Jesus' simple Message of God's love.

Monday, 30 December 2013

At the Gate of the Year

We all consider New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start
and God has a plan for a similar kind of recovery from the past
it involves hearing from Him
and turning away from selfish desires and facing our fears
and turning toward Him
to follow closely after our loving heavenly Father
God's plan is for hope and a future...
...through the death for our sins, and burial and resurrection
of the grown Christmas-baby Jesus, the Christ;
Just the way God said it would happen beforehand.

There is a copy of the poem
"God Knows" by Minnie Louise Haskins here

part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

The Nativity

God moved heaven and earth
to keep His promises about the messiah
Mary and Joseph heard from God
and said "Yes" to His will for their lives
Following God led Joseph and Mary to a place of possible despair
God chose lowly messengers to bring the encouraging good news about His unfolding plan.
Check it out
Part 1 The Census: God moves Heaven and Earth

Part 2 Christmas Can Be Depressing

Part 3 Worshipping Shepherds: Hearing from God

Friday, 20 December 2013

Christmas Services

Nativity Service on Sunday 22nd December

Christmas Eve Candlelight Carol Service at 7pm on Tuesday Night

No Service on Christmas Morning
(There WILL be very informal Tea/Coffee and Prayer in the Prayer Room at the side at 11am 25th December).

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Baptisms!


Diane Fairley, Scott Gilles, Bill Mackay and Sarah Rae passed throught the waters of Christian baptism on Saturday 14th December.

Having made the decision to trust the work of God in Jesus Christ: His death for our sin according to the scriptures, His burial, and His resurrection on the third day according to His promise in the Bible; these people publicly declared their faith in Christ, to the whole community of Alva, at the swimming pool in the Ochil Leisure Centre.

The Alloa Advertiser covered the story:
Alva Baptist Church holds ceremony at Ochil Leisure Centre

It was very touching and encouraging to hear the personal testimonies of the believer who were baptised.  Many familiar faces and some new friends heard the gospel; and saw it in action!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Luke 1 The Annunciation to Mary

Faithful messengers bring good news of God's favour at Christmas.
Mary hears some good news that echoes the epic work God is doing in the world.  After over 400 years of prophetic silence in the scriptures, God comes to a young woman who wasn't looking for God, but finds favour anyway.
The gospel of Jesus Christ begins it's human-ness with Jesus' faithful mother, God's faithful servant.
Miracle baby, born to die...and live!
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4