Eternal Food approved by the Father
Approved by the Father
Call to worship
Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages. Who will not fear you, O Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” (Revelation 15:3-4)
Invocation and Adoration
Gracious heavenly Father, we acknowledge that you have saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of your great mercy in Christ Jesus. We affirm that it is on the basis of the finished work of Jesus upon the cross, applied to our hearts by faith, that we can come before you in worship, know you as our Father, and receive your Spirit, who assures us that we are indeed your children, heirs of the kingdom of Heaven.
Father, we worship you for the riches of your grace, which you have lavished upon us in Christ. We are confident that you will now, with Christ, graciously give us all things. All that we need for life and godliness you promise to provide for your people. So we expect great things from you. Impart to us the gifts of repentance and faith. Pour down upon us the fruit of your Spirit and the gifts of your grace so that we may serve you. Do a good work among us. Continue and bring to completion the good work you have begun in the lives of each one of your people.
Bring glory to yourself, and honour to Christ. Cause your Word to be living and active among us, sharper than a two-edged sword. Send your Spirit to stir us up to love and good deeds. Teach, correct, rebuke and train us in righteousness, that we may be equipped for every good work that you have prepared beforehand for us to do, and we ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Grace and peace to you from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father—to Him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. (Revelation 1:4-6)
Hymn No 324: “Sing all creation” (Tune 454)
Scripture Reading Isaiah 55:1-7
Offering and Dedication
Hymn: “My God I thank You” (Screen)
Prayer for others
Scripture Reading John 6:25-59
Sermon “Eternal Food: approved by the Father”
Prayer of Confession
Declaration of pardoning
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will He harbor his anger forever; He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. (Psalm 103:8-10)
Hymn: “How deep the Father’s love” (Screen)
The Lord’s table
Your death, O Lord, we commemorate, your resurrection we proclaim, your coming again in glory we anticipate: glory be to you, our living Saviour and Lord. Jesus Christ, we come to this your table, not because we are strong but because we are weak; not because any goodness of our own gives us the right to come, but because we need your mercy and help; not because of anything we have achieved, but because you died for sinners. Glory be to you, our living Saviour and Lord, Amen.
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn “How great Thou art”
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. (2 Corinthians 13:14)