We’d really love you to join us this weekend at Jamberoo Anglican Church, because we’ve got lots to share and learn, together. Come along at 5pm Saturday or 9am Sunday.
Our minister, Jodie, will be speaking to us on the topic, ‘Why is God Building the Church?”. It might seem really obvious to you, but we reckon you’re likely to be surprised by the answer. We’ll be looking at a bunch of different Bible passages, but focusing on Ephesians chapter 3.
We’re also going to be commissioning our SRE (Special Religious Education) scripture teachers with the special assistance of Paul Green MLC, from the NSW Legislative Council. Paul will be present with us at 5pm Saturday, and we’ll do a video replay of his segment during the 9am Sunday service.
As well, we’ll be hearing answers to these two questions that were asked by our church members last week:
1. Shouldn’t we think of Serve Teams as ‘fellowships’ rather than ‘churches’?
2. Because the original word for church is ‘ecclesia’, does that mean that the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes is about the church?
Please join us for church this weekend. There’s really nothing more important and significant that getting together with people who know Jesus.
How do you know what is right and what is wrong?
This is one of the biggest challenges that we all face every day.
Some people will say that humans have a deep-down understanding of what is right and wrong.
Maybe it’s come from our upbringing, as we follow the example of parents and friends.
Or perhaps it’s from our society, as together we try and work out the ‘norms’ of acceptable behaviour through dialogue and discussion.
Yet, when we use crowdsourcing to make decisions about ethics, we place a great deal of faith in our own ability to make true judgements.
Sadly, history is full of examples of when people have got it terribly wrong.
This is why we need an anchor for our ethics… and this is why the Bible is so important and useful.
The Bible is grounded on the idea of love: love for one another that comes from God’s love to us.
Through the Bible, God helps us know our weaknesses, and he shows us how to be saved from the just punishment we deserve as we all, naturally, live independently from him.
That’s why the Christian scriptures are so deeply practical for people of all ages.
And this is why the officially-approved curriculum taught in Special Religious Education (SRE) is so deeply valuable for children in our public schools.
The best place to learn right and wrong is to turn to the Bible.
And the best thing about the Bible is that in those words we learn about true love and true forgiveness, as we hear how Jesus gave his own life as a sacrifice for us.
This is the best lesson any student can ever learn.