Notes of Meeting Sunday 6th March 2022

Lee Street Church

Notes of Meeting – 6th March 2022

Worship led by Sue Clarke

We are here, today, to reflect on God’s incredible gift to us, His Son Jesus Christ. Later on we will be remembering that awesome sacrifice when we share in the breaking of bread. Before that in our worship time today, I’d like us to consider, through the words of scripture and our songs, the Name that is above all names; the one we are here to praise and worship this morning the King of kings, Lord of Lords, our Messiah and Saviour Jesus Christ!

Philippians 2 v9-11 “Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

SONG: Jesus is the Name we honour   870

When looking into the different names I was interested to find out exactly how many there were. Any ideas?

In the bible there are 198 different names and titles used to represent Jesus. I’ve a list here of the names, and although many are well known such as Almighty; Bread of life; Deliverer; King of Kings; Lamb of God. There are several that, perhaps, I hadn’t recognised as being names such as Faithful witness; Messenger of the covenant. [just to name 2]. If anyone is interested I can give you a copy of the list which includes the bible references.

One of perhaps the most recognised is Immanuel. We all, I’m sure, immediately think of the translation of this name as God with us, whenever we read or hear it. God promises He is always with us no matter what is happening in our lives. He also promises that no one can pluck us out of His hands. 

God promises He is with us when we gather together in His Name.

Matthew 18 v20 “For where two or three are gathered together in My Name, there am I with them.”

SONG: Jesus Name above all names   298

During the remainder of our worship time this morning we will be focusing on Jesus as our Redeemer and Saviour.

The Hebrew name for Jesus is Yeshua and it means Yahweh which translates as The Lord is Salvation!

John 14 v6 Jesus answered: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No-one comes to the Father except through me!”

Acts 4 v12 Salvation is found in no-one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

2 Corinthians 5 v21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Romans 10 v13 “Everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord will be saved.”

The Lord does just what He promises, and in so doing His name is glorified.

SONG: Jesus Messiah

1 Corinthians 6 v11 You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the spirit of our God”.

1 Timothy 2 v 5-6 For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus who gave Himself as a ransom for all men”.

SONG: What a beautiful name

Isaiah 9 v6 And He will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of peace”.

John 14v 13 “I will do whatever you ask in my Name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father”.

SONG: Jesus what a beautiful name  877

No other name

No other name but the name of Jesus, no other name but the name of the Lord

No other name but the name of Jesus is worthy of glory, and worthy of honour,

and worthy of power, and all praise.

His name is exalted far above the earth, His name is high above the heavens

Give glory and honour and praise unto His Name.

 

1 Peter 2 v9-10 “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.”

SONG: You are the mighty King   628

Breaking of Bread

We meet to share in this Breaking of Bread – in response to Christ’s words to “remember Him”. The bread and wine are simple emblems we share, to focus our minds on the sacrifice of Jesus – his body truly broken, his precious blood shed.

Jesus was of course truly God, and could have called down a legion of angels to rescue him from the hands of cruel men. He was also truly human, and the suffering he endured was so very real – remember he cried out in agony “My God, why have you forsaken me?”, as he hung on that cross, bearing away the sin of the world. Your sin, my sin

He did it all so that you and I might be set free.

HYMN: Give me a sight O Saviour of thy wondrous love for me

Message by Barry Lorimer

These are Barry’s summary notes:

Subject: “Suffering and Glory”

Reading: Romans 8: 18 – 25

  1. We have been adopted into the family of God. Paul stresses our identity with Jesus.

Romans 8: 17  - Suffering and glory are closely intertwined in the Christian life.

  1. What does the word glory mean?
  • Honour, excellent reputation
  • Weight of worthiness and splendour.

Jesus is the outpouring of God’s glory.

  1. How do we endure hard times? There are 3 keys to endurance:
  • The blood of Jesus – daily repentance
  • The word of testimony
  • Looking and caring in our fallen world

 

  1. Creation witnesses to the future glory (vs 18 – 23)
  • The bondage to decay
  • Looking forward to our freedom and transformation
  • Living in the “now” and “not yet”.

 

  1. The condition of hope (Vs 24 – 25)
  • Living in hope and expectation
  • Waiting patiently
  • Waiting eagerly
  1. The witness of the Holy Spirit
  • He guides and helps us
  • He identifies with our pains and joys

 

  1. It is the will of God that we should be brought into the glory of God. The Holy Spirit tells us so.

 

Closing Hymn:  Throughout the earth your glory will come

 

NOTICES

  • Wednesday 7.30pm – Zoom bible study.
  • Thursday  at 9.30am at St Barts Church – Open the Book Training Day
  • Next Sunday – speaker will be Brian Legg