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Psalm 34

Psalm 34: 4-5

Worshipping with the Word    Luke 15:1-7

One day when many tax collectors and other outcasts came to listen to Jesus,
the Pharisees and the teachers of the law started grumbling.

This man welcomes outcasts and even eats with them. 
So Jesus told them this parable

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them,
what does he do.  He leaves the other  99 sheep in the pasture and
goes looking for  the one that got lost, until he finds it. 
And when he finds it he is so happy that he  puts it on his shoulder and carries it back home.   
Then    he calls his friends and neighbours together. And he says to them  “  
I’m so happy, I’ve found my lost sheep, let’s celebrate. In the same way,  
 
I tell  you “there is more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents
than over 99 respectable people who don’t need to repent.

 

 

Lord you know,
That I’m like a lost sheep

I’ve lost my way

I’m away from you , I’m away from your flock

I caught in the bramble

I’m stuck on a ledge

I am lost in the darkness

I don’t know my way home

Jesus, you are the good shepherd

Lord you are the good shepherd

Come, look for the lost ones

Jesus, You look for the lost ones

You leave the 99

And you seek for the lost one

You seek for the lost lamb

And when you find it

There’s no condemnation

Lord instead,  you find the lamb

And you rejoice,  with joy you put that lamb on your shoulder

You carry the lamb joyfully back home

And when you get home

You call your friends

You call your neighbours

And you say

Rejoice with me

Rejoice with me

For I have found my lost sheep

I have found my lost sheep

So rejoice with me

Let us celebrate

Let us celebrate

What has been lost is found

In heaven,  in heaven

There’s more rejoicing

There’s more rejoicing

Over one sinner who repents

Than over 99 who don’t need to

There’s more joy over the one

Lord help me not to be like the 99

Who thinks they don’t have to repent

Lord you know the parts of me that are lost

Come looking for me Lord

I’m cut off from you

From your body

Place me on your shoulders

And bring me home

Bring me home Lord

Bring me home Lord

Unto you , unto you

Lord help me to join in the rejoicing

The fun in heaven

Help me join in rejoicing

Over the lambs that once were lost

But now are found

Once were lost

But now are found

 

Lord, you’re seeking, you’re seeking the lost ones, 

Find them and bring them home

Bring them home rejoicing

And may the church   ,  open their hearts to receive

the great harvest of the lost sheep

 

 




Luke 14:1,  7-14

 

[14:1]  One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 

[7]  When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: [8]  “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. [9]  If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give this person your seat.’ Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. [10]  But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. [11]  For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”

  



Psalm 81 – Honey from the rock



 

[81:1]  Sing for joy to God our strength; *
shout aloud to the God of Jacob!

[10]  I am the LORD your God,
who brought you up out of Egypt.
Open wide your mouth and I will fill it. [11]  “But my people would not listen to me;
Israel would not submit to me. [12]  So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts
to follow their own devices. [13]  “If my people would only listen to me,
if Israel would only follow my ways, [14]  how quickly I would subdue their enemies
and turn my hand against their foes! [15]  Those who hate the LORD would cringe before him,
and their punishment would last forever. [16]  But you would be fed with the finest of wheat;
with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.”

  Hebrews 13:1-8




 

 

[13:1]  Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. [2]  Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. [3]  Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

[4]  Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. [5]  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you.” *

[6]  So we say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.
What can human beings do to me?” *

[7]  Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. [8]  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever……………..

[15]  Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. [16]  And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

[13:1]  Continue to love each other with true Christian love. * [2]  Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! [3]  Don’t forget about those in prison. Suffer with them as though you were there yourself. Share the sorrow of those being mistreated, as though you feel their pain in your own bodies.

[4]  Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.

[5]  Stay away from the love of money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said,

“I will never fail you.

I will never forsake you.” *

[6]  That is why we can say with confidence,

“The Lord is my helper,

so I will not be afraid.

What can mere mortals do to me?” *

[7]  Remember your leaders who first taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and trust the Lord as they do.

[8]  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.