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									          Message: “Getting ready for Jesus” Luke 3: 7-14
   When the crowds came to John for baptism, he said, “You brood of snakes!                            There will be morning tea this morning following the service.
Who warned you to flee God’s coming wrath? 8 Prove by the way you live that                            Fusion youth worship will be in the hall this morning commencing at 11.30 am.
you have repented of your sins and turned to God. Don’t just say to each other,
‘We’re safe, for we are descendants of Abraham.’ That means nothing, for I tell                        The Tuesday Cell Group is meeting in the home of Boon & Emily Lim (37A
you, God can create children of Abraham from these very stones. 9 Even now                             Grosvenor Parade, Balwyn – 9836 0285). We meet from 7.30 to 9.00 pm on a
the axe of God’s judgment is poised, ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes,                       Tuesday for Bible study and prayer – everyone is welcome.
every tree that does not produce good fruit will be chopped down and thrown                            Uni Bible study group will be meeting at 8 pm on Wednesday March 25 in the
into the fire.”                                                                                        Sunday school building. Please speak with Matt Leung for more information.
    The crowds asked, “What should we do?” 11 John replied, “If you have two
shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are                            "Guest speakers, Brian and Julie Ko, will this Saturday talk about their ministry
hungry.”                                                                                               and experiences. Their particular focus will be about sharing and evangelism
    Even corrupt tax collectors came to be baptized and asked, “Teacher, what                                                                                    Gen-
                                                                                                       among young adults. This workshop will be hosted by Gen-Christ fellowship
should we do?” 13 He replied, “Collect no more taxes than the government                               7:30 p.m., 28th March, at the Sunday School Building."
requires.”                                                                                             Opportunity to be baptised – on Sunday June 14 we will be having a baptismal
    “What should we do?” asked some soldiers. John replied, “Don’t extort                              service. In preparation for this Ricky and Charles will be offering an opportunity
money or make false accusations. And be content with your pay.”                                        to learn more about baptism in 4 sessions to be held on the Sunday
                                                                                                       afternoons – April 19 and 26 and May 10 and 17. Please speak with Ricky or
1. ______________________ “You’re a bunch of snakes (v 7)                                              Charles if you would like more information or to attend this course. The course
                                                                                                       is open to everyone.

2. _________________________ “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance                                 For thought and contemplation – Who can tell the far-reaching effects of prayer?
                               (v 8)                                                                   Hanna prayed(1 Samuel 1:9-18) and from her prayer came Samuel, the first
                                                                                                       great prophet and the last judge in Israel. Pray on – your persistent prayer can
3. _________________________ (v 8- 14)                                                                 produce results you never dreamed possible.
                                                                                                          “Now this is the confidence we have before Him: whenever we ask anything
         Save your excuses (v 8)                                                                          according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears whatever
         Share your possessions (v 11)                                                                    we ask, we know that we have what we asked Him for.” 1 John 5: 14-15
         Don’t rip other people off (v 15)
         Stop lying (v 14)                                                                             Prayer
                                                                                                       Prayer meeting is held every Sunday at 9.30am. Come early and prepare your
         Be content with your pay (v 14)                                                               hearts for worship. If you have specific prayer needs and require prayer, there
                                                                                                       is also an opportunity to seek the pastor and deacons for prayer after the
4. What is the message for today?                                                                      service. Our church needs prayer warriors and if you have calling to pray,
                                                                                                       please join the Sunday morning prayer meeting and remain after the service to
****************************************************************************************************   pray for those in need.
Camp News:
Every Thursday from 9-11pm, let us pray for the upcoming church camp in our own
time. Prayer items for this Thursday:
            •    Pray for the youth leaders to have uniformity, understanding and the right
                 attitudes to serve one another. May leaders experience God's works                          Let us pray for those who are seeking to adjust to the reality of losing
                 through preparation, let their faith be built and have an enthusiasm of                     their loved one and homes in the recent Bushfires, and those seeking to
                 serving others.                                                                             assist the survivors in support, counselling, and many practical ways
            •    Pray for promotion team, worship team, welcoming team, logistics, cell                      We continue to pray for the work of Heather & Trevor Smith in Thailand.
                 leaders and financial team, may God lead them into unity, let them to
                 experience the changes.                                                                     We pray for Amy Young as she is pregnant.
Church Activities
English Prayer Meeting
English Service
                                               Sunday 9:30 am
                                               Sunday 10:00 am
                                                                                                              Melbourne Chinese Baptist Church
Fusion Youth Worship                           Sunday 11:30 am                                                    (Incorporating East Kew Baptist Church)
Chinese Service and Sunday School              Sunday 11:30 am
English Prayer Fellowship Meeting              Every month’s 1st, 3rd Sunday 11:30 am
Chinese Prayer Meeting                         Sunday 10:45 am
Chinese Adult Sunday School                    Sunday 10:00 am, 2 pm                      Mission Statement:       To bring people to Christ and membership in His family,
Chinese Bible Study / Prayer Meeting           Monday 8.00 pm                                                      develop them to Christlike maturity, and equip them for
Evergreen Fellowship                           Tuesday 10:30 am
English Bible Study / Prayer Meeting           Tuesday 7:30 pm                                                     their ministry in the church and life mission in the world,
University Bible study                         Wednesday 8:00 pm                                                   in order to magnify God’s name.
Wednesday Chinese Bible Study                  Wednesday 8:00 pm (Victor Chiang’s Home)
Women Fellowship                               Every month's 1st, 3rd Thursday 10:00 am   2009 Theme:              Witness as one.
Catalyst Fellowship                            Friday 7:30 pm nd th
Gen Christ Fellowship                          Every month's 2 , 4 Saturday 7:30 pm
Daniel Fellowship                              Every month’s 2nd, 4thSaturday 7:30 pm
Mission Fellowship                             Every month’s 3rd Saturday 2pm

                                                                                                           Order of Service - 10.00am, 22nd March, 2009

                                          Roster                                                                 Song: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus
                                       Today                            Next Week
Door Greeter             Robyn S, Jessie Lawlor              Lana Wong, Robyn S
                                                                                                                                Song: Majesty
Worship Leader           Brian Chu                           Shirlaine
Bible Reader             Joanne Lim                          Letty Tsoi                                     Song: Did You Feel The Mountains Tremble
Offering                 Boon and Emily Lim                  Rebecca Tang, Imelda Leung
Tea Helper               Lana Wong, Imelda Leung             Joanne and Emily Lim                                              Song: The Stand
Musicians                The Band                            The Band
Deacon on duty           Sam Ng                              Kevin Yu
Sound Technician         Daniel Tay                          David Fong
Child Care               Imelda Leung                        Emily Lim
Sanctuary Flower         Mr. & Mrs. Lai Kum Fong             Mr. & Mrs. Lai Kum Fong                                Scripture reading: Luke 3: 7-14

                                                                                            Message: Getting Ready for Jesus – Mr. Rev. Dr. Conqueror. Olsen



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