I have been so encouraged this week by the response to our introductory session to the new sermon series, The Acts of the Holy Spirit which we concluded were properly understood to be The Continuing Acts of Jesus by the Holy Spirit in the lives of the Believers.
One person said, “Thank you so much, I really feel I’m learning a lot.”
Another said, “It was so good to see the Spirit’s activity right through the Bible.”
And this week Dr David Horne will open up more of Acts chapter 1 for us as we continue to explore Luke’s sequel to his gospel in order to understand the conditions and the context of the birth of the early church… I’m excited, and I hope you are too!
What has also been hugely encouraging for me in recent days is to witness the evident work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of our church family. I dropped in on the Rudman’s the other night unannounced, and found myself being ushered into the holy precinct of a Home Group gathered for fellowship and bible study. This shouldn’t surprise me, but it was such a joy! Last week I met a resident of Southcote who told me that the church’s outreach had ‘saved her life & her faith’ in summer 2017 – which we knew nothing about.
It’s great to learn together on a Sunday morning and grow in our knowledge and love of God. It’s even better when we see the fruit of that bringing God’s Kingdom in our church and in our community.
With love in Christ,
If you are considering baptism for yourself or for your children, this introductory session will cover what baptism is all about, whether it is right for you or your child at this time, and how we prepare individuals and families for baptism. Please let Pads or Kirstie know if you would like to come along.