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Melbourn Baptist Church is located in the South Cambridgeshire village of Melbourn. Come and worship with us, we would love to meet you.

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Christmas at Melbourn Baptist Church

11 December - 10:30am: Sunday School Nativity
18 December - 6pm: Carols by Candlelight
25 December - 9:30am: Christmas Day Family Service

Services are held weekly, starting at 10:30am.
Communion Services are held at 6:00pm on the 1st Sunday of each month, and at 10:30am on the 3rd Sunday. Special all-age family services are held regularly, check the calendar for details.
Creche and Sunday School are held each Sunday during the service, and refreshments are served afterwards.

From The Minister...

Every month Melbourn Baptist Church Minister, Stuart Clarke gives us a roundup of the latest work and challenges within the Church. This month's article is below.

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November 2016

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

James 1:17

God communicates heaven to earth through 7Gs - “Great, Generous, God, Gives, Good, Gracious, Gifts.”

It has been great to gather recently on a Wednesday on our “Sharing Ministry together” course. We have shared and encouraged the movement of the Holy Spirit in an atmosphere of worship.

Although the main aim has been to teach about God’s good, gracious, gifts, it has been interesting to me that these gifts are often caught rather than taught.

Over the first three evening many of us have gathered (25,25,29) to focus on the introduction to spiritual gifts, gifts of instruction and demonstration and shared experiences. Words of instruction like words of wisdom can resolve conflicts and bring peace, and words of knowledge are an impartation of knowledge about God or people, given by the Holy Spirit. We had an exciting moment when a word of knowledge was brought at the end of the evening, this word was confirmed by another. This evening we had an interesting discussion, shared experiences around the baptism of the Holy Spirit, it’s theology, and its place in equipping, anointing and transformation. The manifestation of receiving the Holy Spirit, falling down and experiencing God. Perhaps a further evening on the subject might be good to look at as an outcome of the interest shown in the subject.

The next week we looked at gifts of demonstration, such as the Gift of faith that is a confidence that God is going to do something extra ordinary and Gifts of healings that are an increase in nature processes of healing. We looked at the nature of the miraculous as we looked at gifts of miracles that accomplish the impossible. At the end of this evening we had a time of equipping for healing and prayers for healing.

We have another three evenings after half-term, which we are looking forward to, please feel free to join us.

As we gather for gifts of revelation, adoration and challenge lets continue to pray that God will enable us to naturally share his good gracious gifts for them to be taught as well as caught.

Blessings, Stuart

Sermons

Catch up on missed sermons - recordings from the past few weeks are available to play or download below.

04 Dec, 2016 Download

27 Nov, 2016 Download

20 Nov, 2016 Download

 

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