• Understanding the sayings of Jesus, #4

    “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20.35 As a grown up, we often know the joy of giving a gift to someone else – especially where we have chosen something that really suits them. But Jesus means something more significant than simply a good feeling you get when you give a gift. Jesus means that God’s blessing (God’s favour) is on you because your generosity is reflecting the generosity of God. When God supplies rain and food and life, these good gifts all point to his giving nature. And above all other gifts, God has sent his one and only Son (Jesus), so that whoever believes in him might have eternal life. If you want to know more about Jesus you might like to join us on Sundays, we’d love to meet you.


    We really mean it – we are very thankful for the generosity of the Lanyon Valley Community in their ongoing support of Lanyon Pantry. Your donations have restocked the shelves of our local emergency food ministry for Tuggeranong. Anyone in need can call our church office (6294 9756) and we will organise a delivery. Thanks to all of you who stopped by for a chat; who donated cash; or gave us grocery items. Jesus is the one who said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” (Acts 20.35) and we know the truth of that each and every time we are able to pass your donations on to those most in need around us.


    One of the eye witnesses to the life of Jesus was a man named John. Many year later he received a direct revelation, and recorded it for us – it is preserved in the Bible as the very last book. What John describes is the throne room of a mighty King, it is God Almighty who sits on the throne. Our series of Bible talks will walk through chapters 4 to 8 of the Book of Revelation. Come along to hear about what John saw and what it means: 24.7 “Before the throne of God above” Revelation ch 4 31.7 “Behold him there the risen Lamb” Revelation ch 5 7.8 “The great, unchangeable I AM” Revelation ch 6 14.8 “My name is written on his heart” Revelation ch 7:1-12 21.8 “One with himself, I cannot die” Revelation ch 7:13-8:5