LPUC eNews – Sunday 26 January – Australia Day

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

 

 

 

Matthew 4:12-23, Follow.  Today’s gospel text is a story of Jesus calling disciples and of their immediate reaction to leave behind their social and economic security to follow Jesus. Matthew makes it sound so easy for them. “At once they left their nets and followed him.” They also left their families, a pretty good-sized fishing business, their home, and whatever plans they had made for their future. It sounds easy for both Jesus and the new followers. But we have to wonder if it really was that easy?

As we reflect on our journey of life and faith, let us ponder our response and reaction upon the call of God. Are we willing to say ‘yes’ to the call of God? Can we follow Jesus even though we don’t know where this is going to end up? What about the boast? What about the family? Following Jesus’ call can be hard. We are asked to take risks, to trust, and to step into the unknown. It may require us to admit and fact our fears. Yet we remember that we belong to God, the one who asks us to follow in faith.  IL-WOONG.

Miracle stories from the Australian bushfires – Cross + Culture

Helping bushfire survivors in the long term – Eternity News

The surprising blessing of living in a bushfire danger zone – The Daily Declaration

Just Mercy – in cinemas Now   Powerful and thought-provoking, “Juist Mercy” follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice.  After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs.  Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation.

Welcome to the New Decade – Thanks Australia

What is National Christian Heritage Sunday? – The Australian Prayer Network

Family evangelism key to church’s future – Eternity News

Prayer Meeting Saturday 1 February 2020 from 8.00am to 9.00am. The purpose of the meeting is to pray for all internal and external groups, who meet at the Church, together with their meeting places and the front and rear grounds. We will also be praying for small groups, who meet at venues other than the Church. The aim is to establish the prayer platform for all church and associated activities during 2020.

Why Tom Hanks new movie will shock your soul – Eternity News

Read the Bible in one year – The Bible Project

All that glitters is not a Golden Globe – The Daily Declaration

Conversations with John Anderson – Featuring Dave Rubin, Host of The Rubin Report.  The Rubin Report is one of the most popular political and cultural talk shows on the internet. Fan funded by its global audience, and distributed on YouTube and as an audio podcast, the show has over 1M subscribers on YouTube and is a top political podcast on Apple and Spotify.

Australia Day: a day to unify us all – Family Voice

Aussie cricketer Marnus Labuschagne reveals the source of this strength -= Eternity News

I was America’s first ‘Nonbinary’ person.  It wad all a sham. – The Daily Signal.