30th July 2017
Sun 10:00am –The Power Series – Book of Acts – Acts 10 – “God’s Power To Cleanse!” – #ccshacts
Sun 6:00pm – Christian Basics Series
Part 1: “Becoming!”
9:30 a.m. Tuesday –Women’s study-no crèche
5:30pm Friday – Calvary Kids
7:00pm Friday – Calvary Youth
7:00 pm Wednesday – The church prays
Join the rest of the church as we gather to pray for the many needs here at CCSH – you will make a difference.
Following prayer we commence a new teaching series that will be a blessing!
If you have a prayer need please fill out a prayer card and place it in the prayer box adjacent to the offering container.
From the Pastor’s Desk
Gal 4:4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
The Greek word for “adoption” is Huiothesia, which means son – position. That is “taking the position of a son”. Jesus took our position on the cross of Calvary paying for our sins, in order that we might in turn take the position as sons of God. We naturally think of adoption in terms of adopting a little baby. But this is not the biblical concept of adoption. Biblical adoption refers to a full-grown adult. It would be like, before retiring from Microsoft, Bill Gates having no sons, but wanting his name to continue, and Bill Gates approaching 24-year-old student and saying, “Would you let me adopt you? If you will, you will have a place on the Board of Directors, a salary of $5 million a year, a summerhouse in France and a winter house in Hawaii and your own yacht. The moment you were born again, you assumed the position of an adopted son – heir to the riches of the Father. Too often people say, “I really can’t be used by God because I’ve only been a Christian a short time. Wrong, as far as the privileges and responsibilities of the Kingdom go, you were adopted as a mature son with as much right to be blessed and used by the Lord….!
Behold how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity-Ps 133:1
World peace-unity sounds a good idea in theory but living it out is an entirely different challenge.
God uses people closest to us (family) to test this lofty ideal. Unity is looking out for others (Phil 2:4). It’s not easy, but God through His Spirit enables us to sustain unity.
Is there tension at home, work or church? Don’t allow the enemy to rob you of joy and cause division. Ask the Lord to help you apply unconditional, selfless love and enjoy pleasant unity.
CCSH has a tithe and offering container at the left side of the sanctuary as you enter for your grace giving for the work of the Lord here. – CCSH Account number: 2490144 & BSB: 306089 for those who wish to give electronically.
2Co 9:6 remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.
We ask that once the service has commenced that should you need to leave the sanctuary that you are mindful to not be a distraction to those worshipping and listening to God’s Word. If you are returning please do so to the seating at the back of the sanctuary – thank you for your consideration.
Join our 24/7-prayer team today…
(See any of the Pastors for information)
The Pastors and Elders are available to pray with you directly after the service.