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Monday, 29 January 2007

Sunday Service and Paint Pots


This was the scene today at 'Paint Pots'. As you can see there was a good turnout and there was fun had by all. We were also graced by the presence of a local newspaper photographer who is doing a story on 'Paint Pots'. We'll post it when it makes it to the paper which shouldn't be too long.

Yesterday was a good day as we had a great turnout for church as well and as usual many stayed after the service for a good while to chat which is always a good sign. When people are hangin' out chatting after church for at least an hour, it means they must enjoy each others company.

Right now we are going though the Gospel of John. Last week we covered the first 18 verses where it is made clear that Jesus is God (the word was God...and the word became flesh) and this week we see the main reason he came (in verses 19-29), to die on a cross to pay the penalty for our sins (the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world). Man, it doesn't get any clearer than that. Next week we'll be moving forward and looking at verses 30-51 as well as having a missions update from one of our attenders about an upcoming missions trip to Romania. We will also have Nick Bulbeck leading worship.

Christianity explored continues on with week three. Should be good stuff as usual.

Until next time God bless,

Marc

Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Christianity Explored & Paint Pots



We had a great first night of Christianity Explored last Thursday evening. Though there were just a few of us (7 in total) we had a great time viewing the dvd and discussion afterwards. Last week was pretty much just intro. stuff so there's still time to jump in if you've come upon the blog and are curious about the Christian faith. The course will run every Thursday evening from 7-9pm @ Alva Baptist Church.

'Paint Pots'

The first 'Paint Pots' mom and tots creative arts program started this past Monday and was a major success as several moms and young children came out to do some pottery together and found they could have good conversation as well. Come on out and join in on the fun.
'Paint Pots' will be held every Monday 1-3:30pm @ Alva Baptist Church.



Friday, 12 January 2007

Christianity Explored


Christianity Explored

Alva Baptist Church

Starts: Thursday 18 Jan.
7:00 pm (runs for 10 weeks)
*Come explore with us in a friendly atmosphere
E-mail: alvabaptist@hotmail.co.uk
www.christianityexplored.com/whatisce.htm
Alva Baptist Church Green Square Alva FK12 5JQ

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

My Utmost for His Highest in the New Year

Here is a great devotional from Oswald Chambers to start off the new year right.

" I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death." - Phil. 1:20

My Utmost for His Highest.

We will all feel very much ashamed if we do not yield to Jesus the areas of our lives he has asked us to yield to him. It's as if Paul were saying, "My determined purpose is the be the utmost for His highest-my best for His glory." To reach that level of determination is a matter of the will, not of debate or of reasoning. It is absolute and irrevocable surrender of the will at that point. An undue amount of thought and consideration for ourselves is what keeps us from making that decision, although we cover it up with the pretense that it is others we are considering. When we think seriously about what it will cost others if we obey the call of Jesus, we tell God He doesn't know what our obedience will mean. Keep to the point - He does know. Shut out every other thought and keep yourself before God in this one thing only - my utmost for His highest. I am determined to be absolutely and entirely for Him and Him alone.