30 April, 2018
FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE
Sunday @ 9:00am
The apostle Paul described true WORSHIP perfectly. (Romans 12:1-2):
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercies, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
This passage contains all the elements of our worship.
We are motivated to worship by God’s mercies, (that is everything He has given us that we don’t deserve: eternal love, eternal grace, the Holy Spirit, everlasting peace, eternal joy, saving faith, comfort, strength, wisdom, hope, patience, kindness, honour, glory, righteousness, eternal life, forgiveness, justification, and much more.) The knowledge and understanding of these incredible gifts motivate us to pour forth praise and thanksgiving—in other words, worship!
We “present our bodies as living and holy sacrifice”. Presenting our bodies means giving God all of ourselves - our hearts, minds, hands, thoughts, attitudes.
There is only one way to renew our minds, and that is by the Word of God. God is the truth! To know the truth, to believe the truth, will naturally result in true spiritual worship.
Music can’t produce worship, although it certainly can produce emotion. Music is not the origin of worship, but it can be the expression of it. We look to music as simply an expression of that which is induced by a heart that is rapt by the mercies of God and obedient to His commands.
Jesus tells us that true worshipers will worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). This means we worship from the heart and the way God has designed. Worship can include praying, reading God's Word with an open heart, singing, participating in communion, and serving others. It is done properly when the heart and attitude of the person are in the right place.
Our worship is the acknowledgment of God and all His power and glory in everything we do. "The highest form of praise and worship is obedience to Him and His Word. To do this, we must know God; we cannot be ignorant of Him" (Acts 17:23).
Worship is to glorify and exalt God…..
to show our loyalty and admiration to our Father.
We would love YOU to come and join us!
Our congregation seeks to reach out in love to the people of the Beenleigh region and beyond. We recognise that Christ’s call to “love our neighbours” is not restricted to our immediate vicinity, but includes all people regionally, nationally and internationally.
In reaching out in love, we seek to engage in God’s work of justice and compassion right across the world.
In 2012, with the aid of UnitingWorld, we established a partnership with the Guadalcanal Circuit from the United Church of the Solomon Islands. This circuit is made up of a number of remote congregations on the island of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.
Some of the components this relationship have involved include;
Hosting a key leader or married couple from the Guadalcanal Circuit by BRUC for a short period each year
Groups from BRUC having short visits to the various villages of the Guadalcanal Circuit on an annual basis
Relationship building with women through pen friend letter writing
Providing financial support for Ministry Training in the Guadalcanal Circuit