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Baptisms This Sunday (23rd August)

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Well, it did not start too well.  There were a couple of technical difficulties and it took us until after 6pm to get the tank filled with water.  This is for a church service that started at 3pm.

Well, we had a time of worship then I went to help fix the tank.  Eventually my wife and the church came over to the church building we were meeting in.  We got a few pizzas and some Indian take away and had supper together.  Finally the tank was nearly full.  We baptised our (eldest) son first.

I asked him the following three questions:

Do you believe that Jesus Christ was fully God and fully human, that He died on the cross bearing your sins so you could be righteous, and rose again on the third day?

Have you repented of your sins and put your faith in this same Jesus?

Can you confess out loud to everyone witnessing that Jesus is Lord?

A lovely lady then gave a prophetic word to our son, and another wonderful lady gave him a Scripture.

Then we baptised Poonam – who last year was a Hindu! – and asked her the same questions.  My son stayed in the pool with me and helped me baptise her.  It was wonderful.  The presence of God in the room was overwhelming.  She was then given a Scripture.

The Lord showed me something wonderful – part of a baptism is to embed into our memory that we have died with Christ and we are living a new life with Him (Romans 6.2-3) – if during the baptism service we have to wait around for hours, buy pizza and Indian, baptise people in a few inches of water, and all the parephenalia associated with the day – then all that does is serve to bind it into someone’s memory.  The devil can’t even disrupt the day, because every disruption is simply an aid to memory!

Glory and freedom,

Benjamin

Back in the Library!

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Had our first regular service in the library today.  Met a new lady who had heard about us from someone who came to the crusade and intends to come regularly, but could not come tonight.

Also another pastor came to hear the Word.  That is a blessing to me when Pastors come because they appreciate what I am preaching.

If you want to hear the sermon or download it on mp3, it is available here.

I just sense we are on the verge of something wonderful.  I am just praying for strength to carry through until it breaks and we see a Spirit-filled Word of Faith multi-ethnic cell church in London and Essex.

Blessings to you all,

Benjamin

Church Service, 26th July 2009

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Our next service is 3-5pm on Sunday 26th July.

Our monthly theme is “How to Heal the Sick” and Pastor Ben will be teaching people what to do when healing does not come  This is preparation for the healing crusade in August and the people who are there in July will be the team in August who are there ministering healing to the sick.

We do not put our address on the web for security reasons, but if you contact us we will be more than happy to give you directions and answer any questions you have.  We will be worshipping the Lord and allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to us as we do in any cell meeting.

We will be resuming meetings in the Fulwell Cross Library in August of this year, and in the summer are having a “Wonderful News” Gospel Crusade.  Watch this space for further details, or if you cannot wait, please feel free to email us: info@treeoflifechurch.org.uk

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