LPUC eNews – Sunday 11 August 2019

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Connect with people in Jesus;
Build each other up in faith; and to
Become Like Jesus.

 

 

 

Luke 12:32-40What will I be doing when He gets here?  Today’s Bible reading covers two matters which are related to each other and follow on from last week’s parable about the wealthy man who thought about how he could store up his grain, that is his wealth, not realizing he wouldn’t live to enjoy it.

It is about Heaven and about Jesus’ return.

Firstly we are told to provide treasure for ourselves, not on earth, but in Heaven. What does this mean?

Secondly, we are told to be ready for the return of Jesus.

Like a servant who is in charge of others while the master is away, we are told to be ready for his return.

Like a householder who knows in advance that his house will be burgled at a certain time and so is ready to prevent that happening, we are told to be ready.

We do not know when Jesus will return and we could get complacent after a couple of thousand years.

But will you be ready for Him?

Remember how, in essence, Jesus turned around the question of, “Who is my neighbour?” to “Who are you going to be a neighbour to?”

Don’t ask yourself the question, “When will Jesus return?”

Ask yourself instead, “What will I be doing until he gets here?”

…  …  Alan Findlay

World Generation Gathering Global UPR 2019 Indonesia – Short – One Heart Australia.

The secret to making miracles: prayer! – Eternity News

Echo prayer app.  A free smart phone app that helps you keep track of your prayers, reminds you to pray throughout the day, and lets you share prayer requests with others.

Churches are innovating to include multiple generations – NCLS Research

The battle is not yours but God’s – Cross + Culture

Little Women – in cinemas 5th September

The new ‘Little Women’ remake will make you rethink your hatred for Meg March – Bustle

DVD of the Week: 

Facing Darkness.  In the spring of 2014, the Ebola pandemic was sweeping across West Africa.  One organisation stepped up with people and resources to provide compassion and care in the name of Jesus.  But when the deadly virus infected its own medical personnel, including Dr. Kent Brantly, the epic crisis truly hit home for Samaritan’s Purse and its leader Franklin Graham.  Facing Darkness tells an incredible true story of faith, determination, and prayer …. And of how God performed a miracle!

Global harvest for RICE movement as it hits streets – Eternity News.

 What the Bible says about abortion – Eternity News

Yes, there’s abortion in your church – Eternity News

Intergenerational Service Evaluation  Sunday is the last opportunity to help us by giving your responses in the Evaluation.  Please do it today!

Religious leaders to lobby MPs ahead of abortion vote – Australian Prayer Network

Uniting Church breaks ranks to back abortion decriminalisation in NSW – apple.news In open letter to MPs ahead of expected debate on a bill to decriminalise abortions, a Uniting Church reverend has called for compassion.

Why the abortion bill is a threat to freedom of conscience – Eternity News