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 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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