After Pentecost | Friday 02 Jun 2023: Psalm 8; Job 38:12-21; 2 Timothy 1:12b-14 ~ The Holy Spirit: empowers us to guard the Truth.

After Pentecost | Friday 02 Jun 2023

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

Opening:

O God, who on Pentecost
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

“Through the power of the Holy Spirit
who lives within us,
carefully guard the precious truth
that has been entrusted to you.”
(2 Timothy 1:14)

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From Psalms: Psalm 8 || The Corner Room

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OT Reading: Job 38:12-21 (NLT)

The Lord Challenges Job (continued)

38:12 “Have you ever commanded the morning to appear
and caused the dawn to rise in the east?
Have you made daylight spread to the ends of the earth,
to bring an end to the night’s wickedness?
As the light approaches,
the earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal;
it is robed in brilliant colors.
The light disturbs the wicked
and stops the arm that is raised in violence.

“Have you explored the springs from which the seas come?
Have you explored their depths?
Do you know where the gates of death are located?
Have you seen the gates of utter gloom?
Do you realize the extent of the earth?
Tell me about it if you know!

“Where does light come from,
and where does darkness go?
Can you take each to its home?
Do you know how to get there?
But of course you know all this!
For you were born before it was all created,
and you are so very experienced!

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How Great Thou Art || Carrie Underwood (Official Lyric Video)

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NT Reading: 2 Timothy 1:12b-14 (NLT)

1:12b But I am not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.

Hold on to the pattern of wholesome teaching you learned from me—a pattern shaped by the faith and love that you have in Christ Jesus. Through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us, carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to you.

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The Truth // The Belonging Co

After Pentecost | Thursday 01 Jun 2023: Psalm 8; Job 38:1-11; 2 Timothy 1:8-12a ~ The Holy Spirit: strengthens us to suffer for the Good News.

After Pentecost | Thursday 01 Jun 2023

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

Opening:

O God, who on Pentecost
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

With the strength God gives you,
be ready to suffer with me
for the sake of the Good News.
(2 Timothy 1:8b)

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From Psalms: Psalm 8 || How Majestic Is Your Name | Official Lyric Video | Shane & Shane

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OT Reading: Job 38:1-11 (NLT)

The Lord Challenges Job

38:1 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:

“Who is this that questions my wisdom
with such ignorant words?
Brace yourself like a man,
because I have some questions for you,
and you must answer them.

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell me, if you know so much.
Who determined its dimensions
and stretched out the surveying line?
What supports its foundations,
and who laid its cornerstone
as the morning stars sang together
and all the angels shouted for joy?

“Who kept the sea inside its boundaries
as it burst from the womb,
and as I clothed it with clouds
and wrapped it in thick darkness?
For I locked it behind barred gates,
limiting its shores.
I said, ‘This far and no farther will you come.
Here your proud waves must stop!’

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Creator God | Live At The Weekender | 20schemes music

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NT Reading: 2 Timothy 1:8-12a (NLT)

1:8 So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News. For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News. And God chose me to be a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of this Good News.

That is why I am suffering here in prison.

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I Am Not Ashamed || Heritage Singers

After Pentecost | Wednesday 31 May 2023: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Numbers 11:24-30; John 7:37-39 ~ The Holy Spirit: given to every believer.

After Pentecost | Wednesday 31 May 2023

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

Opening:

O God, who on Pentecost
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

Jesus: Anyone who believes in me
may come and drink (of the Spirit)!
(John 7:38)

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From Psalms: Psalm 104:31-34 || “I Will Be Glad in the LORD” (Esther Mui)

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OT Reading: Numbers 11:24-30 (NLT)

11:24 So Moses went out and reported the Lord’s words to the people. He gathered the seventy elders and stationed them around the Tabernacle. And the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to Moses. Then he gave the seventy elders the same Spirit that was upon Moses. And when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied. But this never happened again.

Two men, Eldad and Medad, had stayed behind in the camp. They were listed among the elders, but they had not gone out to the Tabernacle. Yet the Spirit rested upon them as well, so they prophesied there in the camp. A young man ran and reported to Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp!”

Joshua son of Nun, who had been Moses’ assistant since his youth, protested, “Moses, my master, make them stop!”

But Moses replied, “Are you jealous for my sake? I wish that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put his Spirit upon them all!” Then Moses returned to the camp with the elders of Israel.

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How He Loves || David Crowder Band | summygirl5

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NT Reading: John 7:37-39 (NLT)

Jesus Promises Living Water

7:37 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’” (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)

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Let Your Living Water Flow – Thank You Lord || Vinesong

After Pentecost | Tuesday 30 May 2023: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Ezekiel 39:7-8, 21-29; Romans 8:26-27 ~ The Holy Spirit: pleads for us in our weakness.

After Pentecost | Tuesday 30 May 2023

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

Opening:

O God, who on Pentecost
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

The Spirit pleads for us believers
in harmony with God’s own will.
(Romans 8:27b)

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From Psalms: Psalm 104 || Annie Chase

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OT Reading: Ezekiel 39:7-8, 21-29 (NLT)

39:7 “In this way, I will make known my holy name among my people of Israel. I will not let anyone bring shame on it. And the nations, too, will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One of Israel. That day of judgment will come, says the Sovereign Lord. Everything will happen just as I have declared it….

39:21 “In this way, I will demonstrate my glory to the nations. Everyone will see the punishment I have inflicted on them and the power of my fist when I strike. And from that time on the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God. The nations will then know why Israel was sent away to exile—it was punishment for sin, for they were unfaithful to their God. Therefore, I turned away from them and let their enemies destroy them. I turned my face away and punished them because of their defilement and their sins.

Restoration for God’s People

39:25 “So now, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will end the captivity of my people; I will have mercy on all Israel, for I jealously guard my holy reputation! They will accept responsibility for their past shame and unfaithfulness after they come home to live in peace in their own land, with no one to bother them. When I bring them home from the lands of their enemies, I will display my holiness among them for all the nations to see. Then my people will know that I am the Lord their God, because I sent them away to exile and brought them home again. I will leave none of my people behind. And I will never again turn my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit upon the people of Israel. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken!”

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Send Your Spirit | Lo Bachail(Live) [Worship Session]feat@JoshuaAaron @SOLUIsrael]

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NT Reading: Romans 8:26-27 (NLT)

8:26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.

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God’s Will For MeMary MacKillop Song / Hymn (Saint Mary of the Cross) || Liturgically Sound

I cannot tell you
what a beautiful thing
the will of God seems to me.
And when I pray, I cannot help but
hope that my prayers are only used
If they’re in His will.

Thus I feel a joy
When things go well
And an equal joy,
when things go wrong
Because I see His will
I see his will,
I see his will.

Like a dear book
I never tire of reading
So God’s will is for me
Yet my littleness often dares to
oppose it, as I am painfully aware.

But the great love of my Sweet Jesus
is much too strong and beautiful
For me not to cling to him
I cling to him
I cling to him.

La la la la la la la la
La la la la
La la la .

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After Pentecost | Monday 29 May 2023: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Joel 2:18-29; Romans 8:18-24 ~ The Holy Spirit: a foretaste of future glory.

After Pentecost | Monday 29 May 2023

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

Opening:

O God, who on Pentecost
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
Grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgment in all things,
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

We have the Holy Spirit within us
as a foretaste of future glory.
(Romans 8:23a)

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From Psalms: Psalm 104:24-34, 35b || Lord, Send Out Your SpiritFrancesca LaRosa (Official Lyric Video)

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OT Reading: Joel 2:18-29 (NLT)

The Lord’s Promise of Restoration

2:18 Then the Lord will pity his people

and jealously guard the honor of his land.
The Lord will reply,
“Look! I am sending you grain and new wine and olive oil,
enough to satisfy your needs.
You will no longer be an object of mockery
among the surrounding nations.
I will drive away these armies from the north.
I will send them into the parched wastelands.
Those in the front will be driven into the Dead Sea,
and those at the rear into the Mediterranean.
The stench of their rotting bodies will rise over the land.”

Surely the Lord has done great things!
Don’t be afraid, O land.
Be glad now and rejoice,
for the Lord has done great things.
Don’t be afraid, you animals of the field,
for the wilderness pastures will soon be green.
The trees will again be filled with fruit;
fig trees and grapevines will be loaded down once more.
Rejoice, you people of Jerusalem!
Rejoice in the Lord your God!
For the rain he sends demonstrates his faithfulness.
Once more the autumn rains will come,
as well as the rains of spring.
The threshing floors will again be piled high with grain,
and the presses will overflow with new wine and olive oil.

The Lord says, “I will give you back what you lost
to the swarming locusts, the hopping locusts,
the stripping locusts, and the cutting locusts.
It was I who sent this great destroying army against you.
Once again you will have all the food you want,
and you will praise the Lord your God,
who does these miracles for you.
Never again will my people be disgraced.
Then you will know that I am among my people Israel,
that I am the Lord your God, and there is no other.
Never again will my people be disgraced.

The Lord’s Promise of His Spirit

2:28 “Then, after doing all those things,
I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your old men will dream dreams,
and your young men will see visions.
In those days I will pour out my Spirit
even on servants—men and women alike.

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Come Holy Spirit I Need You || Jeff Oreta Inspired

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NT Reading: Romans 8:18-24 (NLT)

The Future Glory

8:18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us. We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it.

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While I Wait || Gary LeVox & Brittany LeVox

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Prayer: ACNA | BCP2019

+ Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.

_ Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure conduct.

_ Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.

_ Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.

_ Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom, in thy Name, we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.

_ In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

+ O Judge of the nations, we thank you with grateful hearts for the men and women of our country who in the day of decision ventured much for the liberties we now enjoy.

_ Grant that we may not rest until all the people of this land share the benefits of true freedom and gladly accept its disciplines. This we ask in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Closing: FaithandWorship.com | John Birch

The Spirit came
and is here today,
to feed the hearts
of a world that hungers.

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