Fourth Sunday after Trinity

10 July

Trinity 4 | PRAISE PARTY - The Good Samaritan

8am

Leader: Gavin | Preacher: Gavin

First Reading: Colossians 1.1–14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves from the day you heard it and truly comprehended the grace of God. This you learned from Epaphras, our beloved fellow-servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf, and he has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

Gospel Reading: Luke 10.25–37

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ He said to him, ‘What is written in the law? What do you read there?’ He answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.’ And he said to him, ‘You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.’

But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan while travelling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, “Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.” Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?’ He said, ‘The one who showed him mercy.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’

9.30am

Leader: N/A | Preacher: N/A

Reading: Luke 10.25–37 (Hip-Hop Gospel)

The Good Samaritan

Luke

One time a professor set Jesus to the test
On a quest the pious expert in the holy law expressed

Expert

Life eternal is my aim and I wanna inherit
Yo Teacher, I beseech ya, tell me how can I get it?

Jesus

Moses wrote the law for you to decode
What do you make of his Mosaic and the Torah moral code?

Luke

With Deuteronomy six _ and verse five
Leviticus chapter nineteen, the man replied

Expert

Love your neighbour as yourself and give God your all
Love the Lord with all your might, mind, heart and soul

Jesus

You’re bang on my son and you’ve got it in one
Do this and you will live and the race will be won

Luke

But for self-validation of the Moses’ equation
He asked

Expert

Who is my neighbour?

Luke

And here’s Jesus’ narration

Jesus

A Jewish Joe was heading from Jerusalem to Jericho,
He was jumped and mugged and the gang began to throw

And hose blows to his head, they stripped Joe of his clothes
Left him comatose by the side of the road

A priest happened to be passing the man that was beat
He steered clear and adhered to the far side of the street

A Levite, temple helper, also happened to pass by
But he too made the move to elude the fallen guy

But a despised Samaritan who was passing on through
Saw the man and with compassion, he knew just what to do

So going to the aid of a life on the line
He dressed the wounds, soothed the bruises, with oil and wine

To a hotel on his donkey, he helped the man ride
Where he tended to his needs and sat by his bedside

Next day he paid for aid, for the man to stay
With a couple of silver coins, that’s about a day’s wage

And for a chat he took the keeper of the inn to one side

Samaritan

Whatever he needs, you’ve got to provide

I’ll reimburse from my purse as you nurse the lad
And when I return, I’ll pick up the tab

Jesus

I ask you which of the trio was a neighbour to the man
that fell into the hands of the murderous gang?

Expert

The one who showed him mercy and came to his aid

Jesus

In a word, now you’ve heard, time to go and do the same

Music

Song 1: Here I am to Worship + Once Again

Song 2: Great Big God + Lord I Lift Your Name on High

Song 3: Praise is Rising (Hosanna) + Everlasting God

Song 4: Cornerstone + Way Maker

Song 5: Shout to the Lord (My Jesus, My Saviour) + Shine Jesus Shine

Song 6: The Blessing

Notes

Carys Poem
The Good Samaritan - Hip-Hop Gospel
Bandage Game