Sunday Scatterings

Sunday 5th April 2020

Welcome! To our Sunday Scatterings online. Wherever you find yourself scattered, we pray you will be encouraged from God’s word as we open to Acts 12 and see that the message of the risen King Jesus cannot be stopped. We have been given the message of the risen King Jesus and we’ll be asking the question: Is He worth following in all things?

Following, is all the information you will need to be able to benefit from our scatterings on Sunday. You’ll notice we’ve changed the order of our webinar to assist families with children.

Zoom link

Instructions for connecting to ZOOM for our Sunday Scatterings can be found in the attached document.

Click here to join the Zoom webinar from 9:30am or 5:30pm on Sunday 5th April 2020. Alternatively, you can use the meeting ID: 657 139 469.

Our Sunday Scatterings will begin at 10am and 6pm (AEDT).

You will also require the password which is the same as the one you have received for previous weeks. If you’re joining us for the first time, you can get the password from your Gospel Community Vision Coordinator or a staff member.   

Kids Church

Instructions for the kids church content and material is included in the downloadable documents below, but we’ll also hear from Lyn on Sunday morning who will give us some more information.

If you are unable to print this material at home, please contact a staff member.

Kids Church Zoom rooms
We have set up some Zoom rooms for primary school kids (Year 3-6) to meet with their kids church leaders and work through the kids church material together. To join, just click on the kids church class your child is in and use the same password you used to join the Sunday Scattering webinar.

Year 3-6 Girls or Meeting ID: 781102755

Year 3-4 Boys or Meeting ID: 303656924

Year 5-6 Boys or Meeting ID: 919229117

SCG Kids Church or Meeting ID: 184826139

Songs for Sunday

The songs we would have sung together in our Sunday gatherings have been made into a Spotify playlist for you to listen to at home via this link:

Church Family News

20 Invitations
Keep your 20 invitations going into the digital age with SCPC online!

Easter
Our online Easter gatherings are coming up on Good Friday 10am and Easter Sunday 10am and 6pm via Zoom. We hope you can join us.

New Gospel Opportunities
On Mondays, we will provide a one minute video from The Gospel Coalition to help you make the most of new gospel opportunities during COVID-19.

PayPal on website
We now have a PayPal feature on our website which you can use to contribute to the work of the Gospel at SCPC and the common fund. If you would like bank account details for general giving please contact office@scpc.org.au

Term 2 Book Club
Crazy Busy is our book for Term 2 Book Club. If you would like a copy, please email office@scpc.org.au and we will post it out with your Term 2 Booklet in a couple of weeks.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact your Gospel Community Vision Coordinator or speak to a staff member.

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Online Sundays

If you’re keen to join us on a Sunday, we are currently meeting online at 10AM & 6PM. Click here to access the webinar. You will need to ask an SCPC friend or a staff member for the password to join the webinar.

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This Sunday’s Recording

If you missed this morning’s webinar, here is the recording.

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Daily Devotionals Luke 23:50-56

Read Luke 23:50-56
Three main ideas are raised in this short passage regarding the burial of Jesus.

Who is this Joseph of Arimathea? What do we know of him? This is the first we have heard of him, but we hear that he is good and upright; a man of integrity. We may assume that he is a learned man of the scriptures, being a Member of the Council. Is it this knowledge of the scriptures that allowed him to realise who Jesus actually was? Enough to risk so much and to oppose the decision of the Sanhedrin that condemned Jesus, and boldly to go before Pilate to ask for Jesus body?  

Women from Galilea, (identified as Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph in the Gospels of Matthew and Mark) reveal more about the authenticity of the death and burial of Jesus. They were eye witnesses to the way he was laid out in the tomb, so convinced that they go home to prepare spices and perfumes for preparing the body. They were also aware of the location of the tomb, so their return to the tomb on the day of resurrection could be sure.  

Luke clearly makes a reference to the fact that it is ‘Preparation Day’ and the beginning of the Sabbath. Similarly, to the symbolism in Luke 22:7, where Luke refers to the ‘sacrifice of the Passover Lamb’ on the night that Jesus is to be handed over to be crucified, He now makes the reference to lead-up to the Sabbath, the time of rest for God’s People.

By Andrew Griffiths (Gospel Community Vision Coordinator)

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Daily Devotional Luke 23:44-49

Luke 23:44-49
In the middle of the day, everything goes dark. The light of the world is being taken from the world. It’s as though curtains have been closed across the windows of the world. But as the light of the world breathes his last, the curtain of the temple is torn in two. The curtain separating people from the Almighty God. Will light pour down? Or will it be wrath?

It is wrath. But it is not humanity who endures it. Jesus endures it. He willingly places himself between us and the Father. And as he receives the wrath of the Father that we deserve, light comes too. “Surely this was a righteous man”, says the centurion. Now he sees. The wrath of God has been taken by Jesus so that we can have righteousness in him. The darkness of sin has been taken by Jesus so that we can see the glory of God. Praise God!

By Brad Herd (Gospel Community Vision Coordinator)

Reflection Questions

  1. Why did darkness come over the land?
  2. What was the purpose of the curtain in the temple?
  3. What does the centurion do when she sees how Jesus dies?
  4. What do others do when they see how Jesus died?
  5. What will you do with what you know about how Jesus died?
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Remember to wind your clocks back!

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