Welcome to Virtual Church

Kenton Baptist Church

Sunday 19th September 2021
 

Thank you for joining us at Virtual Church today.

Please note that the last Virtual Church in this format will be next week

- September 26th -

From Sunday 3rd October our live-stream services will still be broadcast

on our Facebook page on the first Sunday of each month.

For more information, please see details at the end of this page.

Today's 'Call to Worship' invites us to give our whole selves in expressing our gratitude to God:

"Bless the LORD O my soul!"

It reminds us of his love for those who keep his covenant, who live their lives in line with his character and his laws.  That is intimidating - because if we're honest that's not how we truly are!  However, the Psalmist also reminds us that our God is a God of right outcomes and justice for the downtrodden, of healing for the diseased body and soul, and of forgiveness for all our failures.  He is a God whose "steadfast love ... is from everlasting to everlasting."  He never gives up on us!

Our opening songs invite us to join with Christian believers around the world in joyful praise to our eternal God, One who was and is and is to come, One who is holy and worthy of our praises. 

House Of The Lord

He's Coming On The Clouds

(The Lion And The Lamb)

Holy, Holy

(Holy Is The Lord God Almighty)

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Our prayers today are led by

Winston Lewinson

PrayersWinston Lewinson
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Let us also pray for those we know of personally who are in need at this time

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Our Bible Readings are taken from Genesis 18:16-33

and Romans 3:21-26

and are read by Liz Smith

Bible readingsLiz Smith
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The mysterious encounter between Abraham and the LORD gives us powerful insights into God's character.  He is indeed the 'Judge of all the earth' and is right to seek to cleanse his creation from all that spoils it.  Yet God listens as Abraham catches on to the reality that, as Peter would later write in his New Testament letter: 

'The Lord is not ... wishing that any should perish,

but that all should reach repentance.'

(2 Peter 3:9)

This 'repentance' (turning one's life around towards God) was, and remains, the first step towards experiencing the forgiveness and new life God offers to all who will receive and trust his son, Jesus.  Our second Bible reading reminds us that although 'all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God', God's grace (his undeserved love for us) has offered us his forgiveness as a gift.

Our reflective worship songs today focus on the sacrificial death of Christ on the cross:

 

'God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.'

(Romans 5:8)

Thank You Jesus for The Blood

Alleluia, Alleluia

(Agnus Dei/King Of Kings)

Worthy Is The Lamb

(Revelation Song)

Prayer:

Lord Jesus, you came humbly to to this world to save us.  You were righteous, yet willing to face on our behalf the dreadfulness of sin and death.  You faced and defeated death for us to make us right with God.  Today we can know you as our risen, living Saviour, offering to cover all that is wrong in us with your amazing perfection.  Help me to journey in faith to receive all that you offer me. 

In your own precious name, Amen.

Pastor Steve's Message

based on

Genesis 18:16-33

and Romans 3:21-26

Communion

 

For the next part of the service, we invite you to have bread and wine ready to take part in this act of remembrance.

Jesus has made the way for us to come home to God, covered by His righteousness.  He has invited us to share the love and renewal that flow from his perfect sacrifice on the Cross.  He invites all who know and love him to the Communion table.

We share Communion as together we make room for Jesus to be the Lord of our lives. 

Communion song:

There Is A Blood That Cost A Life (This Blood)

Communion service:

led by Steve and Sheila

Response song:

O The Blood, Crimson Love

Application

Benediction and Grace

If you have any questions about the Christian Faith

or knowing God more, please contact us:

info@kentonbaptist.com

Bonus Song:

O The Blood Of Jesus

(Gospel version)

From Sunday 3rd October, there will be no Virtual Church in this format.

Our live-stream services will be available on the Kenton Baptist Church Facebook Page on the first Sunday of each month, starting at 10.30 a.m.

It will then be available as a video you can view at any time.  Our Facebook page can be accessed by clicking the Facebook logo link

in the header of our homepage.

Virtual Church services from the past year will remain available in our

Virtual Church Archive.

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We hope you enjoyed your time with God in Virtual Church!

For ways to give to Kenton Baptist Church, please click HERE.