We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God who died and rose that mankind would be free from the state of sin (Romans 5:6-12); (Hebrews 2:14-18) from the curse of death. He came to redeem us, (I Peter 1:18-21) that we might be reconciled to God by our acceptance of his atonement(I John 4:9-10). John 3:16 states, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." It wasn’t because we loved God that we were able to receive the love of God, but because He loved us and there will never been a greater love than this (Ephesians2:4-5). Through the precious blood of the Lamb of God, we have redemption and forgiveness of sin “And we know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin”… (Ephesians 1:7), (I John 3:5).
The Holy Spirit After receiving your first gift of a new life from God, there are still more gifts of God’s Spirit.
What is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is the power of God that empowers us to be his witnesses (Acts1:8, Acts 2:17) Jesus sent the Holy Ghost to earth for all men who are washed by his blood. Why do you need the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a necessity in the life of a saint. He enables us to stand against the wiles (tricks, snares) of the devil. How do I receive the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a gift from God and to receive Him, all you have to do is believe and receive Him and He is yours.
To learn more about the Holy Spirit, read the following scriptures: John 14:26 John 15:26 John 16:!3 Understanding Sanctification
What Is Sanctified? Through the blood of Jesus we have been washed (cleansed) free from sin (I John 1:7). Now you are sanctified (I Peter 1:18-19).
What does this mean? Being sanctified simply means being set apart; free from sin, purified. You have received a new life (I Corinthians 5: 17) now you must put on the “new man” (Ephesians 4:24). This is a new life; a new way of living and being. The bible states; It is no longer I but Christ (Galatians 2:20).
What does being justified mean? You also now are justified (absolved of guilt) because the Bible says that He paid the price, “For you have been bought with a price” (I Corinthians 6:20). Jesus paid for us to have new life, so He is our justification I Corinthians 7:23.
All of the above you must believe in faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God
(Hebrews 11:6). Your faith may be small at this time, but you must keep believing and trusting in God. He is your refuge (source of safety) and your strength.
What is Prayer? Prayer is our communication with God. We must pray. The Bible says we should pray without ceasing (I Thessalonians 5:17). Whatever we need, God’s got it! We must pray and ask believing He is more than able to do all things. Ephesians 3:20 states that He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. Pray and keep your mind stayed on him and he will keep you in perfect peace.
Your Bible The Bible is Your Weapon-a Sword (Ephesians 6:17). Remember, the only thing the devil can’t stand against is the Word of God. You need to read and learn of Him so that you may grow strong in the Lord (Hebrews 4:12). Jesus stated that “ye are clean by the Word” (John 15:3) because the Word of God purifies.
Church Attendance “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25).
Why is it Important to Come to Church? ~To Learn of Him ~To grow in faith and power ~Most Importantly, to know of His Love for you
Why is it Important to Fellowship with the Saints? Fellowshipping (spending time) with the saints is important because it helps to make you strong. We need each other for encouragement and strength. (Hebrews 10:25)
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