Broadcast time 11am
Sunday 8th January 2023
Service Leader: Robert Dimmick TSSF
Service Type: Morning Worship
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Readings used in the service
Isaiah 60.1-6 (NIV)
1 Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
2 For darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will appear over you.
3 Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
4 Lift up your eyes and look around; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall come from far away, and your daughters shall be carried on their nurses’ arms.
5 Then you shall see and be radiant; your heart shall thrill and rejoice, because the abundance of the sea shall be brought to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you.
6 A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the praise of the LORD.
Psalm 72:10-15 (NIV)
10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall pay tribute; ¨the kings of Sheba and Seba shall bring gifts.
11 All kings shall fall down before him; ¨all nations shall do him service.
12 For he shall deliver the poor that cry out, ¨the needy and those who have no helper.
13 He shall have pity on the weak and poor; ¨he shall preserve the lives of the needy.
14 He shall redeem their lives from oppression and violence, ¨and dear shall their blood be in his sight.
15 Long may he live; unto him may be given gold from Sheba; ¨may prayer be made for him continually and may they bless him all the day long.
Matthew 2.1-12 (NIV)
1 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,
2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born King of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”
3 When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him;
4 and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he enquired of them where the Messiah was to be born.
5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judaea; for so it has been written by the prophet:
6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”
7 Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared.
8 Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.”
9 When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was.
10 When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.
11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
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