The Bible is the Word of God

All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Timothy 3:16 NLT.


Therefore, we never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn't think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God-which, of of course, it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 NLT


God's word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority and we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is "What does the Bible say?" We practice daily Bible reading and Bible Study. The Bible is the basis for all we believe.

Jesus is the Savior for mankind

Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the father except through me. John 14:6 NLT.


For Jesus is the one referred to in Scriptures, where it says, "The stone that your builders rejected has become the cornerstone." There is salvation in no one else! God has given no name under heaven by which we must be saved. Acts 4:11-12 NLT


Jesus Christ, second person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between God and Us.


You Must be Born Again

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The Old Life is gone; a new life has begun!  2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT


If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. Matthew 16: 24 NLT


All people need to be forgiven of their sins. New birth occurs when the old sinful person repents of their sins and receives the forgiveness of Jesus. The Bible states that we have reborn and the old person controlled by sin is gone and the new person controlled by God's truth is born. 


A Believer is Called to Use their Talents to Change the World for the Glory of God

Jesus came near and said to them, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20


I AM PART OF THE "FELLOWSHIP OF THE UNASHAMED"

I am part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have the Holy Spirit. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still. My past is redeemed, my present make sense, and my future is secure. I am finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, chintzy giving, and dwarfed goals.


I no longer need pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits, or popularity. I don't have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded, or rewarded. I now live by presence, learn by faith, love by patience, live by prayer, and labor by power. My pace is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear. I cannot be bought, compromised, deterred, lured away, turned back, diluted, or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy, ponder at the pool of popularity,or meander in the maze of  mediocrity.


I won't give up, back up, let up, or shut up, until I've preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up and stayed up for the cause of Christ. I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I must go until He returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes. And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me. My colors will be clear for "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation of everyone who believes"



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