THE MISSION

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The Holy Spirit was Sent to Earth by Fire and Water

The Holy Spirit gives new birth, unites us to Christ, equips us with His gifts, and empowers us to be His ambassadors. (John 3:3-8; Romans 8:9-11; Ephesians 3:16-21; 1 Corinthians 12; Acts 1:8)

The Church

The church is the one body of God’s people throughout all generations and from all nations. (Romans 12:5; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 1:22-23; Revelation 7:9)- without the need for brick and mortar [we have the Chief Cornerstone & us as the body of Christ]

Angels of God

God’s holy angels defend and help God’s people. (Psalm 34:7, 91:11; Matthew 18:10; Hebrews 1:14)

Fallen Angels

Satan and other fallen angels are dangerous but doomed. Murders from the beginning like their Father.

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies- John 8:44

(Ephesians 6:10-18; Colossians 2:15; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:10-12

Christ will Return to judge by the sword: weighing the hearts of mankind.

Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations- revelation 19:15

The LORD\’s fiery sword will bring justice everywhere on this earth and execute many people- Isaiah 66:16


“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.- Matthew 10:34

New Heaven On Earth

God’s people will rejoice forever in the new heaven and new earth; God’s enemies will suffer for eternity.

(Daniel 12:2-3; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 22:1-5; 2 Thessalonians 1:9)

God Relates to Families

God’s covenant addresses not only individuals but also their families.

(Genesis 17:7; 18:19; Deuteronomy 7:9; Joshua 24;15; Psalm 103:17; Acts 11:14; 16:15,31)

We Are Able to Walk with God

As individuals, as couples, and as families, we need a daily conversation with God through Bible reading and prayer. (Psalm 1; Daniel 6:10; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 6:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)

We Love Because He Loved Us

We are called to a life of love, as depicted in the Ten Commandments.

(Exodus 20:1-17; Mark 12:30-31; John 14:15; Romans 13:8-10; 1 Corinthians 13)

Who is God?

God is The Godhead, an eternal, loving unity of three divine Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 14:26;

2 Corinthians 13:14) God Created The World

God created the universe ex nihilo, from nothing, and made all things.

(Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11; Hebrews 11:3) God Created Humanity

God created humanity to glorify and enjoy God and to be stewards of creation.

(Genesis 1:26-28; Psalm 8; Isaiah 43:7; Revelation 4:11; Psalm 37:4)

Who is Jesus?

Jesus Christ Master Chief of the celestial Sphere who resides at the right hand of The Father and because some people couldn’t get it together he came down became lower than the angels took on earthly flesh, still full of the Holy Spirit to walk in The Way so that we know the truth and can stand firmly on it. Fully Established. After his mission was complete, he was condemned by the unrighteous; little did they know he was given the sacred ointments of ancient Egypt that preserved the body, so that when he was raised he was raised Glorified [petrified into the brightest stone] ointment was applied by Mary M. Who one of the apostles who was envious of this began questioning Christ about why she was using such expensive oils on him.

Mary took a liter of pure spikenard perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair- John 12:3

But one of his disciples Judas Iscariot who was later to betray him objected Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor It was worth a year’s wages?

Leave her alone Jesus replied It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial You will always have the poor among you c but you will not always have me – John 12:4-8

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After he became glorified- he went back to the Celestial Sphere with The Father to sit on the Throne at his right side, watching and waiting for the hour in which he will come to judge the living and the dead, according to their deeds, while living on earth. As the one who sees everything.

(Matthew 1:21-23; John 1:1,14; 20:28; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:14) Jesus’ Life and Victory

Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary who was perfectly made herself, obeyed God perfectly

(Luke 1:26-35, Hebrews 4:15; John 14:11, Luke 23-24, Ephesians 1:20-23)

Salvation is Works for the whole of the bodies sake [Works good moral character-living by the divine laws]

God’s Salvation:

Salvation: The general (non-religious) sense of \”protection or preservation from destruction, danger, calamity, etc.\” is attested by late 14c. Also from late 14c. as \”source, cause, or means of salvation; a preserver, defender.\” Salvation Army, within military organization knighthood and a mission to spark revival among the masses

1200, savacioun, saluatiun, sauvacioun, etc., originally in the Christian sense, \”the saving of the soul, deliverance from the power of sin and admission to eternal bliss,\” from Old French salvaciun and directly from Late Latin salvationem (nominative salvatio, a Church Latin translation of Greek soteria), noun of action from past-participle stem of salvare \”to save\”

Save; 1200, saven, \”to deliver from some danger; rescue from peril, bring to safety,\” also \”prevent the death of;\” also \”to deliver from sin or its consequences; admit to eternal life; gain salvation,\” from Old French sauver \”keep (safe), protect, redeem,\” from Late Latin salvare \”make safe, secure,\” from Latin salvus \”safe\” (from PIE root *sol- \”whole, well-kept\”).

From c. 1300 as \”reserve for future use, hold back, store up instead of spending;\” hence \”keep possession of\” (late 14c.). As a preposition from

c. 1300, \”without prejudice or harm to,\” on model of French and Latin cognates.

The purpose of all that is good is to enrich our lives spiritually, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and socially.

  • [Spiritual] For us to grow in our relationship with Christ through biblical knowledge. We work to advance each of our spiritual formation.
  • [Physical] For us to increase our personal health, family health and help develop good habits as we serve the Lord & his ultimate mission.
  • [Intelligence] For us to further develop our intellectual knowledge and skills both in ministry and general life and skills.
  • [Emotional] For our emotional well-being to thrive as we study through our educational journey.
  • [Social] For us to be connected to a global community and to socially develop a deep, rich community of wisdom encouragement and growth

Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. (1 Timothy 4:16)

1. Know various ways God reveals himself and view Scripture as the standard of truth.
2. Know glorious attributes of God and worship as through -The Father Son and Holy Spirit.
3. Know key truths about God’s creation and governance of the world.
4. Know humanity’s created design and sin’s impact on humanity.
5. Know major biblical facts about who Jesus is and what he has accomplished.
6. Accept sound, biblical doctrines

RELIGION

Origin of the term: 1200, religioun, \”state of life bound by monastic vows,\” also \”action or conduct indicating a belief in a divine power and reverence for and desire to please it,\” from Anglo-French religiun (11c.), Old French religion, relegion \”piety, devotion; religious community,\” and directly from Latin religionem (nominative religio) \”respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods; conscientiousness, sense of right, moral obligation; fear of the gods; divine service, religious observance; a religion, a faith, a mode of worship, cult; sanctity, holiness,\” in Late Latin \”monastic life\” (5c.)

by the study of the Word of God that we can learn to know the nature of true religion. The word ‘religion’ is derived from the Latin and not from any word that is found in the original Hebrew or Greek of the Bible. It is found only four times in our translation of the Bible, Gal. 1:13, 14; Jas. 1:26, 27. The Old Testament defines religion as the fear of the Lord. This fear is not a feeling of dread, but of reverent regard for God akin to awe, but coupled with love and confidence. It is the response of the Old Testament believers to the revelation of the law. In the New Testament religion is a response to the gospel rather than to the law, and assumes the form of faith and godliness.

In the light of Scripture we learn to understand that religion is a relation in which man stands to God, a relation in which man is conscious of the absolute majesty and infinite power of God; to devote ourselves and commune with the one who created us.

Let no man fool you

Etymology of the word Camel

Camel: khamai \”on the ground\” (also \”dwarf star\”), akin to chthon \”earth\” (from PIE root *dhghem- \”earth\”) + leon \”lion\” (see lion)

A large head-crest on some species was thought to resemble a lion\’s mane. It formerly was supposed to live on air (as in \”Hamlet\” III.ii.98). The constellation was one of the 11 added to Ptolemy\’s list in the 1610s by Flemish cartographer Petrus Plancius (1552-1622) after Europeans began to explore the Southern Hemisphere.

The source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit ksam- \”earth\” (opposed to \”sky\”); Greek khthōn \”the earth, solid surface of the earth,\” khamai \”on the ground;\” Latin humus \”earth, soil,\” humilis \”low;\” Lithuanian žemė, Old Church Slavonic zemlja \”earth;\” Old Irish du, genitive don \”place,\” earlier \”earth\”

Jesus once said, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Matt. 19:24)

The needle is the North Pole center ~~and he\’s saying it\’s easier for those earth born to go to that place –than it is from the evil born who are rich in material but lack the fruit of the spirit

Jesus answered, “Be careful! Don\’t let anyone fool you.

Jesus answered them, “Watch out that no one deceives you – Matt 24:4

Don\’t let anyone fool you by using senseless arguments. These arguments may sound wise, but they are only human teachings-Colossians 2:8-10

Leave the presence of a fool, Or you will not discern words of knowledge (Proverbs 14:7)

Other version reads:

Stay away from a foolish man; you will gain no knowledge from his speech- (Proverbs 14:7)

Leave the presence of a [shortsighted] fool, For you will not find knowledge or hear godly wisdom from his lips-(Proverbs 14:7)