Friday, 20 Aug 2021: Psalm 84; 1 Kings 4:29-34; Romans 13:11-14 ~ cast off the works of darkness

Friday, 20 Aug 2021:

+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Opening:

Keep your Church, O Lord, by your perpetual mercy; and because
without you the frailty of our nature causes us to fall, keep us
from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable for our
salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with
you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for the flesh,
to gratify its desires.”
(Romans 13:14)

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Psalms: Psalm 84
My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord
A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Psalm 84 (I’m Home) | Shane & Shane

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OT Reading: 1 Kings 4:29-34 (ESV)

Solomon’s Wisdom

4:29  And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore, so that Solomon’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of all the people of the east and all the wisdom of Egypt. For he was wiser than all other men, wiser than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, Calcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol, and his fame was in all the surrounding nations. He also spoke 3,000 proverbs, and his songs were 1,005. He spoke of trees, from the cedar that is in Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of the wall. He spoke also of beasts, and of birds, and of reptiles, and of fish. And people of all nations came to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and from all the kings of the earth, who had heard of his wisdom.

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The Perfect Wisdom of Our God – Stuart Townend

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NT Reading: Romans 13:11-14 (ESV)

13:11  Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly as in the daytime, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and sensuality, not in quarreling and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.

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Put on Christ · Bob Hurd

We have come to this feast, called by love for love,
keeping mem’ry of the Lord.

Put on Christ. Put on Christ.
Come to the waters of everlasting life.

Put on Christ. Put on Christ.
Walk in the freedom of the children of God.

We become what we share: bread of life, he died,
once ever broken for the world

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Prayer:

+ Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love you, and worthily magnify your holy Name; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

+ Soul of Christ, sanctify us. Body of Christ, save us. Blood of Christ, inebriate us. Water from the side of Christ, wash us. Passion of Christ, strengthen us.   Good Jesus, hear us. Within your wounds hide us. Permit us not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe defend us. In the hour of our death call us, and bid us come to you, that with your saints we may praise you for ever and ever. Amen.

+ Christ as a light, illumine and guide us. Christ as a shield, overshadow us. Christ under us; Christ over us; Christ beside us on our left and our right. This day be within and without us, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom we speak; in the mouth of each who speaks to us. This day be within and without us, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Christ as a light; Christ as a shield; Christ beside us on our left and our right.

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Blessing

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with us, wherever He may send us.
May He guide us through the wilderness, protect us through the storm.
May He bring us home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown us.
May He bring us home rejoicing once again into our doors.

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+ In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.



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