Jesus' simple Message of God's love.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Listen and Decide What You Think

God speaks through the preaching of His word. God works His word through the preacher of it. This is a passionate and genuine sharing of the meaning of god's word to our fellowship in Alva in three parts:

Friday, 25 January 2013

The Holy Spirit

In the life of Alva Baptist Church we have come to the point of discussing the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.  This first sermon in a series of sermons explores the earliest descriptions of receiving the promised Holy Spirit that we find in the book of Acts.  Chapters 2, 8, 10 and 19.

We will look at the visit of Peter to Cornelius, the day of Pentecost, the visit of Paul to Ephesus, the conversion of the Samaritans through the preaching of Philip and the rebuke of Simon the Magi by Peter.  The sermon is presented below in 4 parts of 10 minutes or less.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Friday, 18 January 2013

169th Hour!

If you haven’t already heard, we are inviting you to come to a simple Fellowship Meal to celebrate the finish of the Hillfoots week of 24-7 Prayer. Saturday night at 7pm for soup and crusty bread. We hope you will take up the invitation but understand it is short notice.

What a wonderful time this week has been. All the stories of time with God and fellowship are only iced with numerous answers to prayer.

There is one day left to join us in this special prayer initiative. Any hour up to 7pm Saturday the 19th.
Click here to schedule time

Our community has been built up just that little bit more by this common experience of many denominations across the Hillfoots gathering before God for the purpose of prayer. And the impact it has had on each of us; on the kingdom of God (and the confounding of this present darkness!) will only be known in eternity.

Thank you for the honour of serving you,
David Fraser and Daniel Sturgeon on behalf of Alva Baptist Church

Friday, 11 January 2013

Prayer Room Open 24 hours -7 days , from 7pm 12th- 8pm 19th January

24-7 Prayer Video
Click Here to Schedule Time in the Room
How to pray for 60 minutes Just one resource among many

If you are daunted by the prospect of praying for an hour, we have lots of resources to help you creatively connect with God in Christian Prayer.

Many of us spent years of life with no idea how to engage with God outside of formal worship services or the
"now-I-lay-me-down-to-sleep" of  'bedtime prayers'.

The room is set up with clear directions for simple ideas that constitute genuine prayer. There are visual, thoughtful, tactile,and experimental means for directing your heart toward God in the context of real life.

Confession, praise, supplication, lament, intercession, expression, contemplation and meditation; and all facilitated in this dedicated space.

Get yourself here and any bit of engagement will draw you closer to the God of the universe.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Magi and ‘Discipleship’ Part 2

What is making disciples?
How well does the church disciple believers?

 If the world 'disciples' consumers, how well does the world system do it's job?

Does the church need to change how we attempt to make disciples? (just YES, let's not pretend there's any doubt)

Magi and ‘Discipleship’ Part 1

When 'wise men' come from a foreign kingdom with knowledge of Judaism and a need to worship, it begs the question: "Who discipled these guys to discern, go & investigate, and speak to power about, the advent of the messiah?