Words of Life from the Tree of Death #1 – PRAYER and FORGIVENESS

Milford Baptist Church

18 February 2024

Rev Matt Gordon

The Joy of Forgiveness
A Psalm of David. A Contemplation.

32 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not [b]impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.

When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Toni-Maree Carnie – National Director, Mercy Ships NZ

The Mercy Ships’ Video referred to by Toni-Maree 

Reading – Psalm 32

Bruce Robinson – Interview, Evangelism

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Famous Last Words

‘Money can’t buy life’ – Bob Marley

‘I’m bored with it all’ – Winston Churchill

‘All my possessions for a moment of time!’ – Queen Elizabeth I

‘A life is like a garden, perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP’ – Leonard Nimoy

‘I’m losing.’ – Frank Sinatra

‘Goodbye kid. Hurry back.’ – Humphrey Bogart

‘Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow!’ – Steve Jobs

‘I’m going to the bathroom to read.’ – Elvis Presley

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