the living. This means that everyone is alive as far as God is concerned.
Text version of Children’s Address for Hillside Circuit on November 6th 2022, with Mrs Chipo Marara:
Good morning friends. Hope I find you well busy preparing for your end of year exams
In the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. We thank you Lord for giving us your only Son Jesus Christ. In Him we have seen your glory in human flesh. You are a wonderful God. We glorify your name. Amen
Our Topic for today says: After all this confusion, God will restore glory. Today’s lesson comes from 2 Thessalonians 2 : 1-5 , 13-17
I hope our parents will help us reading the scriptures at home
After all this confusion God will restore glory. What is glory boys and girls? Today we want to discuss and understand meaning of glory. Glory it’s God’s self disclosure of His Holly and pure being and character. (Psalm 24:10 Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty – he is the King of glory. ) Glory it’s God showing out himself, revealing himself. In the New Testament the glory of God is revealed in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As children of God we give glory to God buy worship and praising him because he is Lord. Luke 2:14. Last time we discussed about prayer, faith and hope and we learnt that prayer is communication with God which includes listening to his word, worshipping adoring Him as well as confessing our sins. Paul’s letters contain prayers 2 Thessalonians 1:12 we pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith means waiting in hope. Putting all your trust in God, waiting for anything that you have asked for from God for He said ask and it shall be given unto you. And when waiting we should wait on God in prayer, doing good all the time, obeying God’s commandments then by doing so we will see the glory of God as children of God.
2 Thessalonians 2 Paul wrote a letter to the church of the Thessalonians thanking them for their faith, love and hope in Christ and their perseverance and faith in God in all the problems they were facing, that they should stand farm in Christ and hold on to the teachings and word of God.
Boys and girls let’s put all our trust in Jesus Christ for us to see Glory of God. Read your Bible with the help of your parents for you to understand. Share the word of God with friends. Remember God loves you , protects you and guides you everyday of your life. In your sorrows and failures he comes alongside you to comfort and help you. Do you know what God says about you in the word? ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you. He is our help and shield. We glorify his name
Thank you Lord for the constant nature of your love for us. May your unfailing love rest upon us, as we put our hope in you and glorify your name. Amen
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