Para Vista Lutheran Church

Weekly messages from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Para Vista Inc

More Than Just Paying Taxes (Audio)

October 18th, 2020

This audio message is number 7 in the series "Counter Cultural Keys of God's Kingdom", given by Pastor Rolly Stahl.

They say there are two certainties of life? Death and taxes.
I wonder, what are your thoughts and feelings about paying taxes? Please be honest!
Times may have changed, but human hearts haven’t. Most Aussies expect the government to provide services, build roads, keep everyone safe, look after battlers, improve the health system, bring the nation through this COVID crisis, provide jobs and restore prosperity to everyone.

But we still hate paying taxes! Go figure!

Now imagine...

 

Bible reading Matthew 22:15-22

 

More Than Just Paying Taxes (Video)

October 18th, 2020
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This video is message 7 in the series "Counter Cultural Keys of God's Kingdom", given by Pastor Rolly Stahl.

They say there are two certainties of life? Death and taxes.
I wonder, what are your thoughts and feelings about paying taxes? Please be honest!
Times may have changed, but human hearts haven’t. Most Aussies expect the government to provide services, build roads, keep everyone safe, look after battlers, improve the health system, bring the nation through this COVID crisis, provide jobs and restore prosperity to everyone.

But we still hate paying taxes! Go figure!

Now imagine...

 

Bible reading Matthew 22:15-22

 

Keys to Fashion (video)

October 11th, 2020
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This is message 6 in the series "Counter Cultural Keys of God's Kingdom", given by Pastor Reid Matthias.

The third parable in a series directed to the religious elite of Israel is one so outrageous that it seems as if it could be summarily dismissed. It’s one thing to resist working in the vineyards, but to reject an invitation to the king’s wedding banquet? Unbelievable. In a moving allegory, Jesus connects with the religious leaders through the wedding story, but then at the end of his story, perhaps two parables put into one, even those who were invited later must wear the appropriate clothing for the feast.

In this parable, we are left to wonder what, exactly, is the correct wedding outfit? What does God want us to wear in order to experience the Kingdom of heaven?

Read Matthew 22:1-14 in preparation for our Sunday thoughts on The Keys to Fashion.

Keys to Fashion (audio)

October 11th, 2020

This is message 6 in the series "Counter Cultural Keys of God's Kingdom", given by Pastor Reid Matthias.

The third parable in a series directed to the religious elite of Israel is one so outrageous that it seems as if it could be summarily dismissed. It’s one thing to resist working in the vineyards, but to reject an invitation to the king’s wedding banquet? Unbelievable. In a moving allegory, Jesus connects with the religious leaders through the wedding story, but then at the end of his story, perhaps two parables put into one, even those who were invited later must wear the appropriate clothing for the feast.

In this parable, we are left to wonder what, exactly, is the correct wedding outfit? What does God want us to wear in order to experience the Kingdom of heaven?

Read Matthew 22:1-14 in preparation for our Sunday thoughts on The Keys to Fashion.

The Key Stone of the Kingdom (audio)

October 4th, 2020

The Key Stone of the Kingdom

A audio message for number 5 in the series Counter Cultural Key of God's Kingdom.

An audio message by Pastor Rolly Stahl.

Imagine you are renting out a property to some family friends you’ve known for years. It starts off well. But after a few months, there is a missed payment for the fortnightly rent. What do you do with that?

 

The Key Stone of the Kingdom (video)

October 4th, 2020
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The Key Stone of the Kingdom

A video message for number 5 in the series Counter Cultural Key of God's Kingdom.

A video message by Pastor Rolly Stahl.

Imagine you are renting out a property to some family friends you’ve known for years. It starts off well. But after a few months, there is a missed payment for the fortnightly rent. What do you do with that?

 

Keys to the Kingdom (video)

September 27th, 2020
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This weekend, we’re invited into the story to think about the parable of the two sons who are asked to go work in the vineyard. The first responds that he ‘doesn’t want to go’ and then changes his mind, while the second says, ‘he will go,’ and then he also changes his mind.

Which one did the will of the father?

Read Matthew 21:23-32 (if you have time, include the first 22 verses – they are important for the discussion).

Keys to theKingdom (audio)

September 27th, 2020

This weekend, we’re invited into the story to think about the parable of the two sons who are asked to go work in the vineyard. The first responds that he ‘doesn’t want to go’ and then changes his mind, while the second says, ‘he will go,’ and then he also changes his mind.

Which one did the will of the father?

Read Matthew 21:23-32 (if you have time, include the first 22 verses – they are important for the discussion).

Unlocking the Mystery of God’s Generosity (Audio)

September 20th, 2020

Unlocking the Mystery of God’s Generosity

An audio message for number 3 in the series Counter Cultural Keys of God's kingdom.

In our 21st Century culture, we’re urged to strive for success, to win, to have the latest and best of everything, to make something of ourselves – and to not be left behind. We expect rewards for our efforts. If a sibling or colleague receives a greater reward than us with less effort, we are quick to complain: “That’s not fair!”

Unlocking the Mystery of God’s Generosity (Video)

September 20th, 2020
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Unlocking the Mystery of God’s Generosity

A video message for number 3 in the series Counter Cultural Keys of God's kingdom.

In our 21st Century culture, we’re urged to strive for success, to win, to have the latest and best of everything, to make something of ourselves – and to not be left behind. We expect rewards for our efforts. If a sibling or colleague receives a greater reward than us with less effort, we are quick to complain: “That’s not fair!”

 

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