If you missed Sunday’s service, please catch it up on line as you will want to hear Pastor Stephen’s first message for 2023 around “Valuing People” connecting in with Aboriginal Sunday.
Lean in and hear what God put on Pastor Stephen's heart.
Jesus valued people. Jesus is the beginning and central to what we do.
Time again in the gospels, Jesus valued people. Matthew 22:15-22
We are valuable because we are created in His image.
Value People by ...
- Listen to People. James 1:19
- Lament with people. Romans 12:9-16
- We love people Mark 12:29-31
Don't forget to plan to come along to Vision Sunday on Sunday 5 February 10am service only. Hear God's mission for us in 2023.
Stay afterwards for lunch.
Thank you Paul for bringing the Word on Sunday “Life is full of sowing and reaping but only Jesus delivers a bountiful harvest.”
Catchup on this thoughtful sermon with tips and guidance that you can take into 2023.
“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows that will he also reap.
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up”.
Galatians 6:7–9 teaches us …
- Each of us is a “sower” who will reap a harvest of our own planting.
- If you sow to the flesh, you will reap a harvest of sorrow and unhappiness.
- If you sow to the Spirit, you will reap a harvest of blessings.
- Your time for breakthrough is coming. In due season you will get the “harvest” it’s only a matter of time.
Last Sunday morning, Riley spoke The Word on Making BOLD choices.
As we start the New Year, do we stay still and do things the same way or walk through the door - going all in.
It requires us to step out of our comfort zone - have faith in God.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
2 Corinthians 5:7
For we live by faith, not by sight.
Riley recounts the story of Moses in Exodus. Sunday 8th January 10am Service is available to watch on the Marion Church of Christ YouTube Channel.
We don't know what doors are in front of us that we will walk through this year, but God will protect and guide us. He has a reason and we need to continue to have faith.
Connect in with Pastor Sonya as she brought us the sermon on the first day (and the first Sunday) of the New Year.
God has a plan and will never leave us or forsake us.
Let us look upwards and forward.
Please join with us as we connect in with Ashley bringing the Word last Sunday - the Miracle birth of John The Baptist.
Luke 1 1:5 (NIV)
Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.
Watch and listen as Ashley leads us through the Word and remind us to Trust in God
Trust: Be confident in God’s word which was written for you
Trust: Is demonstrated by living faithfully for God in the hard times.
Trust- never say a problem is too big for God.
Trust-Because God’s answers are greater and better than we can ever imagine.
Trust- There are consequences for our unbelief
And finally, Trust brings us joy and God glory
Pastor Bill, Pastor Sonya and Pastor Stephen unpacked what the 2022 THE YEAR OF BREAKTHROUGH means for our Church, Community and Individually for us from The Word and through prayerful consideration as we fix our eyes on God in our year ahead.
1 Kings 41-45 (NLT)
“Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!”
42 So Ahab went to eat and drink. But Elijah climbed to the top of Mount Carmel and bowed low to the ground and prayed with his face between his knees.
43 Then he said to his servant, “Go and look out toward the sea.”
The servant went and looked, then returned to Elijah and said, “I didn’t see anything.”
Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. 44 Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.”
Then Elijah shouted, “Hurry to Ahab and tell him, ‘Climb into your chariot and go back home. If you don’t hurry, the rain will stop you!’”
45 And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel.”
Pastor Sonya - Climb
Colossians 3:2 Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.”
Pastor Stephen - Commitment
James 5:17-18 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18 Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.
Pastor Bill - Cloud
1 Kings 44 Seven times Elijah told him to go and look. 44 Finally the seventh time, his servant told him, “I saw a little cloud about the size of a man’s hand rising from the sea.”
To help us focus on 'Our Need For Breakthroughs' that we may be seeking, we have a “Breakthrough Card” for you to print out using the link attached or pick one up from the church office when it re-opens (date to be confirmed).
There is space for you to focus on what you are believing for Breakthrough - you may like to record more breakthrough prayer points in your journals. You can carry a copy with you for regular reflection and prayer.
There is also a link for Questions based on the sermon topic “OUR NEED FOR BREAKTHROUGH” - another way to delve deeper into our understanding of our Need for Breakthrough. You may like to work through these questions with someone, in a Lifegroup (once they are meeting again for 2022) or on your own.
If you enjoy Devotional Colouring In, or have children or grandchildren who like colouring in, attached is a link to a color-and-pray devotional sheet for our Year of Breakthrough 2022.
We encourage you to input the three "C"s - Climb, Committment and Cloud in your daily lives through prayer and action as we all glorify God and give thanks for the Breakthroughs - they may be on a small scale, or in parts, piece by piece to miracles, that our loving God through His grace and in His timing will show us.
Blessings, Marion Church of Christ