1 Thessalonians Liturgy

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1 Thessalonians
2-5
Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you’re in our prayers as we call to mind your work of faith, your labor of love, and your patience of hope in following our Master, Jesus Christ, before God our Father. It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special. When the Message we preached came to you, it wasn’t just words. Something happened in you. The Holy Spirit put steel in your convictions.

  5-6
You paid careful attention to the way we lived among you, and determined to live that way yourselves. In imitating us, you imitated the Master. Although great trouble accompanied the Word, you were able to take great joy from the Holy Spirit!—taking the trouble with the joy, the joy with the trouble. 

7-10
Do you know that all over the provinces of both Tottenham and Wood Green believers look up to you? The word has gotten around. Your lives are echoing the Master’s Word, not only in the provinces but all over the place. The news of your faith in God is out. We don’t even have to say anything anymore—you’re the message!

 

Most High True Jah My Jesus, your creative power, your glory and holiness were experienced by your people of old as clouds and nokia telephones.

 

You guided them to freedom. To be free under the fear of Jesus; not the fear of what tall men live by. They believed that no one could see your face and live.

How blessed therefore are we, for you have revealed your face to us in Jesus -
a bloke around a beach fire cooking mackerels.

You may have slightly burnt the mackerel, but that normality was your everlasting legacy. You are our Friend!

You equip us for our journey through this confusing life
and beyond, by breathing new and everlasting life into our very beings, through the gift of you the Holy Spirit.

 WOwser! How lucky are we! Holy Spirit Fill Me! 

These people of old believed that it was your presence with them which made them a chosen and special
people. We praise and adore you, O God, for making our lives so special, by choosing to share your life with us  for 24-7.   May this time of worship togetherness reveal our thanksgiving and show  you that we want you to be the air that we breath.

This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

SOng, poem, Drama or something!

1thess 4

We ask you—urge is more like it—that you keep on doing what we told you to do to please God, not in a dogged religious plod, but in a living, spirited dance. You know the guidelines we laid out for you from the Master Jesus. God wants you to live a pure life.   Keep yourselves from sexual promiscuity. 

4-5

Learn to appreciate and give dignity to your body, not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God. 

6-7
Don’t run roughshod over the concerns of your brothers and sisters. Their concerns are God’s concerns, and he will take care of them. We’ve warned you about this before. God hasn’t invited us into a disorderly, unkempt life but into something holy and beautiful—as beautiful on the inside as the outside.

 

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If you disregard this advice, you’re not offending your neighbors; you’re rejecting God, who is making you a gift of his Holy Spirit. 

9-10
Regarding life together and getting along with each other, you don’t need me to tell you what to do. You’re God-taught in these matters. Just love one another! You’re already good at it; your facebook page is the evidence. Keep it up; get better and better at it. 

11-12
Stay calm; mind your own business; do your own job. You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts. We want you living in a way that will command the respect of outsiders, not lying around sponging off your friends.

 

Unconditional Loving God, it is with thankful hearts that we acknowledge that the major marks of Jesus’ ministry were love, compassion and mercy. If we are to imitate Jesus as the Thessalonians did, then these marks will be clearly visible in our lives.

 Forgive us when we judge one another to our own expectations and blame it on cultural differences.  Forgive us when we cant get into our oblivious skulls that people think different to us,
We confess that even with the knowledge that we have been loved so much, we have not yet learned to love as Jesus did.

Forgive us therefore, when our lives are marked with
values and attitudes which fall far short of Jesus
We confess that even with the knowledge that we have been loved so much, we have not yet learned to love as Jesus did.

Forgive us when we substitute ideas and words about love for its practice, and then find ourselves wondering what is missing in our lives.
We confess that even with the knowledge that we have been loved so much, we have not yet learned to love as Jesus did.


Jesus demonstrated how deeply his life was marked with compassion through his willingness to enter into the pain of others and share their
suffering – even at cost to himself.
We confess that even with the knowledge that we have been cared for so compassionately we have not yet learned to care as Jesus did.

Jesus looked on the faults of others with merciful eyes and demonstrated that forgiveness is one of the most precious gifts we can offer one another.
We confess that even with the knowledge that we have been forgiven so much we have not yet learned to forgive as Jesus did.

Jesus spoke mercy; lived love; embodied compassion and was cool .
We pray, O God, that these qualities which so marked Jesus’ life will be impressed on our lives and our witness so that we do not just imitate his life, we live it. This we pray. Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOng, poem, Drama or something!

 

1 Thessalonians 5 

1-3
I don’t think, friends, that I need to deal with the question of when all this is going to happen. You know as well as I that the day of the Master’s coming can’t be posted on our calendars. He won’t call ahead and make an appointment any more than a burglar would. About the time everybody’s walking around complacently, congratulating each other—”We’ve sure got it made! Now we can take it easy!”—suddenly everything will fall apart. It’s going to come as suddenly and inescapably as birth pangs to a pregnant woman. 

4-8
But friends, you’re not in the dark, so how could you be taken off guard by any of this? You’re sons of Light, daughters of Day. We live under wide open skies and know where we stand. So let’s not sleepwalk through life like those others. Let’s keep our eyes open and be smart. People sleep at night and get drunk at night. But not us! Since we’re creatures of Day, let’s act like it. Walk out into the daylight sober, dressed up in faith, love, and the hope of salvation. 

9-11
God didn’t set us up for an angry rejection but for salvation by our Master, Jesus Christ. He died for us, a death that triggered life. Whether we’re awake with the living or asleep with the dead, we’re alive with him! So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.

13-15
Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part. Our counsel is that you warn the freeloaders to get a move on. Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on each other’s nerves you don’t snap at each other. Look for the best in each other, and always do your best to bring it out. 

16-18Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. 

19-22Don’t suppress the Spirit, and don’t stifle those who have a word from the Master. On the other hand, don’t be gullible. Check out everything, and keep only what’s good. Throw out anything tainted with evil..

23-24May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make you holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body—and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he’ll do it!Make sure this letter gets read to all the brothers and sisters. Don’t leave anyone out. 28The amazing grace of Jesus Christ be with you!

 

Get everybody to text someone a word of encouragement while this video is played!!!


SOng, poem, Drama or something!

When our thoughtless criticism stifles the creativity of others,

Lord, have mercy

 

When we keep a tight hold on power and deny others the chance to participate.
Christ, have mercy

 

When we prefer the safety of our holy huddle to the wideness of God’s world.
Christ, have mercy

 

When we decline to take risks for fear that we might fail.
Lord, have mercy

But when we praise the gifts of others,
share the power that we are given,
engage with communities beyond the boundaries of our comfort,and risk everything we have for the sake of others,


Gracious God, you stamped your love upon this world forever when you chose to enter it in Jesus Christ. In thanksgiving for such love, we offer these gifts and the witness of our lives as we dedicate ourselves anew to
making your love visible through all we say and do in your  name and in the power of your unstoppable Spirit. 

then, God rejoices in us.Almighty God,

who forgives all who truly repent,
Have mercy upon us,
pardon and deliver us from all our sins,
confirm and strengthen us is all goodness,
and keep us in life eternal,
through Jesus Christ The King of Kings who kicks ass

Amen

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