The conspiracy

The conspiracy

Welcome to our service today…

We’ve been told that ‘lockdown’ will continue for another 3 weeks…so we ‘meet together’ again in this way. It is good and right to be diligent in bringing our worship as we sing God’s praises and ‘tell of his wondrous acts’ (supremely in Christ) and hear God’s Word read and taught together. Today we return to the series “The Triumphs and Trials of the Crown” in 2 Samuel ch15-17.

 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

hebrews 10:23-25
  • Welcome, announcements and prayer (Stevie Gamble).
  • Song: “When the music fades (Heart of worship)”.
  • Slice of life – Alastair Mutrie.
  • Songs: Dear Saviour, thou art mine” | “Jesus friend of sinners (his forever)” | “What a friend we have in Jesus”.
  • Bible Reading – 2 Samuel 15-17 (Jacqui McKinnon).
  • Sermon – “Conspiracy” (Allan McKinnon).
  • Songs: “O the deep, deep love” | “What is our hope in life and death? (Christ our hope)”.
  • Virtual ‘tea and coffee’ (taking place approx 12noon).
  • Welcome to the church family, new members Craig and Miriam McKeller.

Sunday School – the next set of material will be coming out this week. Please look out for the email. If you are not receiving it but would like to, get in touch with Laura Porteous.

Welcome, Announcements and Prayer (Stevie Gamble)

Song: “When the music fades (The Heart of worship)”

In the story of David this week, in one incident, we read of Absalom who feins worship at Hebron, but he is an imposter not only in seeking to be king but in his allegiance to the True King of heaven. He loves the “appearances” but does not worship in Spirit and Truth.

This song helps us orient ourselves to what the Lord is concerned with – our hearts.
“You search much deeper within through the way things appear, you’re looking into my heart.”

Slice of life: with Alastair Mutrie

Take time to pray through the things that Alastair shares after the video.


Here we have 3 song options here that draw our attention to the friendship we have in Jesus. Take your pick (or sing/listen to them all!):

The song, “Dear Saviour, thou art mine“, simply reminds us that Jesus ‘is mine‘…and ‘I thy friendship claim‘.

The next choice “Jesus friend of sinners (his forever)“, reminds us of the eternal nature of our relationship with Jesus: ‘redeeming love has been my theme and will be when in glory…O love that will not let me go, yes I am his forever.’

Finally, “What a friend we have in Jesus“, reminds us that the relationship we have with Jesus is one that draws into conversation with him, with the repeated command: ‘Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Song: “Dear Saviour, thou art mine”

Song: “Jesus, friend of sinners (His forever)”

Song: “What a friend we have in Jesus”

Bible reading: 2 Samuel 15-17 (Jacqui McKinnon)

Sermon: “Conspiracy” (Allan McKinnon)

Song: “O the deep, deep love”

This song reminds us of the true nature of the love of our Saviour Jesus towards us. Jesus too experienced betrayal, disappointment, opposition from those who ought to have loved him. Yet ‘he came to pay our ransom, through the saving cross he bore‘. And so now, ‘…he watches ov’er his loved ones, those he died to make his own‘. It calls us to ‘trust…the deep, deep love of Jesus.’

Additional optional song: “What is our hope in life and death? (Christ our hope)”

I am sure you enjoyed this song last week. We would love to have sung it together as a church family if we were physically together. Here is an opportunity to hear it again…

Christ Our Hope in Life and Death is a modern hymn that expresses the comfort and assurance that flow from trusting Christ, who has conquered death and guaranteed our future by his resurrection

Keith Getty

Behind the song. The songwriters of this ‘modern hymn’ (Getty, Boswell, Papa, Merker, Kauflin) have contributed to a few of the songs we enjoy at Greenview. You can listen to the background behind this song in a video and also read more about it here.

Virtual Tea and Coffee

Join our virtual ‘tea and coffee time’. This is hosted by a couple of elders and will enable people to pick up on aspects of the service and pray with one another. This will be an online gathering and is only available from 12Noon.

Welcome to new church members Craig and Miriam McKeller

Following the report to the church family 2 weeks ago, we now formally welcome Craig and Miriam…

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Craig and Mirian McKeller