(08-08-10) Hymns on the Quay
Hymns on the Quay – 10th August, 2008
· What about Jesus?
o Olympic heroes will be made over the next fortnight
o Difficult to be a hero for any length of time...
§ 1/3 of the world is Christian, 20% think Jesus is a great prophet
§ His teachings underlie much of the world’s legal and political systems and morality
§ in language; prodigal Son, turning other cheek, not casting stones, good Samaritan, scapegoat
“I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very centre of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.” H.G. Wells
o a hero beyond other heroes
§ one who knows us perfectly, one that we can get to know!
7 – Blessed Assurance
· What did Jesus say? “The time has come. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”
o the problem of sin
§ modern sins...!
· booking a table and not showing up
· taking coat hangers
· sponsoring and not paying
· leaving tray at McDs
· 11 items at 10 or less
· bottom layer of chocs
· phoning Australia from work
§ broken relationship with the God who made us
o restored relationship – made new and clean
§ sins are like scarlet, white as snow (Isaiah 1:18)
22 – Mi Glywaf Dyner Lais
(chorus printed at very end; sing after each verse!)
· But I’m a good person...
o yes, by our standards...
o all have sinned...
§ the peril that we have put ourselves in by our choices
o we confuse God’s anger with human anger...
§ disobedience leads to the destruction of His creation
o goodness can change the world, but it can’t change the past
§ two wrongs... three rights...!
o only Jesus can help
50 – My Hope is Built
· Reason together... (1:18)
o some strange kind of reason!
o Jesus came to rub it out, not rub it in...
· How does He do it?
o through the cross
§ became sin for us
§ rift between Father and Son
§ judge who pays the fine
30 – I Will Sing the Wondrous Story
· Jesus the lighthouse (yesterday, today and forever)
o being a Christian is too restrictive
§ too many dos and even more don’ts
· we like lighthouses to be fixed and permanent
§ OT laws for the benefit of the people
· deep insecurities
· something fixed and permanent to save us
43 – Y Mae Un Waredwr
· Why does Jesus save us then?
o poor and wretched...
§ the love of God; the love of Jesus
53 – O the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
· 1988 – Ben Johnson stripped of gold...
o Carl Lewis put back into first place
o putting God back to first place in our lives
§ our Creator
§ the One who loves us perfectly
§ the One who saves us from ourselves
o the pearl of great price
38 – Jesus Shall Take the Highest Honour
· Thanks for coming