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SERVICE JANUARY 2020



HYMN: YET ONCE AGAIN
Introduction: 01 Intro Yet Once Again (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
For the first service of 2020, we have the words of the hymn. Yet Once Again, the first verse of which are
Yet once again, by God’s abundant mercy, We join our song of thankfulness and praise; Ever the light of our redeemer’s victory Shineth before us in the world’s dark ways.
The hymn was written by Albert Orsborn, General of The Salvation Army (1946-1954)
Music: Henry Thomas Smart who gave up a career in the legal profession for one in music. Although largely self-taught, he became proficient in organ playing and composition, and he was a music teacher and critic. He was an organist in a number of London churches He became completely blind at the age of fifty-two, but his remarkable memory enabled him to continue playing the organ. The tune is called ‘Pilgrims’.

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Yet Once Again (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
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Yet once again, by God’s abundant mercy,
We join our song of thankfulness and praise;
Ever the light of our redeemer’s victory
Shineth before us in the world’s dark ways.

Refrain:
Jesus shall conquer, lift up the strain!
Evil shall perish and righteousness shall reign.

2
O for the time of Christ’s completed mission!
Throbs of its rapture reach us as we pray;
Gleams of its glory bursting on our vision
Speed us to labour, urge us on our way.

3
Stretch out thy hand, O God, and let the nations
Feel through thine host the thrill of life divine;
Grant us, we pray, still greater revelations,
Make of these days an everlasting sign.


PRAYER

Prayer (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
O God, at the start of a new year, we pray for a world which needs you so much yet cares about you so little.
We think of so many areas of the world where there is strife caused by self- interest and greed. Wherever Christians can have access to those who make decisions which affect nations, we pray that they will be empowered in such a way that the leaders of the nations give heed to your commands, O God.
We ask for direction for scientists in the world of medical research and that there will be speedy relief from the diseases which are afflicting so many.
We pray that your Church will more readily defend the Christian faith and will challenge those who seek to defame your Word.
We also pray for all Christians that we might have a continuing blessing of the presence of the Holy Spirit.
In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.


HYMN: ALL PEOPLE THAT ON EARTH DO DWELL
Introduction: Intro All People (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Words-William Kethe, who died in 1594, was a Scottish clergyman who spent a great deal of time in exile for his faith. He helped translate the Geneva Bible in 1560
Tune-Old Hundreth was composed by a French composer of the Renaissance, Louis Bourgeois, who followed John Calvin to Geneva, in 1541.

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ALL PEOPLE (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

1
All people that on earth do dwell,
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.
Him serve with fear, His praise forth tell;
Come ye before Him and rejoice.

2
The Lord, ye know, is God indeed;
Without our aid He did us make;
We are His folk, He doth us feed,
And for His sheep He doth us take.

3
O enter then His gates with praise;
Approach with joy His courts unto;
Praise, laud, and bless His Name always,
For it is seemly so to do.

4
For why? the Lord our God is good;
His mercy is for ever sure;
His truth at all times firmly stood,
And shall from age to age endure.

5
To Father, Son and Holy Ghost,
The God Whom Heaven and earth adore,
From men and from the angel host
Be praise and glory evermore.



MUSICAL MOMENTS
Introduction: Intro Musical Moments (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Firstly, a soprano cornet solo ‘Tambourin’. Originally written for flute and piano, the piece was arranged for brass by Howard Davies of Australia.
The composer Francois Joseph Gossec was one of the leading figures of eighteenth century French music. Gossec was a versatile and prolific composer and in many ways his experiments hint at the works of Haydn and Beethoven. His choral music is also significant; his Te Deum, for example which was written for 300 instrumentalists and a choir of more than 1,000 singers, and it foreshadows the later works of Berlioz.
Secondly, for piano: Liebestraum are three piano pieces by Liszt originally conceived as songs after poems. The third piece is based upon a poem by Ferdinand Freiligrath about the depth of true mature love. It’s included in our service simply for the sheer beauty of music.
Then an upbeat spiritual, ‘Every time I feel the Spirit’
(a) BRASS: TAMBOURIN
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Tambourin (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 


(b) PIANO: LIEBESTRAUME
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Liebestraume (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

(c) CHORAL: EVERY TIME I FEEL THE SPIRIT
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Every time I feel the Spirit (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 


Upon the mountain when my Lord spoke
Out of His mouth came fire and smoke
Looked all around me, it looked so fine
Till I asked my Lord if all was mine.

Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.

Jordan river, is chilly an' cold
It chills the body but not the soul
There ain't but one train, upon this track
It runs to heaven, an' right back.

Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.

Oh I have sorrow and I have woe
I have heartaches here below
But when I'm praying down on my knees
O help me Jesus, if you please.

Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray
Every time I feel the spirit moving in my heart, I will pray.



HYMN: TELL OUT MY SOUL
Introduction: Intro Tell out my soul (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
"Tell Out, My Soul"  paraphrases the Magnificat.  The hymn was written Timothy Dudley-Smith in 1962. It is popularly sung to the tune Woodlands composed by Walter Greatorex in 1916

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Tell out my soul (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
1
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord!
Unnumbered blessings give my spirit voice;
Tender to me the promise of his word;
In God my Saviour shall my heart rejoice.

2
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his Name!
Make known his might, the deeds his arm has done;
His mercy sure, from age to age the same;
His holy Name--the Lord, the Mighty One.

3
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of his might!
Powers and dominions lay their glory by.
Proud hearts and stubborn wills are put to flight,
The hungry fed, the humble lifted high.

4
Tell out, my soul, the glories of his word!
Firm is his promise, and his mercy sure.
Tell out, my soul, the greatness of the Lord
To children's children and for evermore!


BIBLE READING
Matthew 14:1-12
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Matt.14:1-12 (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
14 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the reports about Jesus, 2 and he said to his attendants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead! That is why miraculous powers are at work in him.”
3 Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, 4 for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to have her.” 5 Herod wanted to kill John, but he was afraid of the people, because they considered John a prophet.
6 On Herod’s birthday the daughter of Herodias danced for the guests and pleased Herod so much 7 that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she asked.8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted 10 and had John beheaded in the prison. 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who carried it to her mother. 12 John’s disciples came and took his body and buried it. Then they went and told Jesus.


HYMN : THINE BE THE GLORY
Introduction: Intro Thine be the glory (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
The hymn is usually associated with Easter but it’s a great hymn to sing anytime! It was written by the Swiss writer Edmond Budry (1854–1932) and set to the tune of the chorus "See, the Conqu'ring hero comes" from Handel's oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus

AUDIO FILE Thine be the glory (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
1
Thine be the glory,
Risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory
Thou o’er death hast won.
Angels in bright raiment
Rolled the stone away,
Kept the folded grave-clothes
Where Thy body lay.

Thine be the glory,
Risen, conquering Son;
Endless is the victory
Thou o’er death hast won!

2
Lo, Jesus meets us,
Risen from the tomb!
Lovingly He greets us,
Scatters fear and gloom.
Let the church with gladness
Hymns of triumph sing,
For her Lord now liveth,
Death hath lost its sting.
3
No more we doubt Thee,
Glorious Prince of life;
Life is naught without Thee:
Aid us in our strife;
Make us more than conquerors,
Through Thy deathless love;
Lead us in Thy triumph
To Thy home above.


GOD’S TITHES AND OUR OFFERINGS
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God's tithes (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Veil Ministries encourages the Biblical practice of tithing on the basis of Malachi 3:10
In the service today we give the opportunity to pause and consider our giving to whichever church or ministry God leads us to support.

HYMN JOYFUL, JOYFUL
Introduction: Intro Joyful, joyful (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Words: Henry Van Dyke in 1907 wrote this hymn while staying at the home of Harry A. Garfield at Williams College, Massachusetts. Van Dyke wrote: These verses are simple expressions of common Christian feelings and desires in this present time—hymns of today that may be sung together by people who know the thought of the age, and are not afraid that any truth of science will destroy religion, or any revolution on earth overthrow the kingdom of heaven. Therefore this is a hymn of trust and joy and hope. Music: Hymn to Joy, from the 9th Symphony of Beethoven.

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Joyful, joyful (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
1
Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, opening to the sun above.
Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away;
Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day!

2
All Thy works with joy surround Thee, earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
Stars and angels sing around Thee, centre of unbroken praise.
Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,
Singing bird and flowing fountain call us to rejoice in Thee.

3
Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing, ever blessed,
Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest!
Thou our Father, Christ our Brother, all who live in love are Thine;
Teach us how to love each other, lift us to the joy divine.

4
Mortals, join the happy chorus, which the morning stars began;
Father love is reigning o’er us, brother love binds man to man.
Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife,
Joyful music leads us Sunward in the triumph song of life.


POET’S CORNER: THE BLESSING OF OBEDIENCE
AUDIO FILE Poem (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

There’s a blessing in obedience when ourselves we can forget,
When God’s plan is all important and all else we can reject;
When we serve with true abandon, keeping nothing in reserve,
We discover real fulfilment, more than ever we deserve.
When the extra mile is journeyed, though the challenge seems so great,
There’s a presence that reminds us we’re surrounded by God’s grace;
When we choose to do his bidding, even when we see no gain,
We’re enriched beyond all measure, far beyond all earthly fame.
When the seeds we’ve sown lie dormant ‘though we’ve tended them
with care
Are revitalized by Jesus, none other can compare;
When we bring our limitations to the God of might and power
There’s a never-ending blessing that gets better hour by hour.
He’s eternal, yet he’s present at the moment of our need,
He’s supernal and he listens when we come to intercede:
But obedience tells the master we are ready, should he choose,
When he needs a human helper, we are here for him to use.

(Malcolm Westwood)


HYMN: LOVE DIVINE
Introduction: Intro 000 Love Divine (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) This hymn by Charles Wesley with a theme of Christian perfection is generally reckoned to be among Wesley's finest. It appears in 1,328 of the North American hymnals.

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Love Divine (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
1.
Love Divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
Fix in us thy humble dwelling,
All thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, thou art all compassion,
Pure unbounded love thou art;
Visit us with thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.

2.
Come, almighty to deliver,
Let us all thy grace receive;
Suddenly return, and never,
Never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing,
Serve thee as thy hosts above,
Pray, and praise thee, without ceasing,
Glory in thy perfect love.

3.
Finish then thy new creation
Pure and spotless let us be;
Let us see thy great salvation,
Perfectly restored in thee,
Changed from glory into glory,
Till in heaven we take our place,
Till we cast our crowns before thee,
Lost in wonder, love, and praise!


BIBLE READING
MATTHEW 14:13-21
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

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Matt 14:13-21 (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.


HYMN: JESUS, THE NAME HIGH OVER ALL
Introduction: Intro Jesus, the name (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) This hymn has long been a great favourite with Methodist people.
The facts which suggested the composition are recorded by Charles Wesley in his Journal of 6th August, 1744. Having been preaching in the small church at Laneast, in Cornwall, and condemning the drunken revels of the people, whilst urging them to repent and be converted, one in the congregation contradicted and blasphemed.
Charles Wesley asked, “Who is he that pleads for the devil?” As the reviler stood boldly forward, the preacher fearlessly exposed his character.
These circumstances are believed to have suggested the writing of this hymn.

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Jesus the name (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

1.
Jesus, the name high over all,
In Hell or earth or sky;
Angels and men before him fall,
And devils fear and fly.
2.
Jesus, the name to sinners dear,
The name to sinners given;
He scatters all their guilty fear;
He turns their hell to Heaven.
3.
Jesus the prisoner's fetters breaks,
And bruises Satan's head;
Power into strengthless souls he speaks,
And life into the dead.
4.
O that the world would taste and see
The riches of his grace;
The arms of love that compass me
Would all mankind embrace.
5.
Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp his name,
Preach him to all, and cry in death:
Behold, behold the Lamb!



BRASS ‘IN QUIET PASTURES’
Introduction Intro In Quiet Pastures (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

Composer: Ray Steadman-Allen.
These words of Will Brand are featured in this band selection

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In Quiet Pastures (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab)

1.
When from sin's dark hold thy love had won me,
And its wounds thy tender hands had healed,
As thy blest commands were laid upon me,
Growing light my growing need revealed.
Thus I sought the path of consecration
When to thee, dear Lord, my vows were given;
And the joy which came with full salvation
Winged my feet and filled my heart with Heaven.

Chorus
By the love that never ceased to hold me,
By the blood which thou didst shed for me,
While thy presence and thy power enfold me,
I renew my covenant with thee.

2.
But my heart at times with care is crowded,
Oft I serve with weak, o'erladen hands,
And that early joy grows dim and clouded
As each day its heavy toll demands.
Have I ceased from walking close beside thee?
Have I grieved thee with an ill-kept vow?
In my heart of hearts have I denied thee?
Speak, dear Lord, O speak and tell me now.

3.
By the love that never ceased to hold me
In a bond nor life nor death shall break,
As thy presence and thy power enfold me,
I would plead fresh covenant to make.
From before thy face, each vow renewing,
Strong in heart, with purpose pure and deep,
I will go henceforth thy will pursuing,
With my Lord unbroken faith to keep.


VOCAL SOLO: MY HEAVENLY FATHER WATCHES OVER ME

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Soloist: Sandra Entermann


Introduction Intro My Heavenly Father (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
We are indebted to Sandra for her continued ministry here on Veil Ministries. Her vocal solos are such a rich blessing to us.

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My Heavenly Father (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

1
I trust in God wherever I may be,
Upon the land or on the rolling sea;
For come what may, from day to day,
My heav'nly Father watches over me.

Refrain:
I trust in God, I know he cares for me,
On mountain bleak or on the stormy sea;
Though billows roll, he keeps my soul,
My heav'nly Father watches over me.

2
He makes the rose an object of his care,
He guides the eagle through the pathless air;
And surely he remembers me,
My heav'nly Father watches over me. [Refrain]



SERMON

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Dr Malcolm Westwood



AUDIO FILE Sermon (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
Our Bible readings today have the contrast of Herod’s immoral family life and the truthfulness of John the Baptist which was to cost him his life.

Let me just recap, please, the situation which John felt he had to address.
Herod –or Herod Antipas as he is correctly known –was the son of Herod the Great who had left the areas of Galilee and Peraea to his son, Herod Antipas who was married to a daughter of the king of Nabatean Arabs.
Herod Antipas had a brother called Philip, a wealthy private individual who lived in Rome.
On a visit to Rome, Herod Antipas seduced his brother’s wife and persuaded her to leave Philip and become his wife. Herod firstly had to put away his own wife and by doing so, he broke two laws. He divorced his wife without cause and he married his sister-in-law which, under Jewish law was prohibited.

Without hesitation John rebuked him-a very dangerous thing to do to an Eastern despot.

Then we have Philip’s wife, Herodias, a woman of loose morals and infidelity who had a distinctly vindictive streak and she hated John for daring to rebuke her. One can only be saddened that anyone could use their own daughter to get revenge. But Herodias obviously had no qualms about allowing her own daughter-who would possibly have been about 16 years old –to dance the suggestive dances of the dancing girls. For a royal princess this was truly a shameless thing.

So both Herod and his wife Herodias detested John.
Having given his word to Salome that she could have anything she wanted, Herod was so weak that even after discovering he would have to break the law to keep his promise to his daughter he was too scared of his wife to back down. He was a man who could take a firm stand on the wrong things-and on this occasion, it cost John his life.
(Herodias was in actual fact instrumental in Herod’s downfall. She desperately wanted to be a queen and persuaded Herod to go to Rome and ask the emperor Caligula for the title of King as he had designated Herod Agrippa who had succeeded Philip, the tetrach of Trachonities and Ituraea.
On learning of Herod Antipas’s plans, Agrippa persuaded Caligula that Herod (Antipas) was intent on rebellion resulting in Caligula banishing Herod to Gaul for the rest of his life. Herod paid a heavy price for his seduction of Herodias!)

A family which was prepared to sanction the gruesome death of a man for speaking the truth and to give his head on a platter to a 16 year old girl for the satisfaction of her mother hardly bears thinking about.
So when Jesus came to prominence, the alarm bells must have sounded for Herod.
John was hugely popular with the people and as the Jewish historian , Josephus wrote Herod feared that John only had to say the word and the people would have openly rebelled against Herod.
Herod also feared John simply because he told the truth.

From this background we can see that John’s days were numbered. His bravery to speak the truth was extraordinary given his knowledge of the kind of man Herod was to say nothing of his immoral and scheming wife.

Could John have saved his life by preferring to keep quiet? It’s a temptation many people even today face. ‘Live and let live’ we often hear. ‘It’s not for us to say how anyone else should live.’ But how far are we expected to extend that? Failure to speak up against what is wrong will lead to the wrong becoming accepted. Once that happens, society will be less prepared to observe the differences between right and wrong.
It seems there is hardly a day goes by but we read in the newspaper of people being physically and mentally injured because of a breakdown in relationships , children are scarred for life and everyone blames everyone else. It’s not only politicians who are distrusted. Years gone by a man’s word was reckoned to be his bond. Sadly that is not true today in many cases. And no doubt you can quote many instances where truth has become a casualty over convenience.
We read and are aghast at the antics of Herod and his family which resulted in the death of a man who just told the truth.
If ever there was a need today for a return to the days of personal integrity and honour when lying and deceit is seen to be what it is, it must surely be in the age in which we are living.
Let me move on for a moment to the second Bible reading which follows :-
”When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place.
I think that is one of the most revealing sentences in the Bible. Go back to the time in heaven when Jesus agreed to come to earth to be our Saviour. There would have been no need of a Saviour had man not been sinful so Jesus well knew the extent of his task. But here it became personal. This had happened to his cousin, John. And Jesus had to withdraw for a while from the very people he had actually come to save. Can we possibly understand the hurt he must have felt by the depravity of these people whose standards were so low that truth and morality meant nothing to them.
Not only would Jesus have been grieving for a cousin who had been condemned to death for simply telling the truth but the thought that he was expected by his Father to give his own life to redeem them must have affected him deeply. So he withdrew from ‘people’ to a solitary place to grieve and gather his thoughts. If ever we wanted proof that Jesus was every bit as human as we are, we surely couldn’t find a better example than this.

His human grief over the loss of John reassures us that he understands how we feel when we grieve. That he was also divine didn’t make him immune to human grief.
But we can learn yet more from this Bible reading. Jesus came to earth with a mission –to save mankind. Whatever must he have thought when faced with some of the behaviour of people. How they lived must have disappointed him. I have no Scriptural proof that after John was beheaded, that the withdrawal of Jesus was as much to do with wondering if his mission to offer people forgiveness of sins was worthwhile as it was to grief over John. But being human such a thought must have occurred to him.
No doubt all of us have set off on the mission we feel privileged to have been given by God with every intention never to fail him. Yet we get disheartened by people or our own lifestyle gets so busy that the demands of our God given task can seem more of a burden than it did when first we set off. People seem unresponsive and we begin to wonder if it’s all worthwhile.

Jesus must have been hit so hard by Herod’s cruelty to John. Did God his Father really want people like Herod included in the redemption plan?! And would Herodias fit into heaven?! Was no one ever so bad that they couldn’t be redeemed?!
Perhaps we could understand such a thought if we were told that a family member had been executed for no good reason. If evil people refuse to listen to God’s entreaty to repent, how fervent and for how long must be our endeavour be to share the gospel with them. Is our mission endless?
To discover the answer to that, we return to our Bible reading…..

…’the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick….’
Despite the personal heartache Jesus was suffering, his mission did not, could not, must not end. He saw the people and he had compassion on them. There’s no suggestion that he looked on the crowd and instantly knew all their life’s history. He saw their need and he ministered to them.
And even at a late stage in the day, tired, still grief stricken we find Jesus with his own disciples of all people doubting the possibility of feeding the large crowds, his mission had to continue.
Dear friends, can I encourage you to continue your God-given misssion though there may well be difficulties and disappointments. The privilege is far, far greater than the disappointments and if we continue to minister, God will provide the miracles where necessary. And not only will they satisfy the situation, people will see the after effects as did the crowd who could see from the twelve basketfuls of broken pieces how God not only provides but shows his provision is more than sufficient.
Our lifes may face many difficulties but we’re chosen by God to be his disciples and his provision will meet our needs to do that.
And as the text of the Bible reading says of the people who were hungry,
‘They all ate and were satisfied’

Dear fellow disciples, into our hands and hearts, you and I have been given all that is needed to fulfil the mission we have been given by God.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
(Galatians 6:9)



HYMN: NEVER GIVE UP
(By Fanny Crosby)

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Never Give Up (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 
1
Never be sad or desponding,
If thou hast faith to believe;
Grace, for the duties before thee,
Ask of thy God and receive.

Refrain:
Never give up, 
Never give up,
Never give up to thy sorrows,
Jesus will bid them depart;
Trust in the Lord, 
Trust in the Lord,
Sing when your trials are greatest,
Trust in the Lord and take heart.
2
What if thy burdens oppress thee;
What though thy life may be drear;
Look on the side that is brightest,
Pray, and thy path will be clear. [Refrain]
3
Never be sad or desponding,
There is a morrow for thee;
Soon thou shalt dwell in its brightness,
There with the Lord thou shalt be. [Refrain]
4
Never be sad or desponding,
Lean on the arm of thy Lord;
Dwell in the depths of His mercy,
Thou shalt receive thy reward. [Refrain]



BENEDICTION
AUDIO FILE Benediction (To hear the audio file please right click mouse, then left click to open new tab) 

By the grace of God, the sacrifice of Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit, may you be aware your Heavenly Father watches over you.
Amen










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