Morning Tea
Please hang around after church to get to know some people in our Zoom breakout rooms.

Pastors
Connan O’Shea
0423 096 513
connan@lighthouse.net.au

Michael Davis
0401 795 595
michael@lighthouse.net.au

Giving info
We encourage our members to give generously to the work here at Lighthouse Church.
BSB 032505
ACC 247443

Hi! Welcome to church this morning, especially if you’re new or visiting with us.

Today's sermon is on:
Don’t look down or be judgmental: a response to COVID19
This week we are pausing our series in Isaiah to spend some time in Romans 14, thinking particularly how it relates to the issue of vaccines and vaccine passports. This will kick-start an ongoing conversation, which includes a church-wide meeting next Wednesday night. More details on this meeting will be shared today. We will also be hearing another encouraging song from Bec Shallvey!

Announcements:
Prayer before Zoom
On Sundays at 9am, we are having a prayer before Church. If you'd like to join, please fill in a Connect Card.

Land update
This is as close as we've been to securing a tenant for our land! Please keep praying that negotiations go smoothly and that we can sign a lease ASAP. Rental income will help us in moving towards a building of our own.

Summer Series
We are asking our community - 'If you could ask God one question, what would it be?'. Ask you friends and family (even if it's just online) and put their answers in here. We will preach on the top 4 answers in January 2022.

Partners in Prayer
This is a resource to help your prayer life. Usually you can get a paper copy at church or Growth Group, however at the moment you will need to print from home or use on a screen. See here.

Operation Christmas Child
Many people across our church have participated in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal. Jessie McKay has shoeboxes if you would like to join in this year. Please fill in a Connect Card, if you'd like to participate.

Our 2021 Song Book can be downloaded here!
We also have a Spotify Playlist, see below!

 

Song Lyrics:

 

Jesus Is Alive

Verse 1
There is now a hope that lasts beyond our days
For the One that once was buried lives again
Now the tomb is bare and empty
And the stone is rolled away
Praise the risen One who overcame the grave
Verse 2
All you broken hearted, all you worn and weak
Come find living water, everlasting streams
To the wandering spirit
Lost and searching, wanting something more
Find the risen King who overcomes the world
Chorus
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Verse 3
No more condemnation; no more doubt and fear
For our sin and shame, they have no power here
In His resurrection
Perfect love has set the captives free
Praise the risen King who stands in victory
Chorus
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Bridge
Hallelujah! Death is undone
Hallelujah! Jesus has won
Hallelujah! We overcome
Oh in Jesus, oh in Jesus!
Hallelujah! Death is undone
Hallelujah! Jesus has won
Hallelujah! We overcome
Oh in Jesus, oh in Jesus!
Chorus
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!

CCLI Song # 7121850 James Tealy | Jaywan Maxwell | Jesse Reeves | Michael Farren | Niki Shepherd | Tiarne Tranter © 2018 BEC Worship (Admin. by CopyCare Pacific Pty. Ltd.) My Eleiht Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) WriterWrong Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CityAlight Music (Admin. by SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia) Farren Love And War Publishing (Admin. by SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia) Integrity's Alleluia! Music (Admin. by SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI Licence No. 235013

Bound For Glory

Verse 1
This world is not my home
I'm here, but for a moment
It's all I've ever known
But this world is not my home
Verse 2
The fight is not my own
These burdens aren't my future
The empty tomb has shown
I am bound for glory!
Chorus
I am free because I'm bound
I am bound for heaven's gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory!
Verse 3
The saving work is done
Death is not my ending
My God has overcome
Oh, I am bound for glory!
Chorus
I am free because I'm bound
I am bound for heaven's gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory!
Bound for Glory!
Bridge
And all my pain, hurt and shame
Gone, when Jesus calls my name
Endless joy, endless praise
All when Jesus calls my name
And all my pain, hurt and shame
Gone, when Jesus calls my name
Endless joy, endless praise
All when Jesus calls my name!
Chorus
I am free because I'm bound
I am bound for heaven's gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
Oh, I am bound for glory!
I am free because I'm bound
I am bound for heaven's gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory!
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory
Bound for glory!

CCLI Song # 7035182, Eddie Hoagland | Hank Bentley | Jon Guerra, © 2014 All Essential Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Be Essential Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Bentley Street Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Harvest Worship Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), HBC Worship Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Jingram Music Publishing (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Sixtyfourfifteen Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com, CCLI Licence No. 235013

 

Bible Readings:

Isaiah 45:15-25

15Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself,
the God and Savior of Israel.
16All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced;
they will go off into disgrace together.
17But Israel will be saved by the Lord
with an everlasting salvation;
you will never be put to shame or disgraced,
to ages everlasting.

18For this is what the Lord says—
he who created the heavens,
he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth,
he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty,
but formed it to be inhabited—
he says:
“I am the Lord,
and there is no other.
19I have not spoken in secret,
from somewhere in a land of darkness;
I have not said to Jacob’s descendants,
‘Seek me in vain.’
I, the Lord, speak the truth;
I declare what is right.

20“Gather together and come;
assemble, you fugitives from the nations.
Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood,
who pray to gods that cannot save.
21Declare what is to be, present it—
let them take counsel together.
Who foretold this long ago,
who declared it from the distant past?
Was it not I, the Lord?
And there is no God apart from me,
a righteous God and a Savior;
there is none but me.

22“Turn to me and be saved,
all you ends of the earth;
for I am God, and there is no other.
23By myself I have sworn,
my mouth has uttered in all integrity
a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow;
by me every tongue will swear.
24They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone
are deliverance and strength.’”
All who have raged against him
will come to him and be put to shame.
25But all the descendants of Israel
will find deliverance in the Lord
and will make their boast in him.

Read full chapter

Romans 14:1-23

The Weak and the Strong
1Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. 4Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

5One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 6Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 8If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

10You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11It is written:

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’”

12So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

13Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. 14I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 15If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. 16Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

19Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. 20Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. 21It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.

22So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. 23But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.

Read full chapter

Hi! Welcome to church this morning, especially if you’re new or visiting with us.

Today's sermon is on:
Don’t look down or be judgmental: a response to COVID19
This week we are pausing our series in Isaiah to spend some time in Romans 14, thinking particularly how it relates to the issue of vaccines and vaccine passports. This will kick-start an ongoing conversation, which includes a church-wide meeting next Wednesday night. More details on this meeting will be shared today. We will also be hearing another encouraging song from Bec Shallvey!

Announcements:
Prayer before Zoom
On Sundays at 9am, we are having a prayer before Church. If you'd like to join, please fill in a Connect Card.

Land update
This is as close as we've been to securing a tenant for our land! Please keep praying that negotiations go smoothly and that we can sign a lease ASAP. Rental income will help us in moving towards a building of our own.

Summer Series
We are asking our community - 'If you could ask God one question, what would it be?'. Ask you friends and family (even if it's just online) and put their answers in here. We will preach on the top 4 answers in January 2022.

Partners in Prayer
This is a resource to help your prayer life. Usually you can get a paper copy at church or Growth Group, however at the moment you will need to print from home or use on a screen. See here.

Operation Christmas Child
Many people across our church have participated in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox appeal. Jessie McKay has shoeboxes if you would like to join in this year. Please fill in a Connect Card, if you'd like to participate.

Our 2021 Song Book can be downloaded here!
We also have a Spotify Playlist, see below!

 

Song Lyrics:

 

Jesus Is Alive

Verse 1
There is now a hope that lasts beyond our days
For the One that once was buried lives again
Now the tomb is bare and empty
And the stone is rolled away
Praise the risen One who overcame the grave
Verse 2
All you broken hearted, all you worn and weak
Come find living water, everlasting streams
To the wandering spirit
Lost and searching, wanting something more
Find the risen King who overcomes the world
Chorus
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Verse 3
No more condemnation; no more doubt and fear
For our sin and shame, they have no power here
In His resurrection
Perfect love has set the captives free
Praise the risen King who stands in victory
Chorus
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Bridge
Hallelujah! Death is undone
Hallelujah! Jesus has won
Hallelujah! We overcome
Oh in Jesus, oh in Jesus!
Hallelujah! Death is undone
Hallelujah! Jesus has won
Hallelujah! We overcome
Oh in Jesus, oh in Jesus!
Chorus
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Let there be dancing in the darkness
And let our song break through the night
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!
Lift your voice and sing that Christ is King
For Jesus is alive!

CCLI Song # 7121850 James Tealy | Jaywan Maxwell | Jesse Reeves | Michael Farren | Niki Shepherd | Tiarne Tranter © 2018 BEC Worship (Admin. by CopyCare Pacific Pty. Ltd.) My Eleiht Songs (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) WriterWrong Music (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) CityAlight Music (Admin. by SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia) Farren Love And War Publishing (Admin. by SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia) Integrity's Alleluia! Music (Admin. by SHOUT! Music Publishing Australia) For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com CCLI Licence No. 235013

Bound For Glory

Verse 1
This world is not my home
I'm here, but for a moment
It's all I've ever known
But this world is not my home
Verse 2
The fight is not my own
These burdens aren't my future
The empty tomb has shown
I am bound for glory!
Chorus
I am free because I'm bound
I am bound for heaven's gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory!
Verse 3
The saving work is done
Death is not my ending
My God has overcome
Oh, I am bound for glory!
Chorus
I am free because I'm bound
I am bound for heaven's gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory!
Bound for Glory!
Bridge
And all my pain, hurt and shame
Gone, when Jesus calls my name
Endless joy, endless praise
All when Jesus calls my name
And all my pain, hurt and shame
Gone, when Jesus calls my name
Endless joy, endless praise
All when Jesus calls my name!
Chorus
I am free because I'm bound
I am bound for heaven's gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
Oh, I am bound for glory!
I am free because I'm bound
I am bound for heaven's gate
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory!
Where my feet will stand on holy ground
I am bound for glory
Bound for glory!

CCLI Song # 7035182, Eddie Hoagland | Hank Bentley | Jon Guerra, © 2014 All Essential Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Be Essential Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Bentley Street Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Harvest Worship Songs (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), HBC Worship Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Jingram Music Publishing (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), Sixtyfourfifteen Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC), For use solely with the SongSelect® Terms of Use. All rights reserved. www.ccli.com, CCLI Licence No. 235013

 

Bible Readings:

Isaiah 45:15-25

15Truly you are a God who has been hiding himself,
the God and Savior of Israel.
16All the makers of idols will be put to shame and disgraced;
they will go off into disgrace together.
17But Israel will be saved by the Lord
with an everlasting salvation;
you will never be put to shame or disgraced,
to ages everlasting.

18For this is what the Lord says—
he who created the heavens,
he is God;
he who fashioned and made the earth,
he founded it;
he did not create it to be empty,
but formed it to be inhabited—
he says:
“I am the Lord,
and there is no other.
19I have not spoken in secret,
from somewhere in a land of darkness;
I have not said to Jacob’s descendants,
‘Seek me in vain.’
I, the Lord, speak the truth;
I declare what is right.

20“Gather together and come;
assemble, you fugitives from the nations.
Ignorant are those who carry about idols of wood,
who pray to gods that cannot save.
21Declare what is to be, present it—
let them take counsel together.
Who foretold this long ago,
who declared it from the distant past?
Was it not I, the Lord?
And there is no God apart from me,
a righteous God and a Savior;
there is none but me.

22“Turn to me and be saved,
all you ends of the earth;
for I am God, and there is no other.
23By myself I have sworn,
my mouth has uttered in all integrity
a word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow;
by me every tongue will swear.
24They will say of me, ‘In the Lord alone
are deliverance and strength.’”
All who have raged against him
will come to him and be put to shame.
25But all the descendants of Israel
will find deliverance in the Lord
and will make their boast in him.

Read full chapter

Romans 14:1-23

The Weak and the Strong
1Accept the one whose faith is weak, without quarreling over disputable matters. 2One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables. 3The one who eats everything must not treat with contempt the one who does not, and the one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for God has accepted them. 4Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.

5One person considers one day more sacred than another; another considers every day alike. Each of them should be fully convinced in their own mind. 6Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord. Whoever eats meat does so to the Lord, for they give thanks to God; and whoever abstains does so to the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 8If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.

10You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11It is written:

“‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord,
‘every knee will bow before me;
every tongue will acknowledge God.’”

12So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.

13Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. 14I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. 15If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died. 16Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. 17For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, 18because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

19Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. 20Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All food is clean, but it is wrong for a person to eat anything that causes someone else to stumble. 21It is better not to eat meat or drink wine or to do anything else that will cause your brother or sister to fall.

22So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. 23But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin.

Read full chapter

Morning Tea
Please hang around after church to get to know some people in our Zoom breakout rooms.

Pastors
Connan O’Shea
0423 096 513
connan@lighthouse.net.au

Michael Davis
0401 795 595
michael@lighthouse.net.au

Giving info
We encourage our members to give generously to the work here at Lighthouse Church.
BSB 032505
ACC 247443