St Stephen's Presbyterian Church
2nd May 2021 (Morning) - The End (Daniel 12:1-13)
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  • St Stephen's Presbyterian Church - Surrey Hills
    650 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills VIC 3127, Australia
    Sunday 10:15 AM
Hymn 262 - Christ Is Coming! Let Creation
Bible Reading - Revelation 7:9-17
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9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

10 And they cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

11 All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,

12 saying: "Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!"

13 Then one of the elders asked me, "These in white robes--who are they, and where did they come from?"

14 I answered, "Sir, you know."

15 And he said, "These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, "they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them.

16 Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat upon them, nor any scorching heat.

17 For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; he will lead them to springs of living water. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes."
Memory Text - Haggai 2:9

"The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the LORD Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace,' declares the LORD Almighty."
Announcements
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1. New Bible Talk Series—1 Timothy
Next Sunday we will be starting a new series on the book of 1 Timothy ‘A Firm Foundation’. It was a letter written to a young minister on the importance of faithful teaching, the challenges of ministry and the necessity of godliness. It will be a series that will help us as a church to be maturing as disciples.

2. Discover 1 Timothy With Q&A - Monday 3rd May 7.30 - 9pm
In preparation for the start of the new series, join us here at church for an evening with Dr Doug McComiskey. Doug served as a New Testament professor at seminars in the US and Melbourne, and will be speaking on the historical context and the major themes of the book.

3. Christianity Explored - Starting 9th May
If you or anyone you know would be interested in exploring Christianity, who Jesus is and why he matters, we will be running a 7-weeks course.
Date: every Sunday from 9th May to 20th June
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Location: Here at church
For more information or to join in, email: admin@shp.org.au
Find out more at www.shp.org.au/thegoodnews/christianityexplored

4. Entrust Women’s Conference - 8th May @ 9.30am
Join the women of our church for a conference where women are taught to faithfully handle God’s Word. The theme will be ‘I am the Light of Life’
Date: Sat 8th May 8:30am-2:00pm
Place: Surrey Hills Presbyterian
Cost: $20
Registration: htttps://www.entrustwomen.com.au

5. Prayer & Praise Night - Thursday 20th May 7.30pm
Come together with the church family to pray to our Father in heaven. We will be committing our country, church, gospel workers, missionaries and our own spiritual growth to God in prayer.

6. Belgrave Heights Men’s Convention - 21st to 22nd May
Come along to the Belgrave Heights Men’s Convention to be encouraged as men to serve our God in this world. Speakers are John Dickson, Steve Lawrence and our own elder Pete Sorrenson.
More information at https://www.bhc.org.au/mens

7. Holiday Club – 28th to 30th June
Each year during the mid-year school break, our church runs the Holiday Club program for primary-aged children in our church and community. It is always an exciting time of fun and learning about Jesus. If you would like to be involved in serving as teachers, helpers, activities or any other way, please be in touch with Oli (oliver.blythe@shp.org.au).
To register, please contact Barb Hinkins (barbhinkins@gmail.com).

8. Evening Service Time Change to 5pm on 30th May
In our pursuit of our mission of making and maturing disciples of Jesus together, and together with your valuable input, the Session has decided that the evening service time will change to 5pm from 30th May. We hope this will allow us to more easily invite our family and friends, spend more time in fellowship afterwards and make it easier for younger families to attend our evening service. Please pray that this change will serve the cause of advancing the Kingdom of God.

9. Weekly activities
a. Easy English Classes - Wed 10am - contact Jennie Jones
b. Mainly Music - Thurs 10:30am - contact Dawn Millsteed
c. YOSHi - Fri 7:30pm - contact Oli Blythe
d. Kids Church - Sunday 10:15am - contact Ian Jones
e. 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.

10. Connect with us
New here? We would love to get to know you and be able to welcome you further. To help us out, we encourage you to fill out our connections form (tinyurl.com/shpvisitor) and we’ll be in touch soon.

11. 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.
Hymn 407 - Just As I Am, Without One Plea
Bible Reading: Daniel 12:1-13
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1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people-everyone whose name is found written in the book-will be delivered.

2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.

3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.

4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge."

5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank.

6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?"

7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a
time, times and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed."

8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?"

9 He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.

10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.

11 "From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days.

12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.

13 "As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance."
Sermon - The End (Daniel 12:1-13)
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Daniel - The True And Everlasting Kingdom
2. What the End Will Look Like (v1-4)
3. When the End Will Come (v5-13)
4. If Our Lives Matched our Belief
For those who are new to St Stephen's, welcome and we’re glad you’re joining us!

If you’d like to stay in contact with us so we can keep you updated on what’s happening, if you have questions, or if we might be able to help you, please feel free to let us know at tinyurl.com/shpvisitor

For more information about our church, you can visit our website at https://www.shp.org.au/

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