Baptismal Pool

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The community gathers around this pool of water to witness a baptism.

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened, 22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form, like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). (Lk 3:21–22). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

Gather us under your wings Lord!

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Luke 13:34

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

The Lord has blessed the farm with chickens.  We are willing Jesus, gather us and our children under your mighty wings in these days of many troubles.

 

The Thanksgiving Sacrifice

“And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings that one may offer to the LORD.  If he offers it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the thanksgiving sacrifice unleavened loaves mixed with oil, unleavened wafers smeared with oil, and loaves of fine flour well mixed with oil.

The Holy Bible: Leviticus 7:11–13

Worship in the Chicken Coup
Worship in the Chicken Coup

Inside the finished chicken coup, hearts turn towards heaven and praises are offered unto the LORD, the giver of all good things.  Receive our unleavened hearts, cleansed by the sacrifice of your Son Jesus.  Smear our souls with the oil of your Holy Spirit that we may be living sacrifices unto You oh LORD our God.  Hallelujah!

The Sacredness of Marriage

And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?”  Mt 19:3-4

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He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?  So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”  Mt 19:4-6

Bodas Abril 2014

Seven couples officially tied the knot in front of God, the courts and their witnesses.  We pray these marriages will thrive for a lifetime, that spouses will draw near to you God and that you God may give them grace to love each other and power to resist the temptation of divorce.

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We pray God, that your Holy Spirit may indwell in these hearts and their homes.  That mothers and fathers may enjoy an intimate communion with you Jesus.  That children will be protected by strong parents who love and serve you God and each other.

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We thank you God, for your tender mercy and kindness.  This sweet love you designed is beyond what any human heart can contain.  Our love overflows and we Bless you God!

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Jesus thank you for teaching us the true heart of the Father towards marriage.  Thank you for sending us your Holy Spirit to help us put your words into practice and reap the eternal benefits of obedience.

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Give us the wisdom and power to live up to our marriage commitment.  Let us not fall for the lies of this world concerning divorce and give us Lord Jesus dominion over immorality.

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SHE

Let my beloved come to his garden,
and eat its choicest fruits.

HE

I came to my garden, my sister, my bride,
I gathered my myrrh with my spice,
I ate my honeycomb with my honey,
I drank my wine with my milk.

OTHERS

Eat, friends, drink,
and be drunk with love!

Song of Solomon 4:16-5:1

Baptisms of Repentance and Forgiveness

As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.  Luke 3:15

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After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing.  John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized.  John 3:22-24

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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, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.  Mathew 28:19-20

Bautismo 2 Abril 2014

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.   For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”  Acts 28-39

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So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.  Acts 2:41

Victory over Evil against Children

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He (King Ahaz) even made metal images for the Baals, and he made offerings in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom and burned his sons as an offering, according to the abominations of the nations whom the LORD drove out before the people of Israel.

2 Chronicles 28:2–3

Our Lord Jesus has given us His Holy Spirit and with His power we are able to combat and have victory over evil.  Lord we Pray in your name for the protection of our children, those who are now in the womb and those who are so vulnerable to abuse.  Send your mighty Angels and destroy the forces of evil that attack the children of our generation.