Jesus the Game Changer: Leadership

LPUC eNews – Sunday 29 March 2020

During this last week, in a developing response to the Coronavirus issue, the Australian government has made decisions and recommendations to further restrict the gathering together of the Australian public.  Therefore our Church Council has made the decision that we will not now hold Sunday morning home church groups or the Friday morning home prayer group. 

This Sunday’s message: Jesus the Game Changer: Leadership can be viewed here.  Then click on the “Online Church” TAB.  If the message is not already loaded, it will be loaded shortly. 

Please also use the LPUC Worship Resources that have been emailed out to you recently.   If you would like further resources, please contact your pastoral care (Church Council) leader.  God bless.

The God of comfort – Bible Society

Not meeting on Sunday could be the best thing that happens to church – Eternity News

The origins of western health care – Centre for Public Christianity

“Should a Christian flee the plague?” Martin Luther was asked – Eternity News. 

In Christ Alone – song with words

Pandemic Panic: Where is God in our Current Crisis? – Cross + Culture

Bible Chat Mat  Bible Chat Mat allows people of all ages to read the Bible and have conversation together, whether around a meal table, sitting on the sofa or wherever works best. This activity can be done as a household, friends together, home group, Sunday group or even in a school club. The sheets can be coloured and doodled on, allowing you to respond to the Bible story in your own unique way.

Salt: Conversations with Jenny Salt – Eternity’s new podcast is in capable hands. 

The Corona Virus Experiment – Think Theology

National Day of Prayer for the Coronavirus (COVID 19) this Sunday 29th March

A conference call in real life 

National Day of Thanks Focus 30 May 2020

Church at Home – The Bible Project – Week 1Watch Video – Generosity  

Read and Discuss

Scripture Reading One: Luke 12:22-34 

  • Creation is an expression of God’s generous love. Where do you see the generosity of God in the world, your life, or the story of the Bible? What are you most grateful for?
  • What are you anxious about in your present situation? Reflect on God’s love and care and how it might help alleviate your anxiety.

Scripture Reading Two: 1 Timothy 6:17-19

  • In times of crisis, a “scarcity mindset”—focusing on what you don’t have—can easily cause us to cling to worldly goods. Do you experience this? What would you and others around you gain by trusting God’s generous love instead?
  • This passage includes a special command to the rich to be generous. While we might not be rich in wealth, we have all been given gifts that we can share with others, whether our time, care, prayer, resources, etc. Reflect on what specifically you can share and with whom.

Scripture Reading Three: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9

  • In this passage, Paul says that becoming rich is found in Jesus. What does this mean? Is Paul talking about worldly wealth or something else?
  • The Macedonians are presented as a positive example of a group that joyfully gave in the midst of trial and poverty. As a group, they made a huge impact. How can the groups you’re part of do something meaningful in this time? 

Help Raise The Cross Promo 1 Ken Duncan talks about the building of a 20 meters high cross on a mountain in the centre of Australia.  Read more

Social media and the unlikely place many young people are turning for comfort in these anxious times

Hope at Home Film Festival – Movies Change People

“Mum, what does God think about coronavirus?” – Faith in Kids

“It was a holy moment” – North Korean refugee finally baptised in safe house – Open Doors 

How to deal with nightmares – God Conversations

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