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April 2014 Newsletter

Advanced Bible study

Wednesday at 8pm at the Bible Education Centre

Followed by supper

Do join us!

9 April:

Topic: Bible Timeline: Old Testament Part 2

Leader: Ben Morgan

After a brief revision of the timeline of the Bible up to the times of the Kings the study will be examining the times of the Kings of Israel and Judah, leading to the time of the exile of the Jews from the land of Israel. The study will look at the timing of different events in the Old Testament and how they all fit together.

23 April:

Topic: Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

Leader: Jon Morgan

Sometimes life seems like a struggle, but the Bible says we are to have joy and happiness, and should show our happiness to others. Come along to consider what we have to be happy about and how we should show that happiness.

Passover

Jewish people will celebrate the Passover this month. The week-long observance celebrates the release of the Israelites from Egypt. It is a time of many rituals and practices to remember the different events which took place during the time that Moses led the people out of Egypt.

The last meal that Jesus ate with his disciples was the Passover meal. Later that night he was arrested and the following day he was crucified.

What’s on?

  • Each Sunday 11:30–12:30
    God and you through Jesus
    Bible Explorers
  • Tuesdays to Fridays 12:45
    Bible readings
  • Each Monday 7pm–9pm
    Learn English using the Bible
  • Wednesday 10:00–11:30am
    Happy Faces Playgroup
    April 23
  • Wednesday 8pm–9:30pm
    Advanced Bible Study
    April 9: OT Bible Timeline
    April 23: Fruit of the Spirit: Joy
  • Thursday 10:30am–12:00pm
    Ladies’ Bible Study
  • Shop closed: Mondays and 18 and 25 April

NOTICE OF A NEW CLASS STARTING IN MAY:

The Ladies English Conversational Class will be held from 10.30–11.30am on Wednesdays

Further details in our May newsletter.

All our plans are “God willing”.

Focus on Bible Explorers—our Sunday classes for children:

When: Sunday mornings

Time: 11:30am

Where: at the Dandenong Bible Education Centre

These classes are run for children of Primary School age. At the moment we have two classes – one for children up to the age of eight and the other for older primary kids. Other classes can be run on request.

The classes start with a combined session of Bible songs and a prayer. The children learn several new songs over the course of the year, as well as old favourites. They are also encouraged to contribute items to the prayer. After this they split into their classes and tackle their Bible story and activity for the day.

The younger class is working though stories of characters in the Bible with an emphasis on drawing out practical life lessons like trust, kindness and giving. The life of Jesus is the focus of the older class this year, as they explore the New Testament.

The year is rounded off with a picnic, which is a lovely way to relax in God’s creation and give thanks for the year that has been.

And Sunday classes are not all! There is also the concert, which is held in June each year. The concert is a highlight of the year and the children really enjoy the dressing up, singing and acting! It’s wonderful to see their enthusiasm and commitment.

New explorers are welcome to join us. We always have space for more kids!

Who am I?

  • My father was a king but not a good man. During a renovation project an important document was found that I made sure everyone heard about.
  • I watched over my younger brother when he was alone and later called someone to look after him
  • I had two elder brothers who I never met. My father became a farmer.

Clues: Genesis 4, 2 Kings 22, Exodus 2

March 2014 Newsletter

Invitation to JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF PRAISE AND WORSHIP – FOLLOWED BY SUPPER

We will be singing songs of praise, reading God’s word and thinking about what He has done for us

Date: 12 March
Time: 8pm
Venue: DBEC

ADVANCED BIBLE STUDY: 26 March at 8pm

Our topic will be the first in a new series taken from Galatians chapter 5 on the Fruits of the Spirit. The theme of the class will be Love with Chris Morgan leading the discussion.


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self‐control.

Galatians 5:22 & 23

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self‐seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…

1 Corinthians 13: 4–8 (NIV)

What’s on?

  • Each Sunday 11:30–12:30
    God and you through Jesus
    Bible Explorers
  • Tuesdays to Fridays 12:45
    Bible readings
  • Each Monday 7pm–9pm
    Learn English using the Bible
  • Wednesday 10:00–11:30 am
    Happy Faces Playgroup
    March 12 and 26
  • Wednesday 8pm–9:30 pm
    Advanced Bible Study
    March 12: Praise and Worship
    March 26: Fruit of the Spirit: Love
  • Thursday 10:30am–12:00 pm
    Ladies’ Bible Study

All our plans are “God willing”.

Focus on our playgroup:

Playgroup is a great morning for mums, dads and carers to chat over a cup of coffee while the children play and have fun. It commences at 10 am with playtime where children can play with a wide variety of toys—there is something to appeal to every child. We have Duplo, toy vehicles, dress ups, dolls and doll houses, a mini kitchen set, play dough, a sand tray and pull‐along animals. There are also tunnels and puzzles. Babies and younger toddlers can play with a variety of colourful and sensory toys. At 11 am children sit down for morning tea together (carers are asked to bring food for their child). This is followed by group music and story time. Children from 0–5 are welcome to attend.

Do you have any young children?

then come to Happy Faces Playgroup

Come and join us: parents, carers and children alike.

It’s completely FREE!

We’re open every 2nd Wednesday
10am to 11.30am (except school hols.)

Enjoy a cuppa with us while your young ones are entertained by singing, toys and BIble stories.

Ring 9791 1699 for more details and to find out when we start.

We’re at 118–120 Foster Street, Dandenong, between Lonsdale and Thomas Streets.


Poem: God’s Love

The love our Father has for us

Is a love beyond compare

A love so deep, so strong, so true

A love that’s always there.

No human love can reach this height

Of wonder and of grace

It can so often die – and leave

Indifference in its place.

God’s love was such, He gave His Son

To die, that we may live;

How much do we reciprocate

This love, in what we give?

This love should warm the coldest heart

A love so freely given

That sinners may respond to God,

And have their sins forgiven.

For God so loved this dying world

He gave His only son

To endure a shameful cruel death –

His sinless, holy one.

We have to give to God our heart

Our soul, our strength, our mind.

We have to imitate His Son,

Being holy, true and kind.

God’s love is not for everyone

But for those who seek His face.

May we always hearken to His words

And all His ways embrace.

Colleen Simons

Reproduced from Glad Tidings Magazine with permission.