St Stephen's Presbyterian Church
6th Jun 2021 (Morning) - Christian Leaders (1Timothy 4:1-10)
Locations & Times
  • St Stephen's Presbyterian Church - Surrey Hills
    650 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills VIC 3127, Australia
    Sunday 10:15 AM
Hymn 63 - To God Be The Glory!
Bible Reading - Galatians 5:16-26
16 So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.

17 For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want.

18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under law.

19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;

20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions

21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Memory Text - Zechariah 4:6

Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty.
1. Evening Service Time Change to 5pm
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. 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.

2. Basic Safe Church Training - Sun 13th Jun 12.30pm
An upcoming Basic Safe Church training course will be held at Church on Sunday 13th Jun 12:30- 2:30 pm. Safe Church Training is required for those involved in the upcoming Holiday Club and it also open to all who are volunteering in the Crèche, Kids church, Yoshi or Growth group leaders and Board members have not undertaken the training.
Register via email: or text 0437 789 905

3. 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 (
To register, please contact Barb Hinkins (

4. 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.

5. 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 ( and we’ll be in touch soon.

6. 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.
Bible Reading: 1 Timothy 4:1-10
1. The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.

3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

6 If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.

7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.

8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

9 This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance

10 (and for this we labor and strive), that we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe.
Sermon - Christian Leaders (1 Timothy 4:1-10)
1 Timothy - A Firm Foundation
2.1 Guard Against False Teaching (1-5)
2.2 Are Nourished by Good Doctrine (6-7a)
3. Set Their Eyes on God (v10)
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

For more information about our church, you can visit our website at

Partnering With Us
If you would like to support the work of the gospel here and around the world
BSB: 033 039
Account Number: 307254
Account Name: St Stephen's Presbyterian Church

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel

To stay connected and watch all our past services on YouTube.

Visit our Facebook Page

Stay connected with us