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

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Church Langwarrin

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also� - Matthew 6:21

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


July 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. What Must We Do To Please God?

- Ps Kathy Scott

There are two main things I believe we must do to please God. Number one is to have faith in Jesus, and number two is to desire to please Him with all our hearts. It is important to understand that we cannot have one without the other. The Bible says without faith it is impossible to please God (See Hebrews 11:6). In John 6:28–29 we read about some people who asked Jesus: What are we to do, that we may [habitually] be working the works of God? [What are we to do to carry out what God requires?] Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you; that you believe in the One Whom He has sent. So you see God is pleased when we believe in His Son Jesus, and He is not pleased when we don’t. We might do numerous good works, yet if we have no faith in Jesus, God is still not pleased with us. But if we believe and trust in God, we enter His rest according to Hebrews 4; we feel at ease and comfortable rather than fearful and anxious about life. We believe, and God works. Our work - the work of the believer - is simply to believe.

Remember, we are accepted because of our faith, not our good works. Christians are referred to as believers. If our job were to achieve, we would be called achievers, not believers.

We often want to place an emphasis on what we do, but our focus should be on what God has done for us in Jesus Christ. We can concentrate on our sin and be miserable, or we can concentrate on God’s forgiveness and mercy and be happy. Once we see this truth, we can enjoy our relationship with God. We don’t have to live under the pressure of acceptance by performance, followed by a fear of failure each time our performance is less than perfect. We do not have to be addicted to approval and ready to obtain it by any means. If we want to please God with all our hearts, all we need to do is believe in His Son Jesus Christ and believe what He says in His Word. I lived in the performance-acceptance trap for many years. I was addicted to approval. I felt if I performed well, then I would be approved of and accepted by God and people. I did not feel good about nor accept myself unless I performed well. When I did not perform well, I automatically assumed God rejected me because that was what I was accustomed to with people. Once again truth was distorted for me through a wrong belief system. ‘We must learn to trust God’s Word more than our own feelings. We often bow down to our feelings without realising how fickle and changeable they are.’ Our feelings are not a reliable source of information. God loves us and accepts us unconditionally. His love is not based on our performance. The Bible says in Ephesians 1:6 that we are made acceptable in the Beloved. As I said earlier, it is our faith in Jesus that makes us acceptable to God and pleases Him, not our performance. We are not living by faith if we believe how we feel more than we believe what God’s Word says. Do you believe the God of the Bible or the god of your feelings? God knows we cannot manifest perfection. If we could be perfect in our performance, we would not need a Saviour, and Jesus would have come in vain. Jesus came for those who were sick in spirit, body, and soul, not those who had no need (See Luke 5:31–32). It is acceptable to be needy!

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


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

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!

Upcoming Speakers 

3 July Pastor Kathy Scott will be sharing a powerful message!

10 July Barry & Anne Cutchie will be our guest speakers from Berwick Church of Christ

17 July It’s our 2ND BIRTHDAY! Come along for a big breakfast and hear about ‘Destiny’s Defining Moments’ by our friends

24 July Pastor Kathy Scott will be presenting ‘Eye for an Eye’

31 July Paul Simpson is our special in-house guest speaker this week

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 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/

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

Sunday School Sunday School Sunday School 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!

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


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

It’s our 2nd Birthday!

Come & celebrate with us on Sunday 17th July & enjoy a BIG BREAKFAST from 9.30am

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

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