Acts Week 7
Acts 10:34-48 NIV
Welcome to Nambucca Baptist Church for our Communion service this Sunday 16th May, 2021. Today, outside, it was a little cool, but inside the church it was hotting up as we enjoyed some great worship, Bible reading and the sermon before we celebrated Holy Communion.
As the title says today is week 7 in our series on Acts, and we see for the first time that God baptises Gentiles with the Holy Spirit before they have even been saved and water baptised. The sermon explains how it has been God’s plan from the very beginning of the Bible story in Genesis right through to the last book, Revelation, that He wants to reconcile all men to Himself. We get our heading today from the late John Wimber who famously said this often, and it was a key feature of his concept of power evangelism. The reason is that we see from today’s Scripture reading that everyone can be empowered by the Holy Spirit, and everyone has a part to play in spreading the gospel out into our communities.
This is where we would normally take up a collection but as you can see we can’t pass an offering bag around online. We have, however, provided a secure online giving facility for you. You can either use the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone or just click on the green button on the screen. We have been blessed by the way so many of you have managed to continue to give in various ways so that we can continue with the work of the Lord here in our church and beyond our walls.