Today pastor Dilan brought the message “His gospel before our rights.”, continuing the sermon series “Living in the in-between”. In this series we are looking at what life should be like for Christians living between their conversion and the future glory (till we go to God or Jesus returns).
It’s great to have you join with us today for our online service of worship. We trust that the Lord will minister to you as you worship Him today.
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We meet in person each Sunday at 10am and we endeavour to get the online version available by 3pm the same day. If you are in Sydney Australia we would love for you to join with us in person if you are comfortable in doing that at this time.
We meet at 23 Conder St Burwood NSW.
Grow closer to God so that we can grow closer to each other.
Faustine and I celebrated 11 years of marriage a couple of weeks ago. One of the things we continue to recognise is that a marriage cannot exist without three partners.
When Christian couples prepare to get married one of the pictures given to them is of a triangle. God at the apex and the partners at the other two points. Only as the partners grow closer to God can they grow closer to each other and experience the fullness of marriage. The further we are from God, the further we feel from each other.
What is true of marriage is also very true of the local church. It is only when we grow closer to God, we can grow closer to each other. The pictures the bible uses to describe the church bears witness to this truth. For an example the church is called the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12. The members of the body cannot function at all if it’s not connected to the head which is Christ. In 1 Peter 2, Peter describes the church as a spiritual house being built up together.
Christianity is not an individualistic thing where we have a relationship with God but not with each other. So, let us take time to draw near to God and experience the inevitable result of drawing near to each other.
Pastor Dilan Jayasinghe
Welcome and call to worship
Our first song is “Come praise and glorify our God”. 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 “Sing unto the Lord a new song”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
Reading: 1 Peter 2:13-25
Sermon: Submissive lives – Dilan Jeyasinghe
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The final song for today is “Yet not I but through Christ in me”. Please click the play button to watch the clip and join your voice in singing when the song begins.
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.
If you are new to our church there is no expectation of you giving, but should you choose to do so it would be gratefully received.
You can now give anonymously through iGive.
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You can also give from this link by moving your mouse over the purple Tithes and Offerings “campaign” .