Zhenya baptism

A. Zhenya

1-5 sec. Dear brothers and sisters, beloved friends.

6-11. What a wonderful evening we are having!

12-31. We even can’t deeply comprehend what a joyful event is beginning in heaven. Angels are waiting for this event.

32-43. Only God has full understanding.

44-1.22. Here what the Bible says in Psalm 49:7 — No man can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for him– 8 the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough– 9 that he should live on forever and not see decay.

1.23-1.42. Just imagine – all people are dying, anxious about that, live in fear…. But God has a special plan for His children. 1.43-2.23. John 3:1 — Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” 3 In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” 4 “How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!”

2.24-2.51. When Jesus explained the new birth trough water and Spirit to Nicodemus, the Pharisee amazedly asked: “How can it be?”.

2.52-3.27. How can it be true – the eternal life for a man? Right for this reason God has sent His only Son Jesus, for His believers and followers could be saved and with Him on heaven. Trough the water and the Holly Spirit.

3.28-5.42. Many people are trying hard to earn salvation. To be better in compare with others. Usually they compare themselves with others and say: “I’m better then someone else… I’m worth to be saved…”. In the eyes of the world we haven’t any worth, our price is small, but what our God is saying.  1 Corinth.6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought with a price! Here is a Good News! We have amazingly high price in the God’s eyes! He gave Jesus for the sake of us!

5.43-6.11. Today we have a joyful event. One of God’s children received the price, grateful for it, able to join God through the baptism, and he’s going to receive the Holy Spirit.

6.12- / Before this we will pray God, then we will share about how Zhenya’s life has changed. And then we’ll ask him two significant questions, after which he can be baptized. Let’s pray. Prayer. Sharing about Zhenya.

9.09 Nick. That was great to see how Zhenya didn’t delay to receive challenges from the Bible.

9.49 Ann. I remember how eagerly Zhenya served on our missionary project. Hehas a good heart.

10.14 Roman. I looked for guy with open heart. When I saw Zhenya I was pleased by his open sight. Had many prayers for him. I’m so happy now! We, who can’t hear give one-another Sign-names. He had an old name, now he has a new one – “New”!

12.00 Slava. I must say – I’m so amazed by the God’s miracle! The repentance of his heart was so obvious. It was enough to look in his eyes, to speak heart to heart. I can’t remind without tears that day when he decided to follow Jesus. Now I can say – God gave us a new son!

13.35 Julia. When I saw him first time, his eyes were so sad. Time had gone, and eyes changed. If I could give him a sign-name I’d call him “Wonder Eyes”.

14.22 Tanya “the Singer”. I’m very glad to see how God wants to save everyone. Very happy about Zhenya. Happy we’ll have a new brother soon.

15.08 Slava. Now we must ask you two questions. Before that let’s read Romans 10:9. Read & explain the Scripture… Ask & answer…

15.55  1-st. “Yes. I believe”.

16.15  2-nd. “Jesus – is my Lord”.

16.23 According to your faith, good confession & what we have heard about you we can baptize you in the name of Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. You’ll receive the forgiveness of all your sins and the gift of Holly Spirit. It’ll put you before God pure and completely innocent in the Last Day.

17.37 Here is the water – what can stop us baptizing you? – Nothing!

19.50 Great! Saved!

20.19 New life is beginning!

20.24 Praise God!

20.30 Brothers and sisters! We’ve got a new brother! Let’s prepare for celebration!

B. Roman

1-8 Hi, dear brothers and sisters, disciples of Jesus.

9-11. My name is Roman.

13-15. I was baptized three years ago.

16-25. I didn’t know God’s plan for my life. I’ve been praying a lot and wanted to save deaf people.

26-40. God makes His fabulous plan. Amazing. I’m so impressed how God uses me here in Vinnitsya.

41-47. I believe, God chose me to serve the deaf. I’ve found one guy, his name is Zhenya.

48-56. We all together as a Church encouraged him and trying to show God’s plan to choose him.

57-1.03. I couldn’t even imagine what’ll happen but prayed a lot! And he decided to be baptized in Christ!

1.03-1.05. It’s amazingly! Tonight I invite you all to the celebration of new life! Go!