Sunday, February 10, 2019

Baptism and Membership Celebration

Membership is a weird word
Johnny Dodsworth

Does church membership give you a discount? Do you get an ID card?

As a hockey player I lost control. Everything stopped working. Couldn't communicate for a while. Brain scan showed a stroke at age 14. 

Listen with new ears:
For just as the body is one but has many parts; and all the parts of the body, though many, constitute one body; so it is with the Messiah. For indeed the body is not one part but many. If the foot says, "I'm not a hand, so I'm not part of the body," that doesn't make it stop being part of the body. So the eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you"; or the head to the feet, "I don't need you." Now you together constitute the body of the Messiah, and individually you are parts of it.
1 Corinthians (1 Co) 12:12‭, ‬14‭-‬15‭, ‬21‭, ‬27 CJB

A group of people connected to Jesus. Participate in the life of Christ.
The pastor is no more important than any other member. Encourage one another. Connected with one another.
We ask membership candidates to share their testimony. That changes our DNA. Become a member today. 

Jesus said:
I united with them and you with me, so that they may be completely one, and the world thus realize that you sent me, and that you have loved them just as you have loved me.
Yochanan (Jhn) 17:23 CJB

Alithia Slavik grew up going to church. At age 7 we were baptized. In Alberta we were in a spiritual desert. 
Now 20 years old. Feel at home in 

Lyubov from Russia
Oleg at age 32 was baptized

Brittany Dueck. Grew up in a Christian home. Baptized in 2005 married 2008
Brian moved to Canada. Shallow faith. NKMB. 2012 first child. Baptized. Now have 4 children. Wanted a new church. 
Libby a senior at REC. Rejected Jesus in private school. Now more open with Jesus. Parents are patient and kind. Want to be baptized today. 

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