Acts 2:42 states, "And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."
What a beautiful illustration of togetherness, obedience and love that blossomed in the Church. In accordance with the Holy Scriptures, we too seek to serve the Lord in Spirit and in Truth, and serve one another with gladness of heart.
We are a home church of born again Christians and we use the Authorised King James Bible throughout our ministry and teaching. By 'home church', we essentially mean that we meet in our home(s) (as opposed to a specific church building occupied as a place of worship) where we meet regularly to study and teach the Scriptures and worship the Lord.
We seek to follow the teachings of the Holy Bible in the way we conduct our lives. The things we do, think and say. We make no apologies for our belief and confession in the Lord Jesus, His death and/or His resurrection. We passionately believe that the Lord has, can and will continue to transform the lives of those who put their trust and faith in Him (our own lives are testimony to that).
Matthew 28:18-20 states,"18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.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:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."
Preaching the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is a commission which we humbly seek to follow. Instead of just waiting for the lost to come to us, the Lord commands us to go to them. To meet them where they are at. The beauty of the Lord's commission to us as His people is that the commandment does not stop at the preaching, but it is a lifelong journey past baptism through to daily observance of God's Word and a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus.
Whether you already know the Lord Jesus, or you don't (yet) and want to find out more about He who is mighty to save (see 'the Gospel' page), please get in touch. We would love to hear from you.
"And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common."
Firstly, what is a 'bishop'? 1 Timothy 3 provides the answer to this. In short, a bishop is he who leads the Church. He who serves the Church in teaching, pastoring and looking after the spiritual needs of the Church.
My testimony is too long (and in some ways too difficult) to type. But I can tell you from personal experience that one thing is true: With God, all things are possible.
I grew up in a religion that told me that as long as I was a 'good person', and that as long as I 'tried my best', all was well. I grew up with a 'knowledge' of God, but you did not have to look too closely at my life to realise that I did not know God.
1 Cor 6:9-10 says, " 9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
If that is the case (and indeed, it is), I was certainly the unrighteous and the deceived. I confess that I was most of those things. In the full assurance of my memory, when I was convicted of my sin by the Holy Spirit at the age of 17, I was not convinced that putting my trust and faith in the Lord Jesus; in His death and sacrifice and resurrection was going to be enough to free me from the chains of bondage and sin that I was painfully entangled in.
Having been led through the Old Testament and having my incorrect preconception of God (as this mighty being who was disinterested in mankind; who let anyone and everyone into His heavenly kingdom irrespective of their sinful state) quashed, I was faced with the true revelation of God's holiness, righteousness and justice. I was faced with the realisation that I had transgressed God's law, and that I was deserving of the judgment of hell and an eternity in the lake of fire.
Howbeit, the beauty of the grace of God shone through as I learnt and read more and more about the Lord Jesus. How could it be that God would send His only begotten Son for a sinner like me? And how could His promises be true? Be born again? Be dead to sin and live in Christ? Have all of my sins forgiven?!
Alas, it was in January 2008 that I gave my life to the Lord at the age of 18. I fell down on my knees, repented of my sin and sought forgiveness from God. I put my trust and faith in the Lord Jesus and of a truth, my life has never been the same again. Throughout the years, the Lord has been my rock, my fortress, my high tower and so much more. The beauty of faith in Christ is that what is born really is a real and personal relationship with the One and True living God.
Coincidentally, I seem to have used the word 'beauty' in this page quite a bit. A small fragment of 'why' is perhaps because for this one moment, I glimpse back to the young man that I was back before I was a Christian; all of my burdens, sin, wants and dreams. And then I see myself now...
Perhaps I will have the privilege of telling you more about the Lord's work in my life in person: the journeys; the missions; the tears; the joys; the loss; the encouraging and inspiring fellow brothers and sisters in the faith; the impossible made possible. For now, in this momentary reminisce, the psalmist's words have never been more clearer to me than as I type this:
" Psalm 32:1 ...Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered."
Your brother in Christ,