First Fellowship Meeting Reading – Malvern – Grahame Smith – 1 December 2018
Why does the Father Love the Son?
Gen 37:3 – Coat of many colours
Ps 45:1-2, 6-7 – God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy companions.
John 1:14,16-18 -a glory as of an only-begotten with a father
3:35-36 – The Father loves the Son, and has given all things [to be] in his hand.
10:17-18 – the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it again
Eph 1:3-7 – the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Why does the Father love the Son? -In Thy grace Thou now hast brought us Sharers of Thy joy to be, And to know the blessèd secret Of His preciousness to Thee. Hymn 277 – Edward H. Chater (1845-1915)
Read ‘Moral Glories of the Lord Jesus Christ’ – J Pellatt
AJ Gardiner used to say ‘Ask the Father what He found delightful in His Son’.
Second Fellowship Meeting Reading – Malvern – Grahame Smith – 1 December 2018
The Bride Making Herself Ready
Rev 19:6-8. the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife has made herself ready.
Matt 25:1-10 – he bridegroom came, and the [ones that were] ready went in with him to the wedding feast,
The bride making herself ready – Daniel kept himself pure – unspotted from the world. Bride pays attention to detail . We are not at home here till He comes.
Lord’s Day Reading – Malvern – Grahame Smith – 2 December 2018
What has been Established on the Basis of Resurrection.
2 Cor 5:14-19 So if any one [be] in Christ, [there is] a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold all things have become new: . . .and all things [are] of the God who has reconciled us to himself by [Jesus] Christ,
John 20:16-18 – go to my brethren and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father, and [to] my God and your God
What has been established on basis of resurrection. New creation – in Christ. Importance of being ambassadors.