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Personal Bible Reading – 15-21 June The Gospel of John presents Jesus as the eternal Word of God, who ‘became flesh and made his dwelling among us’ (1:4). As the book itself says, this Gospel was written so that its readers might believe that Jesus is the promised Saviour, the Son of God, and that through their faith in him they might have life (20:31). Day 1: Read John 8:48-59 - Jesus’ claims about himself Day 2: Read John 9:1-12 - Jesus heals a man born blind Day 3: Read John 9:13-41 - The Pharisees investigate the healing & Spiritual blindness

What God Wants You to Know (In Touch Ministries)


15 June 2014

Eph 4:15: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

Read | Romans 8:14-17

Today’s service

The Lord “desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim. 2:4). In other words, God would like all of humanity to accept Christ as Saviour. Today we will explore certain truths that the Father longs for His children to know. • Salvation. It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict us of our sinfulness and bring us to the knowledge that Jesus Christ died for our sin. When we receive the Lord as our personal Saviour, we are reconciled to God and accorded full fellowship with Him. This happens the moment salvation occurs. Our sin debt is paid in full so we are free from guilt. Also, we are sealed by the Holy Spirit for eternity and set apart for God’s service. • Identity. What is our identity in the Lord? Believers are children of God. The Bible calls us “joint heirs with Christ” - in other words, we share in the wealth of the Lord Jesus. Also, we have been transformed from sinners into saints. We may not always act saintly, but a true saint is someone who has been saved and set apart for the purposes of God. • Position. Jesus Christ is always present to guide and provide for the believer. Through Him, we have instantaneous access to God the Father. • Mission. Our primary mission in life is to demonstrate Christ to the world. Believers should live in such a way that others see the life of Jesus within us. And because we understand the wonder of our salvation, our identity in Christ, and our position to the Father, we share about the Saviour with other people. God wants everyone to know the truth. Lord, please make us sensitive to the truths that You want us to know. AMEN.

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Sermon: Rev Gerrit Kruger Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 Songs: We praise You o Lord Do Lord Be still and know It is good to sing Your praises Praise to the Lord Amen Music: Christine van Helden Projector: Marcel Wilson


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GENERAL INFO Service time: 11:00-12:00 every Sunday Sunday school: 10:00 every school term Sunday Bible study: Wednesdays, 19:00, Youth House Address: 226 Basden Avenue, Lyttelton (Corner of Basden and Alethea) Church office: 012 664 2614 / 012 664 0004

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God is the Truth!

Paul was a balanced Christian who had a balanced ministry and we see evidence of this as he brought his letter to a close. He moved from prophecy to practical Christian living. He turned from the negative (Satan’s lies) to the positive (God’s truth), and from warning to thanksgiving and prayer. Paul’s emphasis was on the truth of God’s Word, in contrast to Satan’s great lie which Paul discussed in the previous section, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12. Every believer has four responsibilties to God’s truth:  Believe the Truth. (2 Thes. 2:13-14)  Guard the Truth. (2 Thes. 2:15)  Practice the Truth (2 Thes. 2:16-17)  Share the Truth. (2 Thes. 3:1-5) Here, then, are four great responsibilities for us to fulfill. If we fulfill these duties, we will experience joy and power in our lives and growth and blessing in our churches. ~Rev Gerrit Bible study @ Alethea We’re taking a break! Bible study starts again on Wednesday 23 July, in the church consistory at 19:00. Contact Rev Maarten (012 664 1384/ 072 143 1855) for more info.

JUNIOR SUNDAY SCHOOL The topic for next week’s Sunday school (22 June) will be Jacob gets Esau’s Birth-right and parents can prepare Genesis 25:19-34 with their children.

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