Jesus’ last words our first priority

LPUC eNews – Sunday 31 October 2021

Worship in person recommences this Sunday at 10.15am.  All are welcome. We are restricted to the 1 person per 4sqm requirement and there will be no singing by the congregation. As you come in you need to register via the QR  code or with the person at the front door.  Please also use the hand sanitizer provided and wear a mask whilst indoors.  If you forget your mask we have some available as you walk in.

We are also commencing live streaming of our service from this Sunday.  It can be seen 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 

Jesus’ last words our first priority 

Mark 1:1-15 & Acts 1:8 

Over the next six weeks we are going to journey together thinking about Jesus, who He is, what He asked His followers to do, and why.  And the theme of this series comes out of Acts 1:8 that is Jesus’ final words for his followers.  Jesus’ final words are more than simply a command or a commissioning.  Jesus tells His followers that they are to go and to give testimony to what they have seen and heard.  But He also gives them two crucial components – He promises to equip them for the journey with the gift of the Holy Spirit and He shows them a vision for an entirely new reality. 

Jesus’ message is to go to the ‘ends of the earth’ and that Jesus’ last words are our first priority.  As we think about those words out of Acts 1:8, what do they tell us to do?  There are four things: Jesus declares His disciples to ‘be His witnesses’; Jesus’ followers would be empowered by the Holy Spirit; the Jesus event was not just for Jews but for the whole world; and the impact of the gospel changed the world.   

How does the Gospel change you?  How does it impact your community and context?  Hopefully this series may inspire and motivate us to make the last words of Jesus our first priority; to get on board; and to take the message of Jesus to the ends of the earth.  IL-WOONG.

Everybody needs love – 40 Stories – Steven Alufurai grew up in the Solomon Islands. He loves the isolation and the beauty, but drugs and alcohol took him close “to hell”.  Filmed at a beautiful beach north of Honiara, Steven’s story explores where he found lasting freedom, purpose, fulfilment and a changed life.  “I think everybody needs love. I think that’s what’s missing… If I can just tell people about Jesus… that’s it!”

Online Questionnaire on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 – Responses are due by Monday 22nd November 2021.  The questionnaire will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.     

Pious Perrottet to mandate minimum ‘seven child policy’ to assist COVID recovery – Damascus Dropbear   

Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord) LIVE – Matt Boswell, Matt Papa  

One in three Australians are thinking more about God as a result of the pandemic – Eternity News  

Real places: The Appian Way (‘Testing Luke’ #22)

Library: If you’d like to share what you’re reading/watching or request a resource from the library, send an email to Naomi.Feigl@gmail.com and Lawrie.Bool@gmail.com

Power of Prayer – Personal stories and strategies for mountain moving prayer – Book release

The Unchosen Places: God is Achieving His Purposes – Daily Declaration  

Free Disciple Making Training

John Anderson Direct: With Niall Ferguson MA, D.Phil, Senior Fellow, Stanford University II – They address the French-Australian submarine deal, global security, the Afghanistan crisis, the rise of China, the decline of America, and the future of the AUKUS alliance. 

Who is right – The Bible Project

Nothing but Love – The Fuelcast  The COVID Spirit of Fear: Here is the Cure – Daily Declaration

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