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

  • Jesus Heals Ten Men

    As Jesus made his way to Jerusalem, he went along the border between Samaria and Galilee. He was going into a village when he was met by ten men suffering from a dreaded skin disease. They stood at a distance. and shouted, "Jesus! Master! have pity on us!"

  • 2020 Easther Bible Camp

    Exodus Congregation Annual Easther Camp was held at the Six Mile House Prayer fron the 9th of April to 12th of April 2020

  • 2021 Easther Bible Camp for Exodus Congregation

    The Next annual easter bible camp for Exodus Congregation will be hosted by Bushwara House Prayer in 2021. We will meet again in 2021 to celebrate the death and resurrection of our LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ

  • Jesus is Crucified

    The Gospel of Luke 23:33-43 talks about the events took place prior to his final death. Jesus was crucified at the place they called 'The Skull', with two criminals. One on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, "Forgive them, Father! They don't know what they are doing."

  • MLSGA-Southern Region Progressive Report

    MLSGA- Souther Region Progressive Report for 2017 to 2019 has been finalised and reported in 2019 at the MLSGA 2019 Bi-annual convention.

No One Knows the Day and Hour

Today's bible readings are taken from the following scriptures:

Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44
Psalm 122

You can read the other bible scriptures by yourself but we will go through together the Gospel of Matthew chapter 24 verses 36 to 44 for our discussion.

In this particular scripture, it is a continuation of the teachings Jesus taught his disciples about the coming of the Son of Man. It is also sounds like a warning. He said, no one knows when that day and hour will come, neither the angels nor the Son, Father alone knows. The coming of Son of Man will be like what happened in the time of Noah. in the days before the flood people ate and drank, men and women married, up to the very day Noah went into the boat, yet they did not realized what was happening until the flood came and swept them all away.That is how it will be when the Son of Man comes.

At the time two men will be working in a field, one will be taken away and the other will be left behind. two women will be at a mill grinding meal, one will be taken away, the other will be left behind.

Watch out , then, because you do not know what day your Lord will come. if the owner of the house knew the time when the thief would come, you can be sure that he would stay awake and not let the thief break into his house. So then you also must always be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you are not expecting him.

Bible Discussion

In this Gospel of Matthew teaches us and strengthen us to prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ in the Heavenly Clouds of Glory and the Trumpet of the Lord Shall Sound and time shall be no more.

No one knows the coming of the SOn of Man, even the Angels in Heaven and Son of Man do not know the day and the hour. Jesus wants us to be prepared at all times.
Jesus also warned us that do not be fooled by false prophets. Do not be fooled by rumours of happenings. Do not be fooled by miracles by men on earth. Always have faith in Christ Jesus.

Jesus will come at at hour when we are not expecting. He will come at anytime as the scripture says. So how can we be ready for that?
In order for us to be ready, we have to have faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, confess our sins everyday, ask for Lord's Loving kindness and mercy and always longing to see His face one day.

Only then, by the Grace of our Lord and Saviour alone can save us.

Peace be with you.

Amen



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Jesus Is Crucified

This Sunday's bible readings are take from the following :

Jeremiah 23: 1-6
Colossians 1:11-20
Luke 23:33-43
Psalm 46

You can read other bible scriptures at your own time. We will go through together the bible scripture from the Gospel of Luke chapter 23 verses 33 to 43.

The Gospel of Luke 23:33-43 talks about the events took place prior to his final death. Jesus was crucified at the place they called 'The Skull', with two criminals. One on his right and the other on his left. Jesus said, "Forgive them, Father! They don't know what they are doing."

They divided his clothes among themselves by throwing dice. the people stood there watching while Jewish leaders made fun of him:"He saved others, let him save himself if he is the Messiah whom God has chosen!" The soldiers also made fun of him: they came up to him and offered him cheap wine and said,"Save yourself if you are the king of the Jews!"

Above him were written these words: "This is the King of Jews."
One of the criminals hanging there hurled insults at him : "Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!" The other one rebuked him saying, "Don't you fear God? You received the same sentence he did. Ours however, is only right, because we are getting what we deserve for what we did, but he has done no wrong." and said to Jesus, "Remember me, Jesus, when you come as King!"
Jesus said to him, "I promise you that today you will be in Paradise with me."

Bible Discussion
In this bible reading we can pick up few points for our discussion. some of the key words and phrases are highlight in bold. The key words in this scripture amongst others are:

* Forgiveness
* Confession
*Deliverance
* King
*Messiah

The above key words are directly related to Jesus Christ.
Forgiving a person is actually a painful thing ever a human can do despite all the down hearted feelings. Jesus asked God to forgive those who crucified him right at the spot of suffering. Even though he was suffered and endured pain. He showed us to follow this example to forgive others.

The Jewish leaders and the soldiers publicly Declared that Jesus is the Kings of Jews and the Messiah chosen by God even though they crucified him and made fun of him. In the scripture reading the Jewish leaders mad fun of him and said if he is the Messiah let him save himself.   The soldiers also mad fun of him and said save yourself if you are the King of Jews.

One of the criminals also doubtfully asked Jesus are you the Messiah, save yourself and save us. All these words spoken by the characters in this scene have Declared the publicly that Jesus is the King and the Messiah.

In Luke 23 verses 41 to 43 it is talking about the confession of sins and requisition of forgiveness or deliverance from sin. Now we look at the man who was crucified on the right hand side of Jesus rebuked the other criminal and said, we deserve this sentence because of what we did but Jesus did no wrong. And he said to Jesus, "Remember me Jesus, when you come as a King!" and Jesus said to him, "I promise you that today you will be in Paradise with me." The man crucified on the right side of Jesus confessed and declared himself as a sinner and not worthy and further requested for forgiveness from Jesus and said, Jesus remember me when you come as a King. He also declared that Jesus will come again as a King.  And at that moment, this man was delivered from sin when jesus said to him, "I promise you that today you will be in Paradise with me." Jesus did not say when he come back he will remember him. or Jesus did not say I will remember you tomorrow or any other days in the future but he said TODAY you will be in Paradise with me.

Now what made this criminal qualified at the last minute of his death to be in Paradise with Jesus? The simple answer is , he confessed can declared himself as a sinner and then asked Jesus to remember him, in other words he asked for mercy. Because was just right beside him, he got delivered right away. what  a great and joyous moment for this guy.

So fellow Christian friends, we have a duty to  forgive others even though it's very painful in our hearts of any circumstances. We need to practice forgiveness and we will be forgiven as well as well. We have a duty to confess our sins and ask for Gods Grace and Mercy and forgiveness through prayer and Holy songs and Jesus Christ who is right beside us who is ready to forgive and deliver us from sins and when he promise us and say 'Today you will be in Paradise with me '. What a joy shall feel our hearts.

Amen
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Jesus Speaks of the Destruction of the Temple

This Sunday the scriptures are take from from the following :
Malachi 4:1-2a
2 Thessalonians 3:6-12
Luke 21:5-19
Psalm 98

You can ready the other bible readings by yourself(ves) but we will go through together the Gospel reading of Luke 21:5-19. This scripture talks about the Signs of End of this Age.

Some disciples were talking about how beautiful Temple it was with its fines stones and the gifts from God. And Jesus said to them , "all these you see - a time will come when not a single one will be left in place, everyone will be thrown down."


Troubles and Persecution.

Then they asked, "Teacher, when will this be? and what will happen in order to show that the time has come for it to take place."

Jesus said, " watch out, don't be fooled. many men will come and say 'I am he' and' The time has come!' but don't follow them. don't be afraid when you hear of wars and revolutions; such things must happen first, but that do not mean the end is near."

Countries will fight each other; Kingdoms will attack one another. There will be terrible earthquakes, famines, and plagues everywhere, there will be strange and terrifying things coming from the sky. Before all these things take place, you will be arrested and persecuted, you will be handed over to be tried in synagogues and be put in prison, you will be brought before kings and rulers for my sake.
 This will be the chance to tell the Good News. Make up your minds ahead of time not to worry about how you will defend yourselves, because i will give you such words and wisdom that non of your enemies will refute or contradict what you say. you will be handed over by your parents, your brothers, your relatives and your friends, and some of you will be pout to death. everyone will hate you because of me. but not a single hair from your heads will be lost. Stand firm,and you will be save yourselves.

Bible Discussion
Jesus talks about the signs of end of the age or last days. When Jesus talked about many men will come in my name to fool you. There could be different churches calling Jesus' name but their intentions and faith is not centered on Jesus Christ our King and Saviour.  You would see strange things or way of worship will be diverted and people will be driven by excitements that is out of context in worshipping our LORD. The other thing he referred to the destruction of the temple is that, the materials of this world will one day be destroyed including our body. So we don't have to think too much about materials of this world.

We must stay focus and hold firm our faith in Jesus Christ and do not be worried or afraid of whats going on or whats going to happen. Jesus said that He will guide us through during our trouble times. So in times of happy, in times of sorrow, in times of sadness and depression, we have to stand firm with faith in Christ and we will be saved indeed.

Peace Be with you.

Amen.
Mul Circuit Sunday School at Murip-Photo Courtesy of Amon Maip





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The Question about Rising from Death

This Sunday's Scriptures  are taken from the the following bible verses:

Job 19:23-27
2 Thessalonians 2;1-5,13-17
Luke 20;27-38
Psalm 17;1-9

Please read the other scriptures yourself(ves) but we will go through together the gospel of Luke 20:27-38. In this portion of the gospel it talks about rising from death which the Sadducees asked Jesus and he answered the questions  and they asked no more.

Some Sadducees who say that people will not rise from death, came to Jesus and said, "Teacher, Moses wrote this law for us: 'If a man dies and leave a wife but no children, that man's brother must marry the widow so that they have children who will be considered as the dead man's children. Once there were seven brothers. The oldest got married and died without having children. Then the second one married the woman and then the third and the same thing happened to all seven. They died without having children. Then the last of all woman died. now, on the day when the dead rise to life, whose wife will she be? All seven of them have married her."

Jesus answered them, " The men and women of this age marry, but the men and women who are worthy to rise from death and live in the age to come will not then marry. They will be like angels and cannot die. They are the children of God, because they have risen from death. And Moses clearly proves that the dead are raised to life. In the passage about the burning bush he speaks of the Lord 'the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.' He is the god of living, not of the dead, for to him all are alive."


Bible Discussion

In the Gospel of Luke Chapter 20 verses 27 to 38 teaches us that the dead will rise to life. No doubt those who are worthy to rise from dead will live in an age to come. They will not die and live forever like angels. In today's day and age, men and women marry and have family but when we die and are worthy to rise from dead then we live in a new age and be like angels.

Now, can we ask ourselves, Am I worthy to rise from the dead? What are the criterias to be worthy to rise from dead. All human beings are for sure are borned and die. After death, there is another life to live forever. In order to live, we have to rise from the dead and for us to rise from dead we have to be worth it or worthy to rise or we have to be qualified to rise from the dead.

How can we qualify to be raised from the dead. There is nothing we can be sure of doing something to be qualified to rise from the dead. The only way we have to do is have faith in Jesus Christ our King and Saviour and know that the God of Abraham, God of Isaac and God of Jacob is the living God. Only the Grace of our Sovereign God will save us and rais us from the dead at his on timing and we live like angels in the new age forever and ever. Amen.

The Lord Bless you and keep you.
The Lord Bless you and make his face shine upon you.
The Lord be with you now and forever.
Amen.
Photo Courtesy of Junior Noki: Kontkona Melpa Lutheran Church Stadium






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Completion of Web Page Design

mlcexodus.com is pleased to announce the completion of the web page design  using blogger. It is fully registered with the domain name: mlcexodus.com.

Please follow the web address to access the exodus website created and comment for further improvement. Note that the information provided in the pages are trial versions. It will be updated with proper and factual information.

It is the Admin's sincere apologies in advance as this project was not recommended by the Congregation Executives but took this project as an initiative to recommend if Exodus can use this website for publications, Announcements/Toksaves, update programs and calendars etc.


Please leave your comments in the contact form on the website: mlcexodus.com 
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Jesus and Zacchaeus

his Sunday scriptures are taken from the following bible verses:
* Isaiah 1:10-18;
*2 Tesalonika 1:1-4,11-12
*Luke 19:1-10
*Psalm 32:1-7

The other scriptures you can read by yourself. But we will go through together the Gospel reading from the Gospel Luke chapter 19:1-10.

The bible reading from the gospel Luke Chapter 19 verses 1 to 10 talks about Jesus meeting Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector and a rich man. When Jesus went to Jericho  and passing through, Zacchaeus was trying to see Jesus but he could not see because he was a little man among the crowd. So he ran ahead of the crowd and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus who was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to that place, he looked up and said to Zacchaeus,"Hurry down, Zacchaeus, because i must stay in your house today."

Zacchaeus hurried down and welcomed Jesus with great joy. all the people who saw it started grumbling, "this man has gone as a guest to a home of a sinner!"

Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, "Listen sir! I will give half my belongings to the poor, and if i have cheated anyone, i will pay four times as much." Jesus said to him, "Salvation has come to this house today, for this man, also is a descendant of Abraham. The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."

Bible Discussions

Before we go onto our discussions, lets define what is Salvation? Salvation is deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. or deliverance from harm, ruin or loss.

Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector and everyone saw him as a sinner. but when Jesus went o Zacchaeus' house, they questioned, why is this very important and Holy man going to that sinner's house as a guest. It is seen that a Holy man going into a Sinner's house. We can see two scenarios here. Zacchaeus had a need to see Jesus to repent and seek salvation from the Lord. Jesus had a mission to bring salvation to everyone which was largely dependent on faith. For those who had faith in Jesus Christ received salvation. 

Now the people questioned why Jesus was going as a guest to the sinner's house. In Luke chapter 10 it says that the Son of Man came  to seek and save the lost. In the real world, if you are hungry, you will look for food to eat. if you are sick, you will seek medication for treatment. If you are lost, you seek for assistance in the way out. We are all sinners and we fall short of God's Glory. If we say we have no sin then we a deceiving ourselves. Jesus came to this world to save those who are lost in spirit. He came to deliver us from the prison of sin stan and death. God's Love for us immeasurable.

If we have faith in Jesus christ for salvation everyday then surely salvation will be ours. All we need to do is to seek God's Salvation through prayer and we will be save forever and ever. Amen.
Dedication Service for Congregation Executives




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