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What the Bible says about sin is clear: all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God. In order to understand our need for a Savior, we must understand that we are sinners. It is inclusive of all as God’s word declares, none are righteous, not one. The good news, of course, is that “while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us!” Romans 5:8
How wonderful that God demonstrated His love to us by sending His Son to take our sins away and give us life eternal. Ephesians 2: 8-9 says: ” By grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one will boast.” For God so loved the world that He gave His only beloved Son, that whoever believes on Him will not perish but have eternal life!”
Once we have accepted Christ as Savior, we are to live a life ‘set apart’ from our old ways of living and live one that reflects our new nature in Christ. The Lord said He came that we might have life and have it abundantly. Not that we are going to always have an easy life but one that demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control. In other words, we are to be more like Him.
There are two important aspects of Christian Service: service to God and service to man. Top priority is our worship! Throughout time the principle has been that God deserves our best, our first fruits of affection and love. Jesus said, “do this in remembrance of Me” and in love we should honor that request. We were also created for good works, therefore our lives should reflect the good deeds that speak of the change in us and of the person we serve.
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“Seeking The Truth”
Welcome to our home page and thanks for taking a few minutes to stop by. How you got here may be a mystery but let us assume it is the work of the Spirit of God in your life, causing you to seek! It might be just a curiosity about what other churches are doing, or maybe what the activity of the church is about or maybe even to examine what is taught from the Word of God. Many years ago I did a neighborhood survey asking folks what church they went to (if they did go to church), and why they chose where they would attend. It was interesting to hear what made up their selection.
When asked regarding what was important about the visitor’s church experience, some wanted a good program that was interesting. Some were very interested in what the church did for children and what activities they had. Others were interested in attending a church close to where they lived. I was surprised to find that few selected the criteria of making sure they taught faithfully from the Word of God. Maybe it was assumed but having a solid doctrine of teaching was way down the list. Faithfully teaching the word of God should be a top priority.
- Faithfully teaching the word of God
- Good line-up of programs
- Church activities for children
- Attending a church close to where they lived
“Teaching the word of God”
Why do you go to the church you go to? We know that there are many options and we also know that most of the choice is based on ‘personal’ preference. The danger with that is you could be happy with a format, happy with activities and yet miss the best because of the good. By the best I mean, a church that is faithful to teaching the Word of God. I would really challenge you to visit our main web page at www.churchesofgod.info and review what the Churches of God hold as truth in practice and doctrine. We have some points listed below that are fundamental to the Christian faith and we hold them along with many others.
We would suggest that there are fine points of teaching that the Lord has for a collective people and it is these that we do our best to put into practice.
“Appreciation of Christ in Fellowship”
The early church was a wonderful place for believers to serve the Lord, give of their spiritual appreciation of Christ and to fellowship together. Our focus is not on large buildings, great musical programs, costly entertainment or how to attract the largest numbers. We love the Lord and we want to be faithful to His word. We remember the Lord weekly, we preach and teach the scriptures, we enjoy good fellowship and we believe in the importance of prayer. You will notice from our Web page that we have a calendar of activities, we have a special focus on our summer camps and would again invite you to visit our main site to review our beliefs. Thanks for stopping by.