A Call to Love Another

LPUC eNews – Sunday 15 May 2022

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

We are also live streaming of our services.  The service can be seen each Sunday morning commencing at 10.15am.  Here is the link to our YouTube channel to access the live streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEm1fJeADpcP6gO1BsBKcg 

Acts 11:1-14 & John 13:34-35, A Call to Love Another

In the gospel reading, Jesus gives us a new commandment, “As I have loved you, love one another.”  It sounds so easy because we, Christians ought to be able to love. It’s a defining mark of who we are, and fundamental to the faith we proclaim and commanded by the One we follow. However, Jesus’ calls to us to love are often limited to Christian believers, and we realise that this “one another” goes much further.  

Peter’s experience on the rooftop in Acts 11 is a powerful story reminding us that sometimes we need to have our views changed – the previously excluded Gentiles are now included in God’s Kingdom. Take the story a little further and wonder who and how you exclude. What boundaries have been set that we need to go beyond? The story of Peter and Cornelius questions the walls we build and invites us to do something. 

In fact, God’s love is not just for people like us, not just for people we feel comfortable around, not just people who think like us, but all people.  So we need to break through the barriers that prevent us from carrying the good news to those who are outside of our community of faith because there are some people who have never heard these words.  There are others who need to hear them again for the first time.  God has shared his gift with us and now we have to pass it on.  IL-WOONG.

God is a consuming fire (Robyn Beezley Green) The days of miracles are not dead and gone – 40Stories

How Christianity Was Spread To Africa: The Effect Of The Missionary | Reverse Missionaries   

Father Stu – In cinemas now

Whither the Australian Anglican Church? – markdurie.com

Our Kingdom is Not of This World, But We Still Live in It: 2022 Federal Election – Daily Declaration

What Australians believe about Jesus and the resurrection – Australian Prayer Network  

Mr. Church. On Netflix.  A temporary personal chef, a terminally ill single mother and her young daughter form an unlikely bond that redefines the meaning of family.  Susan McMartin wrote the screenplay for this indie drama starring Eddie Murphy, based on her own experience with the real Mr. Church, the cook who suddenly appeared in her life when she was 4 years old and with whom she grew to become close friends.

‘National treasure’ Jacki Weaver is back with another Hollywood hit – The New Daily

Seek the peace and prosperity of the city – Bible Society

Australia’s Federal Election – Prayer List Week 5 – Australian Prayer Network  

Federal Values Checklist

The online tool helping voters organise their Senate preferences at home – thenewdaily.com.au

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