Repentance

Sorrow Grief

When Jesus began His ministry, the first thing He preached was the doctrine of repentance. “From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” ~ Matt 4:17 When a sinner begins to feel the Spirit of God convicting their heart of sin, repentance is the … Read more

Baptism

Baptizing in the river

Baptism is derived from the Greek word “baptize” meaning “to immerse”. Never is sprinkling or pouring found in the Bible in relation to water baptism. Water baptism signifies a burial as well as a resurrection. So according to the example in the Bible, we should baptize the saved by fully immersing them in the water. … Read more

Communion – The Lord’s Supper

Lord's last supper

This communion ordinance is known as: “the Lord’s supper” because Christ instituted it (Luke 22:19-20, Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24) and the Apostle Paul also spoke of it this way (1 Corinthians 11:20). It is known as the “communion” because of the common participation in it of the those that are saved. “The cup of blessing … Read more

True Forgiveness vs a Religious Practice

Prodigal being forgiven

So fundamental to the Christian life is forgiveness, that when Jesus was asked about how to pray, he included it as the fundamental principle that must exist, for any spiritual communication to even be heard, between God and the individual. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy … Read more

Prayer

“Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer can move God.” This quote from a song in one of our choir books here in California reminds us that there is great power in even a little faith when God is with us.  Let’s look at what Jesus said about faith. Mathew 17:20 “20 And Jesus … Read more

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