29 August 2021
TODAY WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN US THROUGH THESE SIMPLE STEPS AS WE WORSHIP & JOURNEY TOGETHER.
Prepare your heart and mind as you begin church at home.
WATCH this short video from our OBC team
PRAY, releasing yourself & this time of worship into the Lord's hands
READ the scripture below:
Share these questions in your household or with others from OBC over the phone
- John used 3 key words when discussing the importance of knowing others & being known. Love, support & accountability – what should each look like in our context?
- John discusses that each & every voice matters. Something that makes us unique as Baptists. Discuss this statement; 'You & your contribution to the body of Christ is essential.'
- Whose stories & testimony (aside from your own) have really had an impact on you?
- Ephesians 4 gives us a pretty detailed account around the expectations of Christian living. Discuss how biblical & spiritual maturity is likely to come about through unity.
MISSION & PRAYER
This week, pray for those you consider your small group, those who you know & feel known by.
Pick a Baptist or/& OBC ministry & take time to learn about what they are doing & pray for them.
Discern what the Lord is asking of you as a participant in the Kingdom call, as a member of the body of Christ, what impact is he calling on from you this week?
Our NZ Baptist movement has had some incredible stories throughout the years. Take some time & feel encouraged by those who have followed the call of Christ on their lives
Joan Milner (1921 - 2018
Joan Milner was the first Baptist full-time worker among Maori. She was based in Lower Waikato, Waiuku and Pukekohe and marae nearby.