LPUC eNews – Sunday 12 May 2019

Categories: Blog

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

 

The Peg and the Pumice Stone – Being Good News in Everyday Life  Do you long to share what Jesus is really like, but struggle to know how? Do you feel like a weak link when it comes to evangelism? And do you wonder what a peg and a pumice stone could have to do with it all?  This Sunday we will look at Acts 9:36-43 and the lives of Tabitha / Dorcas, the apostle Peter, the two believers who went to get Peter and the widows who were mourning the death of Tabitha / Dorcas.  We will look at different aspects of what it means to be ‘good news’ amidst all the busyness, tragedy and comedy of our daily lives and how God can speak through us in the most extraordinary ways as we learn to listen to Him, ourselves and others.  Lawrie.

Mother’s Day – Our History and the Christian connection – DIDUNO

40,000 Christians praying by name for every person in Nashville – Australian Prayer Network.

Praying for Godly Leaders – By Reverend Anne Hibbard, National Coordinator, Uniting Prayer and Fasting, Secretary, Assembly of Confessing Congregations of the Uniting Church.  Intention:  To pray for leaders who promote peace, godliness and freedom for the gospel to spread.

Crossing the great divide: building bridges in an age of tribalism (audio)

John Anderson Conversations: Featuring Senator Jim Molan, Liberal Federal Senator for NSW.

A season of prayer for the Federal Elections – Week 5 – Australian Prayer Network.

Keith Green – Make My Life a Prayer to You.

Don’t let Christians put you off Jesus.

Book of the Week: 

The Peg and the Pumice Stone – Being Good News in Everyday Life  By Glyn Jones.

Do you long to share what Jesus is really like, but struggle to know how? Do you feel like a weak link when it comes to evangelism? And do you wonder what a peg and a pumice stone could have to do with it all?

Then this is a book for you!

In these twelve true and original stories, Glyn creatively considers different aspects of what it means to be ‘good news’ amidst all the busyness, tragedy and comedy of our daily lives.  With grace, honesty and humour, he shows how God can speak through us in the most extraordinary ways as we learn to listen to Him, ourselves and others.

Don’t’ expect formulas for evangelism but do expect inspirational ideas, encouraging perspectives and the occasional punch challenge.

Understanding the shift in our culture and its implications for the future – Paul Kelly – Editor at large for The Australian newspaper – Australian Prayer Network.

Staggering number of millennials think evangelism is wrong – Australian Prayer Network.

Anzac musical a massive gamble on legend of Simpson and his donkey – SMH.

The Least of These – The Graham Staines Story.  As the social fabric of life in rural India disintegrates in the late 1990s, journalist Manav Banerjee (Sharman Joshi) moves with his pregnant wife to the town of Orissa in hope of a better life and the promise of a lucrative career. When speculation mounts that local Australian missionary Graham Staines (Stephen Baldwin) is illegally proselytizing leprosy patients, Manav agrees to investigate undercover for the newspaper.

What he finds is a series of revelations that are difficult to fathom and even harder to explain, and Manav is forced to make a choice between his own ambition and the truth. In the end, his actions spark a tragic event that is felt around the world.

Based on a true story and shot on location in India, THE LEAST OF THESE beautifully illustrates the power of love, hope and forgiveness to overcome hate. Aneesh Daniel directs the film, featuring Stephen Baldwin, Shari Rigby, and Bollywood star Sharman Joshi with an original soundtrack including award-winning musical artists such as Michael W. Smith, Nicole C Mullen and Toby Mac. In Burwood / Hurstville / Cronulla cinemas from Thursday 16th May.

All believers should be in politics – Eternity News.

Evangelism Fail: Skydiving

Heal Our Land with Lyrics by Michael Card.