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