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Australia its place and time determined by God

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Australia – its time and place determined by God

To reach out and find God through Jesus Christ

 

Announcements

Prayer of Adoration and Confession

Call to worship

Bible Verse

Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the LORD. (Psalm 144:15)

The Lord’s Prayer
Blessing

Grace to you from God our Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, multiplied by the Holy Spirit

Hymn No 31:                               “O God, our help in ages past”

Scripture Reading:                    Psalm 16:1-6                       

Hymn No 32:                               “God is our strength and refuge”

Anzac Remembrance

1.       Wreath laid by Ex-serviceman Jack Ball

2.       Ode

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

3.       Last Post (CD player) – all stand

4.       Minute Silence (CD player) – all stand

5.       Reveille – all stand

6.       Royal Anthem (3 verses)

7.       National Anthem (2 verses)

Offering and Dedication

Prayer for others

Hymn No 300             “Advancing still from strength to strength”

Scripture Reading     Acts 17:24-31      

Sermon

Introduction

Two Greek schools of philosophy flowered during the Roman period. Each offered a path to personal happiness, but their paths went in opposite directions. The Stoics felt that the body should be controlled, denied, even ignored in order to free the mind. He taught his disciples that a man’s happiness consisted in bringing himself into harmony with the course of the universe.  They regarded God and the world as power and its manifestation, matter being a passive ground in which dwells the divine energy. Their ethics were a protest against moral indifference, and to live in harmony with nature, conformably with reason and the demands of universal good, and in the utmost indifference to pleasure, pain, and all external good or evil, was their fundamental maxim.

Epicureans taught that the body must be satisfied if the mind was to know happiness. The Epicureans were concerned with the practical results of philosophy in everyday life. Their chief aim in life was pleasure. They believed they could find happiness by seeking that which brought physical and mental pleasure, and by avoiding that which brought pain.  True pleasure and not absolute truth was the end at which he aimed; experience and not reason the test on which he relied.

Thus the philosophers of Alexandria perpetuated the spirit and culture of fifth-century Athens. In so doing, they perpetuated the spirit of ancient Greece.

Conclusion

Prayer

Hymn:                                            “Arise Australia”

Benediction

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

Threefold “Amen”

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