Thy Kingdom Come – Day 1

Click here to see Matt’s video for Friday 22nd May as we follow ‘Thy Kingdom Come’, looking at The Lord’s Prayer between Ascension and Pentecost.

Click here to see ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Anthem 2020, the song to accompany this year.

Ascension Day Live Service

Click here to see the service for Ascension Day that was live streamed from Cadbury Hill.

Hymns, Songs, Readings and other links for Ascension Day –

“A Day of Celebration: Seeing from God’s perspective:”
Bible Readings:
Set Readings for today:
Acts 1:1-11 – main story of the Ascension

Supporting texts:
Daniel 7:9-14
Ephesians 1:15-end
Luke 24:44-end.

Hymns and Songs for Ascension:
Hopefully, something for everyone…
Traditional:
1. “Crown Him with many Crowns” – Songs of Praise – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7OCs0d_4vM

2. “All hail the power of Jesus’ name” – Songs of Praise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9voJsbicG9M

3. “Hail the day that sees Him rise” – Charles Wesley – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b_ODz_jgTs

4. “At the name of Jesus” – Songs of Praise special – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH0Yn5Unwh8&t=15s

Classics from the 80’s and 90’s:
5. “Lord, I lift your name on high” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVqWEtfpTgo

6. “Shine, Jesus Shine” – Graham Kendrick – Songs of Praise – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y13tGESE11Y

– Also Live version of Graham Kendrick singing at Greenbelt 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch…

7. “Our God is an awesome God, He reigns” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2BXeZCDTgA

Modern Music:
8. “What a beautiful name it is” – Hillsong – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUBBIddm_rM

9. “King of Kings” – Hillsong – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9qHMDp3fz8

10. “The Blessing” – this has been an amazing and wonderful phenomenon during this Lockdown with Christian artists and Choirs coming together across many nations of the world to ask God to bless their communities.

My favourite is from Zimbabwe because of the diversity of language and dialect, and that wonderful African spirit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA1tVs7VNcY&feature=youtu.be

Blessing for the UK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtll3mNj5U&t=217s

Videos:
11. This may seem strange – but is a Jewish lady’s personal testimony to her own experience of heaven and of Jesus being at heaven’s very centre. It led to her conversion to Christianity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vd583t4R60&feature=youtu.be

12. Tom Wright – talking about how, from very early on in Christianity, the only way to describe the enormity of who Jesus was and is (Ascension), is to see Him as part of who God is Himself – shows so much of the Biblical roots which are right there in the Old Testament – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DahXvRaV4E&feature=youtu.be

Books:
13. “Surprised by Hope” – by Tom Wright – this is his popular version of his seminal exploration of Resurrection and its implications.