Para Vista Lutheran Church

Weekly messages from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Para Vista Inc

Who’s in Charge?: - Pastor Rolly Stahl

April 29th, 2019

We ask the question: Who’s in Charge? as part one of our new worship series: The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory. Read through the book of Revelation, discuss it, and realise that in Christ you are caught up in God’s forever story for his world. No matter what tribulations we experience, Jesus has got us covered – from here to eternity.

Resurrection Sunday: - Pastor Rolly Stahl

April 22nd, 2019

Resurrection Sunday  (Freedom Forever!)
We hear from Joseph of Arimathea and the women who found Jesus’ tomb empty.

Good Friday. Barabbas, tells his story.:- Pr Reid Matthias

April 22nd, 2019

Good Friday.  Freedom from hate.
Barabbas the one who was released, will tell his story in a moving short drama.

Freedom from Circumstances: - Pastor Rolly Stahl

April 15th, 2019

The character we’ll meet this Sunday is Simon of Cyrene, who helped carry the cross.
I wonder what went through Simon’s mind as he “took up the cross” and followed Jesus. Was this the unluckiest day of his life? Or was it the most incredible turning point of his life?

Freedom from Ignorance: - Pastor Rolly Stahl

April 8th, 2019

This Sunday we hear the story of the Roman Centurion who was in charge of Jesus’ execution. Beside his duty to the Roman Emperor, he may have been devoted to any one of the Roman gods. As far as we can tell, he was ignorant of the living God who created the world, who had a long history of making himself and his plans known to Israel, and who promised to restore this broken world through his chosen Messiah.

Yet when the Centurion watches how Jesus dies, he sees God up close and personal - in the midst of the worst suffering imaginable. It moves him profoundly. We hear his story this Sunday.

Freedom from Mob Mentality: - Pastor Reid Matthias

April 2nd, 2019

This week, we take on the role of the Passion Crowd. Find yourself swept up in the fury and force of the mob that seeks a spectacle.
This message includes a short drama featuring Pontious Pilate and the Crowd (The Congregation)

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