Saturday, April 22, 2017

What of the Future - Service Sydney Church 23 April 2017

Outline of Service 23rd April 2017

What of the Future?

Hymn 72: Looking forward to Jesus’ return

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 16:1-11
Trust in God – He will preserve us

Hymn 30: A place for us in God’s many mansions

Bible Readings:                                                  

·     A wonderful world is coming: Isaiah 65: 9, 17-25

·     Signs of the Saviours Return: Matthew 24: 3-13, 21-44

·     Against building treasure on earth: James 5:1-11

·     The Bible has a lot of information about the events that will occur at the end of the world – political, economic, scientific, religious, environmental

·     Jesus Christ’s return will change the world and bring peace

·     After the judgement and first resurrection there will be a day of rest (a millennium) before a final resurrection. God’s victory will then be complete.

·     The Elect – the 144,000 descended from Israel - have a unique role in this plan.

·     What role do we choose for ourselves?

Hymn 103: A new kingdom


Friday, March 24, 2017

Lifestyle Options - Sydney Church 26 March 2017

Outline of Service 26th March 2017

Part 4 of The Hope of the Life of the Body: Israel – God’s Special People

Lifestyle Options   Deut 30:19

Hymn 105:  The Call

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm:115:1-9 – Trust in the Lord

Bible Readings:                                                  

God Calls Israel:  Exodus 19:1-8

Setting out the Options:  Deuteronomy 30:1-10, 15-19

Confirmation of the Plan:  Romans 11:1-10, 25-36

Hymn 47:  The Responsibility

·        God wanted a group to show that the lifestyle He recommended was superior to that which people would choose themselves

·        God chose Israel to be His special people, and entered into a Covenant of life, based on obedience

·        God’s Israel of old did not obey His instructions, and as a result did not receive the blessings promised to them

·        God’s promises are still true, and His people (Israel) are still those who show their love to Him through obeying His commandments

·        Obedience will prove who are Israel and who are not; following God’s recommended Lifestyle will prepare a people to be wholly preserved and changed from mortal to immortal beings at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. 

Hymn 96:  The Outcome


Friday, March 10, 2017

The Physical Creation - Sydney Church 12th March 2017

Outline of Service 12th March 2017

Refer to Chapter 3 of The Hope of the Life of the Body The Physical Creation

The World Around Us   Job 38:4

Hymn 46:  The Plan

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 111:1-10 – God is the Architect

Bible Readings:                                                  

God Reviews His Plan:  Job 38:1-13

Phases of Creation:  Hebrews 1:1-14

Jesus Shows the Father:  John 17:1-6

Hymn 26:  The Promised Rest

·        God created the physical world so that the spirits that were persuaded to fall would have another chance to show allegiance to Him

·        When the spirit from God gives life to a body a soul is formed which ultimately makes people higher than before coming to this world

·        The physical World has been subjected to trial by Satan for six days, or six thousand years

·        At the end of this time Satan’s power will be taken from him and Jesus Christ will reign

·        At the end of this phase of God’s creation most spirits will unite with their souls to form spiritual bodies, but God has a special number who will be preserved wholly – in spirit and soul and body – and will become glorified beings and live physically for ever 

Hymn 81:  The Vision


Friday, February 10, 2017

Three Part Being - Spirit and sould and Body Sydney Church 12th February 2017

Outline of Service 12th February 2017

Three Part Beings….  1 Thess. 5:23

Hymn 123:  Divine Guidance

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 111:1-10 – God is the Creator

Bible Readings:                                                  

The Purpose of Our Life:  Ecclesiastes 12:1-14

Glories in the New Kingdom:  1 Corinthians 15:19-28, 40-58

The Path to Sanctification:  1 Thessalonians 5:14-28 

Hymn 100:  Jesus Christ – Our Example

·        The Bible says we have  three components– a spirit, a soul and a body

·        Our spirit pre-existed in a Heavenly state before it came to this World

·        Our body is formed when we are physically born

·        When the spirit from God gives life to the body a soul is created

·        If we die the body goes back to dust, the spirit returns to God and the soul “sleeps” in the grave until the resurrection

·        When Jesus Christ returns the spirits of those who have believed in God will be released to re-unite with their souls, and will form spiritual or celestial beings and enter into the New Kingdom

·        God has a special number who will be alive when Jesus Christ returns, who will be preserved wholly – in spirit and soul and body – and will become terrestrial beings, putting on immortality

·        These are the “Mansions” Jesus spoke about in John chapter 14 – God has prepared a place in the New Kingdom for every one. 

Hymn 59:  Restitution of All


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

I Make All Things New Sydney Service 8th January 2017

Outline of Service 8th January 2017

I Make All Things New….  Rev 21:5

Hymn 106:  God’s Truth Shall Endure

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 96:1-4, 9-13 – A New Song

Bible Readings:                                                  

A Time of Restoration:  Jeremiah 31:1-4, 10-12, 29-37

Preparing Ourselves:  Philippians 2:1-13 

New Heaven and New Earth:  Revelation 21:1-7

Hymn 8:  A New Earth

·        Each New Year we look to see what we can learn from the past to make the future better

·        God has said He will “make all things new”

·        New things can come from replacement or from transformation

·        The hope of the resurrection is to receive a spiritual body as the angels (spirit and soul) which will replace the body we have now

·        Those alive when Jesus Christ returns can have the hope for their physical bodies to be transformed wholly in spirit and soul and body

·        If we have this hope we need to ask God to remove the evil from within us both spiritually and physically 

·        In God’s New Kingdom all will be happy with the life they receive

Hymn 57 (Tune 54):  United with God


Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Sign of Thy coming Service Sydney Church 11th Decemberf 2016

Outline of Service 11th December 2016

The Sign of Thy Coming….  Matt. 24:3

Hymn 44:  The Whole Christmas Message

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 67:1-7 – Relationship with God

Bible Readings:                                                  

The Lord’s Promise:  Isaiah 65:1, 13 – 66:2

The End Times:  Matthew 24:1-8, 21-27, 42-51 

A Personal Experience:  Revelation 22:1-7, 17-21

Hymn 6:  Beyond Our Comprehension

·        We remember Jesus First Coming at Christmas  

·        Scripture also contains promises of a Second coming associated with the End of the World

·        There are many signs that this time is approaching

·        There are also promises about an ingathering of a Remnant of the descendants of Israel prior to His return

·        One sign of the closeness of His return will be the call of God on people’s hearts to want to obey His commandments

·        Do you hear God calling you to come and follow Him?

Hymn 119:  Rejoicing at the Coming


Friday, November 18, 2016

The Fame of Jesus - Service Sydney Church 27th Novemebr 2016

Outline of Service 27th November 2016

The Fame of Jesus….  Matt. 14:1

Hymn 117: Continuing Help and Protection

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 81:1-5, 13-16 – God’s Promised FAME

Bible Readings:                                                  

The Fame of Elijah:  Malachi 3:1-4, 4:1-6

Jesus Christ Recognised as King:  Matthew 14:1- 

A Personal Experience:  Romans 15:1-6

Hymn 12:  God’s Power in Jesus

·        The fame of Elijah was recognised in the sacrifice at Mount Carmel

·        Even the Authorities recognised Jesus’ fame in what He did

·        Jesus’ fame continues to be recognised in the lives of believers

·        Is He King in your life, or does your faith in God just run parallel to your everyday activities

·        Is His FAME demonstrated in your life today?

Hymn 90:  Modern Disciples