Archive for July, 2011
How do you gain your status as a son of God? Is it by your own merit? No. Is it by the religious rules you follow, your education, your job, or your social standing? Again, the answer is no. You become a son of God only through faith in Christ. Becoming a son of God is a privilege we are given when we recognize our sin and repent, then put our faith in Jesus Christ. Second-class citizenship is dead & unheard of. You are now a heir in Christ, dressed in Christ, with a new relationship with God through Christ.
In week 8 of our Break Free series, P.T. Ngwolo poses the question, “is He your Daddy?” Listen in!
Point of Order:
(1) our brother James Deandre’ Epkins is going to show us why he now goes by James 2.0. he will be going public with his faith this Sunday, July 24th at Good Hope M.B.C.’s 12:00 service. we ask that you support him at his baptism.
(2) at the same 12:00 service, Zachary Nunn will be preaching a sermon. join us for worship as he shares God’s word with us.
here’s a sermon titled “Conditional News, Bad News, & Good News” our brother Zach recently preached at Walls Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church.
Friday, July 8 at Walls Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church
I used to sleep with a bible under my bed, because I thought it gave me safety to have a black pleather bible that I wold read on some Sundays and special occasions. There was security in knowing that it was under my pillow. No bad dreams could get me and every sin committed would not come back to me. Crazy: that I would put so much trust in pieces of folded paper. Bad as that sounds, it’s not unlike what we do when we open the bible today.
The bible for many of us is the book that we go to to get nuggets of good wisdom to get us through our day. A magic amulet that can ward of all evil and give us all knowledge. It is B.asic I.nstructions B.efore L.eaving E.arth. While it does have tremendous wisdom for life and living, the bible is more than just the “B.I.B.L.E.” The bible is a book that from cover-to-cover is a book about Jesus. The Old Testament is Jesus concealed. He is the good news prophecy made in Genesis 3:15. He is the fourth man in the fiery furnace. He is the Wonderful Counselor spoken of in Isaiah. He is where the temple and all the pieces of furniture in the temple point. The Old Testament is about Jesus. The New Testament is about Jesus.
That is what separates the Bible from any other book such as the Koran and the Book of Mormon. The Bible isn’t a Good Book amongst many. It is God’s progressive revelation about the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ. No other book was designed to grow your faith in Jesus and his ability and desire to save people. When you pick up other books you may read good things and get good principles. When you pick up the Bible you read about a good God-man, Jesus! The bible was designed by God the Spirit to help us see Jesus as God and grow our faith and dependence on him. ”Faith (in Jesus) comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” Romans 10:17. Stop reading it for good sayings and good quotes, begin to prayerfully read the bible to see Jesus and watch your faith in Him come alive.
now now now, baptism doesn’t save us … it’s just an outward demonstration of an inward transformation! romans 6! identifying with Christ’s burial & resurrection! let’s go!
on june 26th, 2011, chika nwachukwu, kathryn simmons, nina imo and 2 other women (i don’t have the list or clear pics forgive me lol smh) demonstrated their faith in Jesus Christ via baptism! the city @ good hope is excited to say “congratulations!”