The God Life
One week only! Special Public Talk events with guest speakers:
"God and Beer" *
Speaker: Rob Abboud
When: Monday 14th August 5:30 - 7:30pm
Where: The Loft, UTS
* Pizza and generous beer tab provided.
Ticketed event: $10 pre-purchased, $15 at the door
"God and Suffering"
Speaker: Rob and Laura Elder
When: Tuesday 15th August 12 - 1pm
Where: Theatre Lounge in The Underground – Level 3, UTS Tower
"God and Money"
Speaker: Kian Holik
When: Thursday 17th August 5 - 6pm
Where: Multifaith Room CB03.05.08 – Level 5, Building 3
"God and the search for Meaning"
Speaker: Hans Kristensen
When: Thursday 17th August 6:20 - 7:30pm
Where: Glass House CB05A.01.50 – Level 1, Building 5 CB10.02.410 - Level 2, Building 10
Every week of semester, Credo runs public Bible talks that are open to anyone in the UTS community. No matter who you are, where you’re from or what you believe about God, we’d love for you come along and learn more about Christianity!
People want to engage with the Bible differently, so pick a Public Talk that would be fun to bring your friends and classmates along to.
Room Locations & Times
Location: Theatre Lounge in The Underground – Level 3, UTS Tower
A short Bible talk and a chat over snacks with the option to continue over lunch
Location: Multifaith Room CB03.05.08 – Level 5, Building 3
A Bible talk for international and local students and a dinner to meet people afterwards
Location: Glass House CB05A.01.50 – Level 1, Building 5 CB10.02.410 – Level 2, Building 10
A Bible talk with opportunities for questions and discussions and a dinner to meet people
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Praise God for His Son, that He so lovingly sent to earth to pay the price for our sins and through whom we are redeemed.
Thank God for small groups starting last week. Thank God that we can meet on campus freely. Pray that small groups would be welcoming communities and that the good news of Jesus would be transforming all members.
Pray for the children in Yemen facing famine and a outbreak of cholera. Pray that God would provide these children with greater access to healthcare despite the civil wars and tribal conflicts.
Acts 19:11-41 NIV
11 God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.
13 Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” 14 Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” 16 Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding.
17 When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. 18 Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. 19 A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas.[a] 20 In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.
21 After all this had happened, Paul decided[b] to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. “After I have been there,” he said, “I must visit Rome also.”22 He sent two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, to Macedonia, while he stayed in the province of Asia a little longer.
The Riot in Ephesus
23 About that time there arose a great disturbance about the Way. 24 A silversmith named Demetrius, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought in a lot of business for the craftsmen there. 25 He called them together, along with the workers in related trades, and said: “You know, my friends, that we receive a good income from this business. 26 And you see and hear how this fellow Paul has convinced and led astray large numbers of people here in Ephesus and in practically the whole province of Asia.He says that gods made by human hands are no gods at all. 27 There is danger not only that our trade will lose its good name, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis will be discredited; and the goddess herself, who is worshiped throughout the province of Asia and the world, will be robbed of her divine majesty.”
28 When they heard this, they were furious and began shouting: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” 29 Soon the whole city was in an uproar. The people seized Gaius and Aristarchus, Paul’s traveling companions from Macedonia, and all of them rushed into the theater together. 30 Paul wanted to appear before the crowd, but the discipleswould not let him. 31 Even some of the officials of the province, friends of Paul, sent him a message begging him not to venture into the theater.
32 The assembly was in confusion: Some were shouting one thing, some another. Most of the people did not even know why they were there. 33 The Jews in the crowd pushed Alexander to the front, and they shouted instructions to him. He motioned for silence in order to make a defense before the people. 34 But when they realized he was a Jew, they all shouted in unison for about two hours: “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!”
35 The city clerk quieted the crowd and said: “Fellow Ephesians, doesn’t all the world know that the city of Ephesus is the guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of her image, which fell from heaven? 36 Therefore, since these facts are undeniable, you ought to calm down and not do anything rash. 37 You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. 38 If, then, Demetrius and his fellow craftsmen have a grievance against anybody, the courts are open and there are proconsuls. They can press charges. 39 If there is anything further you want to bring up, it must be settled in a legal assembly. 40 As it is, we are in danger of being charged with rioting because of what happened today. In that case we would not be able to account for this commotion, since there is no reason for it.” 41 After he had said this, he dismissed the assembly.