• Hayling Island Baptist

24 May 2020

Updated: Oct 16, 2020

Acts 3:1-10 - Power in the name of Jesus

Welcome everyone, today's service is being led by Jan and Ian - click on the videos below to follow:

For those of you who are unaware, I have encouraged our young people to follow the Hillsong Kids online service. Ian and I both think it is brilliant. We may be a little biased as Alex, our son-in-law (a Hillsong Children’s Pastor) and our daughter, Rachel, are actually putting them together. If any of you have had difficulty finding the online service on the Hillsong website, you can catch up with it on YouTube, by typing in Hillsong Kids week ….., This week is week 10, however, if you missed it, I highly recommend week 8, "The parable of the lost sheep" to see how Hippy G helped Alex find his real live lamb.

(Lyrics for the songs that follow are printed below the video.)

1. Move, Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill us afresh, we receive You

2. You turn night, into day, in your light all is grace,

So we cry , once again, Spirit fall on everyone

Come like you promise, Come like the rain, Come, Lord Jesus, Come fill our hearts again

Hope for all, young and old, none too lost to be known

Here with you, we are home, spirit fall on everyone.

Come like you promise, Come like the rain, Come, Lord Jesus, Come fill our hearts again

Whoever calls upon your name

Will know your love and be saved

Acts 3:1-10 New Living Translation (NLT)

Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar

Peter and John went to the Temple one afternoon to take part in the three o’clock prayer service. As they approached the Temple, a man lame from birth was being carried in. Each day he was put beside the Temple gate, the one called the Beautiful Gate, so he could beg from the people going into the Temple. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for some money.

Peter and John looked at him intently, and Peter said, “Look at us!” The lame man looked at them eagerly, expecting some money. But Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you. But I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”

Then Peter took the lame man by the right hand and helped him up. And as he did, the man’s feet and ankles were instantly healed and strengthened. He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk! Then, walking, leaping, and praising God, he went into the Temple with them.

All the people saw him walking and heard him praising God. 10 When they realized he was the lame beggar they had seen so often at the Beautiful Gate, they were absolutely astounded!


As we listen to the sermon, let us ask God to open our ears to hear what He has to say to us through Richard.

(Lyrics are below this next song.)

Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain that I can’t control

I want more of you, God, I want more of you, God.

No place I’d rather be (x3) than here in your Love, here in your love


Steph will now lead us in prayer:

When I was asked to prepare the prayers for today, I thought the most obvious thing to pray about is the overwhelming way that the Coronavirus is impacting us, as individuals and globally. These issues, I’m sure, are probably foremost in your thoughts during your prayer time as the virus touches us all in some way. However, I hope you don’t mind if I choose another path today and focus our prayers in a slightly different (although not unrelated) direction. I’d like to try and look at prayers of thanksgiving and hope that have been borne out of these challenging times.

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you that we can come into your presence at any time and for any reason – nothing is too small for you to be concerned about.

We thank you that, although we’re going through difficult times, many people have shown a new degree of love, kindness and compassion towards others that we haven’t seen for a long time. We thank you that people are reaching out to their neighbours and community in a new way – helping with practical tasks and also making those emotional connections that are so important. We pray Lord, that when this is all over that love will remain as values have changed.

(Take a moment to thank God for those people you know who have been making a difference.)

Father, we thank you for all the frontline key workers who have continued to work and put others before themselves – we thank you for their dedication, commitment, and love in the service of others. We thank you too for those around the world who seek to find a vaccine for the future.

(Again, give thanks for those individuals you know who are working in these areas.)

Father, we thank you that you are right here with us as we go through these uncertain times. We remember, and thank you, for the times in the past when we’ve been through painful experiences, when you not only walked with us - you quite often had to carry us - but you brought us through! Thank you for your faithfulness even when our faith is but a shadow of its former self. Thank you for your gift of hope that says one day joy will return to our hearts and we will all be together again.

(Take a moment to remember a time when you experienced God bringing you out the other side of a challenging time and give thanks.)

I’m reminded of the lyrics to a song ‘Voice of Hope’ by Lara Martin – I hope it might be a word of hope for us all.

And through the storm Yet I will praise you Despite it all Yet I will sing Through good and bad Yet I will worship For you remain the same King of kings

You are the voice of hope The anchor of my soul Where there seems to be no way You make it possible You are the prince of peace Amidst adversity My lips will shout for joy To you, the Most High

“……the power of prayer is in the one who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayers make a difference.”

Max Lucado

Closing prayer (Epesians 3:16-21)



One of the ways we can know that God is real and what he is like is by reflecting on his actions, not just historically in the Bible, but right here and now among us. Last week Gladys shared the story of BREAD. This week Vicky shares how she first came to know God. You can read her story on our testimonies page. We encourage you to send in your own story/stories of how you first met God and decided to become a Christian, or of incidents when he has worked in, and through, your life as you've journeyed with him.

Additional Prayer Requests

Sally - for Sue and her family in all they're dealing with right now.

Vicky - for continued healing.

Discipleship Groups (Zoom)

Meeting on Tuesday evenings. Email admin@haylingislandbaptist.co.uk if you'd like to find out about joining one.


As mentioned above, our children are following the Hillsong Kids lessons and activities during lockdown. These can be accessed at https://hillsong.com/uk/hskonline/


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