SUNDAY SERMON 82: BROUGHT TO YOU BY ADRIAN BORLAND

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Prayer Meeting resumes again as a group within the church at Mossley. This Wednesday night at 7:30pm. MCI COVID guidelines will be adhered to. When the Bible Study course begins again next month the prayer meeting will be absorbed into it and resume again on course completion.

Even though current restrictions from the NI Executive have changed, The Methodist Church in Ireland (along with the other main denominations throughout the Provence) have decided, for the time being, that we WILL CONTINUE to wear masks throughout the service. Please respect this to insure you and your fellow worshippers (particularly the vulnerable) safety. 

The Methodist Church in Ireland also has asked EVERYONE to ensure that they take up the vaccination.

Adrian Borland Mossley Methodist Local Preacher: Psalm 46
Psalm 46
For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. According to alamoth. A song.

God is our refuge and strength,
    an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
    and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
    God will help her at break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
    he lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see what the Lord has done,
    the desolations he has brought on the earth.
He makes wars cease
    to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
    he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.’

11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
    the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Psalm 54:4 (NIV)

Surely God is my help;
    the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Psalm 54:4 (The Passion)

But the Lord God has become my divine helper.
    He leans into my heart and lays his hands upon me!

John 15:1-9 (NIV)
The vine and the branches

15 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener….

… Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me…

‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing….

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you… 

‘As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.

Psalm 91:1-4 (The Voice)

He who takes refuge in the shelter of the Most High
    will be safe in the shadow of the Almighty.
He will say to the Eternal, “My shelter, my mighty fortress,
    my God, I place all my trust in You.”
For He will rescue you from the snares set by your enemies who entrap you
    and from deadly plagues.
Like a bird protecting its young, God will cover you with His feathers,
    will protect you under His great wings;
    His faithfulness will form a shield around you, a rock-solid wall to protect you.

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