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October 2014 Newsletter

Advanced Bible study

Wednesday at 8pm at the Bible Education Centre
Followed by supper
Do join us!

8 October:

Topic: Prayer—in the life of a believer

Leader: Chris Morgan

22 October:

Topic: Dispute resolution for the Christian

Leader: Ben Morgan

Jesus replied: “’Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’”.

Matthew 22:37-39

Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Romans 13:10

If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

1 John 4:20–21

What’s on?

  • Each Sunday 11:30–12:30
    God and you through Jesus
    Bible Explorers
  • Tuesdays to Fridays 12:45
    Bible readings
  • Wednesday 8pm–9:30pm
    Advanced Bible Study
    October 8: Prayer—in the life of a believer
    October 22: Dispute resolution for the Christian
  • Thursday 10:30am–12:00pm
    Ladies’ Bible Study

All our plans are “God willing”.

The Dandenong and Clayton Combined Sunday School Picnic

It was a beautiful, sunny (and windy) afternoon when children from the Dandenong and Clayton ecclesias and their families got together for an afternoon of fun and games at Jells Park.

After being fortified by a hot dog lunch the children (and some adults) tested their skills in egg and spoon races (and variants), egg throwing (with various interesting consequences), three-legged races (well done Alison and Debbie – fantastic co-ordination!), wheel-barrows, passing the ball, sack races and throwing the (well-filled) water balloons.

Great fun was had by all. There was lots of laughter, friendships were renewed and new ones made.

Our afternoon finished off with delicious scones and cream (and for some a cycle ride home!).

Thanks to our pink-cloaked organizer of games, Felicity, along with Richard, for our happy afternoon. Thanks, too, to Chris and Alison for the hot dogs and scones. A great time was had by all!

For those of you who couldn’t join us, do come along next time – watch this space...

Various photographs are available in the PDF version of the newsletter.

August 2014 Newlsetter

DBEC 10th Anniversary Community Dinner

A big thank you to all who came and made our 10th Anniversary community dinner and evening a happy and successful night. It was well supported by friends and visitors to the DBEC, plus a number of our regular volunteers were also able to come along—wonderful to meet old and to make new friends! A delicious 3 course meal was served, and in between courses there was time to chat to those around us. Bernie, our MC, challenged us to think about where the number 10 occurs in the Bible—some of our answers are at the end of this newsletter. Chris gave a short talk on the parable of the 10 bridesmaids (Matthew 25:1–13) and we were encouraged to be like the bridesmaids who were found ready and waiting when the bridegroom arrived—likening this to us waiting for Jesus to return to this earth to set up the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Our musicians, Naomi and Jon, accompanied us singing some songs together and we enjoyed being serenaded by Jon on the guitar whilst we ate.

Hearing and seeing the happy and playful noises of a number of young children who attended with their parents was lovely; a reminder of how life events are ever changing as most of those children were not born 10 years ago! We are planning on having another community meal, God willing, at DBEC on Friday 5th September. We do hope that you can join us then too!

What’s on?

  • Each Sunday 11:30–12:30
    God and you through Jesus
    Bible Explorers
  • Tuesdays to Fridays 12:45
    Bible readings
  • Wednesday 8pm–9:30pm
    Advanced Bible Study
    13th: Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control
    27th: Prayer—in the life of Christ
  • Thursday 10:30am–12:00pm
    Ladies’ Bible Study
  • Shop closed: Mondays

Keep the date: 5th September: community meal at DBEC

All our plans are “God willing”.

Advanced Bible Study

Wednesday at 8pm at the Bible Education Centre Followed by supper Do join us!

13 August

Topic: Fruit of the Spirit: self control

Leader: Bernie Caudrey

Self Control? Why? Or is it, why not? Seems we humans don't like Self Control unless we can feel an immediate consequence—such as when driving we will slow down when we see a speed camera. Perhaps it takes a doctor to tell us that we are risking major health problems if we continue in a certain way, to create the desire to change the bad habits.

God asks us all to have self control, to resist temptation, to seek to do good, to live a life doing not our own will but God's will. Is it possible? Jesus says he wants to help. Wow! Come and share an evening where we will discuss how Jesus can help us and guide us in the ways of God, and teach us self control today.

27 August

Topic: Prayer—in the life of Christ

Leader: Andy Galbraith

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”

He said to them, “When you pray, say:
“’Father,
Hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
For we also forgive everyone who sins
against us.
And lead us not into temptation.’”

(Luke 11:1-4, from the NIV)

Examples of “ten” things in the Bible

  • Abraham bargained with God for Sodom, and got the number of righteous down from 50 to 10 people, and still 10 righteous where not found in Sodom and Gomorrah, (Gen 18:32)

  • 10 Commandments - (Ex 20)

  • Daniel and his friends are vegetables for 10 days to show it would make them healthier than eating the rich food from the king’s table. (Dan 1:12)

  • Shadow going back 10 steps (2 Kings 20:9)

  • Parable of the 10 virgins/maidens (Matt 25:1)

  • Healing the 10 Lepers (Luke 17:17)

  • Parable of the 10 coins and 1 being lost - (Luke 15:8)

  • 10 spies gave a bad report (Num 14)

  • 10 sons of Haman also die. (Esther 9:13)

  • Parable of the talents and getting authority of 10 cities (Luke 19:170).

And a few more...

Where did Joseph's ten brothers go to buy corn when the famine struck Israel? (Gen 42)

David sent out ten young men to greet Nabal and receive his payment for their work. What did Nabal do? (1 Sam 25)

When Joab was pursuing Absalom, why did he say to one of David’s men that he would have had to give him ten shekels of silver? (2 Sam 18)

Gideon took ten men of his servants, and tore down the altar to Baal and built an altar to God as the LORD had said to him. Why did he do it by night? (Judges 6)

Boaz took ten men of the elders of the city of Bethlehem, and said, ‘Sit down here’. And they sat down. What was the subject of their discussion? (Ruth 4)

Questions from: http://quiz.christiansunite.com/