The Call to Follow

LPUC eNews – Sunday 26 June 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 

The Call to Follow 

“Luke 9:51-62” 

In today’s gospel reading, we can find various people’s responses in Jesus’ call. Three men were given the opportunity to follow Jesus, and each one gave a different excuse:  they wanted to do something else first, ‘bury a father, say goodbye to parents.’Their problem was not that they could not follow Jesus, but rather that they would not follow Jesus. 

However, what Jesus points out here is that ‘following him’ is more important than other things, and what we learn from them is a great principle about obeying Jesus. Jesus wants our prompt obedience. There is no need for any introductions, and no other consequence but obedience to the call. Furthermore, Jesus also wants particular obedience. Whether you are ordained or not, every Christian has the same mission. Now not all of us have the same job, not all of us have the same vocation, not all of us have the same gifts, not all of us have the same calling, but every one of us has been called and given the responsibility of proclaiming and building the kingdom of God. Today, Jesus gives us the greatest invitation.  IL-WOONG.

Sharing the Book of Lamentations with 6000 women at dawn – Eternity News

Australia Prays – Mobilising prayer in Australia.

Call for prayer on Indian Christian Day – Eternity News

We’d love to see you and your family at Messy Church this Sunday 26 June at 909 Forest Road Lugarno. Please register on EventBrite to assist catering or contact MessyChurch@LPUC.org.au for more information. Ourall-age activity-based Messy Church is held 4pm to 6pm on the fourth Sunday of the month, with creative experiences, a short time of worship and a meal together. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of food and materials. 

Being an Offence – Daily Nudge

God’s work through ACL

British Gas Stop the Silence around energy debt

Islam and its relationship to Christianity – Jonathan Cole

High Tea and Fashion Parade: Last Saturday we raised $1,942.00 for the Peakhurst Area School Scripture Board.  Thank you to all who helped in any way and to those who attended.  Together, we made a good team and we know the end result will bless our Teachers and Students as we seek to spread God’s Word in our local High School.  Please continue to keep our Teachers, Warren and Greg in your prayers.

Colin McCahon ‘Victory over death 2’ 1970

Trees of Peace [2022] Now on Netflix. A Deeply moving story of Resilience & The Human Spirit. In April of 1994, the Genocide Against the Tutsi began in Rwanda, killing over 1 million people in 3 months. ‘Trees of Peace’ presents a chamber drama set in the same period. Watch trailer.

Why did God order the destruction of the Amalekites? – Eternity News

Massive overreach by Tasmanian Law Reform Commission – Australian Prayer Network

The Sins of Pride Month | The Truth of It – Ep. 95

Why are Christians obsessed with issues of sexuality, particularly those relating to homosexuality, same-sex marriage, trans issues? – Johathan Cole

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