THE JOY OF BAPTISM: One thing I get excited about, is seeing a person get baptised, and especially if they are a young adult male. In Western society this is the age group that often walks away from the church. As your church family Nathanael, we hold you up in prayer, knowing that God will surely bless this act of obedience. Before Christ’s ascension he said this to His disciples: “Go into … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 14th February 2021
Weekly Devotional Thoughts from our Pastor (Julie) or Elders.
GOING BACK TO SECOND CHILDHOOD: The disciples argued about which one of them would be the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven (Luke 9:46). So, Jesus called a little child and had him stand among them. And Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 7th February 2021
THE POWER OF PRAYER: “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers. for all believers everywhere.” Ephesians 6:18 Have you been praying for Connect Baptist Church? If you haven’t, don’t worry, just start 😊. The above Scripture from the Apostle Paul is basically telling everyone in the church to be prayer warriors. Our everyday life must … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 31st January 2021
CHANCE OF A FRESH BEGINNING: We’ve all done this! We come back from a wonderful holiday of rest and refreshing and make New Year’s resolutions. It may be renovating the house, shedding the accumulated Christmas fat around our middle, reading our Bible in one year, spending more time with friends and family, or a stack of other ideals. At the time we think we can nail these ideals. But, as we … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 24th January 2021
GET TO WORK: By now, I imagine most people have returned from holiday and are getting back into the swing of work—or perhaps dreading the thought of it happening soon! Even the retired or unemployed folk among us will likely have settled into some kind of rhythm of duties and chores (those weeds never stop growing, do they?!). As Christians, what are we to make of our labour? For a start, … [Read more...] about Student Pastors Pen 17th January 2021
BACK TO BASICS: Of the many things the pandemic is teaching us, I wonder if going “back to basics” is one of the clearest and most important lessons. As a church, meeting online for much of last year meant keeping things simple—looking to God’s word, praying for his protection and peace, and caring for one another. In the same spirit, I want to suggest four “basics” that might help us to invest … [Read more...] about Student Pastors Pen 10th January 2021