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Langwarrin Christian Reformed Church

Our Name: As a CHRISTIAN Church: We believe that the entire Bible is the authoritative and inspired Word of God. We hold that the historic Creeds shared by all Christian Churches, (the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creed), the Reformed Confessions, (the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dordt) and the Westminster Confession as an accurate summary of the teachings of God's Word. The Church is Presbyterial in its form of Government, being governed by the Church Council, comprising the Minister(s), the Elders and the Deacons, as elected by the Church Membership. As a REFORMED Church: We are in the tradition of the historic Protestant Reformation. We believe the Bible to be our rule for faith and life. We believe that God saves us from our sin by Grave Alone. We believe that we receive the gift of eternal life only by faith in His only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. As a CHURCH: We believe that we belong to Christ, as members of His body. We believe that He is our King, the Head and Saviour of His Church. We believe that He has called us to be His People, living out our faith in His Church and in His Kingdom. OUR VISION: We are a Christian Church that Loves God and others, Grows together in Christ, and Reaches the Lost
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THE LORD'S MESSAGE FOR TODAY

The week’s theme: What is true service to God (religion)

Read Isaiah 58:6-7: “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?”

(The Bible is available online at www.biblegateway.com)

Fasting means to:
show the grace God has shown us to others.
The outward deeds with which we serve God must flow from a warm heart toward the powerless.
We fast by applying our time and gifts and possessions that others may experience Christ’s love through us.
We fast by supporting people in need.
Prayer: Help me, Lord, to not abandon people to their own devices if I can offer help. Amen

Gert Breed
Langwarrin Christian Reformed Church
Langwarrin Christian Reformed Church
THE LORD'S MESSAGE FOR TODAY

The week’s theme: What is true service to God (religion)

Read Isaiah 58:5: “Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for a man to humble himself? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast, a day acceptable to the Lord?”

(The Bible is available online at www.biblegateway.com)

Fasting means to:
put aside time to talk to God and Him with us;
do something that helps us to focus on God.
This “something” could be not eating or not doing a time-consuming activity for a time.
The time gained we then use to seek God.
It is a time for joy, time for love, time in which I rejoice in God.
Prayer: Help me, Lord, to make the effort to put aside precious time to experience Your presence and love. Amen

Gert Breed
Langwarrin Christian Reformed Church
Langwarrin Christian Reformed Church
THE LORD'S MESSAGE FOR TODAY

The week’s theme: What is true service to God (religion)?

Read Isaiah 58:3: “’Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and you have not seen it? Why have we humbled ourselves and you have not noticed?’ Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers.”

(The Bible is available online at www.biblegateway.com)

If we think we’re doing the Lord a favour by fasting, attending Sunday services or being an elder/deacon, we’re hugely mistaken.
The essence of faith is personal contact with God.
We shouldn’t fool ourselves that serving God like it is a burden, a mind-numbing routine, outward dutifulness is acceptable to the Lord.
Services, prayer, home devotion, involvement in the church must flow from love and thankfulness toward God.
Prayer: Keep me, o God, from doing religious things without seeking You them. Amen

Gert Breed