Announcements

Trevor will again be visiting with our partner churches in the USA, but has also been invited to visit a church in Norway for the first time! He will be leaving us on the 10th October headed for Norway, and then will meet Helene in the Dallas, Texas on the 17th to continue meeting with our partners there. Their USA trip will span Dallas in TX, St. Louis in Missouri, Des Moines in Iowa, back to St. Louis, Houston in Texas, back to Dallas, and then Orlando in Florida. They will return on the 21st November.

Please lift both Trev and Helene up in prayer as they travel, sharing with other churches around the world.

Following Jesus is not a one-time decision, but a lifelong journey. No matter how long you have been a Christian, we all have a next step in our walk with Jesus.

If you asked Jesus into your life, but have yet to be baptized, baptism is your next step!

4 Things You Need To Know About Baptism
1. Baptism is about going public.
Like wearing a jersey to a rugby game, baptism is our opportunity to identify with a person and a team. When we take our next step in baptism, we're letting the world know we belong to Jesus and we're on His team.

There is no such thing as a private faith. Jesus died publicly for us, and baptism is our opportunity to go public for Him.

2. Baptism is about being obedient.
Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19). The first thing Jesus tells us to do after salvation is baptism.

We can't say we'll do anything for God if we won't do the first thing. If you have not been baptized since asking Jesus into your life, baptism is your next step.

There is no such thing as a private faith.

3. Baptism comes after salvation.
In the first recorded sermon in the early church, Peter preached to a crowd of thousands. About 3,000 people were saved, and the first thing Peter told them to do after salvation was get baptized (Acts 2:38). The pattern continues through the rest of the early church. Baptism is a public proclamation of the spiritual transformation that occurs when we commit to following Jesus.

4. Baptism is a powerful reminder.
Through baptism, we remember how Jesus saved us. Being lowered in the water is symbolic of how we were dead in our sins. Coming out of the water is symbolic of how our faith in Jesus saved us from death and gives us eternal life.

Every baptism is an opportunity to share Jesus' story. Jesus died to pay for our sin and restore our relationship with God. Then, He rose from the grave, showing His power over death.

If you would like to be baptised at our next baptism service on the 21st October, contact us through the church office, or speak to Pastor Peter Holness.

Come join our Pastors wives and hear their testimonies.

"Gods Faithfulness"

3rd November 09:00am in the NSC Chapel

Contact: Ruth Fanner - 074 244 8917

Join Mike & Irene Rutter every Monday evening at 17:30pm for Griefshare. (A light meal is included)

We have developed a new smartphone app, NSC Online, to help facilitate better communication and engagement. The app provides quick and convenient access to the latest news, information, and events, as well as a library of past sermons with facilities for taking notes.

The app is available on Android and Apple platforms, so get it today!

About NSC

We are a non-denominational Christian church based in Marburg, South Africa. At our core, we believe that the church body should be making an impact for the Kingdom in a broken world; being a city on a hill - a beacon of God's love and hope to all around.

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