Today Associate Pastor John-Jo Burns brought us the message “Prayer and peace” from Philippians 4:4-7, continuing the sermon series “Prayer – from duty to delight”.
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Seek God’s kingdom first.
Forced to live in lockdown, Sydney-siders would now be familiar with the message – “only go out to get essential things” and “you are not allowed to browse.” For the safety of yourself and others can I encourage you to stay home unless you must go out get something essential. However, I must admit that there has been a lot of debate around what is essential and not. Is going to buy an expensive perfume essential? Maybe, but probably not. We must use our common sense.
Nevertheless, Jesus makes it clear that for a Christian the most essential thing to do is to “seek God’s kingdom first” (Matthew 6:33). Later in Matthew 13:44 He compared seeking his kingdom to a man who found a treasure hidden in a field, who hid it again, went away and in joy sold everything he had to acquire this field.
If you are not a Christian, seeking God’s kingdom is to bring your life under the Lordship of Jesus by trusting and obeying him. Once you’ve become a Christian, seeking God’s kingdom doesn’t stop. Our seeking should continue as we trust and obey him daily – do that with Joy.
Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe
Welcome and call to worship
Our first song is “Oh how good it is”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Please now join us in our second song “My worth is not in what I own”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Reading: Philippians 4:4-7
Sermon: Prayer and peace – John-Jo Burns
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The Food Bank continues to operate during this COVID season. Thank you to all who have contributed to the Food Bank and to those who have contributed financially to help people affected by CoVID-19. There is an ongoing need for food both for folk within our fellowship and also the wider community around us.
Items needed include:
Long life milk, pasta & pasta sauce, rice & coucous; Harvest meals (tinned), meals in a box (e.g. Sun rise), spreads peanut butter, jam, tinned food (corned beef, SPAM, tuna, sardines, corn, fruit, soup), snacks (sweet and savoury biscuits, chips, wafers, chocolate); coffee, tea, Milo, sugar, salt, cooking oil.
Shampoo & conditioner, toilet paper, disposable razor, sanitary pads, bars of soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, hand sanitiser, moisturiser. Cleaning items: Laundry power, dishwashing liquid, chux/sponges/scourers etc
Donations can be left at Dilan and Faustine’s place or brought to the church.
As we resume face to face meetings, we encourage regular members of the congregation, both face to face and online, to support the work of the church through electronic funds transfer (eft) of your tithes and offerings to the church bank account or via iGive. If you don’t have access to an eft arrangement and would like to contribute to the church, please speak to Pastor Dilan or the treasurer.
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