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Baptist Assembly 2022

This week we joined with our fellow Baptist churches across the UK to watch a live stream of the Baptist Assembly Sunday Service from Bournemouth. In the service Alan Donaldson, General Secretary of the European Baptist Federation speaks on our rapidly changing and shifting world and encourages us to make God our dwelling place though all that is going on and whatever is to come.

Waiting on God

God often calls on us to wait before He acts in our lives. As Chris is away this week, Andy asks the question: why? And how can God help us when we’re feeling frustrated with waiting?

Karen leads the rest of the service, whilst Mike leads our sung worship.

Test Everything

Following on from last week’s service where Chris talked on how to hear from God, this week we look at how we can make sure that what we do hear is indeed from God. How can we be sure that what we hear is what God wants us to hear and not something that we’re interpreting in the way that we want to see it?

Ant leads the rest of the service as we get an update from Kath on our Mission of the Month for May, AIM, and Pete and Nick lead our sung worship.

How to Hear God

How do we hear from God? Chris uses the experience of the two followers on the road to Emmaus to examine the different ways God speaks to us, through revelation, scripture and the audible voice of Jesus. What have we missed because we’ve been distracted by the other noises of our lives?

Susan leads the rest of the service, with prayers for our Mission of the Month, Home Mission, and Mike leads our sung worship.

New Life, New Hope (Easter 2022)

In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul paints rather a bleak picture of how our Christian lives would be utterly futile if Jesus stayed dead on Good Friday. For our Easter service this year Chris looks at Paul’s teachings and the irrefutable evidence that Jesus did raise from the dead that first Easter. This was not a trick, this was not something the disciples came up with just to save face. Jesus rose from the dead. He is alive!

Andy leads the rest of the service whilst Lynne, Pete (with a guest appearance from Ricky!) lead our Easter morning sung worship.

Palm Sunday 2022

An all-age service for Palm Sunday. This year Chris looks at what Jesus was doing immediately before his triumphal entry into Jerusalem and how the raising of Lazarus from the dead put pressure on the Pharisees to take action and directly led to the events of Jesus’ own death and resurrection.

James leads the rest of the service with contributions from Lyn and Esther and sung worship led by Pete and Nick.

Being an Evangelistic Fellowship

Our series on being a fellowship continues with us discovering how to be an evangelistic fellowship. Chris invites Karl Relton from Countess Free Church in Ely to speak on the evangelism initiatives both he has personally pursued and those that they have pursued as a church. He encourages us that it is not our job to convict people, we simply speak the truth. It is the Spirit’s job to inspire our words in other people.

Chris leads us through the rest of the service with a time of open prayer for our mission of the month, Home Mission, and Mike leads our sung worship.

Being a Learning Fellowship

We continue our series on being a fellowship by this week looking at being a learning fellowship. Instead of our normal sermon we broke into three mini study groups to have a discussion with each other around 1 John 3 and what we each take from it. The groups then fed back to the whole congregation. For those watching online, Chris has provided a video for you to follow whilst we were discussing in the building.

Andy leads the rest of the service with prayers for Mother’s Day and Lynne and Mike lead our sung worship.

Being a Loving Fellowship

We continue our new series on Being a Fellowship. This week Chris invites Sally Sagoe, minister at King’s Street Baptist Church in Thetford, to share how they have incorporated being a loving fellowship into their daily lives as a church. Sally speaks about the initiatives they have begun to explore and particularly how they have partnered with the Kintsugi Hope mission.

James leads the rest of the service, with a video from BMS regarding the ongoing humanitarian situation in Ukraine and Pete and Nick lead our sung worship.

Being a Worshipping Fellowship

This week we begin a new and slightly different series. We’ve learned over the past few weeks about building a loving, worshipping, learning, evangelistic and spirit-filled fellowship but how do we maintain it in the long term? In the first service, Lynne and Chris lead us through how we can be a worshipping fellowship. We learn that being a worshipping fellowship is about bringing our whole being, our whole life and every single one of our emotions and thoughts to God, not just the ones we pick and choose for Him to see.

Lynne also leads our sung worship alongside Mike and Nick.