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The Book of Acts

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Starting September 12, we will begin a new sermon series on The Book of Acts.

"You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” 

Jesus’ restatement of the Great Commission in Acts 1:8 is the cornerstone of the book of Acts, highlighting the book's two main themes: the action of the Holy Spirit and the witness of the Church. Jesus’ disciples become His witnesses after the Holy Spirit comes upon them. Then, beginning in Jerusalem, moving out into Judea and Samaria, and on to the ends of the earth, the irresistible flame of the gospel spreads wherever they go. As followers of Jesus today, wherever we come from around the world, we are the inheritors of this movement of the Spirit.

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Posted by Anthony Brown

Fall Kick-off Sunday

'I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’ - Psalm 122

On Sept 12, we will have the incredible privilege of gathering together to worship our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, the one in whom all things hold together. First Baptist Church will stand together in the sanctuary at St Andrew’s- Wesley, across the street from our building-in-progress, and sing the words, ‘Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation!’

Back in the heart of the City, with a heart for the City, the people of Christ, being built together as a spiritual house, will continue to proclaim the Gospel of Christ with singing and prayers, choir and organ, brass and band, Sunday school and sermon, Scripture and fellowship. We welcome you to join us on this celebratory Sunday.

King David, to whom Psalm 122 is attributed, was passionate about public worship (can you remember when someone excitedly said to you, ‘Let’s go to church’?). David recognized the transformative power of the people of God publicly declaring His praise. Through this act, 'we are summoned to meet the God who gives us life, sets us free from sin, transforms us into the likeness of Christ, calls us to witness in a broken world, and empowers us to look for the coming of the King.’1

May the Lord open our lips, hearts and minds that our lives will reflect the glory of His name.

Ben Ewert
Minister of Worship

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1 David Coffey, President of the Baptist World Alliance, in Gathering for Worship 

FALL KICK-OFF SUNDAY

September 12 | 1:30-2:30pm
St Andrew's Church
Join us in-person or online

Posted by Ben Ewert

Ride for Refuge

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Once again, we are putting together a team of riders and walkers to support the work and ministry of Kinbrace. Kinbrace is a ministry that welcomes and supports refugees through hospitality, education, and housing. They do some amazing work for those who have experienced trauma from conflict torn regions around the world like what we are seeing in Afghanistan.

We will have groups riding distances of 10 kms (children friendly), 25 kms, and 50 kms and 5 kms walk. The groups of our team will decide on doing the event either on Sat Sept 18th and/or 25th. T

o join the FBC Ride for Refuge team, click here or contact our team captain, Krista Ewert at   for more info and details. Sign up soon and start your fundraising efforts! 

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