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Monday, June 26, 2017

Your Mindset

Your mindset is important.  It's important how we think.  How we think affects our actions.

We (Christians) are not holding our posts.  We are responsible for our mindset and actions. Let's be pro-active; instead of reactive.

Bible Verses:

1 Thessalonians 3

What does it mean to be a Christian today?  Jesus tells His disciples to love one another.  That includes us.

Bible References:

Philippines 2:10-11
John 15:21
John 15:23
Matthew 5:3-12
John 14:6

John 17:3

John 3:20-21
John 14:23
Revelation 3:5

Pray for the persecuted church.  Our brothers and sisters in the world are being persecuted, killed and martyred.

Pray for the persecuted Christians across the world.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Being Established

1 Thessalonians 3:1-12

Model church - how church should operate.  Galations lost sight of message of how to set up church.

Thessalonians is a good epistle of how to set up church.   Church was different to now.   They did not just meet on Sunday; they met all different days.

God is interested in people's lives.   He wants all to know the truth and to be saved.   The church was experiencing opposition as they spread the Gospel message.

God has set you free to be a child of God.  The world does not understand this.   God wants us to become Christ like on our character.

The first purpose in life is to worship God.   Not just singing, not just meeting on a Sunday.  God thinks a lot more of us than we do ourselves.

They were a model church especially from pastoral care.   Paul didn't set up big bands, youth groups, ministries.   He preached good news for about 3 weeks.

Acts 17:3-9 - all Paul and friends did was preach Good News.  They preached with effectiveness.   It's time for Christians to stand up and say, "As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord."

Paul writes that he had warned them about trials and opposition. When a person gives their heart to the Lord, ee need to encourage them and help them to be established in their faith.  So often people give their heart to the Lord and no one spent the time to help them establish the Word in their life.

Establish the faith of new believers.  The foundation of our faith is Jesus Christ.  The church is to lay the foundation.

In every church there needs to be people who will establish faith in people.  That is, teach people the Word.

The task of shepperding and tending God's people is very important.  

God assigns people to establish faith in people.   The church has lost the respect of the nation.  We needto establish the faith in people.

Visit of Timothy was important because there had been a concern that the Thessalonians may have fallen back to their old ways. They had had only 3 weeks of pastoral care under Paul.  It's our role to pick them up and care for them. 

We need to  teach people and grow them up.   We do this so that they can grow up and be fit for God's kingdom and be established.

Friday, June 16, 2017



Presented by: Brian Pickering,  National Co-ordinator of the Australian Prayer Network.

This training event is hosted by the Tablelands Healing Rooms

Friday Evening: 25th August 2017. Time:  7pm to 9.30pm;

Saturday: 26th August 2017 - - -
Time: 9am to 4pm

65 MAIN St. TOLGA Q.4882

Please note:  There are no registration costs.  However a love offering will be received on Saturday.

Registration numbers are required. To register please call:

Alan Baker mob.0432465618,
Annamarie Baker mob.0439548250
or email-

Lunch Arrangements: Bring your own or purchase locally.

Tea/Coffee/Cold Water will be provided.

On Sunday 27th August, Brian will be ministering at the Milla Milla Christian Fellowship, QCWA Hall, 3 Palm Ave. MILLA MILLA Q 4886 at 10.00am.  All welcome!

Steve Grace Concert

Steve Grace Concert at Milla Milla.
Friday,30th June 2017
Venue: Meal and Concert at the R.S.L.Hall, Milla Milla
Starting time: Milla Milla Lions - Fundraiser BBQ at 5.00pm
Concert Start: 7.00pm
All welcome!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Be Set Apart...

1 Thessalonians 2:1-15

Deuteronomy 14:1-2

Holiness - to be set apart so we can be a witness to the world about God.

Paul and his fellow preachers came and gave.  They didn't take; they gave.
They did not live as heathen people lived.

The Jewish people were chosen to be a treasured possession.  We a people separated for God.

Out of all the people on the earth; God chose you to fulfill his purpose.

This is not about rules and regulations, this is about who you are.
Jesus died and rose again for you.  God dealt with your sin.

1 Peter 1:15-16

Be separated from the worldly corruption and evil.  God is not apart of the worlds system.

Paul and his friends were meticulously  about being honest.  They were conscious of the responsibility to be honest and not taking from the people.

Matthew 5-7

Being blameless.  We are to live our lives to be transparent.   Jesus' life was open for all to see.  They killed him even though they found no fault in him.

Philippians 4:9
1 Corinthians 11:1
Acts 20:18-25

Paul was put in prison because he followed Jesus Christ; not because he did anything wrong (did not disobey law of land).

When you tell people a message but you don't live the message, you lose respect.

Something to think about and talk to the Lord about...

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