Upcoming Events

Aug
26
Fri
10:00 am Council Meeting 2016 @ St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House
Council Meeting 2016 @ St Andrew's Cathedral Chapter House
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 9:30am in the Chapter House. MU Sydney Executive members will report on activities of MU Sydney during the year. We will meet and hear from one of[...]
Nov
25
Fri
10:00 am Advent Service @ St Philip's
Advent Service @ St Philip's
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
You are invited to join us at this service. St Philip’s Church Hill is at 3 York Street Sydney. The Church is a very short walk from Wynyard Railway Station where you can either use[...]
Dec
2
Fri
7:00 am Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Arcade
Market Day Stall @ Town Hall Arcade
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
MU Sydney will be holding a Market Day Stall on 2nd December 2016 in Town Hall Arcade. Donations of items that can be purchased by our customers as Christmas gifts would be very much appreciated.[...]

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Wednesday’s Word

Reflections on Jesus teaching in Matthew

Matthew 6:2-4: So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honoured by others. Truly, I tell you, they have received their rewarding full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving maybe in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Reflection: 

Jesus now confronts those who parade their religion for all to see although inwardly their hearts are  not at all committed to what they are doing. Their lives are all SHOW but inwardly they are far from God. Our generosity, our good deeds are not intended to make others say, ‘what a kind person,’ ‘what a generous person,’ ‘she must be a good person, look at all she is giving.’ The religious people of Jesus’ day performed religious duties but their hearts were far from having a true faith in God. It’s so easy to get caught up in doing just this. Remember our Heavenly Father knows what our true motives are.

Prayer: 

Father, may I not be like the hypocrites but have a generous heart in all I do and say for your sake. Amen

 

This devotion and previous devotions in the series are available on the MU Sydney Facebook page.

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