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SUNDAY SETLISTS – 29 SEPTEMBER 2013

by on Sep.30, 2013, under Worship

Below is the setlists at spch for 29 September 2013:

 

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10am:

1. Praise The Saviour (spch)

2. There Is Mercy (spch)

3. Forever Reign (Hillsong)

4. When I Survey (Traditional)

 

SOLID series

5/7pm:

1. Our God Is Love (Hillsong)

2. There Is Mercy (spch)

3. Unending Love (Hillsong)

4. Take My Life (Tomlin)

 

This is a weekly post, as part of the Sunday Setlists initiative:

http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-271/

 

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LEADERSHIP – THE GIFT OF ENCOURAGEMENT

by on Sep.25, 2013, under Leadership

encourage-synonymsA central theme of the Bible is love. We are urged to love because Christ first loved us (1 John 4:19). Jesus is the example of this sacrificial love (Philippians 2:5-11). Also, it honours God when we build people up, rather than tear them down.

One way to build people up, is to be an encourager. Great leaders possess the gift of encouragement and look for ways to affirm and support team members at every opportunity.

The Apostle Paul is a great example of a strong leader, who is powerfully anointed with this gift:

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. 2 Corinthians 3:11

My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:2-3

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2

 

Trevor Lund, from RevTrev.com has written something on the topic that I also found very helpful.

8 simple things you can do to make a lasting impression:

1. Notice others

2. Make a personal comment

3. Emit positivity

4. Keep your eyes and ears open to the needs of others

5. Be wiling to give your time to something worthwhile

6. Be brave

7. Start your own “slush fund” for contributing to the lives of those who need it

8. Think of the long-term affects of your contributions

 

These are things that can bring light to the lives of others. Try them!

 

WARNING

Be sincere. Genuine care and concern cannot be faked.

 

 

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SUNDAY SETLISTS – 22 SEPTEMBER 2013

by on Sep.23, 2013, under Worship

Below is the setlists at spch for 22 September 2013:

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10am:

1. Run (Hillsong)

2. Oh The Mighty Hand (spch)

3. Praise The Saviour (spch)

4. The One Who Saves (Hillsong)

 

SOLID series

5/7pm:

1. Salvation Is Here (Hillsong)

2. Desert Song (Hillsong)

3. There Is Mercy (spch)

4. Overcome (spch)

 

This is a weekly post, as part of the Sunday Setlists initiative:

http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-270/

 

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GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2013

by on Sep.17, 2013, under Leadership

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The Global Leadership Summit (GLS) exists to transform Christian leaders around the world with an injection of vision, skill development and inspiration for the sake of the local church.

Founded in 1992 by Willow Creek, the GLS is now presented in over 40 languages, in 90 countries! Leaders from all over the world gather together at hundreds of churches around the world to fuel their passion and sharpen their leadership skills.

GLS 2013 Promo Video:

 

Video presentations of key speakers are viewed outside the US, impacting some 140,000 delegates.  Willow Creek Australia partner with churches all over Australia and St Paul’s is pleased to host the GLS again in Sydney. This year, we will be hearing from world renowned speakers such as Bill Hybels, Oscar Murui, Henry Cloud, Patrick Lencioni and Andy Stanley.

GLS 2013 Highlights:

 

Join us on 18-19 October 2013 for this profound leadership event. God wants us to keep growing and developing our gifts. If you learn only one thing at the GLS, it’s been a good investment!

As hosts, St Paul’s people receive a generous discount on registrations. Contact the office on  88581111 for the discount code.

 

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SUNDAY SETLISTS – 15 SEPTEMBER 2013

by on Sep.16, 2013, under Worship

Below is the setlists at spch for 15 September 2013:

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10am:

1. The Love Of The Father (spch)

2. Fear The Grave No More (spch)

3. Cornerstone (Hillsong)

4. How Great Is Our God (Tomlin)

 

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5/7pm:

1. Take It All (Hillsong)

2. There Is Mercy (spch)

3. It Is Well With My Soul (Traditional)

4. Man Of Sorrows (Hillsong)

 

This is a weekly post, as part of the Sunday Setlists initiative:

http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-269/

 

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SUNDAY SETLISTS – 8 SEPTEMBER 2013

by on Sep.09, 2013, under Worship

Below is the setlists at spch for 8 September 2013:

 

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1. Oh The Mighty Hand (spch)

2. Overcome (spch)

3. There Is Mercy (spch)

4. When I Survey (Traditional)

 

We also showed a clever and creative video, by Elevation Church:

 

This is a weekly post, as part of the Sunday Setlists initiative:

http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-268/

 

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SUNDAY SETLISTS – 1 SEPTEMBER 2013

by on Sep.04, 2013, under Worship

Below is the setlists at spch for 1 September 2013:

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10am:

1. Praise Him (Hillsong)

2. Amazing Grace (Tomlin)

3. Fear The Grave No More (spch)

4. How Deep The Father’s Love (Townend)

 

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5/7pm:

1. Run (Hillsong)

2. The Love Of The Father (spch)

3. Be Thou My Vision (Traditional)

4. Forever Reign (Hillsong)

 

This is a weekly post, as part of the Sunday Setlists initiative:

http://www.theworshipcommunity.com/sunday-setlists-267/

 

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FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT

by on Sep.02, 2013, under Personal

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The ‘fruit of the Spirit’ is a biblical term that sums up nine visible attributes of a true Christian life. Paul refers to these in his letter to the Galatians:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

These ‘fruits’ are qualities that the Holy Spirit equips us within order to live a life that is honoring to God. Tim Keller has defined each of these for us, which can be found on a post by JD Greear:

http://www.jdgreear.com/my_weblog/2011/09/kellers-definitions-of-the-fruit-in-galatians-5.html

In contrast to the ‘fruit of the Spirit’, there are ‘lusts of the flesh’. These are qualities that represent someone who is not living a life that is honoring to God.

What are the ‘lusts of the flesh’? Paul outlines these in Galatians 5:19-21:

“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

The importance of these 2 terms is one builds up the church and one tears it down. I think it’s clear which one is which.

As long as sin exists in the world, we will all be tempted to follow the ‘lusts of the flesh’. However, with the Spirit of God in us, we are empowered to pursue the ‘fruits of the Spirit’ with boldness, with confidence, in the name of Jesus.

 

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