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  Elder Help us under ? What does the Old Church of God of the New Covenant teach? Your answers, Hope this helps you. LAST Post , for a while !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From the Elder Rev. Simon Kidd. This is our last post for the season, It’s Revival Time. see us on the web! From the Kidd Family Ministry 463 East High st Owingsville Ky, email simonkidd@windstream.net, see our post to the nation Google Alerts see us on the web, simonkiddoldchurch@gmail.com call us anytime 859-274-2617 See our web, post to the world. And the oldchurchofGod,com-web page. Old Church of God of the New Covenant and what they teach ? We are telling all who will listen that mankind was only reformed one time By God and it was from the Old Covenant church to the New Covenant Church, Heb. 9:10 tells us this. We are saying this is The Great Commission. And What is it in accordance with the Bible? The burden of Christ remains with His true children to ‘go into all the world and preach the gospel.’ (Mark 16:15) The purpose of the Church is not to settle down and enjoy the wealth of this world but to be the light of the world, to spread the good news of true salvation, and to show lost souls the love of God by good works (Matthew 5:14-16). This is what it is all about. We know too many. Is it so controversial? But we live it out this way, He calls us to reach the people in our current sphere of influence or our family and our close friends. He charges us to share the gospel with our neighbors and the people in our local community. He commissions us to reach not only the country we live in but also to reach all the nations of the world. Hence, we are called to share the gospel with those people that are most close to us in location and relationship, as well as those people in unknown and unreached areas with foreign languages and cultures. Maybe the most undesirable or dangerous people for you to share the gospel with are your own family and friends. They may appear to be the hardest, furthest people from God. Yet Jesus’s heart of pursuit goes after the prodigals and those who are least likely to hear the good news. We all are called and are His , so we teach Him not ourselves, Habakkuk 2:19 attests that “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” Psalm 102:15 attests that “nations will fear the name of the Lord, and all the kings of the earth will fear your glory.” Jesus’s life on the earth was not only for the purpose of saving people on earth but was primarily to bring glory to God. In John 17:1-5, right before he went to the cross, Jesus said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed.” It does not have to be from some school or college that calls itself God’s College, Because God never told men to do that. This is what He says, God’s desire is for His people to know Him and to worship Him in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24). So when we we say all people have a choice , we are saying that God has given all of us a choice, All groups , or church people are using the Bible, no one person has all the answers. When we just look at the bible for what it says, we sometimes see a big difference in the way people think about God, some have one flavor of God this way and others have it that way. When we read the bible just for what it says, in it. We see things just as God said it. Look at this choice of what God says about these subjects. What does He say to us about the Bible? The Bible is the divinely, inspired word of God. The Church of God has no other creed or theology other than that which is taught in the Word of God in its entirety (2 Timothy 3:16–17; 2 Peter 1:20–21). What does He say about the Old Church of God Of the New Covenant? There was a Church under the Old Covenant it is understood when we read about The Church in the Wilderness! We understand it this way, the word “Ekklesia” is from the Greek “kaleo,” “call,” “ek,” “out.” “The Church” means “the called-out.” We read it this way, *** The seventh chapter of Acts records Stephen’s message to Israel in Jerusalem. In reviewing Israel’s history Stephen made reference to “the Church in the wilderness.” “THIS IS HE, THAT WAS IN THE CHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS WITH THE ANGEL WHICH SPAKE TO HIM IN THE MOUNT SINAI, AND WITH OUR FATHERS: WHO RECEIVED THE LIVELY ORACLES TO GIVE UNTO US.” Acts 7:38. Then in Hebrews 2:12 we find a fulfillment of the prophecy of Psalm 22:22 concerning God’s Church or Congregation. Note first, Psalm 22:22 and then, Hebrews 2:12. “I will declare Thy name unto My brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise Thee.” “I WILL DECLARE THY NAME UNTO MY BRETHREN, IN THE MIDST OF THE CHURCH WILL I SING PRAISE UNTO THEE.” Now, by way of comparison, read Colossians 1:24 to 26 and Ephesians 3:4 to 6 We are very much aware of the different names called the Church people in the Bible. Such as this. Titles and names of the church » Spouse of Christ Titles and names of the church » Dove Titles and names of the church » Heavenly of jerusalem Titles and names of the church » Vineyard Titles and names of the church » Flock of God Titles and names of the church » Inheritance Titles and names of the church » Mount zion Titles and names of the church » God's heritage Titles and names of the church » Temple of God Titles and names of the church » Temple of the living God Titles and names of the church » Body of Christ Titles and names of the church » Lot of God's inheritance Titles and names of the church » Golden candlestick Titles and names of the church » Bride of Christ Titles and names of the church » Pillar and ground of the truth Titles and names of the church » Family in heaven and earth Titles and names of the church » Church of the living God Titles and names of the church » General assembly of the first-born Titles and names of the church » Church of the firstborn Titles and names of the church » City of the living God Titles and names of the church » Holy mountain Titles and names of the church » Sought out, a city not forsaken Titles and names of the church » Branch of God's planting Titles and names of the church » Congregation of the lord's poor Titles and names of the church » Congregation of saints Titles and names of the church » Sanctuary of God Titles and names of the church » House of Christ Titles and names of the church » King's daughter Titles and names of the church » Mountain of the lord's house Titles and names of the church » House of the God of jacob Titles and names of the church » Fold of Christ Titles and names of the church » Church of God Titles and names of the church » Holy hill The body of Christ is composed of every blood-washed one. Salvation makes you a member of this divine institution of God that stands above the religious confusion of humanly-organized religion (Acts 2:47; 1 John 3:8–10). The roll book is kept in Heaven (Luke 10:20). Jesus Christ is the true, active head of the church on earth and in Heaven (Ephesians 1:22–23; Colossians 1:18). Christ is the foundation of the Church (1 Corinthians 3:11). The members in the body are not governed or placed by a board or committee but by God and His Son (Isaiah 9:6; 1 Corinthians 12:18,27–28). We are that Old Church of God in the Scripture, this is what we do and how we follow God in all things. 1 Corinthians 1:2 To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours. The biblical name of the Church is the “Church of God.” This name is mentioned 12 times in the New Testament. The name of the Old Church of God of the New Covenant is also mentioned in each of these New Testament passages: Acts 20:28; 1 Corinthians 10:32; 11:16, 22; 15:9; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Galatians 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; and 1 Timothy 3:5, 15. Acts 7:1-53 —Stephen explained that Jesus Christ and Christianity are the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy and a natural outgrowth of what the Old Testament scriptures foretold. Acts 8:26-39 —Philip explained to the Ethiopian eunuch how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies. Acts 9:20 —Immediately after his miraculous conversion, Paul "preached the Christ in the synagogues" in Damascus. This is where anyone can read about the Old Church of God of the New Covenant in the Scripture. Paul is telling us who they are. “Unto the CHURCH OF GOD which is at Corinth…” (I Cor. 1:2). “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ…unto the CHURCH OF GOD which is at Corinth…” (II Cor. 1:1). “…how shall he take care of the CHURCH of God?” (I Tim. 3:5). “…the house of God, which is the CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, the pillar and ground of the truth” (I Tim. 3:15). When referring to local congregations in a collective sense, but not in general, Scripture uses the term “the Churches of God,” as in the following three verses: “…we have no such custom, neither the Churches of God” (I Cor. 11:16). “For you, brethren, became followers of the Churches of God…” (I Thes. 2:14). “So that we ourselves glory in you in the Churches of God…” (II Thes. 1:4). Christ is the Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22; 4:15; 5:23; Col. 1:18). This is why Paul, in Romans 16:16, also referred to various congregations as “the Churches of Christ.” But the Church is kept in the name of the Father: “…keep through Your own name those whom you have given Me, that they may be one, as we are” (John 17:11). Christ said, “I will build My CHURCH…” (Matt. 16:18). Paul, speaking to elders in the Church, stated, “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the CHURCH OF GOD, which He has purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28). “Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the CHURCH OF GOD” (I Cor. 10:32). “What? Do you not have houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise you the CHURCH OF GOD, and shame them that have not?…” (I Cor. 11:22). “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the CHURCH OF GOD” (I Cor. 15:9). “For you have heard of my [conduct] in times past in the Jews’ religion, how beyond measure I persecuted the CHURCH of God, and wasted it” (Gal. 1:12). So we can read about this church in the Bible. Unity of God’s People God has only one church (1 Corinthians 12:12–13,20) and He desires that there be unity and fellowship among His children (John 17:20–23, Galatians 3:28, Philippians 1:27). One must forsake the world and come out of Babylon (Revelation 18:2,4) to be in the unity of the Spirit and faith (Ephesians 4:4-6). God calls for a Relationship of Love There is no greater doctrine of the Bible than that of love. Jesus confirmed that an individual is to love the Lord God with all of his heart, soul, mind, body, and strength. God created mankind for the purpose of having a relationship with him. Love is the foundation to the relationship with God that He seeks in humanity. Without a supreme love of God, all other doctrine and religious life will miss the mark. Love is the motivation and key to living acceptably to God. Love for God is manifested by obedience to God’s Word (John 14:23) and by loving others (Matthew 22:37–39, Mark 12:30–31). He is forgiven us so we can have Salvation from Sin While all have sinned, Jesus Christ died on the cross that the power of sin might be broken in the hearts and lives of mankind. There is power through redemption to enable sin-free living on a daily basis. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things have passed away; behold all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). To live acceptably before God and to make Heaven, one must live without sin. There is a definite experience of salvation that all can have when they believe in Christ, repent of committed sin, and walk in the newness of life. (Matthew 1:21; Romans 6; 1 John 3:3–10; 1 John 5:18a; John 5:14b; John 8:11b). With God we never walk alone, there is the Infilling of the Holy Ghost As it was on the day of Pentecost, there is a second work subsequent to justification (Acts 19:2) that every child of God must experience. The Holy Spirit wants to come into every justified individual and take up His abode. The Holy Ghost brings power to the lives of Christians to enable them to be the separate, called-out, holy people that God desires. The Holy Spirit is a sanctifier, comforter, purifier, and enabler. (Acts 2; Acts 15:8–9; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; John 14:16–20, 25-28). The witness of the Holy Spirit is the ability to live a consistent holy life (Romans 8:16; Galatians 5:22–24). Gift of God is very clear to all around us and to us as well. The scriptural gift of tongues is the divine enablement to speak a foreign, human language to hearers of that native tongue (Acts 2:3–11). It is not the practice of speaking ecstatically without understanding. God requires Holiness, as proof that He is in our life. The Word of God teaches holiness in all manner of conversation—attitudes, meditations, motivations, actions, where one goes, how one dresses. Holiness must encompass the entire life — inward and outward. Without holiness, no man shall see God. This holiness does not come from man’s work but it is the work of God within man. Therefore, there is no place for ‘self-righteousness.’ Part of holiness is living humbly before God and man. (Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Ephesians 4:24; Romans 6:22; Titus 2:11–12). Modesty & Outward Adornment, God’s Saved people are not out for a Show, even in adornment. A child of God must not be conformed to this world but rather be a reflection of humility, purity, and simplicity. The scripture teaches against the wearing of jewelry and worldly adornment. Children of God are to dress modestly, having their bodies covered. Holy women are to have long hair (1 Corinthians 11:14–15) and wear decent, gender appropriate clothing, i.e. dresses, skirts (1 Timothy 2:9–10, Deuteronomy 22:5). God gave us Ordinances Full Immersion Baptism (Matthew 28:19–20; Acts 8:36–39); The Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26–30; 1 Corinthians 11:23–27); Feet Washing (John 13:14–17). Kingdom of God as the Bible teaches it, The Kingdom of God is not an earthly kingdom but a spiritual kingdom that has been in existence since the coming of Jesus Christ. There will be no future kingdom on this earth. Children of God are experiencing the joy, blessings, and power in this life as kings and priests in the Kingdom of God (Luke 17:20–21; Romans 14:17; John 18:36). The End Times will come. And men do not know when. At an unknown time, Christ will return to this earth as a thief in the night (Acts 1:9–11, 2 Peter 3:10–12). All people, the living and the dead, will stand before the judgment seat of God (2 Timothy 4:1,8; John 5:28–29; 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17; 2 Corinthians 5:10). The righteous shall live in Heaven while the unrighteous shall live in Hell for eternity (Matt 25:31–46). The earth will be destroyed (2 Peter 3:7; Revelations 20:11–15). God’ calls for Faith and that is sometimes where we can’t prove anything. The life and experience of a Christian should be based on faith and trust in God with regard to every aspect of living. Spiritual, financial, physical, and temporal dependency is to be on God and not man (Hebrews 11:6; Romans 5:1; John 20:31). Ministers are not salaried but rely on free-will offerings as the Lord provides (1 Peter 5:2–3; John 10:11,13). God is the one Who gives Divine Physical Healing, it’s not the man or the Preacher. Provision was made for divine physical healing when Christ shed his blood on the cross. Divine healing is not something of the past but it is still available for those who put their faith and trust in God. God still works miracles in the body as well as the soul (James 5:13–16; Isaiah 53:4–5). If the Clergy does not keep the Sanctity of Marriage they canot stay in the Clergy. Marriage is exclusively between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:24). A marriage union is binding for life in the eyes of God (1 Corinthians 7:10–11, 39). Whoever divorces his wife and marries another committeth adultery (Luke 16:18). God has already told us what He says about Sexuality and Gender God created human beings as male and female (Genesis 1:27). A clear distinction between genders and their God given roles is to be honored. There are two Biblical options for sexual behavior: monogamous, marital relations between one man and one woman (Matthew 19:4-6; Hebrews 13:4), or sexual celibacy (1 Corinthians 7:2, 7-9; 1 Corinthians 6:18). Homosexual and transgender behavior is sin and an abomination to God (Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:24-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Jude 1:7). We are not to boss the , Worship True worshipers will worship God in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:23–24). Worship services of God’s people are not programmed but are led and ordered by the Spirit of the Lord. As was the practice of the early morning church and as the reformers also taught, musical instruments are not used in active worship service. Ministers are not formally trained but are called by God to preach the gospel under the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:7; 1 Corinthians 2:1–5). God calls for Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19. He gives Justification. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7. He is who brings Regeneration. Titus 3:5. New birth. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9. If one has not the Sanctification it is because it has to come after the Forgiveness from God, and is the proof that God forgave the person, so it is subsequent to justification. Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:12. Holiness. Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14. God says Water baptism. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36, 38. Your proof He forgave you is the Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the endowment of power for service. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8. The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance is if He needs you to, as the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost. John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7. All who are saved , through John 3:16 and Acts 4:12, are the New Covenant The Church people just like those from the Old Covenant Church People.. Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17: 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; 12:12-31; 2 Corinthians 6:6-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:9, 21; Philipians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7; Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17. If you have Spiritual gifts they are from God, . 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1. It will show with Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4. If He is there there will be Fruit of the Spirit. Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11. Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement. Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24. The Lord's Supper. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11 : 2 3 - 2 6. Washing the saints' feet. John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:9, 10. No tithing under the all Christian and all new Covenant Church, there was Tithing and giving. In the old Covenant , Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:42 ; 1 Corinthians 16:2 ; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ; Hebrews 7:1-21. God says fix your misstakes, Restitution where possible. Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8, 9. Premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1. Second, to reign on where the earth is now, for a thousand years. Zechariah 14:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 14, 15; Revelation 5:10; 19:11-21; 20:4-6. There will be a Resurrection. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5, 6. Eternal life for the righteous. Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13. And Jesus had one as proof of it. There is a Hell fire, so God has told us all about the Eternal punishment for the wicked. No liberation nor annihilation. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1: 8, 9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8. Until next time the Elder Rev. Simon Kidd.
You might be wondering, what's it really like at The Old Church of God of the New Covenant? We are all Christian and all New Covenant as the old church of God of the new Covenant has always been. Hebrews 8:1-13. 1 Cor. 1:13. The new covenant church. And we always let the Bible speak for it’s self.
Many skeptics of the Bible say that the Word of God is of human origin and that it’s not really from God but that is not what 2 Peter 1:21 says and 2 Timothy 3:16 says. Christians must continually remind themselves of what is written in the Word, and 1 Corinthians 4:6 is an exclamation point for that reminder: "Now, brothers and sisters, I have applied these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, so that you may learn from us the meaning of the saying, 'Do not go beyond what Is written.
Our always looking to His word to see if He said it, life stiles puts us in that place of always learning from God on all things Christian- Psalm 119: 11-18. We have a love for Jesus but not the Jesus that is sold in the the fake clergy’s world. There are many kinds of Jesus in this world, we are talking about, the Christmas, Sunday Jesus who came with an all New Covenant from God to this world, the Jesus of John 3:16 where all humans are the Who-so-ever of God, the Jesus who was God’s choice for savior and the salvation of this worlds sins.
 Yes we do make a Doctrinal Statement!!!!! “WOW” —-- 300, request for one thing Glad we can Help. From the Kidd Family Ministry, the Old Church of God of the New Covenant, State, Pastor and Elder Rev. Simon Kidd. email simonkidd@windstream.net call 859-274-2617 or box 463 East High St. Owingsville Ky 40360 www.old church of god.com simonkidd@gemail.com To have a ministry that pleases God, pastors, Elders, must prioritize God’s Word. Our doctrinal statement carefully outlines the Biblical teaching position on major biblical doctrines. It is the framework for every sermon, and Bible study. First on the Scripture: We believe all of Scripture (i.e., both the Old and New Testament) is inspired by God and infallible. All of Scripture is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice and is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16,17). We believe that the Scriptures do not simply contain the Word of God but are the Word of God that inherently possess His life and authority and bring faith, revelation, and healing to those who choose to receive (Matthew 4:4; Matthew 22:31; Romans 1:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Corinthians 4:13; Hebrews 10:7; Proverbs 4:20-22). So we say What is the Word? The Greek term used for “Word” in this passage is “Logos.” John borrowed this word from the Greeks but at the same time infused it with Old Testament meaning. The most basic meaning of logos is “word,” which is why it is translated that way. But in Greek philosophy it also can mean “divine reason,” or “mind,” or “wisdom,” or “thought,” or “principle,” or “message.” It has a broad range of uses. It is that flexibility which enables John to use it with such symbolism here. New Testament writers used the term “logos” over three hundred times. In most of these, it is used according to its standard meaning, which is just “word.” In John 1:1, it has a more symbolic meaning attached to it. God: We believe in only one true and eternal God; One in essence, nature, and attributes, but eternally existing in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (1 John 5:7). Jesus Christ: We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life on earth, in His shed blood and death on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins, in His bodily resurrection on the third day and ascension to the Father’s right hand. We believe He has accomplished all that is necessary for man’s salvation. We do not accept the doctrine that He is merely “a” way to the Father, but rather we believe He is the only way through which we can receive righteousness, regeneration, sanctification, and glorification. He is, in fact, our salvation (1 Corinthians 1:30-31). Salvation: We believe it is essential for man to repent of sin and by faith receive the finished work of Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, by confessing Jesus as Lord with their mouth and believing in one’s heart that God raised him from the dead. (Acts 20:20-21; Romans 10:9-13; John 3:5-6). We believe that salvation is offered to all men by God’s grace but is only effective for those who believe (Ephesians 1:13). We reject the false doctrines of universalism, ultimate reconciliation, or inclusionism in their various forms. Holy Spirit: We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and is God. The Holy Spirit is a divine Person possessing all the attributes of personality and deity. The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 28:25-26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14). We believe the Holy Spirit is continuing the work He started at Pentecost, empowering believers to live godly and to continue in all the works of Jesus. We believe in baptism with the Holy Spirit, expressed by speaking in tongues according to Acts 1:8; 2:4; 9:17; 10:44-46; 11:15-16; and 19:6. We believe this experience is distinct from and subsequent to the new birth and can be received by faith (Galatians 3:2). We believe that spiritual gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are for the common good and building up of others today (1 Corinthians 12:7). We do not accept the doctrine that the gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased, but we believe they are all still available and active today. The Church: We believe that the universal church is composed of all true believers who have received salvation through Christ, regardless of denominational affiliation (Ephesians 1:22-23). We teach faith is to be real, Faith in Action is very real. James 2:14-26 – Faith without works is dead. Matthew 7:21 – Many will say Lord, Lord. Luke 6:46-49 – If you call Him Lord, you need to do what He says, build on the solid foundation. We believe all born-again believers have been commissioned to proclaim the Gospel to all the world (Matthew 28:16-20). We also believe in and encourage fellowship with a local church (Hebrews 10:25). Healing: We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross has provided healing for the human body (Matthew 8:16-17; Isaiah 53:4; 1 Peter 2:24). We believe it is God’s will for everyone who is sick or diseased to receive bodily healing by faith. The Second Coming of Christ and the Resurrection: We believe in a literal, physical second return of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 4:16-17) and that His return did not happen in A.D. 70 but is a future, physical event. (Revelation 1:7; Matthew 24:30; Acts 1:11) We believe His return is imminent, that upon His return, those who have believed in Him will be resurrected to a heavenly dwelling in an incorruptible body. We also believe that those who do not believe will join Satan and his host in everlasting punishment. (Matthew 25:46; 1 Corinthians 15). We believe that hell as described in both Old and New Testaments is a literal, eternal destination for all who have rejected Christ’s redemptive work and refused the gift of salvation. (2 Pet. 2:4-9; Luke 12:5) We do stand for the Marriage, Gender Identity, and Sexual Relations: We believe in marriage between one man and one woman as biologically designed at birth. God instituted marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society (Genesis 2:24). God has commanded that no sexual activity be committed other than in the context of marriage between a man and a woman (Genesis 19:5, 26:8-11; Leviticus 18:1-30; Romans 1:26-29; I Corinthians 5:1, 6:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Hebrews 13:4). God has wonderfully and immutably created each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders, together, reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27). We also stand where the Bible stands on the Sanctity of Life: So we are Pro- Choice, but Pro Life as well, just as God is saying it is the fact that He is Pro life, but gives us all a Free will Choice, Men have made two things out of what God calls one free Choice. The Clergy does not get to police a woman's body. We believe a unique human life, bearing the image of God, begins at the moment of conception. Just as God says in the Bible, God alone is the Author of life, and He alone numbers our days from the moment of conception until natural death. Accordingly, all human life is sacred from conception until natural death, and every person possesses a God-given, unalienable right to life. Every human has inherent, equal and inalienable value, worth, and dignity because we are made in His image but He gives us all a choice. . The church must defend that free will choice, as well as , protect and value the weak, vulnerable, infirm, elderly, handicapped, and pre-born. (Psalm 39:4; 127:3; 71:6; 139:14-16; Jer. 1:5; Luke 1:44; 1 Cor. 11:12; Job 14:5-7; Galatians 1:5) calling all sin , sin, but telling all that God has repentance for all. So it is very clear as to what we teach and Preach as Doctrinal truth , it all comes from the Bible. Look at this as the way we teach, and Preach. The Holy Scriptures We teach that the Bible is God’s written revelation to man, and thus the sixty-six books of the Bible given to us by the Holy Spirit constitute the plenary (inspired equally in all parts) Word of God (1 Corinthians 2:7-14; 2 Peter 1:20-21). We teach that the Word of God is an objective, propositional revelation (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 2:13), verbally inspired in every word (2 Timothy 3:16), absolutely inerrant in every document, that is called a bible. And is infallible, and God-breathed. We teach the literal, grammatical, historical interpretation of Scripture which affirms the belief that the opening chapters of Genesis present creation in six literal days (Genesis 1:31; Exodus 31:17), describe the special creation of man and woman (Genesis 1:26-28; 2:5-25), and define marriage as between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5). Scripture elsewhere dictates that any sexual activity outside of marriage is an abomination before the Lord (Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:130; Matthew 5:27-32; 19:1-9; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5; 6:9-10; 1 Thessalonians. 4:1-7). We teach that the Bible constitutes the only infallible rule of faith and practice (Matthew 5:18; 24:35; John 10:35; 16:12-13; 17:17; 1 Corinthians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:20-21). We teach that God spoke in His written Word by a process of dual authorship. The Holy Spirit so superintended the human authors that, through their individual personalities and different styles of writing, they composed and recorded God’s Word to man (2 Peter 1:20-21) without error in the whole or in the part (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16). We teach that, whereas there may be several applications of any given passage of Scripture, there is but one true interpretation. The meaning of Scripture is to be found as one diligently applies the literal, grammatical, historical method of interpretation under the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit (John 7:17; 16:12-15; 1 Corinthians 2:7-15; 1 John 2:20). It is the responsibility of believers to ascertain carefully the true intent and meaning of Scripture, recognizing that proper application is binding on all generations. Yet the truth of Scripture stands in judgment of men; never do men stand in judgment of it. When we say God we are talking about the Father. We teach that there is but one living and true God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-7; 1 Corinthians 8:4), an infinite, all-knowing Spirit (John 4:24), perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)—each equally deserving worship and obedience. This God the Father we all can read about in the Scripture, can be seen by anyone, in the Bible as the Father of us all. We teach that God the Father, the first Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace (Psalm 145:8-9; 1 Corinthians 8:6). He is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9). As the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe, He is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption (Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:36). His fatherhood involves both His designation within the Trinity and His relationship with mankind. As Creator, He is Father to all men (Ephesians 4:6), but He is spiritual Father only to believers (Romans 8:14; 2 Corinthians 6:18). He has decreed for His own glory all things that come to pass (Ephesians 1:11). He continually upholds, directs, and governs all creatures and events (1 Chronicles 29:11). In His sovereignty He is neither author nor approver of sin (Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38-47), nor does He abridge the accountability of moral, intelligent creatures (1 Peter 1:17). He has graciously chosen from eternity past those whom He would have as His own (Ephesians 1:4-6); He saves from sin all who come to Him through Jesus Christ; He adopts as his own all those who come to Him; and He becomes, upon adoption, Father to His own (John 1:12; Romans 8:15; Galatians 4:5; Hebrews 12:5-9). God the Son as John 1:1-4 shoes us that He is this Christmas, Easter Jesus, We teach that Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Trinity, possesses all the divine excellencies, and in these He is coequal, consubstantial, and coeternal with the Father (John 10:30; 14:9). We teach that God the Father created according to His own will, through His Son, Jesus Christ, by whom all things continue in existence and in operation (John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:2). We teach that in the incarnation the eternal Son, the second Person of the Trinity, without altering His divine nature or surrendering any of the divine attributes, made Himself of no reputation by taking on a full human nature consubstantial with our own, yet without sin (Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 4:15; 7:26). We teach that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:35) and thus born of a woman (Galatians 4:4-5), so that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the divine and the human, were joined together in one person, without confusion, change, division, or separation. He is therefore very God and very man, yet one Christ, the only mediator between God and man. We teach that in His incarnation, Christ fully possessed His divine nature, attributes, and prerogatives (Colossians 2:9; cf. Luke 5:18-26; John 16:30; 20:28). However, in the state of His humiliation, He did not always fully express the glories of His majesty, concealing them behind the veil of His genuine humanity (Matthew 17:2; Mark 13:32; Philippians 2:5-8). According to His human nature, He acts in submission to the Father (John 4:34; 5:19, 30; 6:38) by the power of Holy Spirit (Isaiah 42:1; Matthew 12:28; Luke 4:1, 14), while, according to His divine nature, He acts by His authority and power as the eternal Son (John 1:14; cf. 2:11; 10:37–38; 14:10–11). We teach that our Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption, from the sins of Adam in the Garden and for us if we Repent and come to this Jesus - John 3:16- Acts 4:12- through the shedding of His blood and sacrificial death on the cross and that His death was voluntary, vicarious, substitutionary, propitiatory, and redemptive (John 10:15; Romans 3:24-25; 5:8; 1 Peter 2:24). We teach that on the basis of the efficacy of the death of our Lord Jesus Christ, the believing sinner is freed from the punishment, the penalty, the power, and one day the very presence of sin; and that he is declared righteous, given eternal life, and adopted into the family of God (Romans 3:25; 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18). We teach that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead and that He is now ascended to the right hand of the Father, where He now mediates as our Advocate and High Priest (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:38-39; Acts 2:30-31; Romans 4:25; 8:34; Hebrews 7:25; 9:24; 1 John 2:1). We teach that in the resurrection of the Easter Jesus Christ from the grave, God confirmed the deity of His Son and gave proof that God has accepted the atoning work of Christ on the cross. Jesus’ bodily resurrection is also the guarantee of a future resurrection life for all believers (John 5:26-29; 14:19; Romans 1:4; 4:25; 6:5-10; 1 Corinthians 15:20, 23). We teach that Jesus Christ will return to receive the church, which is His Body, unto Himself at the rapture, and returning with His church in glory, will establish His millennial kingdom on earth (Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 20). We teach that the Lord Jesus Christ is the One through whom God will judge all mankind (John 5:22-23): Believers (1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10) Living inhabitants of the earth at His glorious return (Matthew 25:31-46) Unbelieving dead at the Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11-15) This Easter Jesus has made it possible that no one has to go through the Great Tribulations that will come at the end of Time. all anyone has to have in their life is the forgiveness God offers, and this Christmes Jesus come - As the Mediator between God and man (1 Timothy 2:5), the Head of His Body the church (Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; Colossians 1:18), and the coming universal King, who will reign on the throne of David (Isaiah 9:6; Luke 1:31-33), He is the final Judge of all who fail to place their trust in Him as Lord and Savior (Matthew 25:14-46; Acts 17:30-31). God the Holy Spirit We teach that the Holy Spirit is a divine Person, eternal, underived, possessing all the attributes of personality and deity including intellect (1 Corinthians 2:10-13), emotions (Ephesians 4:30), will (1 Corinthians 12:11), eternality (Hebrews 9:14), omnipresence (Psalm 139:7-10), omniscience (Isaiah 40:13-14), omnipotence (Romans 15:13), and truthfulness (John 16:13). In all the divine attributes He is coequal and consubstantial with the Father and the Son (Matthew 28:19; Acts 5:3-4; 28:25-26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; and Jeremiah 31:31 34 with Hebrews 10:15-17). We teach that it is the work of the Holy Spirit to execute the divine will with relation to all mankind. We recognize His sovereign activity in creation (Genesis 1:2), the incarnation (Matthew 1:18), the written revelation (2 Peter 1:20-21), and the work of salvation (John 3:5-7). We teach that the work of the Holy Spirit in this age came to all who John 3:16 at Pentecost when He came from the Father as promised by Christ (John 14:16-17; 15:26) to initiate and complete the building of the Body of Christ, which is His church (1 Corinthians 12:13). The broad scope of His divine activity includes convicting the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; glorifying the Lord Jesus Christ and transforming believers into the image of Christ (John 16:7-9; Acts 1:5; 2:4; Romans 8:29; 2 Corinthians 3:18; Ephesians 2:22). We teach that the Holy Spirit is the supernatural and sovereign Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). The Holy Spirit also indwells, sanctifies, instructs, empowers them for service, and seals them unto the day of redemption (Romans 8:9; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Ephesians 1:13). We teach that the Holy Spirit is the divine Teacher, who guided the apostles and prophets into all truth as they committed to writing God’s revelation, the Bible. Every saved believer who has Jesus as their savior, possesses the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit from the moment of salvation, and it is the duty of all those born of the Spirit to be filled with (controlled by) the Spirit (John 16:13; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 1 John 2:20, 27). We teach that the Holy Spirit administers spiritual gifts to the church. The Holy Spirit glorifies neither Himself nor His gifts by ostentatious displays, but He does glorify Christ by implementing His work of redeeming the lost and building up believers in the most holy faith (John 16:13-14; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 2 Corinthians 3:18). We teach, in this respect, that God the Holy Spirit is sovereign in the bestowing of all His gifts for the perfecting of the saints today and that speaking in tongues and the working of sign miracles in the beginning days of the church were for the purpose of pointing to and authenticating the apostles as revealers of divine truth, they were very much intended to be characteristic of the lives of believers (1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 13:8-10; 2 Corinthians 12:12; Ephesians 4:7-12; Hebrews 2:1-4). And if one has God's forgiveness it will show in them. The Church Is the saved people, anywhere, and everywhere. Men do not tell God who He can save, or who His people are what God says they are. We teach that all who place their faith in Jesus Christ are immediately placed by the Holy Spirit into one united spiritual Body, the church (1 Corinthians 12:12-13), the bride of Christ (2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:23-32; Revelation 19:7-8), of which Christ is the Head (Ephesians 1:22; 4:15; Colossians 1:18) We teach that the formation of the church, was there in the Old Covenant, but under the all Christian and all New Covenant, the Body of Christ, began before the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-21, 38-47) and will be completed at the coming of Christ for His own at the rapture (1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). We teach that the church is thus a unique spiritual organism designed by Christ, made up of all born again believers in this present age (Ephesians 2:11-3:6). The church is distinct from Israel (1 Corinthians 10:32), a mystery not revealed until this age (Ephesians 3:1-6; 5:32). We teach that the establishment and continuity of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures (Acts 14:23, 27; 20:17, 28; Galatians 1:2; Philippians 1:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:1) and that the members of the one spiritual Body are directed to associate themselves together in local assemblies (1 Corinthians 11:18-20; Hebrews 10:25). We teach that the one supreme authority for the church is Christ (1 Corinthians 11:3; Ephesians 1:22; Colossians 1:18) and that church leadership, gifts, order, discipline, and worship are all appointed through His sovereignty as found in the Scriptures. The biblically designated officers serving under Christ and over the assembly are elders (also called bishops, pastors, and pastor-teachers; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11) and deacons, both of whom must meet biblical qualifications (1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-5). We teach that these leaders lead or rule as servants of Christ (1 Timothy 5:17-22) and have His authority in directing the church. The congregation is to submit to their leadership (Hebrews 13:7, 17). We teach the importance of discipleship (Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:2), mutual accountability of all believers to each other (Matthew 18:5-14), as well as the need for discipline of sinning members of the congregation in accord with the standards of Scripture (Matthew 18:15-22; Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 5:1-13; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15; 1 Timothy 1:19-20; Titus 1:10-16). We teach the autonomy of the local church, free from any external authority or control, with the right of self-government and freedom from the interference of any hierarchy of individuals or organizations (Titus 1:5). We teach that it is scriptural for true churches to cooperate with each other for the presentation and propagation of the faith. Each local church, however, through its elders and their interpretation and application of Scripture, should be the sole judge of the measure and method of its cooperation. The elders should determine all other matters of membership, policy, discipline, benevolence, and government as well (Acts 15:19-31; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 5:4-7, 13; 1 Peter 5:1-4). We teach that the purpose of the church is to glorify God (Ephesians 3:21) by building itself up in the faith (Ephesians 4:13-16), by instruction of the Word (2 Timothy 2:2, 15; 3:16-17), by fellowship (Acts 2:47; 1 John 1:3), by keeping the ordinances (Luke 22:19; Acts 2:38-42) and by advancing and communicating the gospel to the entire world (Matthew 28:19; Acts 1:8; 2:42). We teach the calling of all saints to the work of service (1 Corinthians 15:58; Ephesians 4:12; Revelation 22:12). We teach the need of the church to cooperate with God as He accomplishes His purpose in the world. To that end, He gives the church spiritual gifts. First, He gives men chosen for the purpose of equipping the saints for the work of the ministry (Ephesians 4:7-12), and He also gives unique and special spiritual abilities to each member of the Body of Christ (Romans 12:5-8; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31; 1 Peter 4:10-11). We teach that there were two kinds of gifts given the early church: miraculous gifts of divine revelation and healing, given temporarily in the apostolic era for the purpose of confirming the authenticity of the apostles’ message (Hebrews 2:3,4; 2 Corinthians 12:12); and ministering gifts, given to equip believers for edifying one another. With the New Testament revelation now complete, Scripture becomes the sole test of the authenticity of a man’s message and confirming gifts of a miraculous nature are no longer necessary to validate a man or his message (1 Corinthians 13:8-12). Miraculous gifts can even be counterfeited by Satan so as to deceive even believers (1 Corinthians 13:13-14:12; Revelation 13:13-14). The only gifts in operation today are those non revelatory equipping gifts given for edification (Romans 12:6-8). We teach that no one possesses the gift of healing today but that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith and will answer in accordance with His own perfect will for the sick, suffering, and afflicted (Luke 18:1-6; John 5:7-9; 2 Corinthians 12:6-10; James 5:13-16; 1 John 5:14-15). We teach that two ordinances have been committed to the local church: baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:38-42). Christian baptism by immersion (Acts 8:36-39) is the solemn and beautiful testimony of a believer showing forth his faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, and his union with Him in death to sin and resurrection to a new life (Romans 6:1-11). It is also a sign of fellowship and identification with the visible Body of Christ (Acts 2:41-42). We teach that the Lord’s Supper is the commemoration and proclamation of His death until He comes, and should be always preceded by solemn self-examination (1 Corinthians 11:28-32). We also teach that whereas the elements of Communion are only representative of the flesh and blood of Christ, the Lord’s Supper is nevertheless an actual communion with the risen Christ who is present in a unique way, fellowshipping with His people (1 Corinthians 10:16). Man We teach that man was directly and immediately created by God in His image and likeness. Man was created free of sin with a rational nature, intelligence, volition, self determination, and moral responsibility to God (Genesis 2:7, 15-25; James 3:9). Man was also created by God as either male or female, biologically defined and distinct sexes (Genesis 1:27; 2:5-23; 1 Corinthians 11:11-15; Romans 1:26-27) set by God for each individual (Psalm 139:13-14). Confusion between the two is an abomination to Him (Leviticus 18:22; Deuteronomy 22:5; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9). We teach that God’s intention in the creation of man was that man should glorify God, enjoy God’s fellowship, live his life in the will of God, and by this accomplish God’s purpose for man in the world (Isaiah 43:7; Colossians 1:16; Revelation 4:11). We teach that in Adam’s sin of disobedience to the revealed will and Word of God, man lost his innocence; incurred the penalty of spiritual and physical death; became subject to the wrath of God; and became inherently corrupt and utterly incapable of choosing or doing that which is acceptable to God apart from divine grace. With no recuperative powers to enable him to recover himself, man is hopelessly lost. Man’s salvation is thereby wholly of God’s grace through the redemptive work of our Lord Jesus Christ (Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-19; John 3:36; Romans 3:23; 6:23; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:1-3; 1 Timothy 2:13-14; 1 John 1:8). We teach that because all men were in Adam, a nature corrupted by Adam’s sin has been transmitted to all men of all ages, Jesus Christ being the only exception. All men are thus sinners by nature, by choice, and by divine declaration (Psalm 14:1-3; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:9-18, 23; 5:10-12). Salvation We teach that salvation is wholly of God by grace on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, the merit of His shed blood, and not on the basis of human merit or works (John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18-19). Regeneration is not some coming to your door to tell you what they think is God’s name. We teach that regeneration is a supernatural work of the Holy Spirit by which the divine nature and divine life are given (John 3:3-7; Titus 3:5). It is instantaneous and is accomplished solely by the power of the Holy Spirit through the instrumentality of the Word of God (John 5:24), when the repentant sinner, as enabled by the Holy Spirit, responds in faith to the divine provision of salvation. Genuine regeneration is manifested by fruits worthy of repentance as demonstrated in righteous attitudes and conduct. Good works will be its proper evidence and fruit (1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Ephesians 2:10), and will be experienced to the extent that the believer submits to the control of the Holy Spirit in his life through faithful obedience to the Word of God (Ephesians 5:17-21; Philippians 2:12b; Colossians 3:16; 2 Peter 1:4-10). This obedience causes the believer to be increasingly conformed to the image of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:18). Such a conformity is climaxed in the believer’s glorification at Christ’s coming (Romans 8:17; 2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 3:2-3). Election is that act where God forgives you for your past sin, in Jesus who is the savior. He is the Christ, His blood was the price paid. Evil men will turn this into a shame, and a sin if you let them. We teach that election is the act of God by which, before the foundation of the world, He chose in Christ those whom He graciously regenerates, saves, and sanctifies, and He says He wants all of us. (Romans 8:28-30; Ephesians 1:4-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 2:10; 1 Peter 1:1-2). Anyone can John 3:16, and acts 4:12, and God will turn them to repentance so Romans 10:9-13 can happen  Beware of goodey so called good men who never sins or can’t ever sin. Men who are saying they are better than what God says men are.. We teach that sovereign election does not contradict or negate the responsibility of man to repent and trust Christ as Savior and Lord (Ezekiel 18:23, 32; 33:11; John 3:18-19, 36; 5:40; Romans 9:22-23; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Revelation 22:17). Nevertheless, since sovereign grace includes the means of receiving the gift of salvation as well as the gift itself, sovereign election will result in what God determines. All whom the Father calls to Himself will come in faith and all who come in faith the Father will receive (John 6:37-40, 44; Acts 13:48; James 4:8). We teach that the unmerited favor that God grants to totally depraved sinners is not related to any initiative of their own part nor to God’s anticipation of what they might do by their own will, but is solely of His sovereign grace and mercy (Ephesians 1:4-7; Titus 3:4-7; 1 Peter 1:2). We teach that elections should not be looked upon as based merely on abstract sovereignty. God is truly sovereign but He exercises this sovereignty in harmony with His other attributes, especially His omniscience, justice, holiness, wisdom, grace, and love (Romans 9:11-16). This sovereignty will always exalt the will of God in a manner totally consistent with His character as revealed in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:25-28; 2 Timothy 1:9). Justification is when God says forgive and sanctify. It is not when men say they are great and better than someone else. We teach that justification before God is an act of God (Romans 8:33) by which He declares righteous those who, through faith in Christ, repent of their sins (Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 11:18; Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 7:10; Isaiah 55:6-7) and confess Him as sovereign Lord (Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 2 Corinthians 4:5; Philippians 2:11). This righteousness is apart from any virtue or work of man (Romans 3:20; 4:6) and involves the imputation of our sins to Christ (Colossians 2:14; 1 Peter 2:24) and the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to us (1 Corinthians 1:30; 2 Corinthians 5:21). By this means God is enabled to “be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus” (Romans 3:26). Sanctification is where the person knows they were forgiven and God lets them know it. It is not a someday thing when you get good enough , it is where God set a person free from their past sins. We teach that every believer is sanctified (set apart) unto God by justification and is therefore declared to be holy and is therefore identified as a saint. This sanctification is instantaneous and should not be confused with the devil teaching of progressive sanctification. Where men control humans for the money they get, from them,. This sanctification has to do with the believer’s standing, not his present walk or condition; a person who is still just a human has to still repent when they have sins. So to be sanctified from the past sin has nothing to do with what one does the next day, Read this, (Acts 20:32; 1 Corinthians 1:2, 30; 6:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Hebrews 2:11; 3:1; 10:10, 14; 13:12; 1 Peter 1:2). We teach that there is also by the work of the Holy Spirit a progressive sanctification by which the state of the believer is brought closer to the standing the believer positionally enjoys through justification. Through obedience to the Word of God and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, the believer is able to live a life of increasing holiness in conformity to the will of God, becoming more and more like our Lord Jesus Christ (John 17:17,19; Romans 6:1-22; 2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4; 5:23). In this respect, we teach that every saved person is involved in a daily conflict—the new creation in Christ doing battle against the flesh—but adequate provision is made for victory through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. The struggle nevertheless stays with the believer all through this earthly life and is never completely ended. All claims to the eradication of sin in this life are unscriptural. Eradication of sin is not possible, but the Holy Spirit does provide for victory over sin (Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 4:22-24; Philippians 3:12; Colossians 3:9-10; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 3:5-9). We teach that all the redeemed once saved are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ for if they repent when they sin. (John 5:24; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 5:9-10; 8:1, 31-39; 1 Corinthians 1:4-8; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 7:25; 13:5; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 24). We teach that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation from their past sins, through the testimony of God’s Word, which, however, clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for sinful living and carnality (Romans 6:15-22; 13:13-14; Galatians 5:13, 25-26; Titus 2:11-14). Even so we all can read that God calls us to a Separation from what we were before He forgave us. We teach that separation from sin is clearly called for throughout the Old and New Testaments, and that the Scriptures clearly indicate that in the last days apostasy and worldliness shall increase (2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; 2 Timothy 3:1-5). We teach that out of deep gratitude for the undeserved grace of God granted to us and because our glorious God is so worthy of our total consecration, all the saved should live in such a manner as to demonstrate our adoring love to God and so as not to bring reproach upon our Lord and Savior. We also teach that separation from all religious apostasy and worldly and sinful practices is commanded of us by God (Romans 12:1-2, 1 Corinthians 5:9-13; 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1; 1 John 2:15-17; 2 John 9-11). We teach that believers should be separated unto our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12; Hebrews 12:1-2) and affirm that the Christian life is a life of obedient righteousness that reflects the teaching of the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:2-12) and a continual pursuit of holiness (Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; Titus 2:11-14; 1 John 3:1-10). God has Angels Holy Angels We teach that angels are created beings and are therefore not to be worshiped. Although they are a higher order of creation than man, they are created to serve God and to worship Him (Luke 2:9-14; Hebrews 1:6-7, 14; 2:6-7; Revelation 5:11-14; 19:10; 22:9). Fallen Angels are what God calls Evil, and the sinners, He cast out of Heaven. We teach that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19), by taking numerous angels with him in his fall (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:1-14), and by introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve (Genesis 3:1-15). We teach that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Isaiah 14:13-14; Matthew 4:1-11; Revelation 12:9-10); the prince of this world, who has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 16:20); and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10). Eschatology, The truth is it will come to us all. Every person whoever lives will come up from the Grave, at the end of time. When a religion tries to say that you do not have a soul, it would be the devil's religion, talking to you, if they say there is no Hell it will be the devil talking as well., When God the maker of all things says come up from the grave your body will obey , When God says Fire burns forever in Hell it will obey, Him Hell will do what God says it will do in the Bible. Death is in God’s plan for humankind. Heaven and Hell are real places, made by God, this is why we should never let man tell us what God is doing, we should read it for ourselves, and if it is in the Bible it is the truth. We teach that physical death involves no loss of our immaterial consciousness (Revelation 6:9-11), that the soul of the redeemed passes immediately into the presence of Christ (Luke 23:43; Philippians 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8), that there is a separation of soul and body (Philippians 1:21-24), and that, for the redeemed, such separation will continue until the rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17), which initiates the first resurrection (Revelation 20:4-6), when our soul and body will be reunited to be glorified forever with our Lord (Philippians 3:21; 1 Corinthians 15:35-44, 50-54). Until that time, the souls of the redeemed in Christ remain in joyful fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:8). We teach the bodily resurrection of all men, the saved to eternal life (John 6:39; Romans 8:10-11, 19-23; 2 Corinthians 4:14), and the unsaved to judgment and everlasting punishment (Daniel 12:2; John 5:29; Revelation 20:13-15). We teach that the souls of the unsaved at death are kept under punishment until the second resurrection (Luke 16:19-26; Revelation 20:13-15), when the soul and the resurrection body will be united (John 5:28-29). They shall then appear at the Great White Throne judgment (Revelation 20:11-15) and shall be cast into hell, the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41-46), cut off from the life of God forever (Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:41-46; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9). Saved people will not see the Great tribulation if you are afraid of it. Just repent now and you will not see it happen. The Rapture of the Church is Jesus promises to the saved people, His people can trust Him. We teach the personal, bodily return of our Lord Jesus Christ before the seven-year tribulation (1 Thessalonians 4:16; Titus 2:13) to translate His church from this earth (John 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-5:11) and, between this event and His glorious return with His saints, to reward believers according to their works (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10). At that time the Holy Ghost will be removed from this earth. The Tribulation Period as the Bible tells us , this same thing , we Teach. We teach that immediately following the removal of the church from the earth (John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) the righteous judgments of God will be poured out upon an unbelieving world (Jeremiah 30:7; Daniel 9:27; 12:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12; Revelation 16), and that these judgments will be climaxed by the return of Christ in glory to the earth (Matthew 24:27-31; 25:31 46; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12). At that time the Old Testament and tribulation saints will be raised and the living will be judged (Daniel 12:2-3; Revelation 20:4-6). This period includes the seventieth week of Daniel’s prophecy (Daniel 9:24-27; Matthew 24:15-31; 25:31-46). The Second Coming and the Millennial Reign is what God has in His plan. We teach that, after the tribulation period, Christ will come to earth to occupy the throne of David (Matthew 25:31; Luke 1:31-33; Acts 1:10-11; 2:29-30) and establish His messianic kingdom for a thousand years on the earth that the new City come down on. (Revelation 20:1-7). During this time the resurrected saints will reign with Him over all the nations of the earth (Ezekiel 37:21-28; Daniel 7:17-22; Revelation 19:11-16). This reign will be preceded by the overthrow of the Antichrist and the False Prophet, and by the removal of Satan from the world (Daniel 7:17-27; Revelation 20:1-7). We teach that the kingdom fulfillment of God’s promise to Israel (Isaiah 65:17-25; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Zechariah 8:1-17) was this christmas Jesus, and that they have already been given their nation back as we all can see today, he said He would restore them to the land which they forfeited through their disobedience (Deuteronomy 28:15-68). They are there today as anyone can see.. The result of their disobedience was that Israel was temporarily set aside (Matthew 21:43; Romans 11:1-26) but will again be awakened through repentance to enter into the land of blessing (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:22-32; Romans 11:25-29). When they rebuild the temple there will be no power in it, and 144, 000 will that day turn to Jesus as their Lord. men love to play with this but God is clear that this will happen. We teach that this time of our Lord’s reign will be characterized by harmony, justice, peace, righteousness, and long life (Isaiah 11; 65:17-25; Ezekiel 36:33-38), and will be brought to an end with the release of Satan (Revelation 20:7). The Judgment of the Lost but not, the saved rapture people We teach that following the release of Satan after the thousand year reign of Christ (Revelation 20:7), Satan will deceive the nations of the earth and gather them to battle against the saints and the beloved city, at which time Satan and his army will be devoured by fire from heaven (Revelation 20:9). Beware of men who use this for gain in this world, when a person does not understand this man can and will make a fool out of you. Every one of us needs to read this very carefully . Following this, Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:10) whereupon Christ, who is the Judge of all men (John 5:22), will resurrect and judge the great and small at the Great White Throne judgment. We teach that this resurrection of the unsaved dead to judgment will be a physical resurrection, whereupon receiving their judgment (John 5:28,29), they will be committed to an eternal conscious punishment in the lake of fire (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 20:11-15). Eternity is where salvation is completed. And the human is not human anymore. Men don’t get to make this happen, or say when it is to happen. We teach that after the closing of the millennium, the temporary release of Satan, and the judgment of unbelievers (2 Thessalonians 1:9; Revelation 20:7-15), the saved will enter the eternal state of glory with God, after which the elements of this earth are to be dissolved and that city comes down from God, (2 Peter 3:10) and replaced with a new earth wherein only righteousness dwells (Ephesians 5:5; Revelation 20:15, 21-22). Following this, the heavenly city will come down out of heaven (Revelation 21:2) and will be the dwelling place of the saints, where they will enjoy forever fellowship with God and one another (John 17:3; Revelation 21-22). Our Lord Jesus Christ, having fulfilled His redemptive mission, will then deliver up the kingdom to God the Father (1 Corinthians 15:24-28) that in all spheres the triune God may reign forever and ever (1 Corinthians 15:28). It is easy to follow what we teach as the Doctrine of truth. God There is one God, who exists eternally in three distinct but equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. God is unchanging in his holiness, justice, wisdom and love. He is the almighty Creator; Savior and Judge who sustains and governs all things according to his sovereign will for his own glory. The Bible God has revealed himself in the Bible, which consists of the Old and New Testaments alone, sixty-six total books. Every word was inspired by God through human authors, so that the Bible as originally given is in its entirety the Word of God, without error and fully reliable in fact and doctrine. The Bible alone speaks with final authority and is always sufficient for all matters of belief and practice. The Human Race is everyone, God has no such thing as racism or us and them. All men and women, being created in the image of God, have inherent and equal dignity and worth. Their greatest purpose is to obey, worship and love God. As a result of the fall of our first parents, every aspect of human nature has been corrupted and all men and women are without spiritual life, guilty sinners and hostile to God. Every person is therefore under the just condemnation of God and needs to be born again, forgiven and reconciled to God in order to know and please him. Creation is what God has said, we are not told how old the Earth is, or what God did on this earth before humans were made, we do know our humans time is back to the Garden, for its beginning. The days in Genesis are literal days. God created the world for the human race , in six twenty-four hour periods. The original life forms were made by direct creative acts of God. Creation was originally good. Adam and Eve fell into sin and brought about death and the need for redemption. The Lord Jesus Christ The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and lived a sinless life in obedience to the Father. He taught with authority and all his words are true. On the cross he died in the place of sinners, bearing God’s punishment for their sin, redeeming them by his blood. He rose from the dead and in his resurrection body ascended into heaven where he is exalted as Lord of all. He intercedes for his people in the presence of the Father. Salvation Salvation is entirely a work of God’s grace and cannot be earned or deserved. It has been accomplished by the Lord Jesus Christ and is offered to all in the gospel. God in his love forgives sinners whom he calls, granting them repentance and faith. All who believe in Christ are justified by faith alone, adopted into the family of God and receive eternal life. Baptism Baptism cannot save a person. Baptism is for believers. Believers should be baptized as a step of obedience, a picture of spiritual new life, and a public step of confession. The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit has been sent from heaven to glorify Christ and to apply his work of salvation. He convicts sinners, imparts spiritual life and gives a true understanding of the Scriptures. He indwells all believers, brings assurance of salvation and produces increasing likeness to Christ (sanctification). He builds up the Church and empowers its members for worship, service and mission. What do we Teach as Doctrine? God’s truth from what the bible says. Below are just a few doctrines we teach. Read it for yourselves. New Covenant, Jer. 31:31- Heb. 8:1-13, Ordinance! The seven Ordinance to the saved people of God Repentance with Sanctification of forgiveness is the proof to the human person even in our day we can know He forgave us. Washing of the saints feet, the Communion, blessing of little children, Holy Living Baptism Laying on of Hands. Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19. is what Jesus does when we come as God calls in John 3:16 Justification. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7. Is what Jesus has done fro us all. Job 25:4. Acts 13:39.-Romans 3:24-28.-Acts 5:1-9-Acts 8:30.-Gal. 2:16.-1 Cor. 6:11. Regeneration. Titus 3:5. New birth. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9. Sanctification subsequent to justification. Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:12. Holiness. Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14. Water baptism. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36, 38. Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the given of power for service. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8. The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance or as He needs, and as the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost. John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7., if one is saved one will be shown as to it as the truth. The Church. Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17: 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; 12:12-31; 2 Corinthians 6:6-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:9, 21; Philippians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7; Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17. Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1. Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4. Fruit of the Spirit. Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11. Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement. Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24. The Lord's Supper the communion. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11 : 2 3 - 2 6. Washing the saints' feet. John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:9, 10. But NO TITHING FOR THE NEW COVENANT PEOPLE!! giving of an offering only . Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:42 ; 1 Corinthians 16:2 ; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ; Hebrews 7:1-21. Restitution where possible. Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8, 9. Premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1. Second, to reign on the earth for a thousand years. where the old earth was. Zechariah 14:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 14, 15; Revelation 5:10; 19:11-21; 20:4-6. Resurrection. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5, 6. Eternal life for the righteous. Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13. Eternal punishment for the wicked. No liberation nor annihilation. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1: 8, 9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. Final Things There is Heaven and Hell. There is a second coming and a resurrection. Until next time the Elder. Rev. Simon Kidd.
The Jesus who is Lord, the one that has no human as boss over salvation, the one who came in the flesh, but did not sin, and the one that is alive. We seek God’s goodness in all things and that does include in all Humans. When things get tough, it can be easy to focus on ourselves and our difficulties. Read these Bible truths about who God is and let them lift your eyes away from your own situation to the God who is infinitely good. Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. 1 Chronicles 16:34 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 2 Samuel 7:28 Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. God will not leave us. Hold onto these promises that God is with you in your individual situation. Remember the time in the Bible when God gave Noah a rainbow as a sign that God keeps his promises.
As He was faithful to Noah, He will be faithful to you. Why not share these Bible verses about God’s faithfulness with a friend who needs encouragement. Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. Jeremiah 29:11 'For I know the plans I have for you', declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. God will take care of us. The Bible is full of examples of God providing for His people. Time and again the God of life promises to provide whether our need is land, food, shelter, comfort or hope. Matthew 6:31-33 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Matthew 7:9-11 Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake?
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. Psalm 34:10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? God promises to give us everything we need in our daily lives.
What’s more, He also calls us to show that love and care to others. One way you can show God’s kindness is by reaching out and sponsoring a child in extreme poverty. You can provide a vulnerable child with vital healthcare, education and nutritious meals. Sponsor a child like the one you see  where you are, God will help you see now that you are His,  and you can send them to school with just a little more than they have ,  and show them the love of a local church, because the church is in you , you are the Church.. During His time on earth, Jesus made many promises about the peace and hope He offers us. This collection of Jesus’ promises gives us great hope that He truly is the Savior of the world. Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. John 14:6 Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.' John 8:12 I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners ... John 14:15-16 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.” John 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 11:25 Jesus told her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.' John 15:5 Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches.
Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. Matthew 28:20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:1-3 Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. God’s promises about answering prayer Prayer is so powerful! Reflect on these Bible verses about prayer and let God's promises spur you on to pray to your Heavenly Father and share your hopes and needs with Him today. James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Psalm 37:4
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. John 14:13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. Luke 11:9-13 So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?
If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! Jeremiah 29:12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Psalm 102:17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea. Psalm 14518 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. God's promises about salvation Finally, take a moment to remember the most precious of all God’s promises to us.
Thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, God promises to forgive us and give us eternal life with Him. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. John 8:36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. Romans 10:9-10 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. You will see and hear the Pastors and all Clergy teach , and Preach things from the bible that also will be to those who are interested in helping them self in life:
Bible verses about faith to help you in tough times Encouraging Bible verses to inspire you with hope and strength Psalm 23: A reflection to lift your spirits and understand why the saved person can say this, Note it is because God has Psalm 24 you first.
Inspiring Bible verses about love to encourage you to care for others With this love one can love others who do not love you back Salvation is in this Jesus from Sins. This Jesus who is the Christmas Jesus is the only way out of sins. John 3:15-16. John 6:51. John 11:25. John 10:9. John 14:6. Ephesians 4:4.- Acts 4:12. 1 Timothy 2:5. John 8:12.
What about the church offering? Why we do not Tithe under the all Christian all New Covenant?
                 Lev 27:30-32 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord. If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it. And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the Lord.
                        As the Old Church of God of the New Covenant we are always ask about the Tithe?
 Money ? should one Tithe it? is always the Question?.   
Thank you for your Emails and Calls. Old church of God of the new Covenant 1 Cor. 1:2-Heb. 8:1-13- Eph. 2: 16-21
From: the Elder::: Questions were ? Should one tithe on it? What do you teach on the Tithe? Money and the new covenant walk of life. And we are sorry for that pastor who is telling you about his retirement fund, and his children's education funds. Maybe you should tell him to go get a job, is he any better than others.
This new way of life Under Jesus as the Head of His church, and the heavens choice as savior , Begins with the understanding that Israel Only Tithe Food: This how the truth sets us free.
Now you know that the world is full of greed when the church wants what people need and will stop at nothing to get it, when people are told you rob God as if they are God, and say so what can you lose, when Governments say so we have the old fall dead, so what the country needs to return to the greed we live in, (“a few people”) let's get the country going again , all because the money god is in trouble.
The fact that the Tithe under the old covenant was food, not money, has not stopped the humans from taking from people.. All Christians should show God that they are His, and not put on a show for men.
This world needs a revival on church money, a return to 1 Timothy 5:7-8 as what God and Jesus said for the new Covenant people to do, with money first. Men have lived large on the saved people with a false teaching for them.
What have they done?
Here are just a few things that modern day churches have played with, that are not in the Bible!
1.The Truth is God never said the Tithe was money.
2. The Bible never says for a man or group of people to start a school or college in God’s name so they could have their flavor of God forced on the world .
3. The Bible does not tell anyone to start a college, men have done this.
4. Seed money and you are saved , where is that in the bible?
5. Just put your hand on the TV and you will be saved, where is that at?
6. Men have placed Saint on the Hospitals and said this is where God heals but they do it for money. A pain pill that cost $500.00 and this is love where it is in the Bible, the Good samaritan did not do the deed for money.
Revival of money in the Family, and Church should come after this 20/20/ virus is over. ***** It would be a great awakening to what Jesus wanted for our world.
Tithing under the All Christian all New Covenant: was not to be and only happens when it is not seen as abolished from the new covenant walk having eyes they can’t see , to tithe in our day is the human letting man and the devil change God’s word and rules for the saved .
Did they have money in the Old Covenant church life? yes and they did give an offering of money, but food was the tithe. Over the past 2,000 years, the Old Church of God of the New Covenant has said that food was the tithe under the old Covenant but many different opinions have surfaced concerning biblical tithing in the many churches. .
People in the Old Covenant did not put money in the store house, it was food no one can change that.. So this is where we stand, we do not boss people's money. We hope you are wise with it.
We do tell you to be wise with it, and we do say that the danger is greed, +++ the modern day Pastors and churches. Everything is for sale at the church , their kitchens are a place where food is for sale.
Beware of any church that has anything for sale! One thing to look for is church auctions, it sounds so God like, doesn't it , but it goes like this slick Pastor and church has people bring their things from home anything they have so it can be sold, but the other church people buy it and take it back to their homes, in fact the church is taken from the people who are foolish and giving their things God blessed with to those who are above them in the eyes of slick the pastor.
All of them are the same in that they bypass the laws of the land and turn the church kitchen into a food for sale, with no such thing as a test for those who work with food like the restaurants have to do, there is no such thing as rules for who handles food . We do take up an offering when we gather together. All churches should .
But before we do, all who are there are called to read or remember 1 Timothy 5:7-8 all are told we have no such thing as a High Priest on earth to keep anymore , and that no clergy is paid in this old church of God of the New Covenant. We seek the needs of the poor, we seek the needs of the church. Now we are not the only church that does this there are a few others that do the very same thing.
All money churches have slick the Pastor tells people that the tithe is still in the church. But the Clergy of the old church of God will say things to make you stop and think? They will tell you what the needs are, before taking up an offering, and the church does try to keep a surplus, as well as a food bank for any and all people who have needs, we do not give money. We do say whoever or the Clergy that makes the debt at the church let them pay it.
There is no such thing in the bible for people to pay pastors, or churches debt . The Old Church of God clergy will say to you things you have never heard before, when taking up an offering! Such As ! There is no such thing under the new Covenant as a tithe. It is the devil and men doing that because God has abolished it.
We have the choice of living all Christian all new covenants or we can do what the devil does best and that is make the two covenants into one and have a church in that.
The Church or anyone else was not to be first under the New Covenant way of Life as all Christian; one was now to live under Liberty, and Choice. Jesus did not tell men to make customers out of His people. So how does one know if they are just a church customer?
Do you have a say in what the church does, do you have a key to the door of the building? There is a lot more you can ask yourselves, so your eyes can see if you are just a customer.
Before and offering is taken up you will hear some of these things, from the Pastor , at the Old Church of God .
Does your home have needs?
Do you know someone who has Needs, maybe in your family?
Does not your children have the money to go off to school -college one day and have their needs met when it happens?
Don’t you need to save for a home?
Do you have the rent paid up and ahead ?
Do you have school debt that needs to be paid?
What about taxes are they paid?
Do you need a vacation that needs to be taken , you will need this money?
What about your children's future, will they need a car, will there be a wedding someday?
What about you and your debt are you in a good place?
If you have done something wrong you can repent , giving money will not take away sin.
There is no sin offering under the New Covenant , Jesus is that offering and the mediator-advocate of your human life before God . our High Priest .
  Do you understand that the church is to have nothing for sale?
Do you know we have no such thing in the New Testament as a Fundraising in the New Covenant Church.
Are you putting away money for when you get old?
Will you not have needs then ? You can't , out give God, but the church is not God and the pastor is not God, God is God?
Do you understand that the offering is for here and now and no angle comes down for it.
Do you understand that the world's view of church seed money is an evil thing?
Do you understand that God has no such thing as just putting your hand on the TV and sending seed money and you will be saved? --
The Bible is full of references to His saved giving in the church. Christians are called to be cheerful givers in 2 Corinthians 2:8-9, and Jesus praised the widow who gave her last two coins at the temple in Mark 12 and Luke 21. But this Temple is not here anymore. And at that time all of her money came from the temple offering. .
The troubles back in the Early church where just like we are having today in our world and the people of God did give to them as we see and read but it was not a tithe- First Corinthians 16:1-3 “Now concerning the collection for the saints: as I directed the churches of Galatia, so you also are to do.
On the first day of every week, each of you is to put something aside and store it up, as he may prosper, so that there will be no collecting when I come.
And when I arrive, I will send those whom you accredit by letter to carry your gift to Jerusalem.” Should you help the Clergy when they see needs for the poor, and the church needs?
Answer Yes ----we all should see to the needs of each other after our own homes, are put first, and then to others. This too was not a tithe but an offering sent up.
This is an offering not tithing.
Third John 3:5-8 “Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in all your efforts for these brothers, strangers as they are, who testified to your love before the church.
You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God. For they have gone out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles.
Therefore we ought to support people like these, that we may be fellow workers for the truth. 16. Give the way God told you not the way someone may ask ---Second Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must give as he/she has decided in his/her heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Do We Give? When the Christian gives, he/she may give to individuals or to the church, but in the final analysis in doing so he/she is giving to God (see Proverbs 19:17; Matthew 6:2-4; 22:17-21; Acts 5:4; Romans 14:4-8; 2 Corinthians 8:5; Colossians 3:22-25). But this does not mean that the wife should give to the church her husband's money behind his back. She should seek his advice first. This is about who should Give.
Who Should Give? This is where we are called strange in our work of the Lord. Only those who have been united with Christ and His church by personal faith in Jesus Christ should give to the people of God and the work of God. In the Bible, every command or exhortation to give is addressed to believers. Taking funds from unbelievers is prohibited (3 John 7; see also 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
Why Should God's People Give? God will see His people at work in this world. Remember it is His people His way. 1. GIVING IS what we are all about. In the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 14:22-29; Haggai 1:1-11; Malachi 3:7-12) and in the New (Romans 12:13; Galatians 2:10; Hebrews 13:16; 1 John 3:17), the people of God are commanded to give for certain needs.
Failing to give for such causes when one is able is therefore an act of disobedience. Not all giving is required, however (see Leviticus 7:16; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15). 2. GIVING IS A PRIVILEGE for the saved People just because they can it is an honor. The churches of Macedonia were models of generosity in giving, even though they were poor. They gladly gave out of gratitude toward God and love for their brethren (2 Corinthians 8 and 9; see especially 8:4, 9).
Paul reminds us of Jesus' teaching that "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). 3. GIVING IS ONE DIMENSION OF OUR STEWARDSHIP Very often Jesus spoke of the stewardship of His people in terms of money (see Luke 16:1-13). Our faithfulness as stewards in this "little thing" of money has a bearing on what other (and greater) responsibilities we will be given (see Luke 16:9-12). 4. GIVING IS AN ACT OF WORSHIP: but not so men could make customers out of His people , this is the People of God doing the giving to others not the church with its name in the news paper . - And the humans were not to be a giver without cause. The Old Testament saints could only approach God in worship with a sacrifice, and this sacrifice was a contribution, of animals whether whole or in part. In the New Testament, contributions were also described as sacrifices offered up in worship (see Hebrews 9:1-10; 10:1-25; 13:10-16).
This is so that unbelievers will not feel obligated to give, or think that their giving would contribute to their salvation. Unbelievers do not need to give to God, but to receive the gift of salvation which He offers to them in Jesus Christ. Plus the poor never gave a tithe. The offering is taken during the worship time, after the Lord's Supper, if it is that day to encourage the saints to give as an act of worship.
The clergy are to be telling them what God says about their own homes first. 1 Timothy 5:7-8. Jesus encouraged believers to give in order to "lay up treasure in heaven" (Matthew 6:19-21). Investing earthly money in the advancement of the kingdom of God is one way in which we can lay up spiritual treasure in heaven (see Luke 16:1-13). This does not say that in the church , the church should not have a treasury for hard times. Because the church should .Be an All Christian service in their giving should be as (Romans 12:1-2). In giving, we should not seek man's praise, but God's (Matthew 6:2-4).
We should not give with the hope of getting ahead in this life, but with the faith that God will reward us in heaven (Luke 14:12-14). We should not give under pressure, but willingly and cheerfully, with gratitude for God's grace to us, according to our ability (2 Corinthians 8 and 9). We should for the sake of God tell the clergy to go get a job. BROTHERLY LOVE, is to those who are our brother and sisters. Giving is an expression of brotherly love and of Christian unity. The principle is set down in texts such as Matthew 25:31-46; Luke 3:11; Romans 12:13; James 2:15-17 and 1 John 3:15-18. The practice of this principle is seen in Acts 2:42-47; 4:32-35; 11:27-30; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5; Philippians 4:14-19. In the Old Testament, the Israelites gave for the construction of the temple and for the on-going maintenance of its worship and ministry (Exodus 25:1-9; 35:4-9; 2 Kings 12:4-16; 1 Chronicles 29:1-17; Matthew 17:24-27).
They also gave to the poor and needy (Leviticus 19:9-10; Deuteronomy 24:19-22; Mark 10:21; Acts 2:44-45; 4:34-35; 11:27-30; Romans 12:13; 2 Corinthians 8 and 9; Galatians 2:10). Old and New Testament saints also gave in remuneration for ministry which they received (see Numbers 18; Luke 10:1-9; Galatians 6:6; 1 Corinthians 9:1-14). They supported those who ministered to others (Luke 8:1-3; Acts 18:5; 2 Corinthians 11:8; Philippians 4:14-19; 2 John 7-11; 3 John 5-8).
There was also ministry to those who were suffering and in need (even imprisoned) for the sake of the gospel (Matthew 25:35-40; Philippians 2:25-30; Hebrews 13:3). How Much Should God's People Give? At church we should only give to the needs we are told about. In one sense, God's people are to give everything to God, that is any person who was saved through John 3:16 belongs to God and has given all to HIM and you will hear them say “ I don’t have anything that I have not received from the Lord and I have nothing He can’t use” (Matthew 19:21; Luke 12:15; 12:33; 14:33). One's loyalty and devotion cannot be shared between God and material possessions (Matthew 6:24). In another sense, we recognize that we really own nothing, that all things belong to God and we are stewards of them.
We may have possessions, but we are not to be possessive (1 Corinthians 7:30). From Acts (2:44-45; 4:32-35; 12:12) we conclude that the early Christians did not claim anything as their own, but neither did they sell everything they possessed. As sometimes slick the preacher likes to say.
They would, from time to time, sell what they did not need to meet the needs of others, as needs arose. Paul makes it clear that people should give only what they have to give (2 Corinthians 8:12), and this according to one's ability and according to what he or she has proposed to give (2 Corinthians 8:3, 10-14). Most Church pastors want us to tend to think primarily of money when we speak of gifts or contributions to them .
Certainly money is one form of contribution to God's people and His work. But in addition to money, other possessions may be given. For example, the materials necessary for the construction work of the home or car of someone in need may be what God has for you to do. Maybe you were to donate Food and clothing may be shared with those in need (Luke 3:11). Another form of contribution is that of labor (see Exodus 35:30--36:5; Philippians 2:25-30; Hebrews 13:16 ["doing good"]). Helping someone who needs you. Just another strange doctrine in the old church of God ? Sometimes a family should just go out and buy a boat and go to the lake on sunday so they could live the life of all Christian , they can worship anywhere Matt. 18:20 and so that can return to God and Jesus as their savior.
This is if they have a problem with man worship. If the Tithe was only food How Were Monies Obtained? They did give money in and offering. One can hardly use the term "solicitation" when referring to the scriptural teaching and practice of obtaining contributions. Giving is often spontaneous, though some obligations are set down as commands (see Galatians 6:6). Jesus never solicited funds for His personal support or ministry. In fact, when He urged people to give up their money, He instructed them to give to the poor, not to give to Him or to His ministry.
There were a faithful few who sustained our Lord and His followers (Luke 8:1-3). God does this for the Clergy even today even so they do go work at a job. The same seems to be true of Paul, who often labored with his own hands in order to minister physically and financially to others (see Acts 20:33-35; 1 Corinthians 9:3-14; 1 Thessalonians 2:8-9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9). The Christian should never willingly become an unnecessary burden to the church (Galatians 6:4-5; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-15), and the family should be the first to minister to their own in times of need (1 Timothy 5:3-8). In the Early New Testament, New Covenant church, the needs of others were made known, and people were encouraged to meet these needs (see Acts 11:27-30; Romans 12:13). The normal pattern is that we should work to meet our own needs, as well as the needs of others (Acts 20:33-35; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15; Ephesians 4:28). It would seem from our Lord's strong reaction to the abuse of the temple in His day that profit-making efforts ought not to be carried out in the church (Matthew 21:12-17). Read this. He did not let this happen .
Funds to carry on the work of God were not solicited from unbelievers (3 John 7-8).
We should therefore avoid any fund-raising, or taking any money from those whose spiritual condition is unclear or from those we know to be unsaved. Not all ministry with money or goods was carried on through the church. In the Old Testament, corners of the field were not harvested, and other gleanings were left for the poor (Leviticus 19:9-10). In the New Testament we also see that some giving was done privately, such as through the family (see 1 Timothy 5:4).**** Paul was meticulous concerning the way in which monies were collected and distributed so that no allegation of impropriety would arise.
There was great effort made to assure donors that the monies given were used for the purposes for which it was contributed. Paul sought to maintain a good testimony, not only before the church but also before all men (see 2 Corinthians 8:20-21). Peter's example in dealing with the deception of Ananias and Sapphira indicates that church leadership must require, as much as possible, that the donors be absolutely honest and forthright in their contributions (see Acts 5:1-6). And not do it for a show. 1. SCRIPTURAL TEACHING, AND CLERGY--- REGULATIONS? Paul was conscientious in his handling of contributions so he would demonstrate a high regard "for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men." Paul also instructed the saints to "pay their taxes" (Romans 13:6). This has led us to the following policies regarding gifts to the church. OTHER POLICIES CONCERNING CONTRIBUTIONS OR FUND-RAISING ACTIVITIES
We have no such thing as a fundraising , in the Old Church of God of the New Covenant . we have nothing for sale. In general, no fund-raising should be carried out at the Old Church of God , which does conform to the biblical principles outlined above. If we have dinner it is to all and for all who come and have no price on it. It is Free to all.
.Why do we do this ? Just as Jesus told all of His to do , we do! **** Luke 14:13
We realize that there are ministries and individuals outside of our church body which are worthy of the involvement and support of those within our congregation. We do believe that giving to the other local churches is a priority when they are in need. Tithing of the stimulus money? The Answer is no! There is no such thing as a Tithe for the person that is all Christian all New Covenant in Jesus as the savior and Lord. Salvation is free to all who come to Him. John 3:16. Heaven is free to the saved. Men have done this to the world, taken up money for God they say.
This virus that has come could it be , because of greed or maybe God wants His money men have taken up. They have salvation for free , but men have it for sale. Salvation is the free gift of God through Jesus Christ. Eternal life, deliverance from death and condemnation, cannot be purchased for any earthly sum, but it is yours for the taking, completely free of any charge. This is because Jesus Christ has already paid for you, for all of us, by His death on the cross in our place. By His sacrifice, He ransomed us, paying the price for all the sins we Had ever committed, and thus opening up the door to paradise. If you would like to drink the water of life, it is available to you, right now, and without any cost. Simply believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved. You can be reconciled to God! We as humans can live the New Covenant way of life. (2nd Corinthians 5:20). Let your heart not be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
In my Father's house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. John 14:1-3 He is Good for His word. For God loved the world so much, that he gave His only beloved Son, in order that whoever believes in Him might not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 For you have been saved by (God's) grace through faith (in Christ); and this did not come from you - it is God's gift.
Nor did it come from what you have done, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 For there is no deliverance through any other person, nor has any other name on earth been given by which we must be saved. Acts 4:12 If Jesus did not save you you are not saved. "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved." Acts 16:31 The testimony of scripture is abundantly clear. All that is needed is for you to accept the gracious offer of a loving God, who has already done everything for you. What more could He do than to send His precious Son to die in your place, so that you could live forever with Him? All that is needed is for you to accept, to place your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, to believe in Him, and eternal life will be yours. All God asks is that you not reject this His ineffable gift. And when you do the Holy Ghost will take you over and you will Romans 10:9-13. And the Spirit and the bride say "Come!" And let the one who hears say, "Come!" And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:17 it is free and should never be for sale. In fact it is a great sin to have it for sale. Salvation is Free but many preachers have it for sale, and do sell it.
Back to the tithe question! A person under Jesus as the Head of His church will only give an offering , and it should not be because a preacher says so. Jesus never told anyone to tithe to Him the High Priest, the Church or the Pastor is not the High Priest, of the New Covenant people who are the church, Jesus is that High Priest and the only one. The New covenant way through Jesus has a crucial lesson , in that Holy living brings in the human who John 3:16, the great understanding that the person now has Jesus as the head, and all who now Preach Teach or just have church are under His leadership with what He is as first, Churches can only preach Jesus as the savior, the way, He is already Lord.
And not what some men want, Money is what God gives to His saved people to keep the church under Him, take it away, and the false pastor will not serve for free. The saved have to do this in our world it is God’s will that the money and lust of it will go away with slick the Preacher , with no money given, so He can live the life of GET, that-get** Get ** slick the getter will move on and let the church along to return to God and Christ.
All old covenant  ways were removed from the New Covenant. 
Stop the tithing and you will be free, from the fakes and you can have a return to all called Clergy-Jer. 3:15-16- Rom. 10:14-17 and faith will increase in the saved. Food as the tithe? Lev 27:30-32 And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord. If a man wants at all to redeem any of his tithes, he shall add one-fifth to it. And concerning the tithe of the herd or the flock, of whatever passes under the rod, the tenth one shall be holy to the Lord. The Poor never tithe at all.! Under the Old Covenant ! The Bible is clear no money tithing because tithing is commanded in the scripture from agricultural increase in Leviticus 27:30-33, Deut. 12:17, Duet. 14:23, 28, 2 Chron. 35:1-6 Nehemiah 10:37 and 12:44, Matthew 23:23 and Luke 11:42. Anyone who suggests that Christians to pay tithes from income have misread the Bible when it clearly proves there is no such thing as tithing on non-agricultural increase.
When the saved people take the money away from the fake teachers the devil will be put on the run. God gave this power to people so He could be God to His, and so humans could clean the church under the new covenant . The old Covenant did not work but the tithe was Agricultural tithes, and were mandatory in the scripture under the Old Covenant , but we are under the New Covenant today. The Tithe was for the Temple Priest, and they came from land based products.
And by the way, offerings were required three times a year and guess what, only men were required to bring offerings. See Deuteronomy 16:16 which reads “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the LORD your God in the place which He chooses: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not appear before the LORD empty-handed.
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God which He has given you.” We do not keep any of these old covenant Holydays and we are not to Tithe. Jesus had a lot to say about money. Should we help the Church with our money and help them with food for a food bank yes we should .
Some do not like this Jesus who is Lord because of what He has said about money and giving to those in need. You can test a church to see if God and Jesus is in it ? HOW? Does it have a food bank for the poor, any poor or those in need, did they send you food in this time of trouble? Jesus is the most generous person who ever lived. He left the comforts of heaven, took on human flesh, and gave his life on the cross so that we might live in him.
In response to Jesus’ generosity, we are called to be generous. We are called to be generous with our money. We are called to steward our possessions. The Church was not to have power over the person's money. The most dangerous enemy of the new covenant family today is the church that says they can have money but if you have it you are in sin, some way! God made it so the new covenant saved person could take money out of salvation or the way to salvation. Under the better way. as the new covenant is said to be money was to be first at home 1 Timothy 5:7-8 (Jas. 2:14–17, 26).
Money can be the works of God. Money is a big deal in the Bible. We’re given more instruction in the Bible about money (more than 2,000 verses) than almost anything else. Jesus told many parables about it, and the apostles had a lot to say about it. We’re told to avoid the love of money (1 Tim. 6:6–10) and to choose God over money (Luke 16:13), so we can be generous and ready to give (Matt. 6:2, 5, 16) and put our trust in God, not riches (1 Tim. 6:17–19). We’re also encouraged to plan and save (Prov. 21:20) and look after the needs of our families and others (1 Tim. 5:8; Heb. 13:16). This is just a part of what God has said about money. The Elders do teach the Bible on money to the church people, all 2,000 verses .
This is a church Doctrine , and lesson . Turning to the Bible, we find a fundamental ambivalence regarding money. In some contexts, especially in the Old Testament, money is portrayed very positively. Abraham is described as “very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold” (Gen. 13:2). Job was a man of great wealth, and Solomon was granted riches and honor unparalleled among the kings of his day (1 Ki. 3:13). Proverbs tells us that “the blessing of the Lord brings wealth” (10:22), and describes a simple work ethic: “A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes the rich” (10:4). So one can live without lust for money. Our attitude toward money and our use of material things have long been critical issues for Christians, just because of the fake teachings . Should we give everything away, opt for a simple lifestyle, or focus on the responsible management and stewardship of what we have? How should we apply the teachings of Jesus in our age of affluence? What are the keys to developing a truly biblical perspective on our relationship to God and money? First we must understand that God has already blessed you when He let you receive money and it was for you and yours. It is your choice what you do with it. SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:1-4, 19-34; Mark 10:17-31, 12:41-44; Luke 12:13-21; John 12:1-8; Acts 2:44-45, 4:32-35,
Christians and their ecclesiastical institutions have often been charged with "talking too much about money." This has often been in the context of ecclesiastical leaders soliciting funding for their institutional endeavors. Such calls for "collections" and "contributions" are often indicative of a corporate greed of acquisition, done, of course, under the guise of allegedly altruistic objectives of "doing God's work" and "helping others." Man worship is the cause of this , not called Clergy that was called this way Jer. 3:15-16- Rom. 10:14-16 will let anyone worship them , we are to have no other God but God. Psalm 81:9-Isaiah 45:5-Deu. 5:7 Jer 25:6- Much of this methodology of "fund-raising" implemented by the collective religious organizations is decidedly antithetical to the Christian concept of money that is presented in the New Testament Scriptures.
The objective of this understanding is to address the Biblical perspective of how Christians, individually and collectively, relate to money. In doing so, we will "talk about money" in ways that have seldom been addressed in traditional Christian teaching.5:1-10; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5; 1 Timothy 6:3-10, 17-19 We are said to be strange in our walk with Jesus . But we do teach on . But the Truth is Deuteronomy 8:18 - But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day. Matthew 5:42 - Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Mark 12:41-44 - And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. Jesus loved to tell stories about people handling money. (Scripture references are provided so you can look them up on your own.) Again, according to Jesus, giving wasn't an "unspiritual" subject, but rather our spirituality is very strongly connected to our generosity (Luke 16:10-13; Luke 12:13-21; Matthew 6:19-21, 24-34). The apostle Paul also frequently addressed our attitudes towards money and giving (1 Timothy 6:8-10, 17-19), and the early church set a wonderful example for us in generous living (Acts 2:42-47, Acts 4:32-37).
The Old Testament is similarly full of timeless financial wisdom with great relevance for us today - especially those of us who feel unable to give because they haven't learned to manage their finances wisely (Deuteronomy 8:10-18, Proverbs 6:6-11, Proverbs 28:20, Proverbs 21:25-26, 22:7, Proverbs 22:26-27). The unwise will have pride when the slick seeks money, just to put others down to the church because they are just a customer like others, pride gets its payday. Or They have been or Are a --customer at their church? So many don’t know they are just a customer, and God has nothing to do with that type of living. Even though money is an essential thing in your life as God has said . A significant portion of your life will revolve around earning, saving, giving, and spending money. So your relationship with money isn’t something you can just brush aside as unspiritual or unnecessary. To be a good steward you have to have something to be steward of.
To help you manage your money well, we reviewed just over a hundred Bible verses about money, money management, and money trouble to see what God has to say about this critical piece of life. Maybe you can sit in on a teaching from the Elder some time for more understanding from the Bible. Here is a little help for you. The management of personal finances is one of the biggest concerns of the modern world. However it may surprise you to learn that Jesus had more to say about money and possessions than virtually anything else. Biblical teaching about money is very clear, very consistent, and quite radical because it has the person with money that Heaven has blessed with to stay with the person He gave it to.. . Given how much of our time is spent earning, spending, giving, saving or worrying about money, we need to know exactly what he said A Church must teach what Jesus says.
A Biblical Perspective on Money is the Doctrine of the Old Church of God What The Bible Says About Money? Biblical teaching about money is very clear, very consistent, and quite radical. God’s ownership of everything is a foreign concept to most of us. We like to think of our money and our possessions. Yet the Bible makes it clear that God owns everything. All things were created by him and for him (Colossians 1:16). Everything belongs to him.
So when God does bless He is sure of what He is doing, and needs no church to take away His work from the blessed . Biblical Perspective on Giving, This is in the heart of the saved. Nowhere in the New Testament is there an explicit command to tithe Christians are instructed to give to those who minister (1 Corinthians 16:1; Galatians 2:10). But this is for church needs not the man We are to give to those who trust God to supply their needs, when they can’t (Philippians 4:19). We are to give as God has prospered us (1 Corinthians 16:2), and are to give cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7). And the Bible teaches that we will ultimately give account of our stewardship (Romans 14:12). So when we let pastors take what God has given to our families we sin. The Bible says we're pilgrims, strangers, aliens on earth (Hebrews 11:13).
We're ambassadors representing our true country (2 Corinthians 5:20). "Our citizenship is in heaven" (Philippians 3:20). We're citizens of "a better country--a heavenly one" (Hebrews 11:16).
Where we choose to store our treasures depends largely on where we think our home is. The Bible does teach that, Tithing was Food: The Apostle Paul never once appealed to tithing even though he obviously often suffered financial difficulties. However, he wrote rather a lot about FREELY giving financial support where one is able. Should The Church Teach Tithing? NO, This Paul was in jail and had a need . Contrast the false teachings used to support tithing with what God’s Word actually says. (16 Facts From Scripture) A Biblical Perspective on Debt and Credit Debt and Credit as the Bible does teach and as the Old Church of God will teach as Doctrine. The Bible has quite a bit to say about money, and a significant part of these financial warnings concern debt. Proverbs 22:7 says, “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a servant to the lender.” When you borrow money and put yourself in debt, you put yourself in a situation where the lender has significant influence over you. Many other verses in Proverbs also warn about the potential danger of debt (Proverbs 1:13-15; 17:18; 22:26-27; 27:13). While this does not mean that we can never be in debt, it does warn us about its dangers.
This is why you are hearing let's get this country back up even if we have a number of people who die, this is greed talking to the world. Money means more than human life to them. God’s Word and in Faith one was not to have any such thing as a Prosperity Doctrine. It is deeply alarming that most Christians seem to be blissfully unaware of the fact that the Biblical principles of God and Jesus and that of the Old Church of God of the New Covenant have always been no tithing, and being trumpeted from pulpits across the land going all the way back before we came to this country in the 1700th Tithing has , not only stems from the same sources as the movement known as touch the TV and send seed money but has become the way to have their own flavor of God, and and has let men have a job in offices around the world, Headquarters is a way of life for them or as the slick say general office some say that their next book or the next Jet plane is the work of God.
Fake uses exactly the same terminology and techniques as the devil who is their God the God of Get not give.. Christian, have to somehow “Christianize” the concepts and add God into the mixture. But since the Biblical God does not fit this mold, they completely reinvent Him in an image that conforms to their beliefs, teaching that the power of faith is a force… one that can even twist God's arm.**** And all that believed were together, and had all things common; and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according as any man had need. Act 2:44-45
Tithing is Not a New Covenant Doctrine Should the Church Teach Tithing?
We say no to a new covenant tithe. 
The doctrine of tithing, in many churches today, has reached the level of a modern scandal. While on the one hand, most seminary-level textbooks and church theologians omit tithing, on the other hand, the practice is quickly becoming a requirement for church membership in the very denominations who insist on solid Bible-based doctrines.
There is also increasing evidence that lay persons who question the legitimacy of New Covenant tithing are usually criticized as being troublemakers or weak Christians. Modern Tithing is Based on Many False Assumptions One denomination’s statement on stewardship is typical of what many others teach about tithing. It says that "tithing is the minimum biblical standard and the beginning point which God has established that must not be replaced or compromised by any other standard."
Let me repeat this false statement: "tithing is the minimum biblical standard and the beginning point which God has established that must not be replaced or compromised by any other standard." They add that the tithe is from gross income which is due to the church before taxes. Many fake churches ask for the person's W-2 .
Think about that. The following points of this understanding of what God has said is to call people to understand the false teachings used to support tithing with what God’s Word actually says. In God’s Word, the Tithe is Always Only Food and Never Money! The false teaching is that biblical tithes include ALL sources of income. Settle this question once and for all! Open a complete Bible concordance and you will soon discover that the false definition is wrong. This is very important. **True biblical tithes were always only food from the farms and herds of only Israelites who only lived inside God’s Holy Land, the national boundary of Israel.** this was not to the world at large. There are 15 verses from 11 chapters and 8 books from Leviticus 27 to Luke 11  which describe the contents of the tithe. And those contents never, I repeat, never included money, silver, gold or anything other than food!
Yet the incorrect definition of "tithe" is the greatest lie being preached about tithing today! (Leviticus 27:30, 32; Numb. 18:27, 28; Deuteronomy 12:17; 14:22, 23; 26 12; 2 Chronicles 31:5, 6; Neh. 10:37; 13:5; Mal. 3:10; Matt. 23:23; Luke 11: 42). There is no continuation to the New Covenant here. It is also wrong to teach that the poor in Israel were required to pay tithes.
In fact, they actually received tithes! Much of the second festival tithe and all of a special third-year tithe went to the poor. In fact, many laws protected the poor from abuse and expensive sacrifices which they could not afford (see also Leviticus 14:21; 25:6, 25-28, 35, 36; 27:8; Deuteronomy 12:1-19; 14:23, 28, 29; 15:7, 8, 11; 24:12, 14, 15, 19, 20; 26:11-13; Mal. 3:5; Matt. 12:1, 2; Mark 2:23, 24; Luke 2:22-24; 6:1, 2; 2 Cor. 8:12-14; 1 Tim. 5:8; Jas. 1:27).
Old Covenant Priests Were Replaced by Believer-Priests.
The false teaching is that New Covenant preachers are simply taking up where the Old Covenant priests left off and are due the tithe. Compare Exodus 19:5, 6 with Second Peter 2: 9, 10. Before the incident of the golden calves, God had intended for every Israelite to become a priest. Like other ordinances of the Law, tithing was only a temporary shadow until Christ. In the New Covenant every believer is a priest who offers spiritual sacrifices to God. OT priests did not tithe!!! Old Covenant priests were replaced by the priesthood of every believer.
Therefore, every ordinance which had applied to the old priesthood was blotted out at Calvary. Therefore, the original temporary purpose of tithing no longer exists. (Compare Numb. 3:12, 13; Heb. 4:16; 10:19-22; 13:15, 16 and Rev. 1:6 with Gal. 3:19; Heb. 7:12-19; Eph. 2:14-16; Col. 2:13-17).
The New Covenant Church is Neither a Building Nor a Storehouse. The false teaching is that Christian buildings, called "churches," "tabernacles" or "temples" replaced the OT Temple as God’s dwelling places. God’s Word never calls New Covenant "churches," "tabernacles" and "temples" "buildings" in which God dwells! God’s church, God’s dwelling place, is within the believers.
Believers do not "go to church" -- believers go "to meet the church." Also, since OT priests did not pay tithes, then tithing cannot logically continue. Therefore it is wrong to call a building "God’s storehouse" for tithes. (1 Cor. 3:16, 17; 6:19, 20; 12:12-14; Eph. 1:22, 23; 2:21; 4:12-16; Rev. 3:12). For "storehouse" compare First Corinthians 16:2 with 2 Corinthians 12:14 and Acts 20:17, 32-35.
This Sunday Jesus is the only way to eternal life with God .
This Jesus brings from God and is God in the flesh bringing forgiveness for the sin of the fall of man the Adam sin, and forgiveness to any that will receive what God has said and that is John 3:16 first, and then repent of what the person has done, and let God forgive this life sins, going all the way to the end of this life as a human. Salvation from sin (MATTHEW 1:21)
Spirit baptism (MATTHEW 3:11; MARK 1:8; LUKE 3:16; LUKE 24:49; JOHN 1:33; JOHN 7:37-39; ACTS 1:5,8; ACTS 2:17-21,38-39; ACTS 11:16; GALATIANS 3:14)
Life by the Word (MATTHEW 4:4; LUKE 4:4)
Protection by angels (MATTHEW 4:6; LUKE 4:10-11; HEBREWS 1:14)
Kingdom of heaven (MATTHEW 5:3,10; MATTHEW 7:21; MATTHEW 8:11; MATTHEW 19:14; MATTHEW 25:34; MARK 10:14; LUKE 6:20; LUKE 12:32; LUKE 13:29; LUKE 18:16; JAMES 2:5)
This Jesus Is already King and Lord of where we will go at death.
This Jesus gave us Comfort (MATTHEW 5:4; LUKE 6:21; 2 CORINTHIANS 1:4,7; 2 CORINTHIANS 7:6)
This Jesus lets us live now as Humans in peace, and in His care. Earth as an inheritance (MATTHEW 5:5) This Jesus show His, the way in Filling of righteousness (MATTHEW 5:6)
This Jesus shows His people how to receive more Mercy (MATTHEW 5:7; LUKE 1:50; JAMES 5:11)
Jesus lets us see how God works and A visible God in the eyes of our hearts. And tells us we will see God face to face- (MATTHEW 5:8; REVELATION 22:4) Son ship as we follow this Jesus. (MATTHEW 5:9,45; LUKE 6:35; JOHN 1:12; ROMANS 8:14,16; GALATIANS 3:7-9,26; HEBREWS 3:6; 1 JOHN 3:2,10)
Blessing for persecution (MATTHEW 5:11) when we hurt He gives blessings. Great rewards (MATTHEW 5:12; MATTHEW 6:4,6,18; MATTHEW 10:42; MARK 9:41; LUKE 6:23,35; LUKE 14:14; JOHN 4:36; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:8-15; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58; EPHESIANS 6:8; COLOSSIANS 3:24; HEBREWS 10:35; JAMES 1:25)
Greatness (MATTHEW 5:19; MATTHEW 18:4; LUKE 9:48)
Forgiveness of sins (MATTHEW 6:14; MATTHEW 12:31; MATTHEW 18:35; MARK 11:25-26; LUKE 5:24; ACTS 10:43; ACTS 13:38-39; ACTS 26:18; ROMANS 3:25; ROMANS 4:7-8; EPHESIANS 1:7; COLOSSIANS 1:14; 1 JOHN 1:9; 1 JOHN 2:12)
Necessities of life (MATTHEW 6:30,33; LUKE 11:9-13; 12:31) because we will Go before Him with our littleness He will take cure of us. God;s people are Blessed. Because
This Jesus shows us what God does Favor.
Answers to all prayers but it is His will be done in our hearts . (MATTHEW 7:7-11; MATTHEW 17:20; MATTHEW 18:19; MATTHEW 21:21-22; MARK 9:23; MARK 11:22-24; LUKE 11:1-13; LUKE 18:1-8; JOHN 14:12-14; JOHN 15:7,16; JOHN 16:23-26; ROMANS 8:32; HEBREWS 11:6; JAMES 1:6; 1 PETER 3:12; 1 JOHN 3:20-22; 1 JOHN 5:14-15)
All good things are there for those who have this Jesus, who will show all who come to Him (MATTHEW 7:11)
This Jesus is up front with what God has given to this world , God gave us all a choice. The Choice of all Humans, was given by this God and how we receive salvation from sins or the Punishment in hell for rebels (MATTHEW 7:22-23; MATTHEW 8:11-12; MATTHEW 13:41-42,49-50; MATTHEW 25:41,46; MARK 9:42-48; LUKE 3:17; LUKE 12:46; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:17; 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10; JAMES 2:13; 2 PETER 2:12-13; REVELATION 14:9-11; REVELATION 20:10-15; REVELATION 21:8; REVELATION 22:15;  ISAIAH 66:22-24)
Physical healing
This Jesus is there for us in Healing.
He never said we could not have a doctor, but said the Elders first if you are His-- (MATTHEW 8:17; MATTHEW 9:29; MATTHEW 13:15; MATTHEW 17:20; MATTHEW 21:21-22; MARK 9:23; MARK 11:22-24; MARK 16:15-20; LUKE 4:18; JOHN 14:12; ACTS 28:27; ROMANS 8:11; JAMES 5:14-16; are you His? 1 PETER 2:24)
Answers to prayer according to faith (MATTHEW 9:29; HEBREWS 11:6; JAMES 1:5-8)
Don’t move from letting God speak through you. (MATTHEW 10:15; MATTHEW 11:22,24; MATTHEW 12:41-42; MATTHEW 23:14) Inspiration on staying with this Jesus- what would you do without Him? (MATTHEW 10:19; LUKE 12:12)
Final salvation at the end of a life of sowing to the Spirit- We are not a God , we are Just Human and can and do fall down . (MATTHEW 10:22; MATTHEW 24:13; MARK 13:13; ROMANS 6:16-23; ROMANS 8:23-25; GALATIANS 6:7-8; 1 PETER 1:5,9,13)
                                                                   Second coming of Christ,
This Jesus will come for His. (MATTHEW 10:23; MATTHEW 16:27; MATTHEW 23:39; MATTHEW 24:27-31; MATTHEW 25:31-46; MATTHEW 26:54; MARK 13:24-27; MARK 14:62; LUKE 21:27-28; ACTS 1:11; ACTS 3:20-21; ROMANS 11:26; 2 THESSALONIANS 1:7-10; 2 THESSALONIANS 2:8-12; TITUS 2:13; HEBREWS 9:28; HEBREWS 10:37)
Exposure of all secrets all who come to this Jesus has the sins of that person covered but those who do not all will know what they have done one day. (MATTHEW 10:26; MARK 4:22; LUKE 12:3; ROMANS 2:12-16)
                                                                              Providence of God,
This Jesus the Sunday Christmas Christ keeps us under the very will and Power of God (MATTHEW 10:29-31; LUKE 12:6,24,28; ROMANS 8:28-30; 1 PETER 5:7) God has all things in His hands.
Divine recognition (MATTHEW 10:32; LUKE 12:8; REVELATION 2:5) Divine denial of the true Jesus, the fake clergy will pay. (MATTHEW 10:33; MARK 8:38; LUKE 9:26; LUKE 12:9)
Life or death is the choice given to all humans. (MATTHEW 10:39; MATTHEW 16:25; MARK 8:35; LUKE 9:24; JOHN 12:25)
Prophet's reward (MATTHEW 10:41)
Those who give to the people of God will have a reward Matthew 10:42 Righteous man's reward (MATTHEW 10:41) Soul rest in this Jesus and is safe. (MATTHEW 11:28-30; HEBREWS 4:9)
Only one unpardonable sin (MATTHEW 12:32; MARK 3:29; LUKE 12:10- 11) and no church was given the power over it or to call it out against others.
The Holy Ghost only has the power to call this on any human.
Judgment of minutest details, Beware of what we say this Jesus does see all things. (MATTHEW 12:36-37; MATTHEW 15:13; MARK 9:49; ROMANS 2:16) Increased or decreased blessings (MATTHEW 13:12; MATTHEW 25:29; MARK 4:24-25; LUKE 8:18; LUKE 19:26)
Beware of getting into a fight with Heaven , salvation may not be taken away from you but things can decreased in this world and blessings can and will be taken away. Lazarus went to heaven so says Jesus but had very little food, even so there is much more to this story.
Conversion upon obedience first comes John 3:16 Romans 10:9-13 (MATTHEW 13:15; ACTS 3:19;-26 JAMES 5:19-20) Material blessings (MATTHEW 19:29; MARK 10:30; LUKE 18:30; MATTHEW 21:21-22)
Eternal life (MATTHEW 19:29; MARK 10:30; LUKE 18:29-30; JOHN 3:15-16,36; JOHN 4:14; JOHN 5:24; JOHN 6:27, note: JOHN 6:47,50,58; JOHN 8:51; JOHN 10:27-29; JOHN 20:31; ROMANS 2:7; ROMANS 6:22-23; TITUS 1:2; 1 JOHN 2:25; 1 JOHN 5:11-12)
Exaltation through humility (MATTHEW 19:30; MATTHEW 20:16; MATTHEW 23:12; MARK 10:31; LUKE 13:30; LUKE 14:11; LUKE 18:14; JAMES 4:10; 1 PETER 5:6) Reaping what is sown (MARK 4:24; LUKE 6:38; GALATIANS 6:7-8)
Signs of the gospel (MARK 16:15-20)
Today is the day of salvation and it is here under the New Covenant.
An eternal kingdom to Christ and His saints (LUKE 1:32-33; LUKE 12:32; REVELATION 5:10; REVELATION 11:15; REVELATION 22:4-5) Deliverance from enemies (LUKE 1:74) Peace (LUKE 1:79; JOHN 14:27; JOHN 16:33)
Joy (LUKE 2:10-11; 1 PETER 4:13-14)
Universal salvation (LUKE 3:6; ACTS 10:35; ACTS 13:26,47; ACTS 15:17; ACTS 28:28; ROMANS 1:16; ROMANS 10:9-13; GALATIANS 3:22) all who John 3:16 are His People no matter what church they are in or not. they may be the home as Matthew 18:20 says.
Now is the acceptable time (LUKE 4:18-19; 2 CORINTHIANS 6:2)
Immortality of body for all who have this Jesus as their savior. (LUKE 20:36; ROMANS 2:7; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:42-54; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:1-8) Wisdom (LUKE 21:15; JAMES 1:5) from God will keep us in this world and we will give to others because of it. This Jesus will come for us all before anyone can see the troubles to come .
Just before the End comes ,
This Jesus has away out for those who are His. Rapture of all saints (LUKE 21:36; JOHN 14:1-3; JOHN 16:16; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:23,51-58; EPHESIANS 5:27; PHILIPPIANS 3:21; COLOSSIANS 3:4; 1 THESSALONIANS 3:13; 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-17; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:9-10,23; 2 THESSALONIANS 2:7; JAMES 5:7; 1 JOHN 3:2)
What we receive by coming to and staying with the Jesus of the Bible!
Freedom from condemnation (JOHN 3:16-18; ROMANS 8:1; HEBREWS 9:13-15)
A state of no hunger or thirst (JOHN 4:14; JOHN 6:35)
                                                                                 We will see ,
The resurrection of all people (JOHN 5:28-29; JOHN 6:40,44,54; JOHN 14:19; ACTS 24:15; 1 CORINTHIANS 6:14; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:20-58; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:14; REVELATION 20:11-15)
We have His Assurance (JOHN 6:37; PHILIPPIANS 1:6; 2 TIMOTHY 1:12; 2 TIMOTHY 2:11-13; HEBREWS 6:1-20; 1 PETER 1:5,9,13)
An indwelling Christ (JOHN 6:56-57; JOHN 14:23; ROMANS 8:10; COLOSSIANS 1:27) Knowledge (JOHN 7:17; JOHN 14:20,26; 1 CORINTHIANS 1:30; 2 CORINTHIANS 2:12; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:8-11)
Light of life (JOHN 8:12) Freedom (JOHN 8:32,36) Honour (JOHN 12:26; ROMANS 2:8-10)
Universal dealing (JOHN 12:32) Mansions (JOHN 14:1-3) Greater works (JOHN 14:12)
Love of God (JOHN 14:21) Manifestation of God (JOHN 14:21)
Abiding Presence (JOHN 14:23; JOHN 15:10; PHILIPPIANS 4:9)
Purging (JOHN 15:2)
Fruitfulness (JOHN 15:5; 2 PETER 1:8)
The Holy Spirit in a measure (JOHN 16:7-13; ROMANS 8:14-16) and in all fullness (LUKE 11:13; LUKE 24:49; JOHN 7:37-39; JOHN 14:12-18,26; JOHN 15:26; ACTS 1:8; ACTS 2:16-21,38-39; ACTS 5:32)
Guidance (JOHN 16:13-15)
Justification (ACTS 13:38-39; ROMANS 2:13; ROMANS 3:24-28; ROMANS 4:25; ROMANS 5:1-2; ROMANS 8:33; GALATIANS 2:16; GALATIANS 3:24)
We will see the Restoration of Israel (ACTS 15:16-17; ROMANS 11:25-29; MATTHEW 24:31; MARK 13:27)
With this Jesus we have Nearness of God (ACTS 17:27; EPHESIANS 2:13; JAMES 4:8)
Edification (ACTS 20:32)
An eternal inheritance (ACTS 26:18; 1 CORINTHIANS 2:9; 1 PETER 1:4; REVELATION 21:7)
Deliverance (ACTS 26:18; ROMANS 8:21)
Goodness of God (ROMANS 2:4; ROMANS 11:22)
Justice (ROMANS 2:6,12-16; ROMANS 8:33; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:11-15; 1 CORINTHIANS 4:5; 1 CORINTHIANS 11:31)
We understand Indignation and wrath (ROMANS 2:8-9)
Glory and honor (ROMANS 2:10; ROMANS 8:18)
Impartiality of God (ROMANS 2:11)
Righteousness (ROMANS 3:22; ROMANS 4:5,16,24; ROMANS 5:19; 1 CORINTHIANS 1:30)
Salvation by grace through faith, not of works (ROMANS 3:24-31; EPHESIANS 2:8-9; 2 THESSALONIANS 2:13; TITUS 2:11-12) but the saved with a great work in them and through them.
  This Jesus says God for all people (ROMANS 3:29-30) not just those who say they are the only one with truth.
Any one who John 3:16 can have Salvation from wrath (ROMANS 5:9-10)
Victory (ROMANS 5:17; ROMANS 8:4,13; ROMANS 8:37; 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14; 1 JOHN 5:4)
Abundant grace (ROMANS 5:20-21) Newness of life (ROMANS 6:5-8)
A spiritual mind (ROMANS 8:6) the Born again have a sanctified mind and that is the only difference between the saved and the unsaved.
The New Home and what we all will do and be with this Sunday Christmas Jesus. (ROMANS 8:21; EPHESIANS 1:10,12; REVELATION 21:3-7; REVELATION 22:3)
How can a human do this or reach this ?
Divine help (ROMANS 8:26-27,31,34; ROMANS 14:4; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13)
This Jesus brings Boldness (not ashamed of Christ, ROMANS 9:33; ROMANS 10:11; 1 PETER 2:6)
Why does this Jesus bring this salvation and not the one that we see for sale?
Simplicity of salvation (ROMANS 10:9-10; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:2; 1 JOHN 1:9; 2 THESSALONIANS 2:13)
Faith (ROMANS 10:17; 1 CORINTHIANS 12:9)
What does this Jesus ask for from those who come to Him under the choice that calls for in John 3:16?
Holiness, in the human body because one has been forgiven (ROMANS 11:16; EPHESIANS 1:4; EPHESIANS 5:27; COLOSSIANS 1:22; . HEBREWS 12:14)
Because God is unchangeable (ROMANS 11:29) God's vengeance will be on all who come some other way.
Or do harm to his people. (ROMANS 12:19)
Blessing or cursing (ROMANS 13:2-3) are for all. the choice is ours.
We have not because we obey not or ask not.
This Jesus brings Joy, righteousness, and peace in the Holy Spirit (ROMANS 14:17)
Satan's defeat (ROMANS 16:20; REVELATION 12:7-12; REVELATION 20:1-10) we now have power to rebuke the devil and He will be put in the lake of fire in the pit.
Confirmation if one has been forgiven through John 3:16 the person will know the God forgave them. (1 CORINTHIANS 1:8)
God is faithful (1 CORINTHIANS 1:9; 1 CORINTHIANS 10:13; 1 THESSALONIANS 5:24; 2 THESSALONIANS 3:3; HEBREWS 10:23; HEBREWS 13:5)
Christ, this person of John 3:16, the Sunday Jesus is our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 CORINTHIANS 1:30-31) we glory in Him only for our salvation
Unlimited blessings (1 CORINTHIANS 3:21-23; EPHESIANS 1:3) Go to Him for all things.
Do not war with the saints (1 CORINTHIANS 6:2-3) the saved person can give, and take wrong for the good of their brothers, and sisters.
But how can one do such a thing as live this life in a give not get way.
The gifts makes it possible, and without them one can’t do it. spiritual gifts for this work are (1 CORINTHIANS 12:8-11)
Baptism in one body (1 CORINTHIANS 12:13)-( John 3:15-17)- all are saved in Jesus the true one. Love always works- (1 CORINTHIANS 13:8) We shall know as known (1 CORINTHIANS 13:12; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:35-54)
All of the foolish things of this world will come to an end , those who have their Jesus for sale will be stopped .
All will see that the Christmas, Sunday Jesus is the choice of God for the salvation of any and all of the Human Race. God will call out all rebellions on earth (1 CORINTHIANS 15:24-28; EPHESIANS 1:10; REVELATION 21-22)
Destruction of death (1 CORINTHIANS 15:26) all will be there when death comes to an end. All promises true (2 CORINTHIANS 1:20) the Lord our God is not a man that He should lie.
Numbers 23:19 Removal when the heart turns to God (2 CORINTHIANS 3:16) Liberty (2 CORINTHIANS 3:17; GALATIANS 5:13) All sufficiency (2 CORINTHIANS 9:8) Eternal righteousness (2 CORINTHIANS 9:9) Increased righteousness (2 CORINTHIANS 9:10) Enrichment in all things (2 CORINTHIANS 9:11)
We are given the power to war against the devil- Spiritual weapons (2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-5; EPHESIANS 6:10-18) Perfect strength (2 CORINTHIANS 12:9) Life by God's power (2 CORINTHIANS 13:4)
Deliverance from the present evil world (GALATIANS 1:4) Abraham's blessing (GALATIANS 3:14) is the New Covenant with Jesus as the Savior. Heir ship (GALATIANS 3:29; ROMANS 8:17; TITUS 3:7)
Adoption as sons (GALATIANS 4:5-7,31; EPHESIANS 1:5)
Boldness and access to God (EPHESIANS 2:18; EPHESIANS 3:12; HEBREWS 4:14-16; HEBREWS 10:19-23)
Sanctification (EPHESIANS 5:26; HEBREWS 10:10) set aside for this time on earth to do His will.
Help in temptation (HEBREWS 2:18) Christ (HEBREWS 3:14)
Because  this Jesus of the Bible is. We need no other to forgive sins, no human can do this work any more. A high priest (HEBREWS 4:14-16; HEBREWS 6:20) for us.
The only one we need now as the humans. This Jesus the Sunday Jesus will not let His people live any other way but the New Covenant. God has said that the covenant with Moses is not in force any more, that is why clergy with some other Jesus return to the old covenant of Moses so they can be God to you.
A better covenant is what God sent- (HEBREWS 8:8-12; HEBREWS 10:16-17) A new covenant is what God sent and Jesus came with- (HEBREWS 8:8-12; HEBREWS 10:16-17)
God sent His Personal representation for the New Covenant in Jesus- and He is our representation in Heaven-- (HEBREWS 9:24) The Holy City will be there for all who are saved through this Jesus of the bible. (HEBREWS 11:10-16; HEBREWS 13:14)
A better thing God has for us than what the Old Covenant could give- (HEBREWS 11:40) God will test us to see what we are and to let us see what we are so we can repent.-- (HEBREWS 12:6,11; REVELATION 3:19) This Jesus to be the same always salvation is in Him and only Him and He did not give it to a church or Preacher to be savior. (HEBREWS 13:8-12) And God to be the same He took the power away from men on the things of salvation- (JAMES 1:17-27)
There is always answers to prayer (JAMES 1:5-6; HEBREWS 11:6; MATTHEW 21:21-22) sometimes we don’t like the answers. This Jesus of the Bible will have us a Crown of life but He does see us in all things we do. (JAMES 1:12; REVELATION 2:10) Grace can be had more and more but He looks to see those who are humble - (JAMES 4:6; 1 PETER 1:13; 1 PETER 5:5) This Jesus gives us Power over Satan , because Satan to flee when resisted (JAMES 4:7; 1 PETER 5:8-9) God to have pity on sufferers (JAMES 5:11) What do we get from this Christmas Jesus. New birth (1 PETER 1:23; 1 JOHN 5:1) Crown of glory (1 PETER 5:4) All things (2 PETER 1:3) Great promises (2 PETER 1:4) The divine nature (2 PETER 1:4) Escape from the corruption of the world (2 PETER 1:4) Security (2 PETER 1:10) Abundant entrance into the kingdom of God (2 PETER 1:11)
New Heaven and New Earth (2 PETER 3:13; REVELATION 21-22) Cleansing from sin (1 JOHN 1:7,9) An advocate with God (1 JOHN 2:1-2) Boldness in judgment (1 JOHN 4:17) Witness of son ship (1 JOHN 5:10-11) Renewed life (1 JOHN 5:16; JAMES 5:19-20; GALATIANS 4:19; GALATIANS 6:1) Eternal truth (2 JOHN 2) Both God and Christ (2 JOHN 9) Blessing by reading the word of God. (REVELATION 1:3) The tree of life (REVELATION 2:7; REVELATION 22:2) Escape from hell (REVELATION 2:11) A white stone (REVELATION 2:17) A new name (REVELATION 2:17) Power to rule (REVELATION 2:26-27; REVELATION 3:21; REVELATION 5:9-10; REVELATION 22:4-5) The morning star is this Christmas Jesus , the savior of the world. (REVELATION 2:28) What will we receive at the end of life as Humans? White robes (REVELATION 3:4-5; REVELATION 7:9; REVELATION 19:8) Name retained in the
Book of Life (REVELATION 3:5; EXODUS 32:32; PSALM 69:25-28) Men can’t put your name in this book or take it out. This Jesus way brings to those who go all the way with Him as savior, and Head of the church, they will receive. A place in God's temple (REVELATION 3:12) The name of God (REVELATION 3:12) The name of God's city (REVELATION 3:12) Christ's new name (REVELATION 3:12)
The descent of the Holy City to where the earth is now (REVELATION 3:12; REVELATION 21:2,9-10) Eternal supply (REVELATION 7:16) No more heat (REVELATION 7:16) Divine shepherding (REVELATION 7:17) No more tears (REVELATION 7:17; REVELATION 21:4) See the Defeat of all earthly kingdoms (REVELATION 11:15; REVELATION 19:11-21; REVELATION 20:1-10) Rest from hard labor (REVELATION 14:13) Works will be manifest (REVELATION 14:13) Kingship and priesthood (REVELATION 20:4-6; REVELATION 1:5-6; REVELATION 5:10; REVELATION 22:4-5) God's tabernacle with human beings (REVELATION 21:3) No more death (REVELATION 21:4) No more sorrow (REVELATION 21:4)
No more pain (REVELATION 21:4) All things new (REVELATION 21:5) Water of life (REVELATION 21:6; REVELATION 22:17) God the Eternal has the cause of nations of people to be saved and multiply forever in this Jesus (REVELATION 21:24-27; REVELATION 11:15; REVELATION 22:4-5) Eternal healing (REVELATION 22:2) No more curse (REVELATION 22:3) A right to the tree of life (REVELATION 22:14) A right to enter the Holy City (REVELATION 22:14; REVELATION 21:8; REVELATION 22:15) Plagues of Revelation upon rebels (REVELATION 22:18-19) His people will be removed from the earth at this time of trouble. Names of rebels blotted out of the Book of Life, no turning back from God. (REVELATION 22:19; REVELATION 3:5; He will not be mocked Galatians 6:7. EXODUS 32:32; PSALM 69:25-29)
The return of Jesus Christ to fulfill all the above promises the time no person knows- (REVELATION 22:7,12,20; Mathew 24:36 Mark 13:32. REVELATION 3:11) Are we a Christian, then? Who is it that one knows when they know this Jesus who is Lord? And we are talking about the Jesus of the Bible, the choice of Heaven for the savior of the world- The Christmas Jesus, the Lord over all who are alive, and dead.
This Jesus who is the Christ the Head of the Church! Isa.  40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. 42:3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; Isa. 63:9 In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. MAT 8:3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. 16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
"He took up, our infirmities and carried our diseases." 9:36 When he saw the crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 14:14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15:32 Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way." 18:11 12 "What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. 20:34 Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes.
Immediately they received their sight and followed him. 23:37 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. MAR 6:34 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things. 8:2 "I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. 3 If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance." LUK 7:13 When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry." GEN 49:10 The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nations is his. NUM 24:17 "I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel. He will crush the foreheads of Moab, the skulls of all the sons of Sheth. PHI 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-- even death on a cross! HEB 9:8 The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. 10:7-9 Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll--I have come to do your will, O God." What does it take for a human to be a Christian?
What makes them different, they are just human like all others?? The humans who comes to the Lord and savior has their minded sanctified . 1CO. 1:2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ--their Lord and ours: 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God--that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 1 Cor 6:11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. Who is this Jesus of the Bible?
This Jesus came so any and all humans can and must John 3:16 to God through Him. This Jesus is the Christmas Jesus, Matthew 1: 1-25. Jesus sent the Holy Ghost to Help, Bring, show, tell us, keep us, Teach us. Let us have Liberty. God's Spirit lives in them because of forgiveness from God for the sins of the past . They John 3:16 first and then God did as He said , He took over in their lives and lead them on. To Romans 10:9-13 Revelation 3:20 (A picture of the Who-so ever who John 3:16 and the new relationship with Jesus if you've placed your faith in Him.) Jesus is (John 8:19; 14:7) To see Jesus is to see God. (John 12:45; 14:9) To believe in Jesus is to believe in God. (John 12:44; 14:1) To receive Jesus is to receive God. (Mark 9:37)
To hate Jesus is to hate God. (John 15:23) To honor Jesus is to honor God. (John 5:23) Luke 2:1-27 He is Christmas.
This Jesus is . Romans 8:9-11 Ephesians 1:13,14 . We are forgiven of all past sins.. Colossians 2:13,14
This Jesus has no such thing as a Holy day, Sabbaths He is the Sunday Jesus . Romans 6:6, 11-13,14 Sin can be done away with.
We can Repent. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Remember : Who did the Forgiveness. God changes you. Where do we get the power to move on and stay with Him through this time in the flesh as a human? As we get to know God better, after we are forgiven and are given the Holy Ghost, and continue to follow His plan of salvation through Jesus as the savior God will change any human life and character through the Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 2 Corinthians 5:17 Galatians 5:22,23 Philippians 1:6; 2:13; 4:13 Live for this Sunday, Christmas, Jesus Christ, what is it?. Living for Christ is a lifelong process. God will give anyone the ability to follow Him as you trust in His promises and obey Him.
The Human is forgiven for His way and work. Ephesians 2:10 Galatians 2:20 Matthew 10:38,39 2 Corinthians 5:14,15 John 15:9-11 Your faith and trust in God will continually You will Grow in the Lord .Phil 1:9-11 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. Phil 3:12-15
Core Values of the Clergy. Who are the people of God’s new covenant as servants. No Clergy is a boss under the New Covenant way, Jesus is the Head of the Church , the Clergy is to be only a Servant. They serve without pay in money from the church. What did God say? What was the difference between the old covenant and the new covenant in the Clergy?
You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be their servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave. (Matthew 20:25-27)
The Clergy of the Old Church of God of the New Covenant do not get paid for their   work and pay their own way in life.
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:3-8) Clergy in Adultery and a cause for Divorce for their wife's, all in the name of Heaven can be because of them looking at other woman so says Jesus, and it is so for all married men and women. Matthew 5:32--
The Foundation of the Clergy was to be clean and clear, above the others, in that all Clergy where under what God says He would have as His teachers, Preachers, Pastors, Elders, Deacons , Deaconess, and all who would be called of God to this job. Not all Humans meet the Foundation Requirements of God and Christ to be in the clergy. God has no such thing as a divorced and remarried clergy with two living wife's. Any Human can be saved under the New Covenant , sins forgiven and safe in the hands of Jesus John 3:16, but not all can be clergy, so says the Bible--- God made this His stander, and this is why we seek the called of God as the clergy. The clergy who has to divorce his wife or the wife who has to divorce her husband must stay unmarried until the other person dies, and then they are free for marriages again in the eyes of God.
They cannot be the clergy any other way it is God’s choice for this.
This does not apply to a person who is not the clergy, a person who John 3:16 and comes to God can come out of an back sins, and still go to heaven but the clergy can not do this after they are the clergy , the person is leaving God;s work when they took the new spouse, the new honey. In short, the idea of divorcing a second spouse when one is coming to God through Jesus for the first time because both the first divorce or the twenty went wrong and or the now marriage were wrong in order to remarry the first spouse again violates multiple biblical commands and principles.
The Church of God has no such stander and the Bible says no to such a thing, Such behavior results in even more sinful actions. Such action is not biblical and is very sinful. When we John 3:16 we begin to see that sin is what we have done, and it can be anything sinful, and one sin is not above the other God calls sin , Sin.
The correct question is, shall the spouses commit more sins or glorify God by remaining committed to their current spouse? They should confess their sins, pledge commitment to their current spouse and demonstrate submission to God which gives Him glory (1 Corinthians 10:31).
That is the higher standard. If it is true that the spouses from the first marriage are divorced and have not remarried, then they should remarry. Upon confession of the sin of adultery God forgives and forgets the sin. We can rejoice that God forgives and forgets. We David in the sin of Bethsheba as a sin it was, but their son say of His Mother as pure what it means to be a woman of virtue. God took Bathsheba, and made her into the Proverbs 31 woman. Her son calls He pure because God forgave Her. This is a story of redemption, and it can encourage us all. If you are a woman — no matter what may be in your past — it is possible for you to follow in the footsteps of righteous Bathsheba, and become a Proverbs 31 woman yourself.
This is what happens when God forgives,
But you can’t be the wife of the Clergy, not under the New Covenant . Solomon was born in Jerusalem. He was the second child born to David and Bathsheba this woman had the skin color of black and was taken from Her husband after their first child died as a baby. They had another boy and He was named Solomon (which means “peace”, since peace would reign in his day) David did pay for His sins but did not throw away His wife. Wherefore Nathan spake unto Bathsheba the mother of Solomon, saying, Hast thou not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith doth reign, and David our lord knoweth it not?
Now therefore come, let me, I pray thee, give thee counsel, that thou mayest save thine own life, and the life of thy son Solomon.Go and get thee in unto king David, and say unto him, Didst not thou, my lord, O king, swear unto thine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my throne? why then doth Adonijah reign? Behold, while thou yet talk there with the king, I also will come in after thee, and confirm thy words.” – 1 Kings 1:11-14 "What are the qualifications for all of the Clergy? Qualifications of the Clergy. They would all be called , people after God’s own Heart He says- Jer. 3:15-16- God would Equip, Teach, and send, Rom. 10:13-16.
They would not be born to it, as the Priest once were, under Moses in the old covenant , there was to be no such thing under the New Covenant as a Church school , or College that men would teach them to become Clergy, no such place in the Bible calls for this. God’s core Values are this . No person can have two wife's and be the Clergy, God ‘s Rules. 1 Timothy 3:1-7 Titus 1:5-9 Above reproach Above reproach One-woman man when a pastor takes a new honey as a wife when his wife was alive, He is not what God says is His Clergy, the Church is to dismiss Him and Get another. One-woman man Temperate Self-controlled Prudent Sensible Respectable Hospitable Hospitable Able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict Able to teach Not addicted to wine Not addicted to wine Not pugnacious Not pugnacious
Not quick-tempered Gentle Not fond of sordid gain Uncontentious Above reproach as God’s steward Free from the love of money Having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion Manages his own household well Not self-willed Keeping children under control with all dignity Loving what is good Not a new convert Just Good reputation with those outside the church Devout.
Beware of the Clergy that talks about Hollywood, and does the very same things! There should be no such thing as the Pastor’s two wife's in church. Mark 10:10-12
The personal qualifications demand high moral character, God makes this demand. God demands are as He calls for. God never gave men the job of telling Him what w he would have in His Church. What is right or wrong is determined by the Creator of the Universe. Men and women will be judged according to whether or not we have conformed our lives to His will (John 12:48). Man's will often differs from God's (Prov. 14:12; Isa. 55:8,9; 2 Cor. 10:12,18; Lk. 16:15,18). Since the Bible reveals God's will, we must learn what it says about divorce and remarriage (2 Tim. 3:16,17; 1 Cor. 14:37; Eph. 3:3-5; 2 Pet. 1:21). This Jesus and His word, is what one should do and Obey?
Who is this Person Jesus ?
Jesus Is Lord over All Men, Not Just Those in the Church. Jesus is not just Head of the church or King of His kingdom. There are other positions He holds that show that all men are obligated to obey Him. He is: Jesus is God (Deity) John 1:1,14; 20:28,29; Phil. 2:6-8; Col. 2:9. If He possesses Deity, all people must obey His rules. Jesus is already King of kings and Lord of lords Rev. 17:14; 1:5; 19:16. Hence, He possesses authority over all people on earth, even the highest of human authorities. Jesus is the Creator of all things the word. John 1:1-3; Col. 1:16. If He created all things, then all must obey Him (cf. Acts 17:24,30,31). Jesus is Lord and Ruler of all Matt. 28:18; John 3:31; Acts 10:36; Rom. 9:5; l0:12; Phil. 3:20,21; Eph. 1:21; John 17:2; Phil. 2:9-11. As Lord, He is Master or Ruler. His authority extends to all people, regardless of whether or not they are disciples. Jesus is Judge of all Acts 17:30,31 (spoken to unbelieving Gentiles); John 5:22-29; 2 Cor. 5:10; Matt. 25:31-46.
Men will be judged according to the teachings of Jesus, even if they reject Him - John 12:48. If they do not obey the gospel, they will be in Hell - 2 Thess. 1:8,9. Furthermore, the law of Jesus and the law of God are the same. What Jesus taught is what was revealed to Him from the Father (John 12:49f; 17:8,20,21,10; 16:15; Luke 10:16). Hence, people are obligated to obey Jesus' law because it is the law of God, and God's rule is universal. It follows that all men are obligated to obey Jesus' laws.
To deny the duty of all men to obey Christ's commands is to belittle the authority and exalted position of Christ, and also to deny the responsibility of all men to obey God the Father! God has no such thing as a Doctor of the bible or truth who can make His way into another walk to heaven . Jesus' and Him as the only way Is a Whole, Complete Unit.
Those who are subject to Jesus' authority as the Clergy and all of those who He has saved through John 3:16 (that includes everyone in any church under the Cross), must be subject to the whole law of Christ. James 2:8-12 - Like the Old Testament, the perfect law of liberty is a "whole." We must keep it all or stand condemned as transgressors ( Gal. 5:3). Acts 3:22,23 - We must give heed to Jesus in all things whatever He says or we will be destroyed. This was spoken to people who were not His disciples. ( Matt. 28:18-20; 4:4). The Clergy was to show that what God has for marriages, if the two be obeyed and will work. And is holism, true , good. The rules to the clergy are .
They begin with one-woman-man. And not a man saying He has a problem with women and how pretty they are because God in Jesus said that is -adultery in the heart, Matthew 5:28 so says Jesus if His word is good enough for you. 1 This requires that a man (if married) be a loyal husband. Regardless of his marital status, it requires that the man be without immoral relationships or attitudes. If one hears the Clergy say they have trouble with pretty woman or you see him doing such things you should leave that church after you tell the Elders.
The Lord did not want the two wife's of the Clergy sitting in church saying Got to love Jesus, such a place is not God’s church people. How can He be in sin and call other out that are in his or their sin , Humans will not be against what they are when they live in sin. Additional personal qualifications, that God calls for are to cover a number of character issues. Their basic meanings are rather obvious: This is what God calls for to be saved from the sin of , that is if the Pastor or Clergy takes a new wife with his wife alive he is in sin, and no longer can be the clergy..
A person could be the husband of twenty wives , and be the one who wrecked all of the Marriages and still be forgiven from God, but God says He cannot be the Clergy. When you took the new wife you are what Jesus says in Matthew 19:1-12. The Clergy must obey God to Preach God and Jesus as the Christ.
Temperate/prudent means self-controlled, enslaved to nothing, free from excesses. One who does not kill FUN. But calls out sin. Prudent/sensible implies that he must be sober, sensible, wise, balanced in judgment, not given to quick, superficial decisions based on immature thinking. The clergy has no such power under the New Covenant to at to the Bible, there is no back door way to heaven, through Him, and all humans can go to heaven without him as the boss. Respectable indicates a well-ordered life and honorable behavior.
The Clergy is to serve the Community not be the boss over it. And all Humans have a choice in life and no clergy should take away that choice of liberty and freedom. Not self-willed indicates a proven willingness to serve others accompanied by a lack of compulsion to “come out on top.” others should be ready to replace the Clergy when they break God’s way. Just means fair and impartial. His judgments must be based on scriptural principles. Devout indicates that he must be a devoted follower of Christ, seeking to be conformed to Christ’s image. He must be committed to prayer, worship, the study of Scripture, and guarding his own walk. If the Clergy can’t walk as they should how can they ask others to.
Free from the love of money/Not fond of sordid gain speaks against being stingy, greedy, or preoccupied with amassing material things. The clergy was to work for their living and not be paid under the New Covenant, they were never to mix the two covenant so to take up a tithe of the people so they could get money. The church today has no such thing as a Temple or Priest to keep up all are now removed from God’s way to salvation. The House was to be first under the New Covenant 1 Timothy 5:7-8. Several of the descriptions of an elder have to do with his family life: Ruling his household well is an indication of his ability to “rule” in the household of faith.
The same word “rule” is used in both contexts, and it has to do with “standing before” which implies leadership and protection. Above reproach as God’s steward refers to someone who does not take lightly the responsibility to manage spiritual truths and those whom God has put in His church. No clergy would remove anyone from the church under the new covenant God’s Grace would not let it happen. The “steward” understands that he serves on God’s behalf and is wholly accountable to Him. Children under control with dignity (or) children who are not accused of dissipation or rebellion means that children in his home accept his leadership. After children leave home He cannot boss them .
This is an indication of the integrity and believability of the man. On one hand, unruly children might indicate immaturity in the man and be a good reason to prevent him from leading the church. On the other hand, unruly or rebellious children are in need of much parental attention and assuming a leadership position could jeopardize a man’s opportunity to provide extra attention to his children during a crucial time for them.
There was to be no such thing as a Clergy full time. Children who believe is an indication his children should share his faith. Willful unbelief by a child in the home disqualifies a man from serving as an elder. It must be recognized, however, that “children who believe” is an interpretive translation. The most literal translation is “faithful children” or “children [who are] faithful.” This indicates that the children must be faithful to the parents, including their rules and the standards for conduct in the home. Other characteristics qualify an elder in his relation to others.
These have to do with personal habits and characteristics involved in interpersonal relationships: Not addicted to wine is literally “not beside wine,” which implies spending too much time with it. This phrase also came to mean a quarrelsome person as a result of drunkenness. Not pugnacious, uncontentious and not quick-tempered prohibit an easily-flared temper and all violence as an expression of temper. Gentle is the opposite of the negative characteristics above. He should be a calming influence and one who turns away the wrath of others. No Clergy should put His wife down at church or in front of others. Hospitable refers to his concern for people.
The Wife is in this. An elder should be unselfish with his personal resources, showing kindness to both strangers and believers alike. Loving what is good was interpreted by the early church as the “unwearing activity of love”2 and involved devotion to good whenever it is found. The character of an elder causes him to want what is good for others. Having a good reputation outside the church means an elder must be well respected by unbelievers and free from hypocrisy.
As long as it is not evil trying to remove Him, with evil words. The remaining qualifications are relative to the faith: Not a new convert literally means “not newly planted.” An elder must not be a new believer. He must have been a Christian long enough to demonstrate spiritual maturity Able to teach is more thoroughly described as able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict. The Clergy should know what God’s creeds are, but refute man’s creeds. This is a requirement that a man be gifted as a Pastor , and does it require a reputation as a teacher in a public sense. It requires a sufficient grasp of Scripture that he is able to dispense and apply its truth accurately and that he is able to point out the error of false teaching.
The old Church of God of the New Covenant speaks out about what God wants in His Clergy. The foundation of our ministry is CHARACTER. The nature of our ministry is SERVICE.
The motive of our ministry is LOVE. The measure of our ministry is SACRIFICE. The authority of our ministry is SUBMISSION. The purpose of our ministry is to GLORIFY GOD. The tools of our ministry are WORD of GOD and PRAYER. The privilege of our ministry is GROWTH. The power of our ministry is the HOLY SPIRIT. The model of our ministry is JESUS CHRIST. The core values of the church people Values: These values are non-negotiable characteristics of The Old Church of God of the New Covenant just as God has purpose it to be . Our values help us determine what ministries to start, where to spend our time, where to spend our money as a people, and so much more. Family We believe there is nothing more important than strong united families. We believe in early Christian formation of children and youth. We believe in providing programs relative to the needs of all age groups. We believe that the local congregation involvement should be an enrichment to the home.
Excellence We believe excellence honors God and inspires greatness. We believe that every ministry must strive for excellence. We believe that excellence in our ministries and personal lives is a proper reflection of God at work in us. Relationships We believe that loving relationships should fill every aspect of church life, and for each person who comes to church or to the church peoples home and life. We believe in the unity of the body of Christ. We believe the church is a family. We believe in the power of small groups and bible studies to facilitate strong relationships. We believe integrity in the lives and ministries of our members requires that we provide for accountability relationships. We do see the Matthew 18:20 is the Church anywhere, and at any time. Equipping
We believe in equipping the saints for ministry and life by helping them to operate in their spiritual gifts. We recognize and encourage God-given gifts in all women, and all men, and the Children regardless of background. We believe, and strongly affirm, education. We believe that through the educational process, the body, mind, and spirit, are enhanced for the greater development of the kingdom of God. We have no such thing as a church school or college to make pastors and are quick to say there is no such thing as God or Jesus saying for men to go make a school in His name, the Bible is very clear on this. Devotion We believe that full devotion to Christ and His cause are normal for every believer.
We value our right standing before God through Christ as being righteous, without sin; if we Repent and are Forgiven, and we contend for a life free of willful sin and disobedience to Christ. We believe in a personal, daily relationship with Christ as the New Covenant Priest where we can Repent. We require our church leadership to exemplify a history of personal faithfulness to their marriage vows from the point of conversion on.
You will not see Pastors with more than one living wife. We believe that every Christian should mature and use his/her gifts in the local church. Sound Doctrine We believe that teaching and doctrine should be balanced on the historical roots of Christianity that shaped the theology and orthodoxy of the faith.
Sound doctrine is held in high esteem. We believe that we should express our faith with a balance of head and heart, intellect and emotion. We believe that our Biblical principles are not in need of affirmation or acceptance by culture. That is one will hear it said that what others do at this church or that church has nothing to do with us, we will not go around talking about Holly wood because they are not the church , we are supposed to be the church. We believe in the Biblical pattern of the New Covenant way of Given of Money, and that there is no such thing as a new covenant tithe of the people, and in addition giving offerings toward the advancement of the Kingdom of God as God shows you to do . We believe in the spontaneity of the working of the Holy Spirit—balanced, proved, and established on the Word of God.
We have no such thing as a Paid Pastor. Character We believe that character is more important than talent. We will stand by all efforts to be reliable and accurate on all accounts spoken or sold when church of God people sell something tell the truth about it.. We believe power is potentially dangerous.
Our leaders must be careful not to abuse those they lead and must have a strong accountability system. We believe the church must uphold its character with accountability also. Our relationship with the Old Church of God of the New Covenant Has no such things as a , International Denomination headquartered but we have what God put in place, the Elders. Bad Character is non-negotiable. The system of accountability within and outside the church are valued and considered essential to the maintenance of God’s people. Evangelism is what one is doing. We believe that an effective church serves its community of humans , and treats everyone with love, respect, and dignity. The person who needs help should not have to show us where they have a need they should only ask, or say we need food, we need a pack of smokes. We believe in the church as a force. The church should not be a private, individualized or personal matter. God does not call up pastors to take over the community.
That is one of the very things that caused the Jews to reject Jesus, they wanted to take over the world. His body should be His heart, hands, feet, and mouth in our community to help anyone in need, but not as the boss or big rooster over others. We believe in the liberty to express our unique, God-given call to our community as a congregation. We believe in focusing more on meeting the needs of people than on preserving or growing our institution.
Buildings, programs, ideas, and goals are all secondary to people. We believe in being culturally relevant, yet remaining doctrinally pure. Worship, Prayer and Fasting We believe that as believers we have a responsibility to respond to the presence of God during worship. We believe that worship should be done in spirit and truth with all our hearts. We believe that heartfelt worship prepares our hearts and minds to receive the Word of God. We believe in the power of prayer and fasting and that it makes a critical difference in all we attempt to achieve. We believe that prayer and fasting are vital keys to success in our personal and professional lives. We believe in having an intercessory prayer ministry that holds this church up in prayer on a regular basis. Social Justice
We believe the love for others and the recognition of the equal worth of all people in the sight of God should compel us to take steps to improve the situation of those who are underprivileged, neglected, hungry, homeless and victimized by prejudice, persecution, and oppression. We are to help them not make them do as we do. We must be sensitive to human needs and guard against racial and economic discrimination. Every person should have freedom to worship and participate in the life of the church regardless of race, color, sex, social class or nationality. At the Old Church of God, we treat all people equally regardless of their background. In addition to Essential Beliefs, we have liberty in Non-Essential Beliefs. Accept the one whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master servants stand or fall… So then each of us will give an account of ourselves to God…
So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22 This church who holds the general or unlimited atonement view, the belief that Jesus Christ died for the entire world and not just for the chosen elect, or those who God calls to Preach and Teach .
The Elect Who are they? Jer. 3:15-16- Rom. 10:13-16. And that Jesus is the only head of the church. (Ephesians 1:10,22-23 ) (10) That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; {even} in him: (22) And hath put all {things} under his feet, and gave him {to be} the headover all {things} to the church, (23) Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all. (Colossians 1:13,18 ) (13) Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated {us} into the kingdom of his dear Son: (18) And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all {things} he might have the preeminence. (Matthew 16:15-18 ) (15) He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? (16) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (17) And
Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed {it} unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. (18) And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. (Ephesians 2:20-22 ) (20) And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner {stone}; (21) In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: (22) In whom ye also are built together for a habitation of God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 3:15,21 ) (15) Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, (21) Unto him {be} glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The theology of the group [Old Church of God of the New Covenant ] is "election by grace", as stated in the scripture: "By Grace are ye saved through faith." While all Old Churches of God preach "election by grace", a difference Truth has been in the church over the years and exists among them concerning election and predestination. Today, depending on which group you hear preach, their doctrine ranges from absolute predestination, of How all humans would come to the Lord through the Lord only such as John 3:16 .
But that God gave man the choice of being a free moral agent. The majority of old church of God people hold to a doctrine that is between these extremes, as some say but this is a Biblical old truth, with no absolutism from sin until death comes to the human, one is forgiven of all past sins , but if you sin you need to repent. that is at death the human can no longer repent of sin. Churches form local associations by which they fellowship with one another.
This fellowship is formally maintained by the election of correspondents to attend the meetings of the other associations. Preachers are God-called (not trained by man), unpaid, and preach improvisational (often they are called upon to preach in other churches ) sermons on the very word of God to humans are the choice of such preachers.. Baptism (in running water), the Lord's supper and feet washing are held to be ordinances Shouting, singing , praise and great joy, is a frequent occurrence at an Old Church of God meeting, particularly among the female membership.
Conversion experiences may be a lengthy process, beginning with an awakening to sin, through a period of conviction because on has to first John 3:16 and then let Jesus do what He does, and that is the travail of the soul, to repentance and belief. As one seeks forgiveness from God. Beyond its physical meaning, travail can also have psychological implications, as in “the travail of the soul.” Isaiah 53:11 (KJV) uses the word travail in reference to the agony of soul the Messiah would suffer when He bore the sins of the world. Jesus’ travail is evident in the Garden of Gethsemane, just before His arrest: “Being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground” (Luke 22:44).
Paul expressed spiritual and emotional travail when he wrote to the Galatians, “My children, of whom I travail again until that Christ shall have been formed in you, I was wishing indeed to be present with you presently and to change my tone, because I am perplexed as to you” (Galatians 4:19–20, . Paul also spoke of his “labor and travail” in describing the hard work he did to pay his own expenses and not be a financial burden on anyone (2 Thessalonians 3:8, Apostles 'Creed is the Bible Creed of God. I believe in God, the All-father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ his only begotten Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; the third day he rose from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the All-father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy CHRISTIAN church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting So simply stated, at the Old Church of God , we're all about Jesus. We preach Him, Jesus as the savior, the only name under heaven one can be saved by. Acts 4:12. You won't be met with shame, guilt, or condemnation. There was to be no such thing as one better than the other under the All Christian , All New Covenant of God. Prov. 15:3 Phi 2:3-Luke 14:13-14-Romans 2:11.
Because all are under Jesus as the Head of the Church . Heb 10:19-23 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
A WORD FROM THE Church to You In an attempt to help you understand our passion and focus, we have adopted the following description of our fellowship. "Each Local Old Church of God , Is all Christian and All New Covenant and is a fellowship of Spirit-filled Believers committed to serving Jesus and advancing His kingdom by making disciples,
Each one has the power to Ordain, each church is a church on it’s own, with no such thing as a church head Quarters over it on earth Jesus is the Head, .." Our very fiber is constructed of Jesus' mandate to make disciples at each local church. Every ministry that we engage in, every event, every service is evaluated in light of this question; "In what way did we make disciples?" In order to assist in keeping us on the discipleship track, we have adopted the Way it was back before we came to America, and the way it was in the church of the new covenant in the beginning built upon the foundation of the Apostles Eph. 2:16-22. Declaring the Gospel of Jesus Christ *Teaching that John 3:16 is God’s way to salvation.
Discovering the truths of Scripture and their application for everyday living rightly dividing the word of truth of the two covenants. 2 Timothy 2:15. And we do not say that the book of Acts is two books, but we teach that the Covenant are two and anything that is under the Moses is over, and one must be very careful to live under the all, Christian all New Covenant , and Paul says in Romans 10: 13, that all in Christ will be saved but the understanding of life under the New Covenant. And the understanding would only come through a called Pastor, and God would do the calling Romans 10:14-16- Jer. 3:15-16.- Titus 1:3 Just Isaiah 52:7 says.
One can’t keep two covenants, one should not let a church use the ways of the old covenant in church, because Jesus came with an all new Covenant. It will Come? Jeremiah 31:31–34 It did come! Matthew 26:28; Mark 14:24; Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25; 2 Corinthians 3:6; Hebrews 7:22; 8:6–13; 9:15; 10:14–18; 12:24 The work of the Church. Developing mature disciples in pursuit of Christ-likeness CHURCH People at His work But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Matt. 5:44). Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: being defamed, we entreat (I Cor. 4:12-13).
But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also (Matt. 5:39) Deploying disciples into active ministry in the home, the church, the community and the world Delighting in the Lord, knowing that our deepest pleasure is found in a lifestyle of worship Although "discipleship" has become a pretty popular buzzword, it is rarely carried out effectively. We want to break out of that mold and we truly desire to fulfill our mandate to be a discipling center.
As such we welcome any and all to join us. It is often a messy and difficult journey but the rewards are indescribable. We are seeking out those from specific denominations, that are Christian just as Rev. 18:1-4 says and that as a background, we have no such thing salary packages, or paid people such as pastors or the appearance of someone who is paid; we are simply seeking those who will follow us as we follow Jesus in a Tithe free Church.
So we ask you do you test to see if it is God’s Spirit or the devil that is talking to you? God does test us, and He does not ask us to test Him but test the things around us to see if it is Him we are hearing from. To request that the Lord show us in some clear way if we've made or are about to make a decision that is not in accordance with His will is not the same as demanding a particular sign from God. The Lord does not play games with us.
He desires that we make the right decisions, and He delights to confirm us in these decisions! We do not have to put out fleeces to remind our heavenly Father that His well-loved and intimately known children need His perfect confirmation in their walk of faith. We really can trust His promise: "In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path" (Proverbs 3:6). Likewise, our tests from Him may reveal just how easily we fall back into old patterns of: What is it when we Backslide? There is one thing that a test from God does show us all , and that is we are not a God in the flesh. He sees us in our ways. Gossip Complaining Laziness Lust Pride Anger Selfishness Daily Repentance is what the Human must do. God tells us that he never tempts us to sin ( James 1:13). The tests we face are not designed to lead us to sin; rather, they reveal the sin that already lurks in our hearts, ready to show itself at any opportunity. The next time you’re put to the test—whether it’s conflict with a loved one, bad news, or horrible traffic—and react in an ungodly way, remember that God ordains some tests to “know what was in your heart.” This is his grace —to reveal our need of him more clearly, and we throw ourselves on his mercy. The Christian claim that life has always been about loving God and loving others.
But to have a relationship with God, and to receive his help to love others, we need to deal with a problem. None of us is perfect. We all commit wrongs (which the Bible calls sin) which form a barrier between us and God. We need God’s forgiveness. Christianity is unique in believing that God himself came to earth to provide forgiveness for us. In the person of Jesus, God became a man so he could die to take the punishment for the sins of each one of us.
What God requires is that we each acknowledge our sinful nature, repent (turn away from) our sins, and put our faith in Jesus, his Son, then forgiveness, a restored relationship and eternal life with Him will be ours. How do we know if it is God? 1 John 4:1-6- Acts 17:11 we do this. -1 Thess. 5:21. Can we test to see if we belong to Jesus? YES did you John 3:16 to the hope of this world , or did you just go to church? All Christian?
Going to church does not make you a Christian; nor does saying a prayer, going down an aisle passing a catechism, telling yourself that you are, or trying to be a decent person. You can only be a Christian if Christ is in you and you are saved by Jesus the Christ , which can be tested and proven according to the scriptures. Test Yourself, Did you John 3:16 first with the choice for the salvation of the humans under the New Covenant of God? After one John 3:16 one goes on to Romans 10:9-13, and on to baptism after one is forgiven of the sin of one’s own past. 2Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves.
Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you--unless, of course, you fail the test? 1Cor 11:28,31 But a man must examine himself... If we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 2Cor 13:5 Test yourselves to discover whether you are true believers; put yourselves under examination… Is this you in your church? Is this you in your walk with Jesus in this time as a human? God gives us instructions on how we can and should "test ourselves" in scripture, which can be understood in the Bible. The first three are starting points, but can also serve as ongoing tests, as we will see.
The last two are living proof of "Christ Jesus in us," or not. These scriptures should encourage those who are true Christians, and give cause for sober reflection to those who think they are but are not. 2Pet 1:10 ...Be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you.Paul is saying .
The Gospel that Jesus is God’s choice for savior do you Believe, is that your confession of Faith or is that the way you were saved? 1Cor 15:1-4 Brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, the gospel that you have received and in which you are firmly established; because the gospel will save you only if you keep believing exactly what I preached to you--believing anything else will not lead to anything. I taught you... that Christ died for our sins, in accordance with the scriptures, that he was buried; and that he was raised to life on the third day, in accordance with the scriptures. Is Jesus Your savior, and the way He made for us all good enough for you?
Did a church save you, or has a pastor saved you, if so they are your savior not Jesus. Rom 10:8-13 ..."The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart," that is, the word of faith we are proclaiming: That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved... for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." We must believe the right Gospel about the right One.
Christian life starts with an embracing of the Gospel, but what we believe in is also an ongoing test as well. We are warned in scripture not to drift away from the faith as we go through life, which is a real danger. Do we believe in, and are we following, the simple and scripture-defined Gospel of Jesus Christ? Him we Preach at the Old Church of God. 1John 2:24 See that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. Can one fall just like Eve? 2Cor 11:3-4 But the serpent, with his cunning, seduced Eve, and I am afraid that in the same way your ideas may get corrupted and turned away from simple devotion to Christ.
Because any newcomer has only to proclaim a new Jesus, different from the one that we preached, or you have only to receive a new spirit, different from the one you have already received, or a new gospel, different from the one you have already accepted--and you welcome it with open arms! Paul talking to the Celtic about falling away. Gal 1:9 I am amazed that you have so quickly transferred your allegiance from him who called you by the grace of Christ to another "gospel"!
Not that there is another gospel, but there are men who are upsetting your faith with a travesty of the gospel of Christ. Yet I say that if I, or an angel from heaven, were to preach to you any other gospel than the one you have received, may he be damned! How anyone can return as long as they are still in the flesh. Rev 3:3 [Jesus:] "Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent." Heb 2:1 We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering...Did you become new, get a new start?
Can you say this with an Inner witness, did you have time where God forgive you and set you aside. It is called Sanctification or when one knows that God has forgiven then of the sins of the past. John 3:3-7 Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again... Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again." 1Pet 1:23 For you are not just mortals now but sons of God; the live, permanent Word of the living God has given you his own indestructible heredity.
When your body was cleaned out of sin the Spirit came in. at the time of John 3:16 you begin with Him, and because of Him you went on to repent and God forgave you and now.> Gal 4:6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba [Daddy!], Father." Rom 8:14-16,23 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God... You received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba, Father."
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God... Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. Those who believe in the Gospel and follow Jesus will be born again into new, spiritual life.
This will result in what is termed "the Spirit of adoption," which is evidenced by the "inner witness" of "Abba, Father." This is an inner knowing that we are children of God, where we cry out "Daddy! Father!" with love and expectation by deep, spiritual instinct. Rom 8:9,15-16 You cannot, indeed, be a Christian at all unless you have something of his Spirit in you... You can say with a full heart, "Father, my Father." The Spirit himself endorses our inward conviction that we really are the children of God. Psalm 23 we can say as the truth because of what God has done in Psalm 24. Christians do not habitually remain in sin, They will repent when they have sinned, as we will see in the following way God does test.
Yet we all can stumble, we all can fall into sin. Hopefully, this is not deliberate, but even if it is on occasion God can still use it to encourage us that we are His children. For if and when we sin, the correction / rebuke / chastisement of the Lord will train us into the righteousness of Christ--if we are His.
He does not test those who are not His. Heb 12:5-8 And you have quite forgotten the encouraging words which are addressed to you as sons, and which says, "My son, do not think lightly of the Lord's discipline, and do not faint when He corrects you; for those whom the Lord loves He disciplines: and He scourges every son whom He acknowledges." ...God is dealing with you as sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline? And if you are left without discipline, of which every true son has had a share, that shows that you are bastards, and not true sons. This is a very clear to the saved person, if you can continue in habitual sin and "get away with it," no matter what you say, you are not a child of God.
On the other hand, if we really are His children, this will be proven by the fact that He will not allow us to remain in sin--or go far wrong--through His active correction in our lives. Rev 3:19 [Jesus:] "Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent." Heb 12:9-11 Our earthly fathers used to discipline us and we treated them with respect, and shall we not be still more submissive to the Father of our spirits, and live? It is true that they disciplined us for a few years according as they thought fit; but He does it for our certain good, in order that we may become sharers in His own holy character. Now, at the time, discipline seems to be a matter not for joy, but for grief; yet it afterwards yields to those who have passed through its training a result full of peace--namely, righteousness.
Daily Repentance is the only freedom out of Habitual sin ! 2Tim 2:19 God's solid foundation stands unmoved, bearing this inscription, "The Lord knows those who really belong to Him." And this also, "Let everyone who names the Name of the Lord renounce all wickedness." Jude 1:4-5 For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you.
They are godless men, who change the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. Eph 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is on account of these very sins that God's anger is coming upon the disobedient. Heb 10:26-27 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 1 John 3:5-10 You know that... Christ became a man to take away sin, and that in him there is no sin.
The man who lives in Christ does not habitually sin. The regular sinner has never seen or known him. You, my children, should not let anyone deceive you. The man who lives a good life is a good man, as surely as Christ is good. But the man whose life is habitually sinful is spiritually a son of the devil, for the devil has been a sinner from the beginning. Now the Son of God came to earth with the express purpose of undoing the devil's work.
The man who is really God's son does not practice sin, for God's nature is in him, and such a heredity is incapable of sin. Here we have a clear indication as to who are the children of God and who are the children of the devil. The man who does not lead a good life is no son of God. 1John 2:3-7 We know that we have come to know him if we obey his commands. The man who says, "I know him," but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But if anyone obeys his word, God's love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him:
Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. Dear friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. Luke 6:46 [Jesus:] "And why do you all call me 'Master, Master' and yet not do what I tell you?" 1Cor 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. John 8:34-36 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that every one who commits sin is the slave of sin. Now a slave does not remain permanently in his master's house, but a son does. If then the Son shall make you free, you will be free indeed." Titus 2:11-15 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope--the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
These, then, are the things you should teach... 2 Tim 2:19-21 ..."Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness." In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
When speaking of good works, it is important to note that such can never save us, and this is a serious deception often warned about in scripture. Rather it is the other way around: if we are really saved then we will do good works. These are produced in us by the ministry gifts of the Holy Spirit, given by the grace of God. 1Pet 4:10-11 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ... Rom 12:6-8 Through the grace of God we have different gifts. If our gift is preaching, let us preach to the limit of our vision.
If it is serving others let us concentrate on our service; it if is teaching let us give all we have to our teaching; and if our gift be the stimulation of the faith of others let us set ourselves to it. Let the man who is called to give, give freely; let the man in authority work with enthusiasm; and let the man who feels sympathy for his fellows in distress help them cheerfully. Eph 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. 2Tim 1:6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God... 2Cor 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. Jas 2:17b-24 Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. ...I will show you my faith by what I do. You believe... Even the demons believe...
Do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?... Abraham's... faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did... You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone. Acts 26:19-20 [Paul:] "So then... I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven... I preached that they should repent and turn to God and prove their repentance by their deeds." Col 1:10-11b ...That you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might. Mat 3:7 "...Produce fruit in keeping with repentance." The person who will not repent will let the light go out. Mat 7:16-23 [Jesus:] "By their fruits you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles?
Like wise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me, on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?'
Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!" Mat 12:33 "Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad, and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit." Gal 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. John 13:35 "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." Col 1:6 Just as it [the Gospel] has also spread through the whole world, yielding fruit and increasing, as it has done among you from the day when first you heard it and came really to know the grace of God. Plp 2:12-13 Therefore, my dear friends... continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. John 15:4-5,8,16 [Jesus:] "Remain in me, and I will remain in you.
No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing... This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples... You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last..." 2Cor 13:5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves!... Now then; let us reflect on these "tests" and give ourselves an honest self-rating of "Christ in Us" in these five areas. Gospel Belief and Confession: Do you believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
Have you held fast to sound doctrine against the many false prophets offering a different gospel? Do you have someone coming to the door with a Jesus of their making. If you do just say no to them . Born Again / Spirit of Adoption / The Lord's Correction: Are you born from above? Do you have that ongoing "Abba, Father!" instinct within, that inner knowing of your relationship with Him? Is God treating you as His child when you fall into sin? Repentance / Freedom from Sin: Have you resolutely turned away from sin? Do you habitually sin, or can you praise God in spirit and truth that He has truly "set you free indeed?" Good Works by God's Grace: Have you been given a grace-gift of ministry to serve others with? Is your life living proof of Christ in you, or have you only "mere words" and self-delusion to cling to?
The Fruit of the Spirit: Are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control manifesting and growing in your life?
Are you producing fruit in keeping with repentance? As we go through the various seasons of life we might well find ourselves deficient in one or more of these tests. Seeing the whole of them can illuminate where we have stumbled, and encourage us to deal honestly and urgently with any problem areas. Col 1:27-29 ...God has chosen to make known... the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy... Gal 4:19 My dear children! Once again, just like a mother in childbirth, I feel the same kind of pain for you until Christs' nature is formed in you. 1 John 5:12-13 He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 2Pet 1:10-12 Set your minds, then, on endorsing by your conduct the fact that God has called and chosen you.
If you go along these lines there is no reason why you should stumble. Indeed, if you live this sort of life a rich welcome awaits you as you enter the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Therefore I shall not fail to remind you again and again of things like this, although you already know them... Eph 3:16-21 I pray that out of the glorious richness of his resources he will enable you to know the strength of the Spirit's inner reinforcement--that Christ may actually live in your hearts by your faith. And I pray that you, rooted and founded in love yourselves, may be able to grasp (with all Christians) how wide and long and deep and high is the love of Christ--and to know for yourselves that love so far above our understanding. So will you be filled through all your being with God himself! Now to him who by his power within us is able to do infinitely more than we dare to ask or imagine--to him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever, amen!
As Paul said, did anyone other than Jesus died on the cross for you? 1 Cor. 1:13 Saul’s upbringing, his background, before He became Paul ? "Saul of Tarsus". When Ananias came to restore his sight, he called him "Brother Saul". In Acts 13:9, Saul is called "Paul" for the first time on the island of Cyprus—much later than the time of his conversion. Traditionally Paul grew up as a Diaspora Jew. That is from a Jewish family, [with a] very traditional Jewish upbringing but living not in the homeland but rather in Tarsus, a city in Eastern Turkey.
So he lives in a Greek city, itself, in fact, an interesting kind of crossroads on the frontier of the Middle East, and yet he also had a very traditional Jewish education. He was himself a Pharisee and trained as a Pharisee so he would have been conversant with the tradition of interpretation of the scriptures and indeed of the prophets themselves. When we hear Paul using prophetic language both as a way of framing his preaching message and also as a way of describing his own self-understanding, it is because he was steeped in that prophetic language from his own studies in the Jewish tradition.
So who was this Paul as He work for the New Covenant church ? Before becoming a follower of Christ, Paul was a prime example of a “righteous” Jew, under the Old Covenant church. He came from a God-fearing family (2 Timothy 1:3), he was a Pharisee like his father (Acts 23:6), and he was educated by a respected rabbi named Gamaliel (Acts 22:3). His Jewish credentials included his heritage, discipline, and zeal. In Philippians 3, he explains why if anyone ever had reason to believe that they could be saved by their adherence to Judaism, it was him:
But that now through this Jesus He preached only was there salvation for the human race. “If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; as for zeal, persecuting the church of God ; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless.” —Philippians 3:4–6 He goes on to say that he considers this righteousness “garbage” now as to the keeping of the laws of Moses, and any way under the old covenant next to the righteousness that comes from faith in Christ (Philippians 3:8–9). Paul’s identity used to be rooted in his Jewishness, but after his dramatic conversion on the road to Damascus his identity as a Jew became secondary to his identity as a follower of Christ. He spent much of his ministry dismantling the idea that in order to have a saving faith in Jesus, Gentiles must first “become Jewish” by adopting the Mosaic Law. Being a “Hebrew of Hebrews” lent him credibility and expertise when speaking to Jewish audiences, and helped him speak into the Law’s inability to make people righteous. Saying that in Jesus under the all Christian all New Covenant was the only way to salvation as we see in John 3:16 as the only way for the humans to begin. A Roman citizen Paul was born in Tarsus—a prosperous city in the province of Cilicia—which granted him Roman citizenship.
This status gave him special privileges, and in some cases saved him from abuse (Acts 22:25–29). In Acts 25, Paul was put on trial, and his accusers asked that he stand trial in Jerusalem, where they planned to ambush and kill him (Acts 25:3). Paul leveraged his Roman citizenship to demand Caesar himself hear his case (Acts 25:11), and procurator has no choice but to grant him this right. Unfortunately, the book ends before he gets to Caesar—because Paul’s story isn’t the point of Acts. As a Roman citizen, Paul possessed a coveted status. Some, like the centurion in Acts 22:28, had to pay a lot of money to have it. Others served in the Roman military for 25 years to earn it. But Paul was born into this privilege. And instead of lording this status over everyone, he preached about a citizenship which everyone could choose to claim by accepting Jesus as Lord: So who are we and what will you see in this Old Church of God of the New Covenant? And we don't care how you're dressed, we only asked you to be dressed, is something, and what- ever you have on will be your choice and not under some better than you person at church. or what candidate you voted for or if you vote is your life .
The Old Church of God is made up of imperfect people with every kind of story imaginable, we teach that sin will and does take the human to a place where God removes from them and all people have to repent when they have sin, so to return to God..---Isaiah 30:1 Ecclesiasticus 5:5 the good Fear that keeps down trouble is our human life on earth.
Follow not thine own mind and thy strength, to walk in the ways of thy heart: And say not, Who shall control me for my works? for the Lord will surely revenge thy pride. Say not, I have sinned, and what harm hath happened unto me? for the Lord is longsuffering, he will in no wise let thee go. Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin unto sin: And say not His mercy is great; he will be pacified for the multitude of my sins: for mercy and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth upon sinners. Make no tarrying to turn to the Lord, and put not off from day to day: for suddenly shall the wrath of the Lord come forth, and in thy security thou shalt be destroyed, and perish in the day of vengeance.
Set not thine heart upon goods unjustly gotten, for they shall not profit thee in the day of calamity. That is we will remind all people and that is all of us that God made a way out of sin. Daily Repentance. We Are All Sinners Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Isaiah 64:6 We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind. We Need To Confess Our Sin when we have it. Proverbs 28:13
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy. Hosea 5:15 Then I will return to my place until they admit their guilt and turn to me. For as soon as trouble comes, they will earnestly search for me.” God Forgives Our Sin He made a way out it is called Repent. 1 John 1:7-9 But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
Forgiving One Another’s Sins, The human has to give up hate now on earth, as flesh and blood people.. Luke 17:3-4 So watch yourselves! “If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” Examples of Sin in this human world…. Colossians 3:5-6 So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. Galatians 5:19-21 When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Victory Over Sin 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thank God!
He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. So John 3:16 gets us started, and we must Repent when we sin. Romans 8:1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. We will always pray that these Bible Verses on sin helped you to see sin the way God does. Please feel free to add any other sin Scriptures in your walk with Jesus Christ. For those who have not accepted Jesus into their lives and are ready to accept to help them anyway we can. HOW WE ARE, AND
RECEIVE & KNOW WE HAVE ETERNAL FORGIVENESS WHEN WE JOHN 3:16 what did Jesus tell you and do to you, and ask of You? Admit – that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior (Rom 6:23) Abandon – self-effort and realize that you can not be saved by your work or your own efforts (Acts 16:31) Accept freely Christ’s payment for your sins, required of the Father (John 3:16) Acknowledge Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior (Acts 4:12) We will reach a hand in fellowship to all Humans. Want to know the best part? No matter what you've been through or what questions you might have about God and faith,
The Old Church of God is a church, and is a place where you'll find the love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone. What to Expect HOW LONG IS the Old Church of God SERVICE? In total, a service is about how long God wants it to be The Holy Ghost has the power over people , and Jesus is our Head, Col. 1:18-19. Col. 2:10- Eph. 1:22- Eph 4:12. Eph 5:23. -1 Cor 11:3. The service, may be just minutes in length or it may not.
Services begin with the Teaching 1 Corinthians 14:26 What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation Let all things be done for edification. Next we begin with the worship where many have input and many may one or more may preach, 1 Cor 14:26 and church can be as Matthew 18: 20 says. and the people are told of this church as all New Covenant Hebrews 8:1-13 Jer . 31:31. under Jesus, all there are told about 1 Timothy 5:7-8, as to what God has called for to be first with your money, and that the New Covenant has no such thing as a tithe law. After that we do take up a free will offering, the money is for the church for heat & air water, needs at the church, for the poor in need, but no pastor is  paid at  all the church servants including Elder work for free.
The Offering at the Old Church of God of the New Covenant New Covenant Church giving was not to be a Tithe of the People? About Giving? One should not Give when one has needs of their own, one should not give money that is not theirs. The Giving should not be by force, the Pastor should always read 1 Timothy 5:7-8 before taking up an offering from the People of God. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 1 Corinthians 13:3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Under the New Covenant humans were to have no God above God, and love the neighbor as self, and put the home and family first over church. Mark 12:30-31- 1 Timothy 5:7-8.
Under the Apostles they gave all to have one church for the Good of all, but we have no apostles today. They sold what they had and gave all to those in need , so the Bible could be finished and it has been and is completed for us.. Today’s world Luke 6:32-35 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you?
Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. The church today is to love like He loves do as He does. Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. Proverbs 22:9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. Matthew 6:2-5 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Deuteronomy 16:17 Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you. Proverbs 21:26 All day long he craves for more, but the righteous give without sparing.
There is a need for the food bank. Why a food bank for those in need? Food stamps and state aid is not a sin. And should not be a shame. Helping the Poor? God’s Word is clear that we are called to help the poor. It may be a simple encouraging word, a smile or an act of kindness.
Or maybe God may call you to take up the cause of the needy by defending their rights. Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. — Proverbs 31:8-9 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life. — Proverbs 22:22-23 Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. — Isaiah 1:17 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning, when disaster comes from afar?
                                                To whom will you run for help?
Where will you leave your riches? — Isaiah 10:1-3 It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy. — Proverbs 14:21 There need be no poor people among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all these commands I am giving you today. — Deuteronomy 15:4-5 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. — 1 John 3:17 Wonderful messages are included in each of those verses which help us identify what God says about helping the poor. The last one in this category is especially meaningful. God challenges us to not only speak about loving the poor. We are called to love with actions and in truth! We provide you with a practical way to love the poor and needy through action. One thing all humans need to know is that we are to give where God opens to us, we don’t need a pastor or church to do our giving for us.
Bible Verses About Helping Others in Need are to each person in this human world. It is helpful to study the Scriptures on taking care of the poor because they provide helpful insight on how to accomplish God’s command to care for the needy, as well as the blessing that comes from helping others. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. — Proverbs 11:25 Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God. — Proverbs 14:31 And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: This is what the Lord Almighty said: “Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.” — Zechariah 7:8-10 Then Jesus said to his host . . . When you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. — Luke 14:14 We have no food to sell at the church. When we have a dinner it is open to all and for all who want to come. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. — 1 Corinthians 10: 23-24 If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be open handed and freely lend them whatever they need. — Deuteronomy 15:7-8
While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. Remember now someone has a great waste gift to the Lord as they see it.
Some of them were thinking Jesus is not worth this. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” — Matthew 26:6-13 [also Mark 14:1-11 and John 12:1-11]
The Bible verses about helping others in need reveal several things about helping others. We are called to consider others more important than ourselves—including those with emotional or physical disabilities, those suffering with illness, the widow and the orphan. From these Scriptures on taking care of the poor, we learn that God calls us to help those who can never repay our acts of kindness. God is praised precisely for this in the Psalms:
I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. Surely the righteous will praise your name, and the upright will live in your presence. (Psalm 140:12-13) King David sees God’s loving concern for the poor as a reason to praise him. Doesn’t that move you to praise God too? Imagine if we had a God who didn’t care about the poor and afflicted. Wouldn’t it diminish his glory if he didn’t give a rip about those languishing in poverty? Some of the Truths About God’s Love for the Poor God’s concern for the poor is indeed something to praise him for. It teaches us more about his amazing and unparalleled character. Here are four insights we gain into the character and heart of God through the lens of his love for the poor: God values everyone.
Society values those who contribute, those who excel, those who achieve.
But God values all people equally. He isn’t more impressed with a successful entrepreneur than a penniless beggar. They are both precious in his sight. No matter where you are on the pecking order, God values you. That is a reason to praise him. God never forgets any of us. But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish. (Psalm 9:18) Will your name be one of the names of A- Giver to the poor and those in need?. They’re unforgettable for the saved people of God.. The poor around us, however, are invisible and forgotten in this world. But not by God. He remembers every one of us.
Not one of us wastes away in anonymity. God sees all of us and is watching over us. That is a reason to praise him. God is moved by our suffering. Remember the story of Jesus and the widow who lost her only son? Her funeral procession was passing by Jesus. Do you remember how he responded when he saw this devastated and vulnerable woman? And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her… (Luke 7:13) Jesus was moved by her pain and vulnerability—and he did something. He raised her son back to life. No suffering in this world escapes God. Your suffering does not escape God. The suffering of the poor does not escape God. That is a reason to praise him, and so the church will.
God cares about justice. But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. (Psalm 10:14) God’s “justice” The bottom line is that God wants people to be treated fairly. That’s why we find him coming alongside the poor. They’re vulnerable. The odds are stacked against them. It’s not that God wants to elevate the poor over others; he simply has their back so they aren’t mistreated. And he has your back too. The Old Church of God of the New Covenant is Delighted to Care for the Poor::: We call all who can to do the same, one does not need a church to reach the poor around us just open your heart and eyes and give to them. The saved people of God are delighted God cares about the poor, and see it as away to serve Him.. And it provokes praise in our hearts like it did within King David. But our hope is that understanding God’s care for the poor will cause our hands to not only lift in praise, but also to reach out in mercy. If God values the poor, shouldn’t we? If God remembers the poor, shouldn’t we?
If God is moved by the suffering of the poor, shouldn’t we be moved too? If God has the poor’s back, shouldn’t the church people do as well? We have been recreated in Christ to reflect his image and the image of the Father in this world. May we do that with greater clarity as we reflect our merciful God’s concern for the poor. The Old Church of God is New Covenant in its reach to the poor in this world. What else will we see at the old church of God? One may see different people sing as well as some children, and the children stay in church with the mom and dad. There is a table up front with food for children and they can go for food in services or any time. and choir leading the church in music . Song lyrics are not projected onto a screen, we have song books, so you can sing along and/or engage with worship however you feel most comfortable.
You may see some Dance around in Joy , some with hands in the air, a testimony from many. You may see people come up front so the church can pray over them, with the OiL After the music portion of the service is complete, we may have one or two sermonette from someone and it may not be an Old Church of God pastor, it can be from anyone maybe from someone who is new at Preaching, or Teaching our lead pastor, one of the Elders will come out to share an encouraging and hope-filled message about Jesus, and Him alive and all human having Him as savior all of it from the Bible. WHAT'S THE CULTURE LIKE AT? The Old Church of God is just one of the ways, places where people can worship God on Sundays. We tell you that we are not the only church in the world but an old one Gal 1:13, 1Cor. 1:2 There are many New Testament scriptures indicating the name by which God’s New Covenant Church is known.
Five of these scriptures refer to the Church as a whole: there are many who take the Church of God, We are not the only ones who go by this name but we are that old Church of God spoken of in the Bible.
We are this old church of God of the New Covenant and always will be.
Paul, speaking to elders in the Church, stated, “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to feed the CHURCH OF GOD, which He has purchased with His own blood” (Acts 20:28). “Give none offense, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the CHURCH OF GOD” (I Cor. 10:32). “What? Have you not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise you the CHURCH OF GOD, and shame them that have not?…” (I Cor. 11:22). “For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the CHURCH OF GOD” (I Cor. 15:9). Yes Saul did before He met Jesus on the road to Damascus.
And Saul became Paul and became a part of this now old church of God and He did preach Jesus as the head and Preached the New Covenant as the way of God for His people, and all people .
On this road Paul who was named Saul became Paul and this Church of God’s called apostles to the Gentiles, and stop being a worker for old Covenant way that were under Moses.
The church of God was not Paul's doing , it was what the Head of the church was doing and that head was Jesus. Paul tells of His sinful work against the church of God who we are , and always have been. “For you have heard of my [conduct] in times past in the Jews’ religion, that old covenant church of God the one Luke called in the wilderness Acts 7:37-38 Paul said how that beyond measure I persecuted the CHURCH of God, and wasted it” (Gal. 1:12).
Talking to the Celtic people. In none of these scriptures did Paul refer to the Church of God in terms of an old Covenant church He had worked for them before He came to Jesus and was called Saul.
Neither is the Church identified by the name of a man or by a teaching. Paul did not, any longer keep the old covenant ways that were under Moses. After Jesus called Him , He was around many who did and He would Go in on the old holy days and try to turn them to Jesus. There was no such thing under the new covenant as feast day, Holy days, Sabbaths days When a reference is made to a particular congregation in a given area, it is identified as “the Church of God,” followed by the location. This is found in the scriptures:
This is who we are we are one of the churches of God that Old Church of God of the New Covenant . “Unto the CHURCH OF GOD which is at Corinth…” (I Cor. 1:2). “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ…unto the CHURCH OF GOD which is at Corinth…” (II Cor. 1:1). This is who Paul had become. “…how shall he take care of the CHURCH of God?” (I Tim. 3:5). “…the house of God, which is the CHURCH OF THE LIVING GOD, the pillar and ground of the truth” (I Tim. 3:15).
When referring to local congregations in a collective sense, but not in general, Scripture uses the term “the Churches of God,” as in the following three verses:
So we today used the term Old Church of God of the New Covenant to show we are still that same Church today. “…we have no such custom, neither the Churches of God” (I Cor. 11:16).
What is it that the Church and the Apostles have --( NO )-- such custom of that women can not teach and do not have cover the head. Women were teaching under this old church of God of the new covenant and still are.
“For you, brethren, became followers of the Churches of God…” (I Thes. 2:14). “So that we ourselves glory in you in the Churches of God…” (II Thes. 1:4). Christ is the Head of the Church (Eph. 1:22; 4:15; 5:23; Col. 1:18). This is why Paul, in Romans 16:16, also referred to various congregations as “the Churches of Christ.” or Him as it head But the Church is kept in the name of the Father: “…keep through Your own name those whom you have given Me, that they may be one, as we are” (John 17:11), this is Jesus talking to us all.. Christ said, “I will build My CHURCH…” (Matt. 16:18).
At the Old Church of God of the New Covenant , we are exciting, casual, and relaxed. Come as you are and expect to feel welcomed as our brothers and sisters.
How Ever! If you want to be apart of the Church you can, who baptized you as long as you were in the name of Father -Son- Holy Ghost the person or church is not important did you John 3:16 before you were Matthew 28:19-20. There are no such thing under the New Covenant as a Holy day, so Sunday is used as a day of Worship for those who come to the church building. Anyone can and should get up and Go when they need to. You will hear things such as ::::
There are people who may need to buy a boat and go to lake, because of hurt,  so their family can get back to the Lord one can worship at home or anywhere if need be. So one does not have to be at church all of the time . But most want to be there, and they will be there. We will offer strong Bible based teaching from the word of God that will help you with the day to day issues of life, inspiring and uplifting music, and fun learning for children of all ages.
Services are approximately how long it takes the Pastor will cut it short if too long. What do I wear? Our congregation attends dressed anywhere from casual to dressy so feel free to come in a style that is comfortable to you. What kind of church are you? We are part of the old Church of God of the New Covenant.. We are a church where EVERYONE is WELCOME!
I would like to say we are an enter-denominational church, all denominations can ENTER! We aren’t’ concerned about where you’ve been, we are concerned about where you are going Where do my children go to service? With You. We have something for children of all ages.
Bring your Newborn but their care is in your hands, You and your Children will be well cared for in the church with you in charge. All Ages stay with the Parents when we have church and receive teaching on who God is and who they are because of Him. We teach that our God is for all humans, and the Church must be teaching that God and Jesus is for all and that God is age appropriate and He has designed them to where they are in life and show them how that Mom and Dad is relevant in teaching their own children about God, and that it is for every day. You are always welcome to keep you children in service with you, but we highly encourage our guests to take advantage of the fun safe & exciting programs we offer your children. Before church and in church, Plus the kids will have a lot more fun.
Children will make noise and that is what children do. How will I know what to do during the worship service? All of our services are very easy to be a part of. Pastor Elders or any who speak gives great direction on when to sit or stand and if you miss the cue, follow your neighbor. It’s easy and fun because church is supposed to be fun! Am I going to feel out of place? Our goal is to make you feel like you’ve come home and are someplace where you are accepted and loved. We don’t care where life has taken you up till now. We do care about where you are going and that you know that God loves you! What if I have more questions? We have a great staff and volunteers who would love to help answer your questions or put you in touch with someone who can. Why do we lift our hands? …It’s Biblical “Let us lift up our hearts and our hands to God in heaven.” Lamentations 3:41 “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the LORD.” Psalms 134:2 “I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” Psalm 63:4 “I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer.” 1 Timothy 2:8 this one can do at home or anywhere.
Why in the Bible so important? “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Jesus said, “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life” John 6:63 “…Jesus said, If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 Why do we clap our hands and have audible praise to God? “Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy.” Psalms 47:1 “Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music.” Psalm 98:4 “Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy.” Psalms 126:2 When we come before the Lord we will make some noise. Why do we sing?
The answer is simply…We LOVE to worship God! We put so much time and energy into the worship portion of our services because worship is loving God, connecting with God, and giving God thanks for who He is and what He has done for us. Singing is our vehicle to worship God and bring honor to Him. “Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Psalms 100:2 God created music for us so that we would praise Him. “How good it is to sing praises to our God.” Psalm 147:1 Women in Ministry. The distributions of gifts by the Holy Spirit for the edification of the body of Christ is not determined by gender.
God has poured out his Spirit on all people, and both sons and daughters will prophesy—and teach, and shepherd the flock. In Christ, that which once divided us—Jew, Gentile; slave, free; male, female—no longer does so.
From the earliest days of the old Church of God teachings , we’ve celebrated the ministry leadership of outstanding women clergy and continue to do so (Acts 2:17; Galatians 3:28). Why do we say we have a Core? So what is that core Understanding or Creed of God to this world? We are a people uniquely called by God to be a catalyst for unity, believing that the division of the body of Christ is not God’s dream. The New Testament presents a powerful vision of the people of God united in Christ by the power of the Spirit across lines of race, gender, class, language, politics, and more. The Bible its self will not let any person be greater that any other human.  The Bible will not let any person blame someone else for the sin they have done.
Such counter-cultural unity is an outgrowth of faithfulness to the Gospel. (John 17:21; Galatians 3:28; Revelation 7:9). The only time we are Human in God’s Kingdom is now under the New Covenant. Kingdom of God in this life as a human lives. Jesus preached the Gospel of the kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is the rule and reign of God. While ultimately God will establish God’s kingdom fully in the world to come, we believe the kingdom is a present reality and the only time where we will in His Kingdom as humans, and that it can and is to be experienced today.
God empowers us to be Forgiven So what is the understanding of what God calls His creed? And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Psalms 51:10 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalms 37:4 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. Proverbs 20:11 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. Psalms 145:3 Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Psalms 34:13 Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. Proverbs 12:22 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 Now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. 1 Corinthians 15:20 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. Psalms 119:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 Quench not the Spirit. 1 Thessalonians 5:19 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. John 5:39 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalms 119:105 Unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life. John 6:47 We love him, because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Luke 13:3 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15:14 Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness. Isaiah 1:27
Gospel is a creed of God: God’s creed is truth:: I Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 1:16; 10:15; I Cor. 1:17; Eph. 6:15; Gal. 1:8; II Cor. 11:4 Gossip as a sin is another one of God’s creeds::: I Tim. 5:13; Mat. 12:36-37; Tit. 2:8; Col. 4:6; Psa. 64:1-10; Pro. 16:27; James 3:1-18 Grace Given from God is another one of His creeds to this human world, the church or a Pastor is not the one who brings Grace God does. Gen. 6:8; Psa. 84:11; John. 1:14; Act. 15:11; Rom. 6:14-18; 11:5-6; Eph. 2:8-9 Great Tribulation will come . Rev. 7:14; 6:1-19:21; Dan. 9:27; Mat. 24:15-21; Deu. 4:30; Jer. 30:7; I Ths. 5:9 But The Saved of God that John 3:16 have nothing to worry about, they are safe in Jesus. Guilt Rom. 1:20; 3:19, 23; Mat. 11:28-29; I John. 1:9; Psa. 32:5; Psa. 51 all of it from the devil when one has been forgiven. Hate Deu. 5:9; Psa. 34:21; 97:10; 119:104; Pro. 6:16- 19; 8:13; Rev. 2:6- This is just one work of the devil. Heaven Mat. 5:34; Isa. 66:1; Col. 3:2; Mat. 6:20-21; Eph. 3:15; II Cor. 12:1-4; Rev. 13:6 Hell Luke 16:23; Mat. 5:22; Psa. 9:17; II Pet. 2:4; Rev. 20:13-15; Mark 9:42-48; Deu. 32:22 Heresy I Cor. 11:19; Tit. 3:10; Mat. 7:15; Gal. 5:20; II Pet. 2:1; Acts 20:29; Rom. 16:17-18 Holy Ghost Eph. 4:30; John 14:16-26; 15:26; 16:13; Rom. 14:17; Heb. 9:14; II Cor. 1:22 Homosexuality Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom. 1:21-32; I Cor. 6:9; Jgs. 19:22-23; Gen. 19:5-7; Deu. 23:17 Honesty Rom. 12:17; Acts 6:3; II Cor. 8:21; Philip. 4:8; I Pet. 2:12; Heb. 13:18; I Ths. 4:12 Humility Rom. 12:3; Mat. 18:3; James 4:6, 10; I Pet. 5:6; Col. 3:12; Pro. 15:33; 22:4 Hypocrisy Job 25:4-5; Mat. 6:5, 16; 7:4-5; Mat. 23; Mark 7:6; Job 13:16; I Tim. 4:2ts or witnesses of God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven (Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 6:10). Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19 Justification. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7 Regeneration. Titus 3:5 New birth. We Teach that the change which takes place in the heart and life at conversion is a literal one and is the result of being born of the Spirit of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; John 3:5-7) John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9 Sanctification subsequent to justification. Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:12 "SANCTIFY THEM THROUGH THY TRUTH: THY WORD IS TRUTH" ( John 17:17)
And Jesus Speaking; " He that rejecteth me, receiveth not my words, hath one that, judgeth him:the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day." Understanding the Creed of God in the Bible? Sermons and sermonettes you will hear preached on.
These things are not to make one fill out of place but see that all humans have a way out of sins. ( John 12:48 Adultery (Exo. 20:14); (Lev.20:10); (Prov.6:32); (Mat.5:27-28; 19:9); (Mark.10:11-12); (Gal.5:19-21) (Eph. 2:12); (Job 22:17)
Adversity I Pet.5:8; Prov.24:10; Mat.5:25; Psa. 31:7-9; Isa. 54:17; Heb.13:6; Luke 18:7
Agnostic Hos 4:1 Acts 17:22-23; I John 5:1; Isa. 5:13; Jer. 4:22; Prov.2:1-5; I Cor.1:21 Angels Heb.1:4; Psa. 8:5; 68:17; Mat.25:41; 26:53; Mark.1:13; Rev.12:7-9 Anger Eph.4:31; James 1:19-20; Prov.15:1; 16:32; Eccl.7:9; Psa.37:8; Col. 3:8 Antichrist 2 Thes.2:3-4; Dan.7:23-28; 8:23-25; Rev.13:1-18; 14:9-11; 17:8-18; 19:19-20 Apostasy 2 Thes.2:3; Luke 8:13; 18:8; II Tim.3:1-7; I Tim.4:1-3; II Pet.3:3-7; Rev.13:3-4 Armageddon Rev.16:13-16; 19:17-21; Judg.5:19-20; Zec.12:11-14; 14:2-3; Joel 3:9-16; Zep.3:8-9 Ashamed of Jesus Mark 8:38; Rom.1:16; 10:11; Psa.25:2-3; Psa.119:6; 119:80; II Tim.1:7-8 Atheism Psa.14:1; Gen.1:1; Rom.1:19-28; Psa.19:1-6 Baptism Mat.28:18-20; Acts 8:12-13, 37-38; Mat. 3:13-17; 9:18; 16:33; I Cor. 1:13-17 Baptism of the Holy Ghost Mat.3:11-12; Acts 1:5; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:5; Gal.3:27; Rom.6:3-4; Mat. 20:22-23 Belief James 2:19; John 3:36; 5:24; Acts 16:30-31; Rom. 4:5; 10:9-10; I John.5:10-13 Bible Preaching II Tim.4:2; Rom.10:14-15; Acts 8:35; I Cor.1:17-23; Mat.4:17; Psa.40:9; Isa.61:1-3 Bible Reading Josh.1:8; 8:34-35; Neh 8:8; Job 23:12; Psa. 119:130; Prov.2:1; Rev. 1:3 Bible Study II Tim. 2:15; John 5:39; Acts 17:11; Isa. 8:20; II Tim. 3:15-17; I Pet. 1:10-11; Hos. 4:6 Bible Teaching 1 John 2:27; Mat. 7:29; 28:19-20; I Tim. 3:2; II Tim. 2:2; I Sam. 12:23; Deut. 6:6-7
Blood Atonement Lev. 17:11; I John.1:7; Acts 20:28; Heb.9:11-22; Rom.5:8-9; Col. 1:14; Rev. 1:5 Born-Again John.3:1-8; I Pet.1:23; II Cor.5:17; Psa 22:30- 31; John.1:12-13; I John.3:1-2; 5:4 Capital Punishment Gen. 9:6; Exo. 21:12; Lev. 24:17; Num.35:16-21; Rom.13:1-5; Acts 25:11; Rev.13:10 Chastisement Rev.3:19; Heb.12:4-11; Deut.8:5; Prov.13:24; Prov 19:18; I Cor.11:30-32; Psa. 94:12 Children Mark 10:14; Psa.127:3-5; Prov.17:6 ; Prov 31:28; Deut.1:39; Luke 2:52; Gen.1:28 Children's Responsibilities Eph 6:1-3; Exo.20:12; Prov.1:10; 6:20; 23:22; 23:26; Col. 3:20
Church Attendance Heb.10:25; Acts 20:7; Mat.18:20; Jude 17-19; Psa.122:1; 27:4; 73:16-17 Compassion Jude 1:22; I Pet. 3:8-9; Luke 15:20; Mat.14:14; Psa. 78:38; 86:15; Lam. 3:32 Confession Prov.28:13; I John.1:9; Psa.32:5; 51:1-19; Mat.10:32-33; Rom.10:9; 14:11 Conscience John.8:9; Acts 24:16; Rom.2:15-16; I Cor. 8:12; Tit.1:15; I Tim. 4:2; Heb.9:14 Contentment Phil.4:11; I Tim.6:6-8; Luke.3:14; Heb.13:5; Prov.23:17-18; Gen. 33:9; Prov.27:23-27 Courage II Sam.10:12; Psa.27:14; 31:24; Phil.4:13; Josh.1:9; Deut 31:6; II Chr.15:8 Covetousness Exo.20:17; Psa.119:36; Prov.28:16; Mark.7:21-22; Luke.12:15; Col. 3:5; Eph.5:3 Creation Gen.1:1; Col.1:16-18; John.1:1-3; Heb.1:1-3; Rom.1:19-20; Mark 10:6; 13:19 Cursing Psa.10:7; 109:17-18; Prov.29:24; Rom.3:14; Tit.2:7-8; Heb.6:8; Mat.12:36-37 Death Heb.9:27; James 1:15; Rom.6:23; Gen.2:17; Psa.23:4; Rev.21:4; I Cor.15:55 Deity of Jesus Christ I John 5:7; John.1:1-3, 14; 8:58; 10:30; Zec.12:10; Mat.1:23; Col.1:13-18 Dispensations Eph.3:2; 1:10; Col.1:25; I Cor.9:17; II Tim.2:15; Luke.16:16; Heb.8:8-13 Divorce Mat.5:31-32; 19:3-9; Mark.10:1-12; Mal.2:16; Rom.7:1-3; Luke.16:18; I Cor.7:1-15 Doctrine II Tim.3:16; 4:2-3; Tit.1:9; 2:1; I Tim.4:13; Prov.4:2; Isa. 28:9-13 Drinking to much Lev. 10:9; Prov.20:1; 23:29-35; 31:4-7; Hab 2:15; Eph.5:18; Isa.5:11 Enemies Mat.5:43-44; Psa.18; Mic.7:8; Rom.12:20; 5:10; James 4:4; I Cor.15:26
Eternal Life John.3:16; 5:24; 10:28; 11:26; Tit.1:2; I John 5:11-13; Rom. 6:23 Eternal Security John.10:28-29; 6:37; Rom.8:38-39; Heb.13:5; Eph.4:30; Phil.1:6; Psa. 89:20-37 Faith Heb.11; Rom.10:17; 14:23; Luke 17:6; II Cor. 5:7; Rom. 4:5; Eph. 2:8-9 False Prophets------ Mat.7:15-20; 24:11, 24; II Pet.2:1; I John.4:1; Deut.18:20-22; Rom.16:17-18; Rev. 19:20 Fasting Isa.58; Mat.6:16-18; Jonah 3:5-10; Luke 5:33-35; II Cor. 6:5; II Cor.11:27; Mat. 17:21 Faults James 5:16; Gal.6:1-2; John 19:4-6; Mat.18:15-17; Dan. 6:4; Psa.19:12; Gen. 41:9 Fear of Man Prov.3:24-25; 29:25; Psa.118:6; 56:4; 3:6; Mat.10:28; Heb.13:6 Fear of God Deut.5:29; Prov.12:13; Rom.3:18; Psa.111:10; Jer.10:7; Rev.15:4 Foolishness Psa. 69:5; 107:17; Prov.1:7; 22:15; 24:9; Mark 7:21-23; Rom.1:22 Forgiveness Psa. 86:5; Mat.18:21-22; Mark.11:25-26; Luke.17:3-4; 23:34; Col.3:13; I John.1:9
Fornication Acts 15:20, 29; I Cor.6:13-20; 1 Thes.4:3; Col.3:5; Eph.5:3; I Cor.7:2; Rev. 9:21 Fruitfulness Prov.12:12; Psa.1:3; Mat.3:10; 7:16-20; Rom.7:4; Gal.5:22; Col.3:10 Gentleness Gal.5:22; 1 Thes.2:7; II Tim.2:24; II Cor.10:1; Tit.3:2; James.3:17; Psa.18:35 Globalism Zep.3:8-9 Mat.13:40-42; Rev.13:3, 16-18; 12:9; 16:14; Mic.4:11-13; Prov.11:21 Gospel I Cor.15:1-4; Rom.1:16; 10:15; I Cor.1:17; Eph.6:15; Gal.1:8; II Cor.11:4 Gossip I Tim.5:13; Mat.12:36-37; Tit.2:8; Col.4:6; Psa.64:1-10; Prov.16:27; James 3:1-18 Grace Gen.6:8; Psa.84:11; John.1:14; Acts.15:11; Rom.6:14-18; 11:5-6; Eph.2:8-9
Great Tribulation Rev.7:14; 6:1-19:21; Dan.9:27; Mat.24:15-21; Deut.4:30; Jer.30:7; 1 Thes.5:9 Guilt Rom.1:20; 3:19-23; Mat.11:28-29; I John.1:9; Ps.32:5; Ps.51:1 Hate Deut.5:9; Psa.34:21; 97:10; 119:104; Prov.6:16-19; 8:13; Rev.2:6 Heaven Mat.5:34; Isa.66:1; Col.3:2; Mat.6:20-21; Eph.3:15; II Cor.12:1-4; Rev.13:6 Hell Luke 16:23; Mat. 5:22; Psa. 9:17; II Pet. 2:4; Rev. 20:13-15; Mark 9:42-48; Deut. 32:22 Heresy I Cor.11:19; Tit. 3:10; Mat.7:15; Gal.5:20; II Pet. 2:1; Acts 20:29; Rom.16:17-18 Holy Ghost Eph. 4:30; John 14:16-26; 15:26; 16:13; Rom. 14:17; Heb. 9:14; II Cor.1:22 Homosexuality Lev. 18:22; 20:13; Rom.1:21-32; I Cor. 6:9; Judg. 19:22-23; Gen. 19:5-7; Deut.23:17 Honesty Rom.12:17; Acts 6:3; II Cor.8:21; Phil.4:8; I Pet.2:12; Heb.13:18; 1 Thes.4:12 Humility Rom.12:3; Mat.18:3; James 4:6,; I Pet.5:6; Col.3:12; Prov.15:33; 22:4 Hypocrisy Job 25:4-5; Mat. 6:5;16; 7:4-5; Mark 7:6; Job 13:16; I Tim. 4:2 Idolatry Lev.19:4; Psa.115:4-8; Eze.14:1-9; I Cor.10:14; Gal.5:19-21; I Sam.15:23; Col.3:5 Imputed Righteousness Rom.4:5-8; Psa.32:1-2; 6:5 with Num.23:21-24; II Cor.5:21; Rom.5:18-19; Phil. 3:9
Inspiration of Scripture II Tim.3:16-17; II Pet.1:19-21; Heb.4:12; II Sam.23:2; Acts 28:25; 1 Thes. 2:13; Luke 1:70 Israel Gen.32:28; Isa 46:13; 48:12; Rom.11:25-28; Isa. 43:1-7; Acts 15:16-17; Isa.11:11-12 Joy Neh.8:10; Psa.51:12; 126:5; John 15:11; 1 Thes.2:19-20; Psa.28:7; Phil. 4:4 Judging Mat.7:1-5; John 7:24; I Cor.2:15; Mal.3:18; 1 Thes.5:21; I John 4:1; Prov. 21:3 Judgment (Final) Rev.20:11-15; Rom.2:16; Acts.17:31; Dan.7:9-10; Eccl.12:14; Mat.12:36; I Cor. 6:3 Judgment Seat of Christ Rom.14:10; II Cor.5:10; John 5:22; I Cor.3:11-15; II John 1:8; II Tim. 4:8; Mat.10:42
Justification Job 25:4; Acts 13:39; Rom.3:24-28; 5:1-9; 8:30; Gal. 2:16; I Cor. 6:11 Kindness Eph. 2:7; Col. 3:12; II Pet. 1:5-7; Eph. 4:32; Prov.31:26; Psa.141:5; Rom.12:10 Laziness 2 Thes.3:10-12; Prov.20:13; 24:30-24; 10:4-5; 28:19; Eph. 4:28; Rom.12:11 Longsuffering II Pet.3:9; Exo. 34:6; Psa.86:15; Gal. 5:22; Eph. 4:1-2; I Tim. 1:16; II Tim. 4:2
Loneliness Heb. 13:5; Isa. 41:10; John 14:16-18; Psa. 40:17; Rom.11:2-4; Psa. 23:4; Mat. 28:20 Lord's Supper Mat. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:19-20; I Cor. 10:21; 11:23-26; Deut. 10:9-11; Deut. 32:32-33 Love Mat. 22:37-39; Exo. 20:6; Psa.31:23; II John 1:5-6; I John 4:19-20; Mat. 5:44; Eph. 5:25 Lust I John 2:16-17; James 1:14-15; Gal. 5:16; Mat. 5:28; Psa.81:12-13; Rom.7:7; 1 Thes. 4:4-5
Lying Exo.20:16; Num. 23:19; Mal. 3:5; Prov.6:16-19; 19:5; Rev. 2:2; 21:8 Mark of the Beast Rev.13:16-18; 14:9-11; 15:2; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4; Lev. 19:28 Mary Worship (goddess) John 2:5; Exo.20:3-6; Judg. 10:6; I Sam. 7:3-4; 12:10; I Kgs. 11:5; Jer. 44:16-25 Mass Gen. 9:4; Lev.17:11-14; Acts 15:29; Psa. 16:4; Deut. 32:32-33; John 6:63; Heb.10:10-12 Meekness Isa.11:4; I Pet. 3:4; 3:15; Psa.147:6; James 1:21; 3:13; Gal. 5:22-23 Mercy Tit. 3:5; Eph. 2:4; Mat. 5:7; James 3:17; Heb. 4:16; Psa.136:1-26; 89:14 Millennial Kingdom Rev. 20:1-6; Dan.7:13-14; Isa. 9:6-7; Acts 1:6-7; Dan.2:44; Isa. 2:1-4; Rev. 5:10 Missions Luke 10:1-2; John 20:21; Mat. 28:18-20; Rom.10:13-15; Acts 9:15; 13:2-3; Isa. 61:1
Money I Tim.6:10, 17; Luke 18:24; 16:11; Prov.11:4; Psa.37:16; 62:10 Music Eph.5:19; Col.3:16; Ps.150:1-6; Rev.5:8-10; I Chr.23:5; Psa.100:2; Psa.96:1-2
New Jerusalem John 14:1-3; Rev.21:1; 22:1; Psa.46:4; 48:2; Heb.11:16; 12:22; Gal. 4:26 Obedience I Sam.15:22; Acts 5:29; Deut.5:29; 11:26-28; James 1:22; Psa.18:44; Luke 6:46
Old Age Lev. 19:32; Prov.16:31; Psa.71:9-18; 92:13-15; Eph.6:1-3; I Tim.5:1-2; Isa.46:4 Parents Prov.22:6; Deut.11:19; Gen.18:19; Eph.6:4; Prov.29:17; 22:15; 29:15 Patience Rom.5:3-4; James 1:2-4; Psa.27:14; 37:7-10; 40:1; Gal. 6:9; Prov.20:22 Peace Isa.57:21; 1 Thes.5:3; Rom.3:17; 4:5; 5:1; 14:17; Phil.4:7 Persecution II Tim. 3:12; Rom.12:14; Mat.5:44; John 15:20; II Cor.2:17-18; James 5:10-11; Jer.17:18 Praise Heb.13:15; Deut.10:21; Psa.9:1-2; 35:18; 150; I Pet.2:9; Rev.19:5 Prayer 1 Thes.5:17; Luke.18:1-8; I Tim.2:8; Mat.21:22; II Chr.7:14; Eph.6:18; Psa. 66:18
Preservation of Scripture  nothing is lost--- Psa.12:6-7; 119:89; 119:152; 119:160; Mat.24:35; I Pet.1:23-25; Eccl.3:14 Pride Prov.6:17; 8:13; 16:18-19; 29:23; James 4:6; II Tim.3:2; Mark 7:21-23 Providence Phil.4:19; Mat.6:30-33; II Cor.9:8-10; Ps.23:1; I Chr.29:12; Ps.78:19-22; I Tim.5:8 Rapture I Cor.15:51-52; 1 Thes.4:13-18; John 14:1-3; 11:23-25; 1 Thes.1:10; Song.2:8-10; Rev. 4:1 Redemption Psa.71:23; Job 19:25; Rom 3:24; I Pet.1:18; Col.1:14; Gal.3:13; Rom.8:23 Regeneration Tit. 3:5; John 3:6-8; I John 3:9; Gal.6:15; II Cor.5:17; Col.3:10; Ezk.11:19
Repentance Acts 17:30-31; Luke 13:3; II Cor.7:9-10; Mat.3:8; Acts 26:20; Ps.51:1; Mark 9:13 Righteousness Mat.5:6; Rom. 4:4-8; 14:17; Eph.6:14; I Pet.2:24; Rom.5:19; Prov.14:34
Resurrection Mat.28:6-7; Job.19:25-26; Rev.20:6; I Cor.15:1; John 5:28-29; Isa.26:17; Mat.22:23-30 Sacrifice Rom.12:1-3; Psa.107:22; I Pet.2:5; Psa.51:17; Mark 12:33; Heb.13:15-16; 10:12 Salvation Luke 19:10; I Tim 1:15; Heb.7:25; Rom.10:9-13; Eph. 2:8-9; John 12:47; Acts 16:30-31
Sanctification John 17:17; I Cor. 6:11; 1 Thes.4:4; 5:23; Heb.2:11; 10:10-14; 13:12 Satan Isa.14:12-15; Eze.28:13-19; I Pet.5:8; Rev.12:9; II Cor. 4:4; James 4:7; Rev. 20:20
Second Coming Rev.19:11-21; 1:7; 6:14-17; Jude 14; Mat.24:19-35; Acts 1:11; Tit.2:13
Self Denial Luke 9:23; Tit.2:12; Rom.1:8-13; 15:1; Acts 20:24; Mark 8:35; Rev.12:11 Sickness II Cor.12:7-10; Psa.103:3; Jer.17:14; Isa.58:1- 8; James 5:14-15; Exo.23:25; Mat.25:36-46 Signs and Wonders II Cor.12:12; Heb.2:3-4; Mat.12:38-39; I Cor.1:22; 2 Thes.2:8-11; Rev.13:13-14; II Cor.11:13-15 Sin I John 3:4; Rom.6:12-18; 7:7-25; 14:23; Gen 4:7; Eph.4:26; James 4:17 Sinners Rom.3:23; Gal.3:22; Eccl 7:20; Rom.5:8; Mat.9:13; Luke 18:13; I Tim.1:15 Smoking ICor.10:31;1 Thes.5:22; Prov.16:27; II Cor. 6:17; Rom.14:21; I Cor.6:19-20; Rom.12:1 Stealing Exo.20:15; Lev.19:11; Eph.4:28; I Cor.6:9-10; 1 Thes 4:6; I Pet 4:15; Jer.23:30 Stewardship Luke 12:42; 16:1-12; I Cor.4:1-2; Mat.25:14-30; 18:23-34; Rom.14:11-12; I Pet.4:10 Street Preaching Acts 20:20; Jer.11:6; Luke.10:10; 14:21-23; Heb.13:11-14; Acts 18:28; Luke 8:1-8 Success John 10:10; Jsh.1:8; Prov.22:1; Psa.1:1-3; Deut.29:9; III John 1:2; Eccl.7:14 Suffering II Tim.3:12; Rom. 8:18 II Cor. 4:17; I Pet. 2:19- 21; I Pet. 4:13-19; James 5:10; Psa.119:71
Temptation Prov.1:10; James.1:12-14; I Cor.10:13; Mat.26:41; 4:1-11; Heb.2:18; 4:15-16 Thoughts Gen.6:5; Psa.10:4; 94:11; Prov.16:3; Isa.55:8-9; II Cor.10:5; Heb.4:12 Tongue James 3:1-18; Psa.39:1; 141:3; Prov.10:20; 18:21; 21:23; Mat.12:36-37 Tongues (speaking in) Gen.11:1-8; I Cor.13:1; 13:8; Acts 19:6; 2:4-12; I Cor 14:1; Mark 16:17 Tithing Gen.14:20; 28:22; Lev. 27:30-32; Num.18:21- 28; Deut.14:22; II Cor.9:7; Luke 6:38 as it was under the old Covenant but not today under the New Covenant Trinity I John 5:7; Mat.28:19; II Cor.13:14; Mat.3:13-17; Gen.1:26; 11:7; Rom.1:20 Unclean Spirits Mark 5:12-13; Mat.8:16; Luke 8:26-35; Mark 9:18-22; Mat. 9:32-33; I Tim. 4:1; Eph. 6:12 Virgin Birth Gen.3:15; Isa.7:14; Mat.1:22-25; Jer.31:22; Luke 1:34-35; Mat.2:11; Luke 1:26-27 Wisdom Prov.3:13; 4:7; 8:11; Psa.111:10; James 1:5; Job 38:12-28; Mat.10:16 Witnessing Acts 1:8; Rom.10:11; Prov.11:30; John 15:27; Mat. 28:19-20; Acts 5:32; 13:31
Word of God Heb.4:12; Psa.119:89; Luke 4:4; II Tim.3:16-17; John 17:17; Prov.30:5; Psa.119:11 Works Tit.3:5; Eph.2:8-9; Rom 4:5; 11:6; Gal.2:16; II Tim.1:9; Isa.64:6 Worry : Could it be you and what you think on? John 14:1-3; Psa.37:1-8; Prov.24:19; John 14:27; Isa.26:3; Luke 12:22-31; Phil. 4:6-7 Worship Is it not your life?
So does He see you in worship? John 4:24; Exo.4:14; (Psa.29:2); Mat.4:10; Phil.3:3); Psa.95:6; 22:22 Youth Are you to young? Psa.119:9; Eccl.11:9; 12:1; Tit.2:4-8; Psa.148:12-13; I Pet.5:5; Lam.3:27 Zeal God asks us to have a little get up in us….. Tit.2:14; Rev.3:19; Rom.10:2; II Cor.7:11; 9:2; Gal.1:14; II Kgs.10:16 Holiness. Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14 Water baptism. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36, 38 Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the endowment of power for service. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8 The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost. John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7 The Church. Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17: 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; 12:12-31; 2 Corinthians 6:6-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:9, 21; Philippians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7; Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17
We Teach that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born–again persons (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:25–27; 1 Cor. 12:12–14; 2 Cor. 11:2). We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures about the New Covenant church (Acts 14:27, 18:22, 20:17; 1 Tim. 3:1–3; Titus 1:5–11). We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper, the washing of the saints feet as scriptural means of testimony for the church (Matt. 28:19, 20; Acts 2:41, 42; 18:8; 1 Cor. 11:23–26). John 13:1-16 Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1 Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4 Fruit of the Spirit. THE PERSON AND
WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT We Teach that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; and that He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8–11; 2 Cor. 3:6; 1 Cor.12:12–14; Rom. 8:9; Eph. 5:18). He has not ceased functioning. But, He is active, functioning today in the lives of believers as He functioned in the lives of the believers after the ascension of Jesus Christ. We believe that man was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God; man is born into sin and of himself utterly unable to remedy his lost condition (Gen. 1:26, 27; Rom. 3:22, 23, 5:12; Eph. 2:1–3, 12). Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11 Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement. Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24 The Lord’s Supper. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Washing the saints’ feet.
About the Ordinances We have three ordinances instituted by Christ in the new covenant: baptism, communion, and footwashing. Those who become Christians will be encouraged to follow the Lord in baptism. Communion is observed monthly. Footwashing is an annual, special service on Wednesday night before Easter. John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:9, 10 Tithing and giving. Tithing as it was under the Old covenant but only Giving of and offering in the new covenant. Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11 : 42 ; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9; 16:2; Hebrews 7:1-21 Restitution where possible. Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8, 9 Premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1. Second, to reign where the earth was with the new city coming down next and a thousand years. Zechariah 14:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 14, 15; Revelation 5:10; 19:11-21; 20:4-6 Resurrection. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5, 6 About Eternity and that choice of John 3:16!
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. [John 3:16, 2:25; 5:11–13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Matthew 1:8; 2:44–46] Eternal life for the righteous. Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11 – 1 3.
Eternal punishment for the wicked. No liberation nor annihilation. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1: 8, 9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8 Why do we believe this as God’s creed? The Old Church of God believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired and that it is the written Word of God. The Church of God has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.
WHAT ABOUT MY KIDS? We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week - and at Old Church of God of the New Covenant we do as The Head of the Church says Jesus says do not forsake the children, so we do not. Matthew 19:26 Mom and Dad is the boss over Children. The Old Church of God will help you anyway we can but You are the boss. The Children stay is the services at the church.
Children do make noise they should so the speaker will just give them time. The children will be able to come up front and get food snack as church is going on you can see them set at the table and Deacon or Deaconess will help them as you watch there will be fun in the old church of God.
We make this a priority to have something for the little ones, there will be a bathroom up front of the church where you can send your children and see where they are at all times.
The other thing we make a priority is your children’s safety. Because of that, we have a detailed check-in process for our church children and that check is you.
There is but just one program the first time that you visit. You’ll want to leave yourself an extra ten minutes to get signed in for the experience. What is that who you are as Mom and Dad what You want your children to do or not do, whatever you say is the way we stand and obey. Some little things we stand for in children! Parents are the boss and Teachers Prov 22:6. We let children be children. We let the children be a part of the worship services. We let children make noise in church we do as that the parents teach that this is church and God does see us.
We teach that God is the Maker and has nothing in His world that all humans can hear. What are some of the things Children learn at the Old Church of God? CHILDREN EXO 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. 12:28 Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you and your children after you, because you will be doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD your God. God’s laws are now in our hearts under the new covenant Heb. 8:1-13-Jer. 31:31 PSM. 103:17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD'S love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children-- 127:3 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. PRO 1:8 Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching. 4:1 Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. 6:20 My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teaching. 10:1
The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother. 13:1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous. 15:20 A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother. 17:6 Children's children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children. 25 A foolish son brings grief to his father and bitterness to the one who bore him. 20:7
The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him. 20 If a man curses his father or mother, his lamp will be snuffed out in pitch darkness. 22:6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. 23:22 Listen to your father, who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old. 24 The father of a righteous man has great joy; he who has a wise son delights in him. 30:17 "The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures. MAT 18:4
Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 "And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. 10 "See that you do not look down on one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven. 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." MAR 10:16 And he took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. EPH 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. COL 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. 1TI 4:12 Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
The following are the core beliefs and Teaching the Very Creed from God to the Human’s for our time as Humans, and this will be what the Old Church of God of the New Covenant , based on the foundation truths has always taught in the Bible.
All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrine. We know this is a lot to take in so we will cut short the understanding with this list , and then give you more understanding if you want to read on. The Scriptures are Inspired by God and Declare His Design and Plan for Mankind.
There is Only One True God, Revealed in Three Persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Commonly known as the Trinity). In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's Son, Jesus was both Human and Divine. However Jesus came in the flesh and does understand what the human goes through in the flesh. Every Person can have Restored Fellowship with God through 'Salvation' (Accepting Christ's Offer of Forgiveness for Sin). John 3:16 is where one must begin. After Salvation from what one has done before one life and is forgiven, Believers should go on to Live in a Godly Manner Dedicated unto God for His Special Purposes. Baptism in water? Baptism According to the Bible (Matthew 28:19 (19) Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (Mark 16:16-17. (16)
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. (17) And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; (John 3:5 . (5) Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (Acts 2:38-41 . (38) Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (39) For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. (40) And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. (41) Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. (Acts 8:14-17 . (14)
Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: (15) Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (16) (For as yet he had fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) (17) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. (Acts 10:44-48 (44) While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all of them which heard the word. (45) And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. (46) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, (47) Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? (48) And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord.
Then prayed they him to tarry certain days. (Acts 19:1-6 . (1) And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, (2) He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. (3) And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. (4) Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. (5) When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (6) And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. (Acts 22:16 . (16) And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (Romans 6:3-4 . (3) Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (4)
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (1 Corinthians 12:13. (13) For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. (Galatians 3:27 . (27) For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. (Colossians 2:12 . (12) Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. (1 Peter 3:21 . (21) The like figure where unto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ: Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that Empowers Believers for Witnessing and Effective Service, just as it did in New Testament Times. The Initial Physical Evidence is Speaking in Tongues if one needs to, but God will do this to the person. The Church who is the People has a Mission to Fulfill in Evangelizing the World with the "Gospel" of Jesus Christ we are to show Him in our life and Preach Him in Church. The Pastors are to Preach Him , not the self..
So what is this Laying on of Hands? Laying on of Hands A Foundation Doctrine of the Old Church of God of the New Covenant. The laying on of hands is a common biblical practice that , is not absent in our churches today. Let’s see why we should be well acquainted with this power-filled biblical action. 1. We were there in the time of Jesus. 2. God has always said do this and it is a Doctrine, a creed from God to man. What does the Bible say? Hebrews 6:1-2 ...the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, [2] instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. •• The laying on of hands is a foundation truth of Scripture, right alongside repentance and faith (vs. 1). But it is a truth that is overlooked surprisingly often. Let’s try to rectify that as we look into the Bible today. Leviticus 16:20-22 When Aaron has finished making atonement for the Most Holy Place, the Tent of Meeting and the altar, he shall bring forward the live goat. [21] He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites — all their sins — and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the desert in the care of a man appointed for the task. [22] The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a solitary place; and the man shall release it in the desert. •• Notice an important biblical principle here. Something was transmitted by the laying on of hands. Here it was the people’s sins. As you ponder various situations where hands are laid on people, remember the principle that something is transmitted in this biblical act. In James 5:13-20 the Elders are to lay hands on the sick and God says the person who does this first before going to the doctor will have their sins forgiven as well if they have any at that time. Luke 4:40 When the sun was setting, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. •• Jesus often healed by the laying on of hands. He healed other ways, too, but He often laid on hands. This is a very common, and entirely biblical practice in many Bible-believing churches today. And with good results! •• Again, recall the concept of something being transmitted by the laying on of hands. In instances of laying hands on the sick, there seems to be a flow of divine healing to the person in need. This was consistently seen in Jesus’ ministry. Mark 16:18 ...“[those who believe - 17] will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.” •• Believers can bring healing when they lay hands on the sick. This is not limited only to Jesus. No, He Himself said that His believing followers would see the same results. That is, as they lay hands on the sick in faith, the sick will experience healing. The laying on of hands to Ordain in the Church? Acts 6:6 They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them [and ordained them as deacons]. •• Ordinations to ministry roles occur through the laying on of hands. Again, something seems to be transmitted. Here perhaps it was authority and enablement for the assigned ministry tasks they would undertake as deacons. Acts 13:2-3 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” [3] So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off [as apostles; Acts 14:14]. •• Two apostles were ordained and sent out in ministry by the laying on of hands of that local church’s leadership (vs. 1), under the clear guidance of the Holy Spirit. The church today is to do the same thing and we do and You can be a part of it. Acts 8:17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit. •• The baptism with the Holy Spirit is frequently received through the laying on of hands. Bible teaches about this great experience (Acts 2:1-4). 1 Timothy 4:14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through a prophetic message when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 2 Timothy 1:6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.
•• Impartation of ministry gifts can occur through the laying on of hands. But this is just to be done arbitrarily by believers in general. The context of the two Scriptures above was the laying on of hands by recognized church leadership (the elders in one instance, the apostle Paul in the other and the church people). ordained as Ephesians 4:11 Mark 10:16 And [Jesus] took the children in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them. •• Believers can always impart a blessing through the laying on of hands. We don’t always need a prophecy or a healing or the impartation of a ministry gift. Sometimes the relevant thing to do, the thing that is most needed, is simply to extend a blessing to someone. And we can easily do that by laying on hands and sharing some kind words, perhaps also a prayer. People do have needs. 1 Timothy 5:22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Lay hands suddenly on no man. What is He saying ?
•• Caution should be used in laying on hands. By way of illustration, a couple of “hasty”, inappropriate uses of laying on hands would be: • Premature ordinations. If God is training young people for ministry, be certain that they are well prepared and you have the Lord’s go-ahead before laying hands on them for ordination. But do laying hands on them when they are set aside for this calling, and let the church come around them with the laying on of hands. • Attempting to impart spiritual gifts to people you don’t know. Generally speaking, the local church, under the watchful oversight of elders/shepherds who know the flock, is the best venue for the laying on of hands and impartation of spiritual gifts. In sum, the laying on of hands is an often-overlooked but foundational biblical truth. Its many proper biblical uses include the laying on of hands for: • healing • ordinations • sending qualified, called people out in ministry • receiving the baptism with the Holy Spirit • imparting spiritual gifts • imparting a blessing • There are more examples, but hopefully these few will encourage you to enlarge your thinking and your experience to embrace this powerful biblical truth of the laying on of hands.
Divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is Provided for in Christ's Atonement (His Sacrificial Death on the Cross for Our Sins). James 5:13-20 and the person can have a doctor look as well, but God says the Elder first. the "Gospel" Story is not over. Jesus Christ is Coming Back to Call His Church to Heaven and to Judge an Unbelieving World Some more if you like to read. What are we doing in Jesus? To transform nonbelievers and casual Christians into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We purpose to do so by: Exalting God (John 4:23-24) Evangelizing the world for Christ (Matthew 28:19-20) Encouraging Christians to spiritual maturity (Ephesians 4:13) Equipping Christians for ministry (Ephesians 4:12, 16)
Along with . Being closer to God today than yesterday. Being outwardly focused. Being God’s instrument for making a difference in lives. Being a place for all ages, and for all seasons of life. Thinking like Jesus. Speaking like Jesus Listening like Jesus Loving like Jesus Sacrificing like Jesus It's hard but that's our calling!! Jesus is and has to be the center of our lives and of the church life. The singularity, the exclusivity, the divinity of Jesus has to stand tall. Who Jesus is? What Jesus thinks? What Jesus cares about? What Jesus died for? What Jesus calls us to do? How Jesus loves? How Jesus forgives? This is our aim as the imperfect people we are — doing our best to show the love of Jesus to others. Our passion is to help you take your next step with Jesus…whether it's your first step back towards Jesus, or a step to go deeper in your faith.
The Bible God Word to Us. The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority for determining all doctrinal truths. The Bible is inspired, infallible and inerrant. (see Prov. 30:5; Rom. 16:25,26; 2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:20,21) The Trinity There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and co-eternal. (see Gen. 1:26; Isa. 9:6; Matt. 3:16,17; 28:19; Luke 1:35; Heb. 3:7-11; 1 John 5:7) Jesus Christ Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth, Jesus was the Choice for the savior for all who come to Him John 3:15-17. and 100-percent man He came in the Flesh and does know what we are in the flesh, but unlike the first human he did not sin, as Adam did and as we have. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He died on the cross for humankind and, thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood.
He redeemed all humans for the sins of Adam, and gave all who come to Him as -who-so-evers the way to entity He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that is why we have the foot washing on the night as we see in John 13: He has ascended to the right hand of the Father fulfilling all the old Holy days, and will return again in power and glory. (see Isa. 9:6; John 1:1,14; 20:28; Phil. 2:5,6; 1 Tim. 2:5; 3:16) Jesus will come for His in the last days, Before the tribulation starts. Resurrection Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. As a result, both the saved and the lost will be resurrected—they that are saved to the resurrection of life, and they that are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (see Luke 24:16,36,39; John 2:19-21; 20:26-28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:42,44) all will need the body at the end. 1 Thess. 5: 23. Redemption already here and it is Jesus who has already done that for all humans. We all have been redeemed and placed under the New Covenant of God Jer. 31:31; Hebrews 8:1-13 Humanity was created good and upright, but through voluntary sin, mankind fell. Humanity’s only hope for redemption was in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Gen. 1:26-31; 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21) what God asks of Adam was not at that time undoable Man sinned not God making them sinners. 
Man had a choice sin is a choice that the human makes. Salvation We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works and the human has a choice and the choice is to come to Jesus as the only savior John 3:16 this is a human effort of Choice. After we make the choice to John 3:16 we are given, the salvation through ( Rom. 10:9,10; Acts 16:31; Gal. 2:16; 3:8; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Heb. 9:22) After the Human John 3:16 the Spirit take over and Romans 10:9-13 begins.
The human will repent and God will forgive, the human must repent of all sins and let God forgive when that happens the person will know He -God has forgiven because He will set them aside set them free. It is called Sanctification So what is Repentance? Repentance is a change of thinking, recognizing that a former way of living is inconsistent with God’s will, repentance is what takes place when the Human John 3:16.
Therefore it involves a turning away from sin. ( Rom. 10:9,10; Acts 16:31; Gal. 2:16; 3:8; Eph. 2:8,9; Titus 3:5; Heb. 9:22) we see our sins and turn away . It is saying to the Lord God I have sinned against you. This time one has as a human in repentance under the all New Covenant needs to repent for the sins each one has done. Repentance as a Human that has sinned but only for the self , we are under the all New Covenant to repent for one’s own sins this was one of the many changes under the all Christian all new Covenant with God just as Ezekiel 18:1-32 tells us that will come in our time. Baptism in the Holy Spirit Given at Pentecost, the baptism with the Holy Spirit is the promise of the Father. The Holy Spirit was sent by Jesus after His ascension to empower the Church to preach the gospel throughout the whole earth. The initial evidence of being filled with the Holy Spirit is the believer speaking in other tongues, if one has a need to as the Spirit gives him or her utterance.
This was never to be a dog and pony show in church or the life of a human, Joel 2:28,29; Matt. 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5; 2:1-4,17,38,39; 8:14-17; 10:38,44-47; 11:15-17; 19:1-6) A little more on Sanctification the time when one knows they are forgiven for the sins of one’s past. Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and His Spirit in order to complete the time given to repent , at the time of Forgiveness the development of Christ’s character in us will start. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God that the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. see Rom. 8:29; 12:1,2; 2 Cor. 3:18; 6:14-18; 1 Thess. 4:3; 5:23; 2 Thess. 2:1-3; Heb. 2:11) the unforgiven never have peace. At this time in the human’s life there is a big danger to them because the Devil will put men in front of you so they can still you from John 3:16 there are some who see preachers as the way but Jesus is the only way.
The Church is the people : and a building is where people have church. Jesus will return but not for building He is coming for humans. All people who are saved through Jesus as the savior John 3:16 are His church. The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission. Every person born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. ( John 17:11,20-23; Eph. 1:22; 2:19-22; Heb. 12:23) Christian Holy Living Has been the only way of life in the Old Church of God of the New Covenant and always will be. SPIRITUAL EXAMPLE to world around us and to others. We will demonstrate our commitment to Christ through our practice of the spiritual disciplines; we will demonstrate our commitment to the body of Christ through our loyalty to God and commitment to His church; and we will demonstrate our commitment to the work of Christ through our being good stewards. COMMITMENTS TO OUR MISSION AND VISION 1. PRAYER We commit ourselves to making prayer the highest priority of the church demonstrated by: Every local church becoming a house of prayer for all nations. Emphasizing communication with God as the highest privilege and greatest responsibility of every member. Modeling by all church leadership of an active and effective prayer life. Uniting with other believers in corporate and intercessory prayer. (Isa. 56:7; Mark 11:17; Rom. 8:26; 1 Cor. 14:14, 15; I Thess. 5:17; I Tim. 2:1-4, 8; James 5:14, 15) 2. New Covenant , All Christian WORSHIP
We commit ourselves to gather regularly as the local expression of the Body of Christ to participate in Pentecostal worship that exalts God, engages the heart, mind and soul, and challenges to deeper commitment and discipleship. This commitment will be demonstrated by: Assisting local churches in planning and preparing for meaningful, anointed worship. Equipping pastors and other worship leaders to lead authentically expressed, spiritually alive worship. Modeling varying styles and forms of worship that glorify God and encouraging outreach and service. Emphasizing the importance of Biblical stewardship and the centrality of God’s Word as elements of worship. (John 4:24; Psalm 29:2; Rom. 12:1; 1 Cor. 12:4-11; Isa. 58; Mat. 25:31-46) 3. WORLD EVANGELIZATION We commit ourselves to intentionally reaching the unconverted, baptizing them in water, and leading them to unite with the church.
This commitment will be demonstrated by: Viewing all the nations of the world as our mission field. Encouraging our local churches to adopt and intercede for an unreached people group. Resource materials will be provided by the World Missions Department. Asking all national churches of the Church of God international to adopt and implement measurable steps to evangelize and disciple unreached people groups inside and outside of their own regions (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 15:19-24; Revelation 5:9). Encouraging every local church to increase a minimum of 10% per year through conversion growth.
Cultivating a genuine passion for the lost that will compel members to personally communicate the gospel of Jesus and demonstrate His love to those outside the faith. Discipling new believers and passing on our faith to the next generation. Practicing life-style evangelism. (Mat. 9:37-38; Mat. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-18; Acts 1:8; Rom. 10:13-15) 4. CHURCH PLANTING We commit ourselves to identifying, training and resourcing God-called church planters and to intentionally planting new life-giving churches even in someone’s home. This commitment will be demonstrated by: Focusing designated resources of the local church, and in all churches, and have an in church offices for planting new churches.
Starting the number of church plants equal to a minimum of 3% of the total number of churches in a state/region/nation annually. Developing a certified training program in our Evangelism and Home Missions Department and educational institutions for church planters and home missions. Emphasizing the health and viability of new church plants as well as the number of churches planted. Affirming the different models of church planting for different situations. Recognizing church planting as an Old Church of God of the New Covenant ministry for our day. (Mat. 16:18; John 4:35; Acts 2:47; 14:23; Eph. 5:25-28) 5. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT We commit ourselves to identifying and developing individuals in the Local church whom God has called and given leadership gifts and challenging them to become servant-leaders. We will demonstrate our commitment by: first seeking to let them Preach , Teach, have the church anoint them with the Oil and set them aside for to be ordained. We will also Creating an environment in which men and women with ministry gifts are developed to serve as servant-leaders.
We have no such thing as people who take over the community, or human life, all are to be called and we seek God to call them just as He has said- Jer. 3:15-16 this He said would be all of His under the New Covenant where the Rom. 10:14-16 would be God’ way. Equipping, empowering and releasing lay leaders to serve as ministry partners both inside and outside the local church. Providing relevant resources and training opportunities for both clergy and laity. Encouraging pastors to lead through vision, to communicate the vision to the congregation and to organize the body and each of its ministry groups so the vision can be realized. (Mark 3:13-15; 2 Tim. 2:2; 2:15; 3:14-17; Eph. 4:11-13) CARE We commit ourselves to the challenge of being a church that genuinely cares for one another and for those who are lost, hurting and needy. We will demonstrate our commitment by: Building loving, caring relationships within families, between members, and within the communities we serve.
Obeying the Care Commission of Christ in Matthew 25. Cultivating compassion and showing mercy to the unloved, the undesirable and the unreached of our society. Establishing in each local church some type of outreach ministry that demonstrates our genuine concern and love for the disadvantaged or oppressed. We will love like He loves. (Psa. 86:15; Mat. 25; Luke 6:36; Acts 20:28) 7. INTERDEPENDENCE We commit ourselves to the principle of interdependence, acknowledging our interconnectedness and dependence on all the members of the Body of Christ. We will demonstrate our commitment by: Reaching out to others in the Body of Christ for collaboration, resource sharing and learning opportunities. We do understand that God has many church not just the Old Church of God in this world We see the day when He will call all of His people back to the Old Church of God of the New Covenant Rev. 18:1-4 He says His people.
We will! Encouraging local churches to build relationships with like-minded and like-hearted churches in their communities to work together to reach the lost. Involving clergy in the processes of mentoring, coaching and consulting on the local, state, regional, national and international levels to increase the level of trust and support among ministers. And any church can come and preach at the old church of God of the New Covenant . Engaging in dialogue and partnership with local, national and international organizations who seek to fulfill the Great Commission of Christ. (Col. 2:19; 1 Cor. 12:14-31; Gal. 6:1-6) PERSONAL INTEGRITY We will live in a manner that inspires trust and confidence, bearing the fruit of the Spirit and seeking to manifest the character of Christ in all our behavior. BEHAVIORAL TEMPERANCE We will practice temperance in behavior and will abstain from activities and attitudes which are offensive to our fellow man or which lead to addiction or enslavement. SOCIAL OBLIGATION It should be our objective to fulfill our obligations to society by being good citizens, by correcting social injustices, and by protecting the sanctity of life. MORAL PURITY Is what the saved person has returned to when God forgives ones sins. MARRIAGE Marriage is ordained of God and is a spiritual union in which a man and a woman are joined by God to live together as one (Genesis 2:24; Mark 10:7).
Because of the divine character of marriage, it is a lifelong commitment with the only clear biblical allowance for divorce being fornication (Matthew 5:32; 19:9). Sexual involvement, either before marriage or with someone other than the marriage partner, is strictly forbidden in Scripture (Exodus 20:14; 1 Corinthians 6:15-18). Understanding the sanctity of marriage, partners should strive to maintain a happy, harmonious and holy relationship. Should divorce occur, the church should be quick to provide love, understanding and counsel to those involved. The remarriage of divorced persons should be undertaken only after a thorough understanding of and submission to the scriptural instructions concerning this issue (Matthew 19:7-9; Mark 10:2-12; Luke 16:18; Romans 7:2, 3; 1 Corinthians 7:2, 10, 11).
Should a Christian desire to remain single, this decision should be respected and should be seen as a viable scriptural alternative (1 Corinthians 7:8, 32-34). We will engage in those activities which glorify God in our body and which avoid the fulfillment of the lust of the flesh. We will read, watch and listen to those things which are of positive benefit to our spiritual well-being. FAMILY RESPONSIBILITY All family members should always look out for Clergy abuse. 1 Timothy 5:7-8 must be under the Family watch Money is God;s gift to His people and the devil wants sin in it. In the Scriptures, the virtues of thrift and simplicity are honored, but the vices of waste and ostentation are solemnly prohibited (Isaiah 55:2; Matthew 6:19-23).
The living of a godly and sober life requires the wise and frugal use of our temporal blessings, including time, talent and money. As good stewards we are to make the most of our time, whether for recreation or for work (Ephesians 5:16; Colossians 4:5). The idle use of leisure time degrades (2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; 1 Timothy 5:13), but the edifying use of it brings inner renewal. All our work and play should honor the name of God (I Corinthians 10:31). As good stewards we must use fully our spiritual gifts (Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, 27-31; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 4 : 9 - 11) and natural talents (Matthew 25:14-30) for the glory of God. As good stewards we must recognize that the wise use of money is an essential part of the Christian's economy of life. God has committed temporal blessings to our trust (Matthew 7:11; James 1:17). We will give priority to fulfilling family responsibilities, to preserving the sanctity of marriage and to maintaining divine order in the home.
The Bible speaks clearly that we are to be sensitive to the needs and feelings of others as a demonstration of our love for them (Matthew 22:39; Romans 12:9-21, 13:10; Philippians 2:3-5). At times it is necessary for us to control our behavior so as not to bring offense to others (Romans 14:13-21; 1 Corinthians 8:9-13). As we know Christ after the Spirit, we are also to know others in the same manner so we will not judge them after their outward behavior alone (2 Corinthians 5:16). A respect and tolerance for differences in others should characterize our relationships (Romans 14:2, 3; 1 Corinthians 8:8; Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13; 1 Timothy 4:1-5).
One of the cardinal Christian virtues is temperance or self-control (1 Corinthians 9:25; Titus 1:8, 2:2). It is listed as fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:23). We are admonished to practice moderation and balance in our behavior (Philippians 4:5). The Scripture indicates that it is within our prerogative to control our thinking (Philippians 4:8), our anger (Ephesians 4:26) and our communication (Ephesians 4:29; Colossians 3:8).
To exercise self-discipline reflects the power of God in our life (1 Corinthians 9:27; 2 Peter 1:5-11 ). MODEST APPEARANCE We will demonstrate the scriptural principle of modesty by appearing and dressing in a manner that will enhance our Christian testimony and will avoid pride, elaborateness or sensuality. But we will do as we have always done , we will let the Holy Ghost show us what God calls Modesty, not someone at church, or the world around us. Our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost and we are to glorify God in our body (Romans 12:1, 2; 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20; 10:31). We are to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16). Examples of fleshly behavior which do not glorify God are noted in several passages of Scripture (Romans 1:24; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10; Galatians 5:19-21; Revelation 21:8). Sinful practices which are made prominent and condemned in these scriptures include homosexuality, adultery, worldly attitudes (such as hatred, envy, jealousy), corrupt communication (such as gossip, angry outbursts, filthy words), stealing, murder, drunkenness and witchcraft. Witchcraft has to do with the practices of the occult, which are forbidden by God and lead to the worship of Satan. SOCIAL OBLIGATION It should be our objective to fulfill our obligations to society by being good citizens, by correcting social injustices, and by protecting the sanctity of life.
BEING GOOD CITIZENS As Christians we are members of the kingdom of God as well as a social order of this world. Obedience to God requires us to act in a responsible manner as citizens of our country (Mark 12:13-17; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17). Therefore, we should support civil law and order; hold our leaders in respect and pray for them; participate in school, community and governmental activities; exercise our voting rights; and speak out on clear-cut moral issues. God's law is supreme, but we are to obey the laws of our country insofar as they are not in conflict with obedience to God (Acts 5:29). When it becomes necessary to disagree with practices and requirements of government, we should do so out of a concern for the promotion of righteousness and not out of delight in discord and controversy. CORRECTING SOCIAL INJUSTICES Love for others and the recognition of the equal worth of all men in the sight of God (Acts 10:34; 17:26) should compel us to take steps to improve the situation of those who are underprivileged, neglected, hungry, homeless and victimized by prejudice, persecution and oppression (Matthew 22:39; Romans 13:8-10; 1 John 3:17). In all of our dealings, we must be sensitive to human needs (Luke 10:30-37; James 1:27) and guard against racial and economic discrimination. Every person should have freedom to worship and participate in the life of the church regardless of race, color, sex, social class or nationality.
PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF LIFE is not us killing others to do it. God has no such thing as us and them. God alone confers life (Genesis 1:1-31); therefore, we are responsible to God to care for our physical life and that of others. If the circumstances require, we must be prepared to risk our life in the service of our neighbor (John 15:13); but the general rule is that we must respect our physical life and employ every worthy means to maintain it. Since God alone confers life, God alone must decide when it is to be ended (Psalm 31:14, 15). Because a human fetus is sacred and blessed of God, we believe that we have the responsibility to protect the life of the unborn (Jeremiah 1:5; Luke 1:41). It is our firm conviction that abortion and euthanasia of aged, mentally incompetent, terminally ill and otherwise handicapped, for reasons of personal convenience, social adjustment or economic advantage, are morally wrong. Furthermore, we believe it is our Christian responsibility to care for the earth and its resources. In the beginning God gave man dominion over the earth (Genesis 1:26-30). This does not, however, give us license to pollute our natural environment or to waste the resources of the earth. Sacraments: as they are sometimes called. What do the John 3:16 saved and forgiven people do after they come to this choice that God made for salvation in our day?
What did the Head of this church of God say He wanted in His People? Water Baptism: Following faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, the new believer is commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 8:12, 36-38; 10:47-48 The Lord’s Supper: A unique time of communion in the presence of God when the elements of bread and grape juice (representing the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. With the remembrance of the coming of the new covenant Matt. 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:23-26) The washing of the saints feet John 13 1-17 Regeneration For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that is just what Jesus has done through John 3:15-16.. ( Ezek. 36:25-27, John 3:5-8, Titus 3:5) Gifts of the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the Church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection and confirm the power of the gospel. The lists of these gifts in the Bible are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives.
These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of Biblical parameters. ( Rom. 1:11; 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; 14:1-40; Eph. 4:16; 1 Tim. 4:14; 2 Tim. 1:5-16; Heb. 2:4; 1 Pet. 4:10) Heaven Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus Christ. ( Matt. 5:3,12,20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Cor. 5:1; Heb. 11:16; 1 Pet. 1:4) if the saved see death before Jesus returns one is taken to Heaven or the soul is, until the End of time. Hell After living one’s life on earth, unbelievers will be judged by God and sent to hell where they will be eternally tormented. ( Matt. 25:41; Mark 9:43-48; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 14:9-11; 20:12-15; 21:8) Second Coming of Jesus Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for the second time to remove His before the end of time when there will be great trouble on the earth. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures. ( Matt. 24:30; 26:63,64; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Thess. 4:15-17; 2 Thess. 1:7,8; Rev. 1:7)                                                              “