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And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.  Mark 16:17-18

 

 

 

 

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Prayer

Sunday Morning Prayer           9:30 AM
Sunday Morning Worship       10:00 AM
Wednesday Evening Prayer     6:30 PM
Wednesday Evening Service    7:00 PM
Saturday Morning Prayer 9:00 AM 2nd & 3rd Sat. of every month

 

Question:  I got saved two years ago. The pastor who led me said I should read the Bible but I am finding it difficult to understand. I am not living in sin. I am keeping the Ten Commandments. I just don’t like reading the Bible. Do I actually have to read it?

Answer:  YES, because without reading it, you will not know the benefits that you received at the moment of salvation. Those benefits are life (John 6:63), health (Proverbs 4:20), light for your daily walk (Psalms 119:105), food for your soul (Matthew 4:4, I Peter 2:2, and Hebrews 5:13-14), Truth (John 17:17), the power of God (Romans 1:16), and the Word of God which is your sword (Ephesians 6:17). Don’t forget that understanding comes as you read your Bible. The Bible reveals things that were previously hidden (1 Corinthians 2:10).

 

Question: On your Broadcast, you talked about salvation. Is that like getting saved in a church? Tell me what takes place when a person accepts Christ?

Answer: Yes. It does not matter where the experience of salvation takes place. 1.) The important thing is to receive Jesus Christ into your heart. When you receive Jesus Christ through the salvation experience you receive substitution. Jesus takes your place before the Father and He becomes your ransom by giving His life specifically for you (Matthew 28:28). 2.) You received the Lamb of God which took away your sins (John 1:29). 3.) You received redemption. He bought you for a price and returned you to your original state (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). 4.) Christ redeemed you by paying the price for your life.
 

 

Question: I grew up in a church that taught sprinkling water over a person instead of being baptized by total immersion under water. I got baptized when I was a baby, is that sufficient?

Answer: The word Baptism is taken from a Greek word "bapto" which means "to cover or immerse" fully with water. When you are baptized in water you should have already repented of your sins. A baby cannot comprehend this type of process or operate at this level of faith. A baby does not know how to repent or be convicted .

 

Question: I think, I got the Holy Ghost, but I am not sure.

Answer: You cannot receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost without accepting Christ as your personal Savior - first. After you have received Christ in your heart as Lord and Savior, a subsequent experience to salvation is opened to you which is the baptism of the Holy Ghost. This experience is evidenced by speaking in other tongues {Not your native language} as the Holy Ghost gives you the utterance. This is apart of Jesus ministry to you personally (Luke 3:16).

 

Question: I take Holy Communion, but I am not certain that I need to confess my sins to God before partaking of the meal. Is this truly necessary? Are there any consequences if I do not?

Answer: First, as born again believers in Jesus Christ, we are commanded to take the Holy Communion in remembrance of what He has done for us.  This is not a ritual but an act of love for Him. This meal and/or feast is taken and/or celebrated as a remembrance of being delivered from satanic bondage.

24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

25 In the same way He took the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." 1 Corinthians 11:24-25

As you take the elements you are reminded that the body of our Lord (the bread) was broken for your physical healing. And, the blood of our Lord (the Fruit of the vine) was shed for the forgiveness of your sins. Why, then should we not confess our sins before coming to His Table. It would seem appropriate to do so because we have an advocate who is willing to forgive those sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. But, if we don’t confess our sins before coming or being at the Table; we bring judgment on ourselves for not discerning the Lord’s body rightly (1 Corinthians 11:28-30).

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