Opening Hymn: Let All The World In Every Corner Sing
Sentence of the Day
Gradual Hymn: Love Is His Word
Prayers & Intercessions
Anthem: Help Us To Help Each Other, Lord
Closing Hymn: Who Would True Valour See
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: you shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
God of love, your Son teaches us the heart of the law.
Open our minds, souls and hearts to discern what you ask of us.
Empower us to love you with our whole being,
to love our neighbour as ourselves and thus fulfil your law.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Lesson: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
37Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42“What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”
“The son of David,” they replied.
43He said to them, “How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him ‘Lord’? For he says,
44“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
“Sit at my right hand
until I put your enemies
under your feet.”’
45If then David calls him ‘Lord,’ how can he be his son?” 46No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions.
This is the Gospel of Christ.
Praise to Christ the Word.
If you were to have a slogan of just a few words to encapsulate your life’s purpose, what would it be?
Prominent in the recent election were the campaign slogans adopted by the various parties: Labour’s Let’s keep moving; National’s Strong team. More Jobs. Better Economy; ACT’s Change your future; the Greens’ Party Vote Green; and New Zealand First’s Back your future for example. And as the campaign went on we saw how the party leaders and their candidates would repeat the slogan over and over again as they sought to build a sense of identity in the minds of the public.
Slogans can be helpful unifying tools. Read more...
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