LPUC eNews – Sunday 29 November 2015

God Gives Hope.  ‘I hope I win lotto; I hope she/he likes me’; I hope I get good marks; I hope I don’t get a cold; I hope someone has already made tea before I get home.’  These are all common ways in which we use the word ‘hope.’  In reality these hopes are often…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 22 November 2015

Luke 17:11-19, Give Thanks In today’s Gospel ten lepers, who were healed, first were outsiders to everybody—Jews, Samaritans, Gentiles, anybody. A group of ten lepers formed a small community outside of Galilee. These ten people called out to Jesus from a distance: “Jesus, Master, have pity on us. (vs. 13)” Jesus does respond to them but…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 15 November 2015

1 Chronicles 29:1-5 & 10-19, Giving that puts God first As you read the Old Testament, what you will find is that David had a heart to build a house for God (1 Chronicles 17:1). He had a passion to prepare a place for the Ark of the Covenant, which symbolised the presence of God…

Christmas Services 2015

Christmas is coming! We’re celebrating Jesus’ birth and we’d love you to join us. Evatt Park Christmas Carols Sunday, December 13th @ 5:30pm – 8pm Carols in the Park are back for 2015 with the brand new time of Sunday afternoon! Click here for details. Christmas Eve Extravaganza Thursday, December 24th @ 6pm – 7:30pm Christmas Eve Celebrations will kick…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 8 November 2015

John 10:11-18, Jesus the good shepherd Several times Jesus made an “I am” statement. He called himself a bread, light, door, and vine. More often than anything else, He called himself and was called by others a shepherd. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. (John 10:11)…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 1 November 2015

Mark 12:28-37, The Greatest Commandment In the text, Jesus answers the question of what the most important commandment is by quoting Deuteronomy 6:5 “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and soul and strength.”  How do we love God?  ‘To love God…’ we have to love God with a genuine love, with a sincere…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 25 October 2015

Mark 10:46-52 The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus This is the last healing miracle recorded in Mark’s Gospel. Throughout the Gospel Mark proclaims the fact that Jesus Christ is Lord over nature, that He gives sight to the blind. But there is probably a deeper meaning here. He was proclaiming Jesus as God’s Messiah, as the…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 18 October 2015

Mark 10: 35-45, What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ? Here is what happened.  It is the last week of Jesus’ life.  It must be early in the morning as they are approaching the city of Jericho on their way up to Jerusalem.  The disciples know that whatever messianic plans Jesus has…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 11 October 2015

 John 10: 1-21; 27-30 Keith will be speaking on Sunday on the Subject ‘Hearing from God. He writes, ‘from the time God created Adam and Eve up until the present, God has always sought to have a personal relationship with people. Indeed He created us with a void in our spirits that could only be…

LPUC eNews – Sunday 4 October 2015

1 Kings 3:1-16, Is wisdom what you want? What would you have asked for if you had only one wish to tell?  I guess you have to be pretty thoughtful to choose only one wish.  Probably you would not like to answer on the basis of an immediate or thoughtless desire or need. In reading…