Naringal Baptist Church

The Light of Christ to our rural community

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3836 Cobden Warrnambool Road Naringal

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John Prepares the Way for the Lord

John Prepares the Way for the Lord

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Mark 1:1-15

Mark 1:1-3(NIV): The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” — “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’”


Just as God sent John the Baptist to prepare the way for the coming of Jesus, so he sends us also. What can we learn from John the Baptist that we can apply to our own lives and calling? John the Baptist had a clear:

  • Ministry - Mark 1:2-3 , Mark 16:15
  • Method - Mark 1:4-6, Luke 3:7-14, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
  • Message - Mark 1:7-8, John 3:30


Jesus said this about John the Baptist:

Luke 7:28(NIV): 28 I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

John the Baptist said this about himself:

John 3:27-30(NIV): To this John replied, “A person can receive only what is given them from heaven. You yourselves can testify that I said, ‘I am not the Messiah but am sent ahead of him.’ The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete. He must become greater; I must become less.”


Imagine what God could do with us, with this church, if we had that attitude.


Church Review - Mark Wilkinson

We are the body of Christ

We are the body of Christ

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WE Are the Body of Christ  - 1 Corinthians 12:12 - 13:13

‘You are the body of Christ and each one of you is part of it’ - 1 Corinthians 12:27


1. Unity - 12:12 - 13 How are you encouraging and supporting difference within our community, rather than opposing it?

2. Diversity - 12:14 - 20 How are you contributing to our community? What role do you play in building up the body?

3. Equality - 12:21 - 30 Are you envious of someone else’s role? How can we celebrate diversity?

4. Overruled by love - 12:31 - 13:13; Matt 22:37 - 39

‘Eagerly desire the greater gifts’


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