sunday service

Sunday 19th April 2020



Happy Sunday Everyone


It’s hard to believe this is the 5th Sunday that we haven’t been able to meet together at Hebron Church. The Governments announcement this week on there being a further 3 weeks minimum lockdown means this current format we have of meeting to pray together on Zoom, sharing via the Whatsapp group and listening online will continue to be the norm for a while longer.


Praise God for all the different platforms we have to help us as without them it would be a lot more difficult to stay in touch with each other and be able to hear the word being preached and keep us upholded.


One thing I have found really useful is the worship songs that have been posted each week on the website and in particular the song called ‘O Praise the name’, which our worship group had planned to play for us over the Easter weeks. Here are the words below and its listed among the songs again this week:-



I cast my mind to Calvary
Where Jesus bled and died for me.
I see His wounds, His hands, His feet.
My Savior on that cursed tree

His body bound and drenched in tears
They laid Him down in Joseph's tomb.
The entrance sealed by heavy stone
Messiah still and all alone


O praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forever more
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God


Then on the third at break of dawn,
The Son of heaven rose again.
O trampled death where is your sting?
The angels roar for Christ the King


O praise the name of the Lord our God
O praise His name forever more
For endless days we will sing Your praise
Oh Lord, oh Lord our God


He shall return in robes of white,
The blazing Son shall pierce the night.
And I will rise among the saints,
My gaze transfixed on Jesus' face


Right from the 1st line it focuses us on Jesus and reminds us of the great cost He went through on the cross of Calvary. The chorus is one to sing out loud when you hopefully listen again to it shortly as we ‘praise the name of the Lord our God’ and ‘for endless days we will sing his praise’.


Psalm 136:26 says ‘Give thanks to God of heaven. His love endures forever’.


Grasp hold of his promise everyone as we continue in our walk with him not just during the Covid-19 period but for our eternity


‘Praise his name’




Give thanks to our amazing and faithful God who has us in the palm of his hands during all walks of our life.

Give thanks for our church and the different ways we can keep in touch with each other and stay focused on Jesus.

Pray again for our NHS and all those workers involved in the care profession and that they all get the protective equipment they require.

Pray that a vaccine is created so we can see an end to this Covid-19 disease

worship songs

bible reading

Matthew Chapter 9 verses 1 to 13


Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man

1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2 Some men brought to him a paralysed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, ‘Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.’

3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, ‘This fellow is blaspheming!’

4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, ‘Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5 Which is easier: to say, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to say, “Get up and walk”? 6 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.’ So he said to the paralysed man, ‘Get up, take your mat and go home.’ 7 Then the man got up and went home. 8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to man.

The calling of Matthew

9 As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow me,’ he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.

10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’

12 On hearing this, Jesus said, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill. 13 But go and learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’

this week's sermon


Why did the scribes accuse Jesus of blasphemy when he forgave the sins of the paralytic?


Matthew suggests that, seeing Jesus forgive the sins of the paralytic and then heal him, the crowd was afraid of the God who gives such power to men. Recall a time when God acted powerfully in your experience. What reaction toward God did the event cause in you?


Why would Matthew leave everything to follow Jesus?


What is the proper sort of company for Christians?


In this passage what is the relationship between their faith and their works?

young people and children's resources

Two Pens on Notebook

Sermon Sheet

A sheet of questions to help young people engage with the sermon.


Children's Resource

A few ideas to work through with your children based on this weeks topic for Junior Church

Image by Joshua Eckstein

Colouring Sheet

A colouring sheet to print out based on this weeks Bible story.

We are starting a new series in the book of Acts.  When you have watched the video and read the verses in Acts Chapter 1, you can download the activities above to think about the story even more.

it is week 6 of Sync this week. Today we are going to be looking at our story in a little more detail. It's all well and good being asked to share your story, but it's good to hear others. Remember, no story is too ordinary for God to use. Anyway, watch the video to hear Grace's story and learn some ways to share yours..