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Bayside Christian College I 120 Robinsons Road Langwarrin I Email: influence@destiny.com.au


August 2011 I Destiny Church Langwarrin I Sunday mornings 9.30am service I www.destiny.org.au

Welcome! Welcome to Destiny Church Langwarrin, where our doors are open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their personal spiritual journey. If you are new to Destiny or are considering joining us regularly, we hope you will find a place where you feel warmly welcomed and at home. Please stay after the service to join us for morning tea. ‘Crazy Love’ - Introduction

- Ps Kathy Scott

This book is written for those who want more Jesus. It is for those who are bored with what Christianity offers. It is for those who don’t want to plateau, those who would rather die before their convictions do. I hope reading this book will convince you of something: that by surrendering yourself totally to God’s purposes, He will bring you the most pleasure in this life and the next. I hope it affirms your desire for “more God”—even if you are surrounded by people who feel they have “enough God.” I hope it inspires confidence if you have questioned and doubted the commitment of the church. I want to affirm your questioning, even while assuring you there is hope. God put me in Simi Valley, California, to lead a church of comfortable people into lives of risk and adventure. I believe He wants us to love others so much that we go to extremes to help them.

‘I believe He wants us to be known for giving—of our time, our money, and our abilities—and to start a movement of “giving” churches’ In so doing, we can alleviate the suffering in the world and change the reputation of His bride in America. Some people, even some at my church, have told me flat-out, “You’re crazy.”

We need to stop giving people excuses not to believe in God. You’ve probably heard the expression “I believe in God, just not organized religion.” I don’t think people would say that if the church truly lived like we are called to live. The expression would change to “I can’t deny what the church does, but I don’t believe in their God.” At least then they’d address their rejection of God rather than use the church as a scapegoat. We are going to look at how the Bible calls us to live our lives. It is important that we not measure our spiritual health by the people around us, who are pretty much like us. To begin this journey, we’ll first address our inaccurate view of God and, consequently, of ourselves. But before we look at what is wrong and address it, we need to understand something.

‘The core problem isn’t the fact that

we’re lukewarm, half-hearted, or stagnant Christians. The crux of it all is why we are this way, and it is because we have an inaccurate view of God’ We see Him as a benevolent Being who is satisfied when people manage to fit Him into their lives in some small way. We forget that God never had an identity crisis. He knows that He’s great and deserves to be the centre of our lives. Jesus came humbly as a servant, but He never begs us to give Him some small part of ourselves.

He commands everything from His followers. Come with me on this journey. I don’t promise it will be painless. Change, as we all know, is uncomfortable. It’s up to you to respond to what you read. But you will have a choice: to adjust how you live daily or to stay the same. - ‘Crazy Love’ by Francis Chan (2008)

If you are interested in reading more, ‘Crazy Love’ is available for purchase from the Library Resource trolley for $15 A study guide is also available free of charge

About Us... Destiny Church is a contemporary Bible-based family church and ministry training centre. Based in Langwarrin, Destiny Church belongs to the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) and also another campus in Dingley. Pastored by Kathy Scott, Destiny has a strong family flavour with outstanding children’s, youth and young adults programs in partnership with the Dingley congregation. Destiny Church has established itself as an inspirational worship and teaching centre with a strong focus on evangelism, missions and community care.

Bayside Christian College I 120 Robinsons Road Langwarrin I Email: influcence@destiny.com.au


August 2011 I Destiny Church Langwarrin I Sunday mornings 9.30am service I www.destiny.org.au

Upcoming Speakers

BIBLE&PRAYER If you are interested in joining a group to explore the Bible in a fun and friendly atmosphere there is an ‘Under 25s’ group on a Tuesday in Frankston South, a Women’s Group on Wednesday night in Carrum Downs and a fortnightly ‘Mixed All-Sorts’ group on a Tuesday in Bittern. Please speak to Ps Kathy for more information on any of these groups! We also have a PRAYER GROUP meeting every Friday night at 7.30pm. If you have any prayer requests please speak to Glenda Morrison.

Facebook Fan Page & BLOG

7th August Love by Choice – Not by Circumstance. Ps. Kathy Scott

14th August Ps. Mike Smith

21st August Sneaky Giving – Ps. Kathy Scott continues her expose on the ‘Sermon On the Mount’

28th August Join us for a casual morning hearing the message Rev. Nicky Gumble spoke to the crowd at Hillsong 2011. Bring a pot of soup (or bread etc.) to share an early lunch after the service!

4th September – Praying Like Jesus with Ps. Kathy Scott

11th September – Guest speakers Ps. Barry & Anne Cutchie. Barry will share with the blokes while Anne will share ‘secret women’s business’ with just the women.

Destiny Church Langwarrin has its own Facebook fan page you can join to see photos from our social days and read inspirational Bible verses to encourage you throughout the week. Search ’Destiny Church Langwarrin’ to find us! The Blog is designed to act as a website full of information and useful resources. Go to the following URL to see it...

www.destinylagwarrin.blogspot.com/ Kids Church is run during the morning sermon for kids from Prep through to Grade 5. We are passionate about seeing God touch the lives of our children. In the first half of 2011 we are exploring some of the Old Testament stories to see the amazing things God did back then, how they relate to Jesus and how they still relate to us today!

Please stay and join us for morning tea with cake, tea & coffee after the service

YOUTH // ENCOUNTER If you are in grades 6-11 you can come along to Destiny Youth every Friday night! A FREE bus drop-off and pick-up service is available from Bayside Christian College, Langwarrin. Youth are collected at 6.00pm and delivered back to the school at 9.00pm. Encounter Church runs after worship every Sunday morning from 10am - 11am

Books WANTED! We all need an extra hand at some point in life. ‘Hands of Hope’ is a Destiny Church Langwarrin ministry initiative designed to offer help and support through a Christian resource library, counselling service, meals program and prayer network. For more information, to loan or donate books to the library or assist with any of the above, see Lis O’Brien after the service

Bayside Christian College I 120 Robinsons Road Langwarrin I Email: influence@destiny.com.au


August 2011 I Destiny Church Langwarrin I Sunday mornings 9.30am service I www.destiny.org.au

DestinyDNA Saved by Grace

WE are saved, blessed, righteous and worthy not by anything we can do, but because of what Jesus has done - Romans 5:17

Kingdom Mindset – Love God WE consider loving and serving God, and living for His Kingdom our number one priority - Matthew 6:33

Loving People WE believe that love is the foundation for authentic Christianity. - John 13:35

Holy Spirit Centred WE rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to live effective Christian lives - 1 Corinthians 4:20

Prayer WE believe that at all times God hears our prayers and so we can confidently approach Him 24/7 - Ephesians 3:12

Local Evangelism & Global Mission WE are called to seek and save those who are lost through proclaiming the gospel and bringing people to church - Matthew 28:19 & Luke 14:23

Heart for the House WE are passionate and united in serving, protecting and sowing into God’s house - Psalm 69:9

Connect Groups WE are connected through relationship, fellowship and discipleship - Hebrews 10:24

Life Journals WE have a goal to daily hear, record and apply God’s word - Hebrews 4:12

Relevant Teaching WE emphasize a positive ‘In Christ’ message and victorious living for all believers - 2 Corinthians 12:19b

Bayside Christian College I 120 Robinsons Road Langwarrin I Email: influence@destiny.com.au

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