St Stephen's Presbyterian Church
4th April 2021 (Easter Sunday Evening Service) - Resurrection Life (1 Corinthians 15:1-28)
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  • St Stephen's Presbyterian Church - Surrey Hills
    650 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills VIC 3127, Australia
    Sunday 6:00 PM
Song - Come People Of The Risen King
Hymn 222 - Yours Is the Glory! Risen, Conquering Son
Bible Reading - Psalm 16
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1 Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.

2 I said to the Lord , "You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing."

3 As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.

4 The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.

5 Lord , you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.

6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

7 I will praise the Lord , who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.

8 I have set the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,

10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.

11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Memory Text - Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Announcements
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1. Easter Services - One Death, One Life
Easter Sunday Services - 4 April 10:15am and 6pm (children to be dropped off in the hall for kids church)

Please remember to book from our website. Please also be aware that once the church building reaches capacity, you will be directed to watch the streamed service from the hall.

2. Compassion Australia - not to late to sponsor
At our Compassion Sunday the other week , we heard about the work of Compassion and their aim of ‘releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name’. Our church will be focusing on supporting children in the same region of Bali.

You will be encouraged to hear that over 30 children have now been sponsored. If you would like to still be involved, please see Amy Leow for more information.

3. On Annual Leave after Easter
Both John Huynh and Michelle Gerungan will be on annual leave from 5th-11th April.

4. Carers Team - Wednesday Connect & Coffee on 21st April
Time: 10 - 11.30am
For all the senior members of our church and community. Take this opportunity to invite your neighbours for some devotion, discussion, morning tea and prayer.
RSVP by 18th Apr to Malini on 0411 165 335 including any dietary or transport needs.

5. Weekly activities
a. Easy English Classes - Wed 10am - contact Jennie Jones
b. Mainly Music - Thurs 10:30am - contact Dawn Millsteed
c. Homework Help Club - Fri 5:30pm - contact Erwin Yii
d. YOSHi - Fri 7:30pm - contact Oli Blythe
e. Kids Church - Sunday 10:15am - contact Ian Jones
f. Prayer Meeting - Sun 9am in the church hall or join via Zoom Link - contact John Zhu
g. Growth Groups - various times - register to our church website.

6. Connect with us
If you are new and would like to find out more about Jesus, please get in touch with our pastor minister@shp.org.au.

7. Offering
It is important that we continue to be generous with all that God has given us. This time calls for generosity with our neighbours, those in need, and we want to continue to be generous towards the work of the gospel. If you are not already giving electronically, you can find the details below.
Song - Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-28
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1 Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.

2 By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.

3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance : that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

5 and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve.

6 After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.

7 Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles,

8 and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.

9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

11 Whether, then, it was I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed.

12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?

13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

14 And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.

15 More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.

16 For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either.

17 And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.

18 Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost.

19 If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.

20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.

22 For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.

23 But each in his own turn: Christ, the firstfruits; then, when he comes, those who belong to him.

24 Then the end will come, when he hands over the kingdom to God the Father after he has destroyed all dominion, authority and power.

25 For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

27 For he "has put everything under his feet." Now when it says that "everything" has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ.

28 When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.
Sermon - Resurrection Life (1 Corinthians 15:1-28)
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The resurrection of Jesus is the historical event on which our faith stands or falls. But because it happened, there is hope for those who have faith.
1. A story stranger than fiction
2. A story of history (15:1-8)
3. A story that calls for faith (15:12-19)
4. A story that changes our story (15:20-28)
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