Welcome to the North Coast and to Burnside At Home.
Thank you for joining with us, it is incredible each week to hear from some of you who are worshipping here. I never cease to be amazed at the loyal Burnside folk who are worshipping, but as we open these digital doors it is great to also be joined by many others.
Wherever you are from you are very welcome.
(Dunluce Castle was filmed before Lockdown)
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Our service today will centre around John 15
Where Jesus tells us that he is the True Vine.
He wants us to Remain in Him and Bear Fruit
And we will explore that together throughout the service
What sort of fruit are we to produce?
Paul calls it the Fruit of The Spirit in Galatians 5
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
forbearance, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law.
Galatians 5 v 22-23
(inspired by John 15:1-8)
Jesus Christ, the true vine,
in our need we come to You,
in weakness, we come
needing Your strength
for we too easily become dry and lifeless
without Your life-giving spirit.
Jesus Christ, the true vine,
teach us to remain in You
and so to find Your abundant life flowing in us
giving strength to our discipleship.
Help us to love you, as you have loved us.
May we bear the fruit that you would long to see in our lives.
I could not find a version of this Metrical Psalm which includes singing and lyrics so this is the best I could come up with.
Common Meter: 8,6,8,6
1 That man hath perfect blessedness,
who walketh not astray
In counsel of ungodly men,
nor stands in sinners' way,
Nor sitteth in the scorner's chair:
2 But placeth his delight
Upon God's law, and meditates
on his law day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree that grows
near planted by a river,
Which in his season yields his fruit,
and his leaf fadeth never:
And all he doth shall prosper well
4 The wicked are not so;
But like they are unto the chaff,
which wind drives to and fro.
5 In judgment therefore shall not stand
such as ungodly are;
Nor in th' assembly of the just
shall wicked men appear.
6 For why? the way of godly men
unto the Lord is known:
Whereas the way of wicked men
shall quite be overthrown.
Recognising that in some circumstances it may not always be appropriate to share a complete service of worship with friends or family who are not trusting in Jesus. I am going to try and create a few short videos that you can easily share with others to share the Gospel. This next video is an explanation and the second video is the one that you can share.
This is the video answering the question - Why Jesus?
You can find the video on this page on its own which Will be easier to share.
Let Us Pray
Gracious God, you are the vine grower, and we belong to you.
Thank you for carefully tending us, especially in difficult times.
You provide what we need in order to grow as disciples of Jesus.
Help us to abide in Jesus, the true vine.
May these offerings and our lives bear much fruit
and bring glory to you.
We pray in Jesus’ name.
Amen. (John 15:1-8)
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John 15 v 1-17 Edgar Scott
John 15:1-17 (NIV)
1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 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.
5 “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. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit —fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
How deep the Father's love for us
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
Songwriters: Stuart Townend
How Deep The Father's Love For Us lyrics © Capitol Christian Music Group
CCCLI : 59593
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.
Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see--
O Thou who changest not, abide with me.
I need Thy presence every passing hour;
What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s pow’r?
Who, like Thyself, my guide and stay can be?
Through cloud and sunshine, Lord, abide with me.
I fear no foe, with Thee at hand to bless;
Ills have no weight, and tears no bitterness;
Where is death’s sting? Where, grave, thy victory?
I triumph still, if Thou abide with me.
Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heav’n’s morning breaks, and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.
A benediction inspired by John 15:9-17
Christ sends us forth saying -
Keep my commandments, abide in my love.
Go forth in peace and justice!
Love one another, go forth to serve:
Go forth in love!
Share in my mission, bear fruit that will last:
Go forth as your friends, rejoicing!
Let us go forth in peace to witness to our community and world,
that Christ is alive!
Each week I have included a little extra video of the Getty Family singing hymns together, from chatting to many of you this may be The highlight of the service so I’m including this week’s Hymn Sing again.