Saturday, July 22, 2017

Philippians - Becoming Christ-like Sydney 23rd July 2017

Outline of Service 23rd July 2017

Philippians – Becoming Christ-like


The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 62: 1-8, 12 – God is the rock of our salvation

Bible Readings:                                                  

·     God’s does not forsake His people - Deuteronomy 31: 7, 8

·     Selected verses from Philippians - Ch1: 1-14, 21; Ch2: 1-5, 10-15; Ch3: 13-15, 20-21; Ch 4: 4-7


·     Philippians is about being confident, encouraging each other in unity, and rejoicing in God’s promises.  

·     We show the fruits of what we choose to sow.

·     The promise of Salvation we have in Christ gives us confidence to live a good life in this world.

·     We can press towards the “high calling” and have “vile body… fashioned like unto his glorious body” at His return.



Sunday, July 2, 2017

Ephesians - Being a Christian - Sydney Church 9th July 2017

Outline of Service 9th July 2017

A Series of Studies on the Pauline Epistles

Ephesians – Being a Christian

Hymn 128: Praise, Worship and Attend

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 95:1-11  Let Us Worship the Lord

Bible Readings:                                                  

·     Christianity in the Old Testament:  Isaiah 58:1-8

·     Chosen, Redeemed and Sealed:  Ephesians 1:1-14

·     New Christian Life:  Ephesians 2:1-10

·     Walk in Unity:  Ephesians 4:1-11

·     The Armour of God:  Ephesians 6;10-17

Hymn 79:  The Light of Life

·     Paul presents the privileges and responsibilities of being a Christian

·     It is only through God’s grace that we know what are the right things to do

·     We need to seek unity and peace with others, and to follow the lifestyle exampled by Jesus Christ

·     This lifestyle gives us greater enjoyment in this life and prepares us for the life to come

·     God will work obedience to Christian principles in our lives if we ask Him.

Hymn 6:  A Christian Vision


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Galatians - Teaching us about Intent Sydney Church 25th June 2017


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Outline of Service 25th June 2017

Galatians – Teaching us about Intent

Hymn 72: Looking forward to Jesus’ return

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 139:1-7, 15-16, 22-24 – God knows our heart and our intent

Bible Readings:                                                  

·     God’s Law is for our good – Deuteronomy 6: 1-7, 24-25

·     The pre-eminence of Jesus Christ and the Gospel – Gal. 1:1-12

·     Justification is not through Law – Gal. 2:16-21

·     Let’s be led by (fruits of) the spirit – Gal. 5:14, 18-25

Hymn 90:  Living the Lifestyle

·     Letter of Galatians is to a young church struggling with conflicting messages – trying to understand how the law fits in with the gospel

·     There is a message to those who re inspired to combine law and gospel

·     The Gospel shapes our intent; the law is our action; but the law doesn’t justify a person before God

·     Pursue a life of holiness, not in your own strength but through the knowledge and comfort of God’s empowering grace in your life

 Hymn 34: Help us be better people


Friday, June 9, 2017

Where Is God? Sydney Church 11 June 2017

Outline of Service 11th June 2017

Where is God?

Hymn 105: In God’s Presence

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 143:1-12 God Promises Guidance

Hymn 123: God Directs Us

Bible Readings:                                                  

·     God the Creator: Isaiah 40:21-31

·     God Controls the World:  Jeremiah 18:1-10

·     God and Us:  Colossians 3:1-10

·     Do You Recognise Him:  Luke 24:15-32

·     God created the World

·     Although Satan is the Prince of this World, God has ultimate control

·     God wants each of us as individuals to seek to Him

·     God has promised to lead those that ask Him

·     God has a Plan for His Spirit to dwell within the physical bodies of those that ask Him, at Jesus Christ’s return, and be the life of them instead of a life of blood. 

Hymn 51: Seeing Clearly


Saturday, May 6, 2017

What Should We Be Doing - Law and Gospel Joined

Outline of Service 14th May 2017

What Should We be Doing?

Part 7 of The Hope of the Life of the Body: Law and Gospel Joined

Hymn 100: Jesus Christ our Example

The Lord’s Prayer from Luke 11:2-4

Psalm 37:1-7, 34-37 – God gives Peace

Hymn 47: Obedience through Love

Bible Readings:                                                  

·     Keep God’s Commandments: Deut 28:1-14

·     A Right Heart is Needed:  Isaiah 58:1-9

·     A Warning – What not To Do:  2 Timothy 3:1-7

·     An Exhortation - What To Do:  Galatians 13-18, 22-26

·     A Promised Comforter To Do It: John 14:15-21

·     As we await the fulfillment of God’s promises we should be seeking to live lives of obedience to His instructions

·     God’s instructions are contained in the Bible in both the Old (Law) and New Testaments (Gospel)

·     We must trust in God and pray individually for the Power He has said would come to lead us into all truth (obedience)

·     Those who join Law and Gospel will follow the lifestyle exampled by Jesus Christ when on this Earth

·     True obedience will lead to the more abundant life that Jesus promised.

Hymn 83: The Truth – Joining Gospel and Law


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