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


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