Stefano & Jennifer Mariotti

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church-planting in Budrio, Italy

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Sunday Service 27/01/2013 - Ferrara

Tomorrow we are invited at 
an Independent Church in Ferrara, 
a small town near Bologna where in 1536 Calvin stayed and preached in the chapel of the city castel.

The church has
a cultural association named
after Renée of France, the Duchess that guested the young runaway Calvin in Ferrara.
This association is very active in supporting works both in India and in the Filippines.
In Italy they are doing a prison ministry and they helped the population after the earthquake.

Stefano will preach on Matthew 13:31-35: "Explosive Growth & Intensive transformation"

"He put another parable before them, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." He told them another parable. "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, till it was all leavened." All these things Jesus said to the crowds in parables; indeed, he said nothing to them without a parable. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet: "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter what has been hidden since the foundation of the world." 
Matthew 13:31-35 (ESV)