The Gospel of Salvation from God our Father through His Beloved Son our Lord Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit
Our God and Father, His beloved Son our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit have offered us a wonderful gift of salvation through faith for all those who believe, they have offered us forgiveness of our sins and redemption of our souls. We are given newness of life and a new start to be the people that God our Father wants us to be through His beloved Son Jesus our Lord and Christ and the Holy Spirit. Our Lord and Christ Jesus paid for this precious gift with His life on the cross. This precious gift of salvation that our Lord Christ Jesus paid for with His life brings us peace with God our Father and a life eternal to come.
God’s Salvation is the “Gospel” (A Reward of Good Tidings) of His beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:1-6, Mark 1:1-11, Mark 16:1-16, Luke 1:1-33, John 1:1-18 NASB, John 20:31, John 3:12-21, John 10:25-30, Acts 2:22-42, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, Hebrews 1:1-7, 1 John 1:1-10) for the redemption of mankind and for the forgiveness of our sins, not a result of our own works but upon our obedient faith. This is a gift from God and not from our own doing (Ephesians 2:8-10).
We can never do enough works to justify our own salvation (Psalms 143:2, Acts 13:38-41, Romans 3:19-27, Galatians 2:16, 2 Timothy 1:8-10, Titus 3:4-10), God says I am going to send my beloved Son to pay the price for your sins all of them and you will receive forgiveness if you believe and trust in my beloved Son (Psalms 2:1-12 NASB, Isaiah 42:1-9, Matthew 3:17, Matthew 17:5, Luke 9:35, John 3:16-18, Romans 3:21-26, Ephesians 1:3-10, Colossians 1:13-14, 2 Peter 1:17-21, 1 John 5:9-12).
The way you are to express that faith in my beloved Son is that you are to repent of your sins, confess Jesus is the Christ the Son of Living God and be baptized (Matthew 16:16, Mark 1:1, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 13:5, Luke 15:10, John 3:3-7, John 11:26-27, Acts 2:38, Romans 6.:3-7, Romans 10:4-17, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Titus 3:4-8, 1 Peter 3:21) and live a faithful obedient life until death (Matthew 16:24-26, Luke 8:15, Luke 21:19, Romans 5:1-5, 2 Timothy 2:3-13, Hebrews 12:1-17, James 1:2-27, James 5:10-11, 1 Peter 2:19-25, 1 Peter 3:14-17, 1 Peter 4:12-19, Jude 1:17-25, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 3:10-13).
The faith that we express is the faith that saves us because it is an active and obedient faith and trust in our Lord Christ Jesus (Luke 6:46-49, Luke 8:21, Luke 9:23-26, Luke 9:34-35, Luke 11:28, John 3:36, Acts 3:22-23, Romans 2:6-11, James 1:22-25, James 2:13-20) as we learn and grow in his word we trust and obey the commandments and teachings that he has given us (Matthew 7:21, Matthew 10:24-39, Matthew 16:24-28, Matthew 17:1-5, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:16, John 12:26, John 14:15, Acts 2:42, Galatians 1:1-10, Ephesians 1:1-23, Ephesians 4:1-16, 1 Timothy 6:3-11, Titus 2:2-3:7).
*to Repent is a “change” of mind and a “change” of actions. “Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out” (Ezekiel 18:23, Ezekiel 33:11, Matthew 13:13-15, Matthew 18:3, Luke 13:1-5, Luke 22:32, Acts 3:17-23, Acts 5:31-32, Acts 26:12-18).
*Confession that you make is your belief that Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God (Matthew 14:31-33, Matthew 16:16, John 1:31-34, John 6:47-51, John 11:25-27, John 20:31, Acts 10:39-43, Romans 10:8-10, 1 Corinthians 6:11, Ephesians 4:5, 1 John 5:13).
*to be Baptized (immersed in water) (Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16, Luke 3:21-22, John 1:31-34, Acts 2:36-38, Acts 8:12, Acts 8:26-39, Acts 9:15-19, Acts 22:1-16, Romans 6:1-11, 1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:23-29, Ephesians 4:5, 1 Peter 3:18-22).
Our God the Father through the suffering and sacrifice of His Son our Lord Jesus Christ has given us a way to be forgiven for our sins and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), and receive the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ into our hearts (Galatians 4:6), and begin a walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4), and an appeal to God our Father for a good conscience (1 Peter 3:21) and to be at peace with God with our heart and mind now and the life to come (Romans 5:1-11, Romans 15:13, Philippians 4:4-7).
After having our sins washed away in baptism we are able to draw closer to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit through prayer, and the inspired word of God with an active obedient faith, trust, and love (Matthew 22:37-39, Luke 21:19, John 14:23, Romans 1:1-6, Romans 5:1-5, 2 Corinthians 1:9 NASB, Hebrews 4:9-16, Hebrews 10:35-39, James 1:3-4, James 1:12-25, James 2:5, 1 Peter 1:3-23, 1 John 4:13-21, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 3:10-13).
To know that your prayer is being heard and being interceded to God the Father through His beloved Son our Savior Christ Jesus our Lord and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 7:7 NASB, Luke 11:1-4 NASB, John 14:6, John 14:13-17 NASB, Romans 8:26-31, 1 Corinthians 2:11-14, 2 Corinthians 1:11 NASB, Ephesians 5:15-21, Ephesians 6:10-18, 1 Timothy 2:1-6, Hebrews 13:12-18, Jude 1:20-25) is pretty wonderful and amazing.
When you stop and think about these things, you need to know and believe that there is only one way to the living and true God through His beloved Son Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit (John 3:3-6, John 14:6). This is a walk between you, God the Father, His beloved Son Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit and nothing can be more personal and important than that.
To start a new life having your sins washed away and an appeal to God our Father for a good conscience can only be measured with how important your life is to God. God the Father must have deemed our lives to be pretty important to be born in their image and having a soul (Genesis 1:26-28, Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 10:28, Matthew 16:26, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Hebrews 4:12-13, 1 Peter 2:11) especially since He sent His Son our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus to die on the cross for all mankind (John 3:16-17) to provide us a way into the heavenly kingdom (2 Peter 1:1-12) and reconcile us back to God (Ephesians 2:11-22).
Our God and Father have given us such a loving way for us to draw closer to Him through His beloved Son Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit by trusting and believing in His inspired word (Psalms 9:10, Proverbs 3:5-7, Isaiah 12:2, Luke 8:9-15, Luke 24:25-27, John 8:45, Romans 10:14-17, 2 Corinthians 1:9, Philippians 2:24, Hebrews 2:13, Hebrews 4:9-16) and following the examples, teachings and commandments that our Lord Christ Jesus has given us in the New Covenant or New Testament (Matthew 7:24-27, John 1:1-14, Acts 2:42, Romans 15:1-18, 1 Corinthians 4:14-16, 1 Corinthians 10:1-22, 1 Corinthians 11:1, Ephesians 4:17-5:20, Philippians 2:1-18, Philippians 4:8-9, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-16, Hebrews 2:13, Hebrews 13:1-21, 1 Peter 2:19-25, 2 Peter 1:1-12, 3 John 1:11).
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
To begin this new journey in life to eternal life of peace you must have faith,
(Matthew 21:21, Luke 7:50, Luke 17:19, Luke 18:8, Acts 3:16, Acts 6:7, Acts 16:15, Acts 20:21, Acts 26:18, Romans 1:5, Romans 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:5, 2 Corinthians 4:1-18, 2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 11:1, 1 John 5:4).
To receive the faith you must hear or read the “word of God” about the Gospel of His beloved Son Jesus Christ, (Matthew 5:6, Matthew 6:33, Matthew 13:16-33, John 1:12-13, Acts 3:16, Romans 3:22, Romans 10:1-17, Romans 12:3, Galatians 3:2, Hebrews 12:1-2, 1 John 5:13). This is the beginning of the Truth about Faith you must hear or read the Gospel to receive the measure of faith that God has assigned (Romans 12:3. 1 Corinthians 7:17, Ephesians 4:7-13, 1 Peter 4:7-11).
17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
To be a child of God does not mean to listen to man but listen to God's inspired word about the life and work of His beloved Son, the Apostles teachings, and the Lord’s brothers James and Jude. There are so many things that people within the darkness of this world have distorted and corrupted with their beliefs, self-made religions, doctrines and commandments of men, deceitful and blind guides deceiving the hearts and minds of men, women and children for worldly and ungodly pleasures. Through their deceitfulness they have distorted and corrupted the inspired word of God and made the straight path crooked. There are some that teach that our Lord Christ Jesus will return to reign on earth.
When our Lord Christ Jesus appears in the clouds in His glory with the Holy angel's it is to bring His people home to heaven. He is coming to separate the good from the bad, He is not returning to offer salvation on earth but close the door that has led to salvation and redemption. He is not coming to establish a reign on earth since that already had been established roughly 1988 years ago on the day of Pentecost when He built His church (the body) was established, (Matthew 13:36-43, Matthew 16:27, Matthew 24:29-31, Matthew 26:64, Mark 8:38, Luke 9:26, Luke 21:27-28, Acts 1:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10, Revelation 1:4-8, Revelation 5:6-10, Revelation 22:12-15).
I am not sure where you are at with your walk-in life with God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit but I would like to help you on your path. The questions that we all have about life and ourselves are all answered in the Holy Bible that give us the direction to follow the way the Lord Christ Jesus has given us so that we can be with the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit in this life and eternal life to come.
Our God and Father gives us these precious gifts through His beloved Son our Lord Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit, gifts of mercy, grace, love, faith, salvation, redemption and guidance in this life and a joy and hope of an eternal life of peace to come that cannot be taken away (John 14:15-21, John 15;10, Romans 3:21-26, Romans 7:4-6, Romans 8:1-11, Romans 8:31-39, Romans 10:17, Romans 12:3, 1 Corinthians 7:17, 1 Corinthians 15:50-58, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 4:7-13, 1 Peter 4:7-11, 1 Peter 5:5, 1 John 2:1-6, 1 John 4:4-21, 1 John 5:1-5, Revelation 1:4-8).
The most precious gift of all is what our God and Father gave and what Jesus Christ the Son of God did for us in that He gave His life so that our sins can be forgiven, and we can be redeemed so that we can have a home in the new heavens and new earth in the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, with myriads of angels, and to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood, which speaks better than the blood of Abel (Hebrews 12:22-24 NASB).
These next several scriptural verses and passages are just but some of the messages in the scriptures that we need to understand (Matthew 7:24-29 NASB, Luke 21:25-36, John 20:24-31, 1 Corinthians 1:4-9, 2 Corinthians 5:1-21, Ephesians 4:17-32, Ephesians 5:1-21, Ephesians 5:22-33, Ephesians 6:10-18, 1 Thessalonians 1:10, Hebrews 10:35-39, Hebrews 12:18-29, Hebrews 13:1-9 ASV, Jude 1:20-23, Revelation 21:1-8).
This web site follows the word of God with hope that you will become a child of God. The first several pages will try to bring out the seven ones that are revealed to us in Ephesians 4:1-6 .
The seven ones are as follows:
The body (the church) of Christ, are by definition “the called out, of this world, to God” “ekklesia” the faithful, baptized believers in Christ.
Strong's Concordance “church”
Strong’s Number “G1577”
Original Word: ἐκκλησία, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-klay-see'-ah)
Definition: an assembly, a (religious) congregation
Usage: an assembly, congregation, church; the Church, the whole body of Christian believers.
1577 ekklēsía(from 1537 /ek, "out from and to" and 2564 /kaléō, "to call") – properly, people called out from the world and to God, the outcome being the Church (the mystical body of Christ) – i.e. the universal (total) body of believers whom God calls out from the world and into His eternal kingdom.
[The English word "church" comes from the Greek word kyriakos, "belonging to the Lord" (kyrios). 1577 /ekklēsía ("church") is the root of the terms "ecclesiology" and "ecclesiastical."]
These are just but some of the scriptural passages and verses that reveal the truth behind the inspired word of God in the meaning of one body and that one body is (the church) the body of all the faithful baptized believers through-out the world in Christ known simply as Christian's growing into a holy temple of the Lord and being built together as a dwelling of God in Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, Ephesians 2:19-22, 1 Peter2:5).
1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7 For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.
9 We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.
3 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. 4 For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, 5 so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
11 Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14 For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15 by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16 and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
1For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— 2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for you, 3 how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 4 When you read this, you can perceive my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit. 6 This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. 7 Of this gospel I was made a minister according to the gift of God's grace, which was given me by the working of his power. 8 To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God, who created all things, 10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him. 13 So I ask you not to lose heart over what I am suffering for you, which is your glory. 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.
What a wonderful loving God we have (1 Chronicles 16:34-35, Psalms 100:1-5, Psalms106:1, Acts 17:24-31, 2 Corinthians 1:3-4) that has created and provided all that we could ever need (Genesis 1:1-31, John 1:1-5. Acts 14:17).
Our Lord Christ Jesus has given us the way (John 14.6) to God our Father with a newness of life (Romans 6:1-5) and salvation (Titus 2:11) to bring us home to the new heavens and new earth (Isaiah 65:17, 2 Peter 3:13, Revelation 21:1) to be with God our Father, His Son our Lord Christ Jesus, the Holy Spirit and all those who will be there (Revelation 21:2-5). These promises are for those who believe (John 3:16, Acts 2:38-42) and are obedient to the word of God (Acts 6:7, Acts 2:42, Acts 14:22, Acts 16:15, Romans 1:5, Romans 5:19, Romans 6:15-19, Romans 15:18, Romans 16:26, 2 Corinthians 2:9, 2 Corinthians 7:15, Colossians 1:3-14, Titus 3:1, Philemon 1:21, Hebrews 5:8-9, 1 Peter 1:2, 1 Peter 1:14, 1 Peter 1:22).
To receive this wonderful and precious gift is to accept the mercy (Matthew 5:7, Matthew 18.33, Mark 5:19, Luke 1:50, Romans 9:16, 2 Corinthians 4:1) and grace (Zechariah 12:10, John 1:14-17, Romans 3:21-24, Romans 4:16, Romans 5:1-5, 1 Corinthians 1:4-9, 2 Corinthians 4:13-18, Ephesians 1:3-14, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 2 Timothy 1:7-10, 2 Peter 3:10-18) that God our Father has offered to us by believing and trusting in His word that Jesus His beloved Son is the Christ the Son of the Living God and was crucified and raised from the dead for the forgiveness of our sins and to redeem us back to God (Matthew 7:24, Matthew 17:5, Mark 1:15, Mark 9:7, Mark 9:23, Mark 16:16, Luke 9:34-35, Luke 24:13-35, John 1:7-8, John 3:36, John 8:24, John 12:44-50, John 14:1-6, John 20:31, Acts 2:38-44, Acts 3:22, Acts 4:32, Acts 8:12, Acts 10:40-48, Acts 13:48, Acts 16:31-33, Romans 1:16-17, Romans 3:21-24, Galatians 4:4-7, Ephesians 1:13-14).
The greatest written words given to mankind are found within the Holy Bible in this scriptural verse (John 3:16),
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life."
We need to try to spend time every day in reading the Holy Bible so that we learn to understand how to walk the path that our Lord Christ Jesus wants us to walk to receive and keep the gift of eternal salvation that is being offered to us (Matthew 5:44-45, Matthew 10:37-39, Mark 8:34-38, Mark 12:30-31, Luke 6:27-36, John 13:34-35, John 14:6, John 14:21, Hebrews 5:8-9, 1 John 1:5-10).
We need to grow in the grace, the word and in the Spirit (Romans 4:13-5:5, Romans 8:26-39, Ephesians 3:14-21, Ephesians 6:10-18, Colossians 2:1-15, 2 Timothy 2:1-26, 1 John 2:14-29, 1 John 3:13-24, Jude 1:20-23, Revelation 14:12-13). As we grow in faith, we seek the blessings of understanding, insight and wisdom of His words that comes from above (James 3:17) this helps us with the knowledge of how to live a peaceful and quiet life in godliness and dignity (Proverbs 17:14, Proverbs 20:3, Proverbs 24:21, Romans 12:9-21, Romans 13:1-7, Philippians 4:8-9, 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-16, 1 Timothy 2:1-3, Titus 2:10-14, Titus 3:1-11, Hebrews 12:14, 1 Peter 2:9-17).
To live in this world, we need to follow the words that our Lord Jesus has given to us; to deny self, take up our cross and follow him (Matthew 16:24-27) to be able to bear fruit (John 14.23-31, John 15:1-11, Romans 5:1-11, Romans 7:4-6, Romans 14:17-19, Galatians 5:22-26) along with the patience in well-doing, glory, honor and immortality (Romans 2:6-10) that comes from being faithful baptized believers (Mark 16:16). These gifts are just but a few of the gifts that we receive as we grow in the Lord.
We need to learn to do what is right in the sight of God our Father, His Son our Lord Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:79, John 15:10-11, Romans 2:6-10, Romans 8:23-25, 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, 2 Corinthians 4:13-18, 2 Corinthians 5:5-10, Galatians 5:16-26, Philippines 4:8-9, Colossians 3:1-17, 2 Peter 1:3-11).
All good things in this life come from above from the Father of Lights (James 1:17). We need to pray and ask God our Father, our Lord Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit help us to grow as we walk by faith through this life as did all the saints (Luke 13:23-24, Acts 24:14-16, Romans 15:4-6, 1 Corinthians 9:24-25, 1 Timothy 6:12, 2 Timothy 4:7-9, Hebrews 11:1-40, Hebrews 12:1-29, Hebrews 13:1-21, Philippines 4:19, 1 John 5:1-5, Jude 1:3, Jude 1:20-25, Revelation 14:12).
God our Father, our Lord Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit are there to help us to obtain this reward of eternal peace that is promised through this wonderful gift of grace. We need to be the people that God our Father wants us to be (Deuteronomy 8:16-20, Joshua 21:45, Psalms 34:9-18, Psalms 34:22, Psalms 68:18-19, Psalms 77:8-20, Proverbs 3:13-35, Romans 15:8-13, 2 Corinthians 1.20, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Galatians 3:21-29, Ephesians 4:12-13, Philippians 3:12-17, Titus 2:1-15, Hebrews 6:9-12, 1 Peter 3:10-12, 2 Peter 1:1-14).
Thanks be to God for these wonderful gifts (John 4:10-24, Acts 2:36-47, Acts 11:17-18, Romans 3:21-26, Roman's 5:15-21, Romans 6:19-23, Romans 11:29-32, 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Ephesians 2:1-10, Ephesians 4:7-8, James 1:17, 1 Peter 4:10-11).
The Community of Believers
These next scriptural references I hope help address some of the questions you might have about the truth about faith and the body (the church) of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Lord's church is the body of faithful baptized believers in Christ that have been called out of the world to represent the kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ as priests on earth serving our Lord Christ Jesus waiting to be called home to enter into the heavenly kingdom of Christ and God (Daniel 7:13-14, Daniel 7:27, Roman's 3:22-27, Romans 6:3-5, Romans 7:4-6, Romans 8:1-4, 1 Corinthians 15:24-25, Ephesians 5:3-5 KJV, Colossians 1:8-14, 2 Thessalonians 1:5-10, 2 Timothy 4:1-2, 2 Timothy 4:16-18, 2 Peter 1:3-11, Revelation 1:5-6, Revelation 5:9-10).
We come together to worship God in spirit and in truth by singing, praying, partaking in the Lord's supper, to share from our prosperity for the ministry of the Gospel, to aid missionaries, to aid communities visited by calamity or disaster, to aid those in need, to learn and understand of His inspired word, to strengthen and be strengthened, to encourage and be encouraged and to invite others to become part of the body (the church) of Christ (Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7, Romans 12:1-2, Romans 12:13, 1 Corinthians 1:4-10, 1 Corinthians 11:20-34, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 8:8-15, 2 Corinthians 9:5-15, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Galatians 6:2-10, Ephesians 5:1-6:4, Philippians 2:1-5, Colossians 3:1-17, 1 Timothy 2:1-15, Hebrews 13:16, James 2:14-18, 1 John 1:1-10, 1 John 3:17-18).
We worship God our Father, Jesus our Lord and King and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17 NASB, John 1:1 NASB, John 5:20 NASB, John 5:22-27 NASB, Ephesians 4:4-6 NASB, Hebrews 1:8 NASB) in spirit (in utmost sincerity, reverence, understanding and fervently from the heart and as directed by the word of God) and in truth, in truth as the bible commands it (John 1:17, John 4:24, John 17:17).
We come together to honor our Lord Christ Jesus and partake in the “Lord's supper” that was instituted by our Lord Christ Jesus for it is the celebration of His death, burial and resurrection. The bread represents the shame, the humiliation, and the suffering that Christ endured by coming in the form of a man and allowing His creation to put Him to death. The fruit of the vine is for remembrance of the new covenant of His blood that He shed for us to redeem us, for the forgiveness of our sins, to ransom from our futile ways, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, and to purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God, These are the truths surrounding the Lord's supper they are given to us in the inspired written word of God (Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:14-20, Acts 20:28, Romans 3:24-26, Romans 5:1-11, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, 2 Corinthians 5:18, Ephesians 1:7-8, Ephesians 2:13-22 NASB, Titus 2:11-15, Hebrews 9:11-24, 1 Timothy 2:5-6, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 John 1:7).
We come together to share in our prosperity for the collection for the ministry of the Gospel and for those in need (Proverbs 3:27, Matthew 25:31-40, Romans 12:13, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 8:8-15, 2 Corinthians 9:5-15, Galatians 6:2-10, Ephesians 2:10, Philippians 4:10, 1 Thessalonians 5.15, Titus 2:14, Titus 3:8, Hebrews 6:10, Hebrews 13:16, James 2:14-18, 1 John 3:16-24).
There is an invitation to visitor's and listeners to be part of the body (the church) of Christ, to repent of their sins, confess Jesus is the Christ the Son of the Living God and be baptized for the forgiveness for their sins, to begin their walk in newness of life being faithful and enduring until death, and becoming part of a wonderful family and having a future in eternity with God (Matthew 10:22, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, Acts 8:12, Romans 5:17-21, Hebrews 3:6, James 1:12, 1 John 1:3, Revelation 2:7, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 2:26-29).
The day of celebration that has been given to us as written in the New Testament consists of one day that is celebrated fifty-two times a year known as the Lords Day, the First Day of the Week, Sunday.
(Matthew 28:1-10, Mark 16:1-16, Luke 24:1-26, John 20:1-20, Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7, Romans 12:10-13, Romans 16:17, 1 Corinthians 11:17-31, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 8:1-4, 2 Corinthians 9:6-13, Galatians1:8-9, Philippians 1:5-6, Hebrews 10:24-25, Revelation 1:10).
This is a day that brings about a Joy and that Joy comes from the Lord. This is a wonderful day to be thankful for all that God our Father, His Son our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit has done, as well as each day we are to be thankful, helpful, sharing the faith bringing Glory to God (1 Corinthians 10:31-33, Ephesians 5:20, Colossians 3:17, Colossians 3:23-24) we need to be of sound in judgement for the purpose of prayer, and striving to live a life closer to the honor and glory that we should reflect being part of the body (the church) of Christ (Romans 2:6-7) along with keeping fervent in our love for one another (1Peter 4:7-9).
In 1 Timothy 2:1-3 we are to strive to lead a peaceful and quite life, godly and dignified in every way.
The words of our Lord Christ Jesus tell us whatever you wish others to do to you, also do to them (Matthew 7:12), whatever you do in word or deed do it the name of Lord Jesus giving thanks to God the Father through Him (Colossians 3:17), whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men (Colossians 3:23-24).
We are to be obedient to rulers and authorities, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentile (patient), to show perfect courtesy to all people (Titus 3:1).
Honor everyone, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the Emperor (1 Peter 2:17).
We are to strive for peace with everyone, and for holiness without no one will see the Lord and see it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God (Hebrews 12:14-15), love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you (Matthew 5:44), and shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, all thy soul, all thy mind and all thy strength and love thy neighbor as thyself (Matthew 22:37-40).
Our Lord Christ Jesus tell us if you keep His commandments you will abide in His love and His joy will be yours and God our Father will love you (John 15:10-14, John 14:23). The love of our Lord Christ Jesus comes from keeping His word and the love of the God our Father comes from loving His Son and doing all that He asks.
Our Lord Christ Jesus as He is the radiance of the Glory of God and exact imprint of His nature and upholds the universe with the word of His power (Hebrews 1:1-14). Within our hearts we are to honor Christ the Lord as Holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect towards others so that we are always trying to have a good conscience, so that when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. (1 Peter 3:15)
In the Lord's church (the body) we fellowship and learn about God the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the teachings, and lessons we need to learn and each other. The Lord's church is called the "Church of Christ" with either a name in front or behind as " Collinsville Church of Christ" or "Church of Christ of Collinsville" there are multiple Churches of Christ around the world but like all things there are some who have turned aside from the truth and have become unhealthy Churches of Christ preaching another Gospel even though there is no other Gospel.
In the inspired word of God or Holy Bible in the first century several of the faithful baptized believers in the body (the church) worshipped God from their homes as noted in (Romans 16:3-5, Colossians 4:15, Philemon 1:2) Seeing this as an example that allows us to do the same if there is no healthy Church of Christ near you or a mission from a Church of Christ near you. Do not let anyone tell you anything different or discourage you in anyway.
There are many Churches of Christ that offer virtual online bible study, bible study classes, worship service and support. There are many bible study and bible courses that are offered through Church of Christ associated resources online. See "Resourceful Links page"
For our God to accept or worship we must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, in these self-made religions, or self-made religious groups that are called city or community churches, worship centers, synagogues, mosques, temples, spiritual centers or monasteries they are not in spirit and are not in truth and their worship is not acceptable. They are self-made religions and they are preaching another Gospel and they are to be considered accursed as written in Galatians 1:8-9.
Strong's Concordance “Accursed”
Strong’s Number “G331”
Original Word: ἀνάθεμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Phonetic Spelling: (an-ath'-em-ah)
Definition: that which is laid up, a votive offering
Usage: a votive offering, a thing devoted to God; a curse, the thing cursed.
331 anáthema (from 303 /aná, "up" concluding a process, which intensifies 5087 /títhēmi, "to place") – properly, place up, referring to something pledged (given up) to destruction; a divine curse/ban ("accursed"); an "oath-curse."
[331 (anáthema) is the root of the English word, "anathema."]
To walk on the right path to God our Father you first need to receive the faith that comes from the Gospel about His beloved precious Son our Lord Christ Jesus (Romans 10:17), to become a disciple (student, learner, follower) and Christian of His beloved precious Son our Lord Christ Jesus these are just but a few of the words given for us to follow (Matthew 10:24, Matthew 10:37-42, Matthew 12:46-50, Matthew 16:24-27, Matthew 18.1-6, Luke 14:27-33, Acts 2:38-44, Acts 11:25-26, Acts 14:21-23, Romans 6:6-14, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Galatians 2:20, Galatians 6:14).
After becoming a Christian, you need to strive to be faithful with the examples that our Lord Christ Jesus gave us and study the inspired word of God that give both the commandments of Lord Christ Jesus, His teaching’s along with teachings given through the Apostles and the Lord's brothers James and Jude revealed by the Holy Spirit.
All the truths concerning God, His Son, the Holy Spirit, worship, your soul, your life and to get home to heaven are in the inspired word of God.
May God our Father guide you and bless you in your walk to seek Him and His truth through His loving and beloved Son and Holy Spirit.
To God be the Glory
Thank you God
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