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february 2014 Hello and welcome to The Pentecostals of Sydney where you can experience new life in Christ! This week we introduced our Church Theme for 2014; Magnanimous. It’s a strange word that we rarely use but it contains all that we ought to strive for and aim towards. That is to have a ‘Big Heart’, ‘Generous Soul’ or ‘Kind Spirited’. That’s what Jesus came to earth to bring with his message of grace and forgiveness. In a time of religious hypocrisy and legalism, Jesus taught, at the Sermon on the mount, that God’s children should be magnanimous. He instructed them to go the extra mile, turn the other cheek and give more than what was asked. In other words don’t just do the minimum but go over and above what the world sees as acceptable. God has a different standard to this world. Our society emphasizes equality or this sense of ‘Egalitarianism’ where we all must give equal portions. It insists on the spirit of ‘Un-grace’ where everything must be earned or paid for. My challenge to us this year is to stand against that prevailing attitude by living our lives on God’s scale; Magnanimous. Don’t just do the minimum but give how God would give, love the way He did, forgive as He forgave and let’s flood our world with God’s Grace. What can you do this year to change your life to be more magnanimous? Perhaps it’s to forgive an offence, show love and support to those you think may not deserve it, love your enemies, or give for God’s cause. The key to living this way is firstly by knowing that God is on our side and He has already endowed us with so much. If we truly believe this, then we will live as if he will not forsake us or leave us wanting as we take care of what matters to Him. Remember to stir up the gift that is in you. And that gift is not the spirit of fear “but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Tim 1:7 Be Magnanimous for Jesus Christ! !

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God bless you,

Pastor Stan Harvey

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The POS Online There are many different ways to connect with the POS online. Here are a few: 1. The POS Blog We have designed a blog to keep you up-to-date with everything that is happening at the POS. If you subscribe to our blog you will be sent an email whenever there is a new post so you won't miss out on anything! 2. Social Media Nearly everybody has a Facebook page or Twitter account. We have found that it is a great way to keep people informed and connected throughout the week. Twitter - POSydney Facebook - The Pentecostals of Sydney

At the beginning of each year all our departments have a break from meeting. Here is a rundown of their start-up dates for 2014: 28 January South Pacific Bible College 31 January ReWired Youth (7:30pm)! 5 February Home Groups 6 February New Life Journey (6:30pm)

Sunday, 9 February 6:30pm only Orion Centre, Campsie Due to our venue in Earlwood being unavailable we will only be having one service on the 9th of February at 6:30pm. This service will be a revival/evangelistic service so invite your friends and family to come along. It will be a time set aside specifically to see people filled with the Holy Spirit and experience the miraculous power of God. More details will be forthcoming.

21 Days of Magnanimous Living 10 February - 2 March 2014 It’s that time of the year again, that we as a church engage in the powerful and essential activity of united Prayer and Fasting. These two disciplines are vital for spiritual growth, breakthroughs against spiritual resistance and in getting aligned to God’s will. If you would like to join us (and we encourage you too!) or find out more information about it please pick up a 21 Days of Magnanimous Living Guide at the Welcome Desk.

3. Podcast On our weekly podcast you will be able to watch and listen to sermons from past weeks as well as watch services LIVE online. 4. POSydney App The POSydney app is cool! You are able to connect to our Facebook, Blog, YouTube Channel, and Podcast. You can get directions to church and even watch our services LIVE within the app! It’s available on Android and iPhone. 5. YouTube Channel Want to share your experience at the POS with your friends? We have videos from many guest speakers as well as from our pastors. Enjoy songs from the POS Choir and ReWired Youth Choir.

Our website: www.pentecostalsofsydney.com

New to the POS? Thank you for being our guest today. We are so delighted and privileged that you came! We would like to give you a gift in appreciation for your visit. Please visit the Welcome Desk to pick up your gift.


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“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Romans 12:2 (NASB)

MON

TUE

WED

THU

6

FRI

1

8

SAT

2

SUN

MDL Meeting 5:15pm

DOZ - 5:30pm

9

7

5

16

4

ReWired Youth 7:30pm

15

3

14

Fijian Service 3pm

Men’s Prayer Ladies Coffee Night

28 ReWired Youth 7:30pm Church Prayer 7:30pm

PM only @ Orion Centre

13

Fijian Prayer

Home Groups

12

ReWired Youth 7:30pm

23

27

ReWired/ Maroubra Youth 7:30pm

22

SPBC

11

Home Groups

26

21

Music Practice

10 SPBC

19

25

Combined HG Service - 7:30pm

20

NLJ @ The Warehouse 6:30pm

Music Practice

18

Home Groups

Church Prayer 7:30pm

17 SPBC

Church Prayer 7:30pm

Music Practice

24

SPBC

Church Prayer 7:30pm

Music Practice Church Prayer 7:30pm


Home Groups These groups meet during the week in homes all across Sydney’s many suburbs. Here is a list of the suburbs we are currently holding groups:

Bankstown

Horningsea Park

Redfern

Belmore

Leonay

Roselands

Campbelltown

Liverpool

Campsie

Marrickville

Glenwood

Merrylands

Greenacre

Oatley

Guildford

Raby

New Life Journey We invite you to join NLJ; a teaching program conducted on Thursdays at 6:30pm at The Warehouse. These classes will cover questions you may have about doctrine, why we worship the way we do, what God really has in store for your life and how God’s love for you can conquer all. These classes are very beneficial to your Christian walk, so take your first steps with Jesus today!

ReWired Youth We understand that High School, Uni and Tafe are times of much change- Physical, Mental and even Spiritual. Whether you're the big man at school or the quiet one in the back of the class you have a place at Rewired Youth. Come along to a dynamic service on Friday nights at 7:30pm- with skits, games and a message aimed right at you, we guarantee you'll have a great time. We would love to have you!

Fijian Ministry We are blessed at the POS to have a large population of Fijians attend our assembly. In order to reach out to the Fijian community we have a Fijian Ministry. Once a month there is a Fijian Speaking Service at 3pm on a Sunday. This service includes preaching, worship and fellowship following. They also gather monthly for prayer and evangelism. If you would like to join please speak to one of our hostesses at the Welcome Desk.

e-Connect Recently, we have started a new monthly email that keeps you informed about what is going on at the POS as well as suggesting new music and books. You are also introduced to a special volunteer in the church and much more. If you would like to join it scan the QR code or visit our website.

If you would like to join the Home Group nearest you please see one of our friendly hosts and they will assist you.

Other Ministries: Sunday School Sunday school operates every Sunday morning at 10:00am in the Girl Guides Hall in Earlwood. We have classes that accommodate children from 4 to 12 years old. Classes are always fun and exciting so make sure your children are getting the most out of the their visit to the POS.

Life Studies Life Studies are an enjoyable, non-threatening way to learn more about the Bible. We can meet with you in your home, our home, or a coffee shop. The studies are less than an hour but have the power to change your life. Contact one of our hosts if you would like to start a Life Study.

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The POS Handout - February 2014