GracePoint Presbyterian Church - Sunday Burwood Campus
7th August 2022 - Sunday Burwood Campus
GracePoint Sunday Worship - Burwood 9.45AM & 4PM
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  • GracePoint Burwood Campus - Christ College
    1 Clarence St, Burwood NSW 2134, Australia
    Sunday 9:45 AM, Sunday 4:00 PM
Community News @ GracePoint
All the Nations prayer night - Every two months, we pray for some part of the world outside Australia, and for Christian ministry there. The next prayer night is coming up on Tuesday 23 August – the Tuesday after church camp. We are meeting at our Lidcombe campus in Hall 2 at 7:30pm. Contact Pastor Kamal for more details.

Faith Foundations HT001 Early Church History - Rev. Elliot Ku who lectures at Christ College will be running a 3 month seminar on Early Church History! This course will give an overview of key figures, key theological issues, and then branch off into specific important issues like church governance, the sacraments, baptism, and the Lord's Supper. It will run on every other Sunday, starting from September 11th, 2022, at Christ College in Burwood, from 1:30pm to 3pm. For more information, please speak to Jason, Elliot or any of the campus pastors. You can rego at gracepoint.org.au/go/ht001
As we meet together each week, we recognise in the Call To Worship.God, through his word and Spirit, invites us into his presence and calls us into his life and mission.

Call to Worship
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
apart from you I have no good thing.”
Psalm 16:2 (NIV11)

Dear Heavenly Father, you are the source of all goodness, apart from you, we have no good thing. And you are so good to us that though we are undeserving, you have given us your Son as a perfect sacrifice for our sin.
May we proclaim faithfully your Lordship over us, as we sing praises of your goodness to all the earth.
We ask this in your Son’s name, Amen.
The songs of invitation orients us to God. It turns our attention to see God as the one that forgives sins, who has compassion on the weary and calls all who are humble in heart to come to Him. Singing has always been a biblical expression of praise, adoration and worship. It is not a ‘warm up’ act before the ‘main event’ of a service. Rather, it is a true expression of praise, thanksgiving, and treasuring of God.

Songs of Invitation



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In Scripture, as people find themselves in God’s presence, they sense how far short they fall and become aware of their own guilt and shame. In the same way, we make a confession of sin, both as a community and also silently as individuals. In this, we remember that God is always ready, by his mercy and grace, to forgive us.

Confession Of Sin

All:
Almighty Father; we enter your presence confessing the things we try to conceal from you and the things we try to conceal from others. We confess the heartbreak, worry, and sorrow we have caused, that make it difficult for others to forgive us, the times we have made it easy for others to do wrong, the harm we have done that makes it hard for us to forgive ourselves. Lord have mercy and forgive us through Christ. Amen.
Holy Scripture promises that ‘if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness’
(1 John 1:9)

Receiving Of Grace
God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV11)
Thanksgiving is a right and biblical response to God’s mercy and kindness. Gratitude springs forth from God’s grace.

Prayer of Thanksgiving
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NIV11)
Congregational Prayer is an opportunity for us as a church to pray with one voice. In prayer, we recognise our finitude and God’s sovereignty, and we confess our needs before our great God and King. God invites us to pray to him – to cast all of our burdens and anxieties upon him because he cares.

Congregational Prayer
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 (NIV11)
Catechisms teach us biblical and theological truths in the form of question and answer.

The New City Catechism Q.19
Q. Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favour?
A. Yes, to satisfy his justice, God himself, out of mere mercy, reconciles us to himself and delivers us from sin and from the punishment for sin, by a Redeemer.
Taking God for granted - may we not be like Israel who took God for granted, but repent of our sins and live for Him.

Sermon Outline

Taking God for Granted
Amos 3 – Jason Yu

Introduction
(1) Undeserved Privilege (v1-2)

a. Israel: Chosen and Saved

b. Christians: Chosen and Saved
(2) Unwelcomed Prophecy (v3-8)

a. Cause and Effect

b. The Sovereign LORD
(3) Unrelenting Punishment (v9-15)

a. Two Accusations

b. Three Words of Judgement
After hearing the Word of God read and preached, it is appropriate for us to respond with praise and thanksgiving.

Songs of Response


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The Apostles Creed is a brief summary of the teachings of the apostles as contained in the gospels and the New Testament. So together with Christians since the first century and generations who have affirmed what we believe, we together affirm our faith as expressed in the apostle’s creed.

The Apostles Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty
Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord;
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
Born of the Virgin Mary,
Suffered under Pontius Pilate,
Was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended to the dead;
On the third day he rose from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father;
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit;
the holy catholic [universal] Church;
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins;
the resurrection of the body;
and the life everlasting. Amen
Benediction
May the grace of our Lord be with you, now and always, may you stay blameless till He comes. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with all God’s people. Revelation 21:21-22 (NIV11)
Guided Reflection & Responding in Prayer
1. Spend a few moments right now reflecting on what we’ve just heard. Asking yourself: What is something that stood out to me?

2. Take a few moments to prayerfully reflect and write this down in a sentence or two.

3. Share what you've learnt with the people joining you online, and spend some time praying for each other.
1. For those who are new to our online Sunday Church, welcome and we’re glad you’re joining us! If you're new to our online church community or if you have questions, let us know at www.gracepoint.org.au/connect

At this time if you need prayer, we’d love to pray for you. Let us know at www.gracepoint.org.au/prayer

For more information about our church or livestream, you can visit our website at www.gracepoint.org.au

2. Partnering With Us. As a church community, your financial partnership with us in making Jesus known allows us to continue serving you and our city. Regular giving to support our ministry can be made by direct deposit to any of the following accounts:
Burwood 10:00am Church A/C
BSB: 032 000 Account No: 808 591
Burwood 4pm Church A/C
BSB: 032 000 Account No: 734 684
Lidcombe 9.45am Church A/C
BSB: 032 000 Account No: 405 418
Lidcombe 4pm Church A/C
BSB: 032 000 Account No: 734 676

If you'd like to give to our Global Missions or Building Funds, please contact Kiu Fei Chan (kiufei.chan@gmail.com ) prior to depositing into those specific accounts:
Gracepoint Global Mission Fund A/C
BSB: 032 000 Account No: 507 078
Gracepoint Building Fund A/C
BSB:032 000 Account No: 734 692

If you'd like to give to our ‘Nations and Generations’ tax-deductible fund to raise 10 full time Gospel workers in 10 years, please contact Pastor Elliot and visit the website below:
https://gracepoint.org.au/go/gospelworkers

3. Church Contacts
Rev. Eugene Hor (Lead Pastor)
~ eugene.hor@gracepoint.org.au
Rev. Elliot Ku (Associate Pastor)
~ elliot.ku@gracepoint.org.au
Rev. Kamal Weerakoon (Assistant Pastor)
~ kamal.weerakoon@gracepoint.org.au
Pastor Thomas Lai (Assistant Pastor)
~ tom.lai@gracepoint.org.au
Pastor Peter Hughes (Youth Pastor)
~ peter.hughes@gracepoint.org.au
Clement Hui (Ministry Apprentice)
~ khhui.clement@hotmail.com
Jason Yu (Ministry Apprentice)
~ jason.yu.ministry@gmail.com
Thomas Lam (Ministry Apprentice)
~ mts.tomlam@gmail.com
Annie Chan (Children’s Ministry Director)
~ annie.chan@gracepoint.org.au
Stephanie Tam (Assistant Children’s Ministry Director)
~ steph.tam@gracepoint.org.au