MELPA LUTHERAN CHURCH- EXODUS CONGREGATION, PORT MORESBY,PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Exodus Congregation is one of the Regional Fellowship areas outside of Melpa Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea Head Quarter in Mount Hagen. Exodus Congregation in Port Moresby, the Capital City of Papua New Guinea. It started within a family with few individuals with the strength and Power of the Holi Spirit. It has expanded over a period of ten years and now it has 6 House Prayers at certain suburbs in Port Moresby

Sin, Forgiveness, Faith and Service

Today (Sunday 06/10/2019) is the 17th Pentecost and Proper 22 According to Evangelical Lutheran Church Calendar 2019.

The bible readings for today include the following:

* Habakuk 1:1-4;
*Habakuk 2:1-4
*2 Timothy 1:1-14
*Luke 17:5-10
*Psalm 37:1-9

You can read the other bible texts at your own time. In this article it will read about what says in the Good News written in the book of Luke chapter 17 verses 5 to 10.

The heading reads: Sin. Forgiveness, Faith and Service

Sin, Forgiveness
Jesus said to his disciples,"Things that make people fall into sin are bound to happen, but how terrible for the one who makes that happen! It would be better for him if a large millstone were tied around his neck and he were thrown into the sea than for him to case one of these little ones to sin. So watch what you do!
If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. if he sins against you seven times in one day, and each time he comes to you saying, I repent, you must forgive him."

Faith
The apostles said to the Lord,"Make our faith greater."
The Lord answer. "If you had faith as big as a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, pull yourself up by the roots and plant yourself in the sea! and it would obey you.

A Servant's Duty
Suppose one of you has a servant who is plowing or looking after the sheep. when he comes in from the field, do you call tell him to hurry along and eat his meal? off course not. Instead you say to him, get my supper ready, then put on your apron and wait on me while i eat and drink, after that you may have your meal. the servant does not deserve thanks for obeying orders, does he? It is the same to you, when you have done all you have been told to do, say, we are ordinary servants; we have only done our duty."


Bible Discussion
the bible reading for today in the book of luke chapter 17 verses 1 to 10 tells us that:
1. Sin is will always be part of our lives. We always live with sin. we do commit sin every second of our lives. We do not have any power to avoid sin nor to cleanse ourselves from sin.
2. but if we repent and say sorry and beg for God's forgiveness, He is faithful, merciful and he is ready to forgive us. we only need to go back to God and repent and he will forgive us through the Grace of our Lord Jesus he will cleans us and protect us from all evil things. It is because of the Lord's mercy and Grace we will be saved.
3. Faith is a present given by God to every individuals. Have faith in the Lord that He will guide us and protect us and we can serve him through faith. Be humbled and serve him with a servant heart. You do not need to be recognised in the church for whatever you do. All you do whether in investing in a church project or preaching the gospel through various ministries through Song, Prayer and sharing the word of God, it must always give Glory to the Lord. SO in everything you do in church, do not expect someone to say thank you or appreciate you. You are not doing anything for Pastor or other evangelist etc..

The Lord be with you now and forever Amen.

Exodus Congregation-Combined Sunday Service


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