Church news for the week beginning 30th April 2022

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be hearing from God’s word as Graham Errington preaches to us from 1 Corinthians 15 on ‘The Resurrection of the Body’.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE

Our Confirmation Service has been rescheduled to Tuesday 17th May. If you would like to be confirmed please let us know.

MORNING PRAYER

Join us at 7am every day (except Sunday) at zoom.jamberooanglican.com as we gather to read the Bible, pray, and encourage each other as the new day dawns.

APRIL & MAY BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘The Storm Tossed Family’ by Russell Moore. Whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. This is not just another book about some practical steps to having a perfect family. Instead, it is a book that is painfully real about the struggles that we all have with our families while living in a broken world. Moore argues that we often actually damage our families by attempting to make them central in our lives when the gospel should be central instead. Moore’s book is challenging and helpful, whether you are a parent, a child, a spouse, or a single person. If you would like to order a physical copy or read via Kindle, you can do that here.

GIVING UPDATE

Each week we need to receive $4800.00 in order to meet our commitments. Last month, our average weekly giving was $4068.00, leaving a gap of $732.00. Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $83,200. Compared to that total we received $68,245, leaving a gap of $14,955.

Electronic giving is a great way to give! It helps us prayerfully plan our giving, and then the bank will help us keep that commitment, even when we may be unable to attend. To give by direct transfer then these are the NEW details. Account name: Jamberoo Anglican Church. Account number: 356831. BSB: 032605.

To give to our tax-deductible MTS Scholars Fund to support our apprentice youth minister, head to mts.com.au/give/jamberoo-anglican-church/


A Kyck for Christ at Katoomba

Last weekend, 30 youth and leaders from Jamberoo Anglican headed up to the Blue Mountains to attend KYCK, a conference for high schoolers.

From Friday night until Sunday lunchtime, we gathered together with over 2000 other young Christians.

We ‘enjoyed’ the famous Blue Mountains cold and rain for the purpose of meeting together with youth from churches around the state, sitting under God’s word together and singing praises to him.

Over the 6 sessions of the weekend, we looked at the book of Philippians, and particularly thought about the theme of ‘Joy’.

We were encouraged by Paul’s words and example of joy, writing about being confident in the supremacy and love of Christ, even as he penned those words from a prison cell.

Philippians 3:6-7 reads ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.’

Joy according to Philippians looks like having confidence in Christ, and being ‘stoked on Jesus despite circumstances.’

For a Christian, we can always have joy in Christ whatever situation we find ourselves in.

Joy exists alongside day-to-day emotions like happiness or sadness.

Paul’s situation in a Roman prison was hardly a happy experience, but he was so joyful in Christ.

Paul knew his eternity was secure with Christ, so he could remain full of joy.

Nearly 2000 years later, that truth remains the same for us.

If we have a relationship with Jesus, Romans 8:31-39 reminds us that nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of Christ.

My prayer for us is that we keep leaning into our relationship with Jesus, and keep discovering the peace of God, which transcends all understanding.

That’s something to be joyful about.

BRAD VIDILINI

Coming up this weekend 30th April – 1st May 2022

This weekend we are going to be hearing from God’s word as Graham Errington preaches to us from 1 Corinthians 15 on ‘The Resurrection of the Body’.

After our 5pm Saturday service we’ll be having dinner, and after our 9am Sunday service we’ll be enjoying brunch together.

We’d love you to join us in-person if you’re able, or watch our livestream at watch.jamberooanglican.com.

If you’d like to submit your own question to be answered in church next weekend, then simply hit ‘reply’ to this email.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

The end of war – Psalm 46 – Jodie McNeill – 23-24 April 2022

The war to end wars

A pathway to _____

Look back, look back, then look _______

God offers __________

God is always _____ for us

Because of who God is, we will not ____

God truly offers __________

When anxious, remember God is ______

God’s city cannot be _________

Don’t doubt the power of the ____ of God

Jerusalem was a _________ for heaven

We look forward to the new _________

The destruction is ________

Stop what you’re doing and recognise your _______

What will Judgement Day be like for you?

Church news for the week beginning 23rd April 2022

OUR SERMON

This weekend we will be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from Psalm 46.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE

Our Confirmation Service has been rescheduled to Tuesday 17th May. If you would like to be confirmed please let us know.

MORNING PRAYER

Join us at 7am every day (except Sunday) at zoom.jamberooanglican.com as we gather to read the Bible, pray, and encourage each other as the new day dawns.

APRIL BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘The Storm Tossed Family’ by Russell Moore. Whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. This is not just another book about some practical steps to having a perfect family. Instead, it is a book that is painfully real about the struggles that we all have with our families while living in a broken world. Moore argues that we often actually damage our families by attempting to make them central in our lives when the gospel should be central instead. Moore’s book is challenging and helpful, whether you are a parent, a child, a spouse, or a single person. If you would like to order a physical copy or read via Kindle, you can do that here.

GIVING UPDATE

Each week we need to receive $4800.00 in order to meet our commitments. Last month, our average weekly giving was $4068.00, leaving a gap of $732.00. Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $83,200. Compared to that total we received $68,245, leaving a gap of $14,955.

Electronic giving is a great way to give! It helps us prayerfully plan our giving, and then the bank will help us keep that commitment, even when we may be unable to attend. To give by direct transfer then these are the NEW details. Account name: Jamberoo Anglican Church. Account number: 356831. BSB: 032605.

To give to our tax-deductible MTS Scholars Fund to support our apprentice youth minister, head to mts.com.au/give/jamberoo-anglican-church/


Relentless Reminders

Have you ever come to church only to hear something you already knew? Do you often sit down at bible study or church and think to yourself “yep, I already know all this stuff”.

Are we doing something wrong? Should we spend less time reminding people of things they already know?

Well the Apostle Peter doesn’t have a problem saying the same things over and over, 2 Peter 1:12 Therefore, I will always remind you about these things—even though you already know them and are standing firm in the truth you have been taught.

What are ‘these things’ that Peter reminds them of? Maybe they are complicated issues of the faith that believers sometimes forget about?

He reminds believers that they should respond to God’s promises with godly living. 

More specifically, he gives them a list of qualities they should pursue; moral excellence, knowledge, self-control, patient endurance, godliness, brotherly affection and love (1:5-7)

These Christians are standing firm in the truth, so why does Peter need to remind them so often?

Did they completely forget to live godly lives just as we will forget a password, birthday or anniversary?

I don’t think so. Peter knows they didn’t intellectually forget but that they may practically forget.

Peter doesn’t just want believers to intellectually accept the truth, he wants them to live it out!

You are going to be reminded of things you already ‘know’ because the things in our heads don’t always carry across to our hands.

Which of those qualities do you know you should live out… but don’t?

Take heart friends, for “by his divine power God has given us everything we need for living a godly life” (1:3). 

We can change because God lives in us!

Take every reminder from God as a blessing and keep pushing into godliness so “God will give you a grand entrance into the eternal Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (v. 11).

JACOB MIERENDORFF

Coming up this weekend 23-24th April 2022

This weekend we are going to be hearing from God’s word as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from Psalm 46.

After our 5pm Saturday service we’ll be having dinner, and after our 9am Sunday service we’ll be enjoying brunch together.

Jamberoo Youth is also heading off to KYCK this weekend, please pray that God will use this weekend to grow their love and knowledge of him.

We’d love you to join us in-person if you’re able, or watch our livestream at watch.jamberooanglican.com.

If you’d like to submit your own question to be answered in church next weekend, then simply hit ‘reply’ to this email.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

Church news for the week beginning 16th April 2022

OUR SERMON

This Easter Sunday we will all be together for a combined service as as Jodie McNeill preaches to us from Matthew Chapter 28.

ALIVE DAY

On Easter Sunday we’re gathering at 9am for a free, hot breakfast, followed at 10am for a special, combined service (instead of an Easter Saturday service.) Weather-permitting, we’re planning to eat and meet outside on our lawn like we did on Christmas Eve for carols, and this will be followed by some special, open-air baptisms! A terrific weekend to invite someone along to church. P.S. make sure you bring a picnic blanket or camping chair in case the ground is still wet!

KYCK 2022

Our Youth are heading off to KYCK from the 22nd-24th of April! Please be praying for the youth and leaders as they spend a weekend away together being shaped by God’s word.

CONFIRMATION SERVICE

Our Confirmation Service has been rescheduled to Tuesday 17th May. If you would like to be confirmed please let us know.

MORNING PRAYER

Join us at 7am every day (except Sunday) at zoom.jamberooanglican.com as we gather to read the Bible, pray, and encourage each other as the new day dawns.

APRIL BOOK OF THE MONTH

‘The Storm Tossed Family’ by Russell Moore. Whether you are married or single, whether you long for a child or shepherding a full house, you are part of a family. Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. This is not just another book about some practical steps to having a perfect family. Instead, it is a book that is painfully real about the struggles that we all have with our families while living in a broken world. Moore argues that we often actually damage our families by attempting to make them central in our lives when the gospel should be central instead. Moore’s book is challenging and helpful, whether you are a parent, a child, a spouse, or a single person. If you would like to order a physical copy or read via Kindle, you can do that here.

GIVING UPDATE

Each week we need to receive $4800.00 in order to meet our commitments. Last month, our average weekly giving was $4068.00, leaving a gap of $732.00. Up to the end of the last calendar month we needed to have received $83,200. Compared to that total we received $68,245, leaving a gap of $14,955.

Electronic giving is a great way to give! It helps us prayerfully plan our giving, and then the bank will help us keep that commitment, even when we may be unable to attend. To give by direct transfer then these are the NEW details. Account name: Jamberoo Anglican Church. Account number: 356831. BSB: 032605.

To give to our tax-deductible MTS Scholars Fund to support our apprentice youth minister, head to mts.com.au/give/jamberoo-anglican-church/


Messiah Masterclass 27 – ‘Good Friday?’ – Matthew 27 – Jodie McNeill – 15 April 2022

Formal religion

How could Good Friday possibly be ____?

The Jews handed Jesus over to the ________

Judas knew that Jesus was ________

Everything was happening according to ____

Jesus calmly ___________ to his sentence

So many people knew that Jesus was ________

Pilate wants to wash his hands of his _____

The humiliation is _______

The crowd yells _____

In their taunts, they speak the _____

The end-time events are being ________

From this ______, things would never be the same

The death of Jesus replaced the ______

They declare Jesus to be the __________

Jesus was buried with _______

The tomb is ______

Good Friday is ____

Is today your best Good Friday ever?

Facing the Future

How confident are you about the future?

There are so many unknowns right now, aren’t there?

At a time of escalating war in Europe, and an ongoing global pandemic, it’s harder and harder to make plans about anything.

Sometimes it’s hard to be confident in the future when there’s so much uncertainty, but there’s actually something in which we can have total confidence.

We can have total confidence in our eternal future, if we personally follow Jesus.

The Bible tells us that if we personally follow Jesus, then we can be totally confident about Judgement Day.

In Romans 8 we read that, “If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else?” (verse 31 and 32)

We can have certainty for eternity because God gave up his Son Jesus for us.

But what’s more, we are spiritually bulletproof if we follow Jesus, verse 33:

33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honour at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

That means that on Judgement Day there will be no condemnation for those who personally follow Jesus.

Furthermore, because Jesus rose from the dead, it means that we’ve got more than enough evidence for our confidence.

We can have “right standing” with God, because Jesus took our place.

If you personally follow Jesus as your loving ruler, then he will take care of you on Judgement Day, and you will have nothing to fear.

That’s a future we can have confidence in!

JODIE McNEILL

(photo credit: Dr. Matthias Ripp via Flickr.com)