Sunday 10:00 am – The Gospel of the King – Matthew 7: 7-23 “The Greatest Decision of Your Life!”
Sunday 6:00 pm – God’s Perfection in Imperfection – Part 2: “Transforming!” – The Book of Esther
Wednesday 7:00 pm – Calvary Prayer Night – Jeremiah 11-20 – “Jeremiah Wants to Quit!”
Calvary Kids – 5:30 pm and 4/12 Calvary Youth – 7:00pm
Welcome to Calvary Chapel Secret Harbour this morning. If you are visiting with us today we pray the Lord’s blessing be with you. Should you need prayer our Pastors & Elders will be available directly after the service to pray with you. Christmas Shoe Box – Last day to bring your shoe boxes in today!
Pastors Desk Jer 7:16 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee. God had instructed Jeremiah not to pray for the nation of Judah, so he didn’t. Instead, he prayed for himself as a representative of the nation. Once again he identified with the pain of his people. As Australians how much do we identify with our nation, our people. Leaders in the Bible like Moses, Daniel and as well as Jeremiah all interceded for their people even the people had sinned before God. This is why God called and chose such blessed leaders. They each reflected the heart of God who desires to bless and constantly seeks our repentance over and over. Our nation needs you to pray for it! It is degenerating down the path to a righteous tragic judgment. But, whilst we still have breath in our lungs, we as Christians living in this amazing nation are called by God to be like Moses, Daniel and Jeremiah. It’s the same for our unsaved loved ones – God would have us weep like Jeremiah and intercede for each and every one of them. The time is short. Pray and be used by God for those He loves! You can make a difference.
We studied raising God’s family on Ladies Tuesday morning Bible study – and how to avoid a dysfunctional family. Looking at the Bible we see many examples of what would be classed dysfunctional today – e.g. Joseph (a great leader in the Bible) had a childhood that involved animosity between his father’s 2 wives – who were sisters; favouritism from his father which caused jealousy from his brothers which led to him being sold into slavery. And Sara who was so desperate to have a child she ‘pushed’ for her maidservant to have relations with her husband Abram and the resulting conception ended in contempt and disrespect from the maid. We learn from these examples what not to do – Prov 14:1 says, The wise woman builds her house. May you look to God for your direction and guidance on how to build (in some cases repair) your family this week.
CCSH has a tithe and offering container at the left side of the sanctuary as you enter for your grace giving for the work of the Lord here. – CCSH Account number: 2490144 & BSB: 306089 for those who wish to give electronically. Gen 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all. 2Co 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Please remember we need your lollies for our special FAMILY NIGHT here at the chapel Wednesday 31st October – in place of Halloween – containers are located at rear of sanctuary