Friday, April 13, 2012

CP 171 Superlative Truths of Grace and Glory...

Hello fellow travellers. This week's offering is is a 'gathering together' of as many of those 'lost for words' bits of apostolic revelation as I could find in the New Testament. Some of you might already have come across this in my draft booklet of Psalms of the 'better covenant'. Your response to this type of material is both sought and welcome.

Superlative Truths of Grace and Glory...

All those who are followers of the Lord Jesus Christ,
who call upon his mighty name,
who are called ‘saints’ in his honour,
let us gather together to give him praise.
We have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son of the Father,
full of grace and truth.

We worship him who is the embodiment of divine love.
We bless him whose journey through Calvary
revealed the breadth and length, height and depth,
of the love which defies knowing,
and which, in its holiness and mercy,
is impossible to comprehend.

Let us celebrate the unbreakable bond of holy love
between the Father and the Son,
and let us rejoice in the Spirit-given conviction
that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers,
nor things present, nor things to come,
nor powers, nor height, nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God
in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Together we adore and bless him
who came from unassailable light
and established an unshakeable kingdom
as our unfading inheritance.
Now reigning in unsurpassed glory,
he whose life is indestructible,
and whose priesthood is permanent,
brings hope that is living and unchangeable.

Together in Word-driven, Spirit-filled worship
we honour Jesus Christ,
whose astonishing life and worthy sacrifice
has released for us, in our poverty,
the inexhaustible riches of his grace and glory.
Acknowledge him who gives life,
eternal life,
life in all its fullness and abundance.

As the priests of his kingdom,
with unshackled reverence and awe,
we laud the unsearchable and infinite wisdom
which gave us the Christ, Jesus our Lord,
in whom are hidden
all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Amen and Amen.

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