Broadcast time 11am
Sunday 10th December 2023
Service Leader: Robert Dimmick TSSF
Service Type: Morning Worship
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Readings used in the service.
1 John 4:7-21 (NRSV)
7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
9 God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him.
10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.
11 Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another.
12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Saviour of the world.
15 God abides in those who confess that Jesus is the Son of God, and they abide in God.
16 So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness on the day of judgment, because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love.
19 We love because he first loved us.
20 Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen.
21 The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also.
Magnificat: Luke 1.46-55
1 My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour; ¨ he has looked with favour on his lowly servant.
2 From this day all generations will call me blessed; ¨ the Almighty has done great things for me and holy is his name.
3 He has mercy on those who fear him, ¨ from generation to generation.
4 He has shown strength with his arm ¨ and has scattered the proud in their conceit,
5 Casting down the mighty from their thrones ¨ and lifting up the lowly.
6 He has filled the hungry with good things ¨ and sent the rich away empty.
7 He has come to the aid of his servant Israel, ¨ to remember his promise of mercy,
8 The promise made to our ancestors, ¨ to Abraham and his children for ever.
Luke 4:16-21 (NRSV)
16 When Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read,
17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.”
20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
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