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Compassion

Be Compassionate! Ephesians 4:32, “Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you,” NLT. Compassion goes a long way in relieving the suffering of others. The word means to be tenderhearted. … Continue reading

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Kindness

Be Kind! Ephesians 4:32, “Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you,” NLT.  The kind life is God’s best life in this sin-torn world. Kindness is the grease that lubricates every … Continue reading

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Reverend

Clerical Titles! Jesus rebuked the Scribes and Pharisees, condemning the use of titles in Matthew 23:5-12, “But they do all their deeds to be noticed by men; for they broaden their phylacteries and lengthen the tassels of their garments. They love the place … Continue reading

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Discipleship

Want to be a disciple of Jesus? That means you’d have to follow where ever He leads. You will have to drop your ideas about religion to conform to His will for religion. His teachings will challenge you. You’ll see new … Continue reading

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Jesus is Deity

He is the I AM – “But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they will ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what … Continue reading

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The Original church

Prophesied – Daniel, Isaiah and other Old Testament prophets predicted the existence of the church. Jesus predicted it too, Matthew 16:18. It’s important to know that Jesus’ church is the only God-approved church. God says we are to listen to His … Continue reading

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You Are Welcome To Join Us!

When You Attend – People will say Hi to you and ask about your place in the community. We’re not nosy or gimmicky. We just want to get to know you. You may sit wherever you like. No one owns the … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About “Christian Denominations”

1. Any “Christian” religious organization having any difference to that of the church of the New Testament is not Jesus’ church. (Matthew 16:18). 2. Men and women have created denominations, not Jesus. Therefore denominationalism is not a valid Bible practice. … Continue reading

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15 Things To Know About the Light

1. Light is good. The Apostle Paul’s job was to turn people from the darkness of sin to the Light of salvation. (Acts 26:18). 2. Jesus is the Light. (John 1:4, 8:12, 9:5). 3. God is light. (1 John 1:5-9). … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know about the Dark

1. Dark is bad. The Apostle Paul’s job was to turn people from the darkness of sin to the Light of salvation. (Acts 26:18). 2. People were in darkness and the shadow of death until Jesus. (Matthew 4:16). 3. The … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the Power of Jesus Blood

1. Jesus’ blood is shed for the remission of sins. (Matthew 26:28). 2. His blood is the sign of the new covenant between God and His people. (Matthew 26:28). 3. Unless you drink His blood (a figurative statement) you cannot … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Christian Living, Part 5

1. Christians are servants just as Christ served. (Mark 10:45). 2. A great Christian is a servant. (Mark 10:42-45). 3. A Christian must be humble to serve others. (John 13:14). 4. Christians are created for good works. (Ephesians 2:10). 5. … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Christian Living, Part 4

1. Christians are completely devoted to Christ. (Colossians 3:1-4). 2. Christians live a holy life. (Colossians 3:5-10). 3. The Christian life is not concerned about race, ethnicity, or background. Jesus is all that matters. (Colossians 3:11-12). 4. Christians wear “particular … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Christian Living, Part 3

1. Love is basic to Christian living. (James 2:8, 1 Peter 2:17, John 3:16). 2. We are to love one another. (John 13:34, Romans 12:10, Ephesians 4:2, 4:16, 1 Thessalonians 4:9). 3. Now abides faith, hope, and love but the … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Christian Living, Part 2

1. As a Christian, you are to change from the way the world thinks, in its lust for pleasure, status, money, and power, to the way God wants you to think. (Romans 12:2, Romans 8:6, 12:16, 1 Corinthians 14:15, Ephesians … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Christian Living, Part 1

1. Once you are baptized for the forgiveness of your sins you are a new person. (Romans 6:4, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10). You have to start living like one. You have to grow as a new born … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Sharing the Gospel

1. Your friends are going to Hell if you don’t tell them about the good news. (Matthew 28:19). 2. Your family will be going to Hell if you don’t share the gospel with them. (2 Thessalonians 1:9). 3. Your future … Continue reading

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The One True church

1. If the Bible says there is now only one baptism, would you believe it? (Ephesians 4:5) states it to be so. There’s no Holy Spirit baptism now, that’s gone. There’s no walking in Moses’ baptism. No one undergoes John’s … Continue reading

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Walking by Faith Not By Sight

1. Faith can also be defined as trust. (2 Corinthians 5:7). 2. Faith, or trust, in God or Jesus comes by persuasion through the word. (Romans 10:17, 2 Corinthians 5:7). 3. Walking by faith means reliance upon Jesus for salvation. … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About What You Should Do Before You Die

1. You should get as much wisdom as possible. (Proverbs 4:7) I like the way the NKJV reads for this verse. 2. You’re most likely going to work, so find work you truly enjoy doing. (Ecclesiastes 5:18). 3. Work at … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Bad Language

1. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them (Ephesians 4:29). 2. Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes—these are not … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Angels*

1. Angels exist (Acts 23:8, 1 Timothy 5:21). 2. Angels are messengers. It’s what the word means. There are many references to angels in the Bible (Genesis 22:11-12, Luke 2:8-12). 3. Angels are innumerable. Too many to count or to … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About What’s Most Important

1. You must get to know God. (2 Thessalonians 1:8). 2. You must obey the gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8). 3. You must fear God and keep His commandments (Ecclesiastes 12:13). 4. There will be a judgment and you and everyone … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Real, True, Salvation

1. Just because you believe you’re right with God doesn’t make it so. (Matthew 7:21-27, Jeremiah 17:9). 2. You can lose your soul, even after salvation. God says so. (Hebrews 6:4-6, 2 Peter 2:20-22, James 5:19-20). 3. You’re only responsible … Continue reading

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Things to Know About Your Soul

1. God creates souls. (Genesis 2:7, Psalm 139:13-16). 2. Your soul belongs to God (Ezekiel 18:4). 3. When you pass, die, your soul returns to its maker (Ecclesiastes 12:7). 4. Your soul is the most import thing, or should be … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Life

1. God designed you, made days for you, knew you before your parents knew you; Jesus created you (Psalm 139:13-16, John 1:3-4). 2. God knows everything about you (Psalm 139:1-6, Matthew 10:29-30). 3. God provides for your physical life (Matthew … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About The Deeds of The Flesh – Part 2

1. Jealousy: to boil over in anger because of what another has or is (Galatians 5:20). 2. Outbursts of Anger: fierce passion, indignation, wrath (Galatians 5:20). 3. Disputes: intrigues, faction, strife (Galatians 5:20). 4. Dissension: disunion, division, sedition (Galatians 5:20). … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About The Deeds of The Flesh – Part 1

1. The desires of the flesh are in direct opposition to the work of the Holy Spirit. Our evil desire wants to satisfy the body’s itching. Of course, this gets in the way of what the Spirit wants to do … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Hades

1. Hades means “the place of departed souls.” The soul of every person dying before the Lord comes again will enter Hades. (Matthew 11:23, Luke 16:23, Revelation 20:14). 2. Hades has at least two parts, Comfort, and Torment (Luke 16:22, … Continue reading

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Adultery

1. God created man and woman to be one flesh until death. (Mark 10:8-10). 2. Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14). 3. Some people have eyes full of adultery. (2 Peter 2:14). 4. Under the Law of Moses adultery … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About The Worship of The church

1. Worshipping God must be in spirit and truth. It must be given from the individual’s heart and given in the way the Lord wants it. (John 4:24, Colossians 3:17). 2. Worship is an act of reverence. It means “to … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Jesus’ Promises

1. He promises a way out of the darkness of sin and ignorance of God (John 12:45-46). 2. Jesus promises an end to our spiritual hunger and thirst (John 6:35). 3. He shows me how to live life in the … Continue reading

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15 Things To Know About How God Wants To Bless Us

1. God is good (Psalm 100:5, 86:5). 2. God is a great Father wanting to give us good things (Matthew 7:7-11, 6:25-34). 3. He promises to strengthen us (Psalms 1:1-6). 4. He supplies each Christian’s needs (Philippians 4:19). 5. He … Continue reading

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Names of God

1. Elohim – Creator God (Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 40:28) Establishes God’s creativity, power, sovereignty; He speaks and the universe is created. We are created by God. 2. El Roi – The God who see me (Genesis 16:13) Hagar was mistreated … Continue reading

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Wrong Ways To Get To Heaven

1. You cannot get to heaven by faith only; the Bible says so (James 2:24). 2. Inner feelings won’t save you (Jeremiah 17:9, Proverbs 19:21, Proverbs 20:9). 3. The Sinner’s Prayer definitely won’t get you to heaven (Nothing in the … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why People Won’t Come to God

1. The Devil takes the word from their heart. They will not believe, will not be saved (Luke 8:12). 2. Some are too busy with money, lost unless they see the value of salvation (2 Timothy 3:1-5). 3. Some are … Continue reading

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10 Notable Sinners from the New Testament

1. Paul ravaged the church, sending many Christians to their death (1 Corinthians 15:9). 2. Peter denied Jesus (Luke 22:54-62). 3. Judas, thief, betrayed Jesus to the authorities (Matthew 26:14-16). 4. Simon, a believer, in love with recognition (Acts 8:18-24). … Continue reading

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10 Notable Sinners from the Old Testament

1. Abraham, gave up Sarah to another man (Genesis 20:2) 2. Eve, ate forbidden fruit (Genesis 3:6) 3. Cain killed his brother Abel (Genesis 4:8) 4. Noah, got drunk and slept naked (Genesis 9:20-21) 5. Adam, wouldn’t stand his ground … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Sin and Salvation

1. Sin, missing the mark of God, separates one from God (Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:23) 2. God’s justice demands death for sin (Romans 6:23, Romans 5:12, James 1:15) 3. Dying in sin means hell (Revelation 21:8, Matthew 25:46, 2 Thessalonians … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Hell

1. God did not spare angels when they sinned but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness (2 Peter 2:4) 2. Hell is the place of the future punishment call “Gehenna” or “Gehenna of fire”. This … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know about Heaven

1. God (Revelation 21:4) 2. The tabernacle of God is among men (Revelation 21:3) 3. God wipes away every tear, no crying in heaven (Revelation 21:4) 4. There is no mourning in heaven, no grief, ever (Revelation 21:4) 5. There … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Sin

1. Sin is lawlessness, not caring about what God says for living (1 John 3:4) 2. Sin separates the sinner from God (Isaiah 59:2) 3. God only promises to hear the prayers of the righteous (Isaiah 59:2, 1 Peter 3:12) … Continue reading

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10+3 Things to Know About the Antichrist

1. There are many antichrists, not just the one (1 John 2:18) 2. There are no references to antichrist in Revelation () 3. Antichrists are those that deceive or lie about Jesus (2 John 1:7) 4. There were antichrists in … Continue reading

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15 Things to Know about Death from the Bible

1. Death is a separation of soul from the body (John 8:24) 2. The body returns to dust but the soul/spirit returns to its Creator (Ecclesiastes 12:7) 3. God promised death if Adam disobeyed (Genesis 2:16-17) 5. Through Adam’s disobedience … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Obeying the Gospel

1. “Obey the Gospel” is in the Bible (2 Thessalonians 1:7-9) 2. Jesus accepts those who obey Him for salvation (Hebrews 5:9) 3. Being a slave to obedience leads to righteousness. (Romans 6:16) 4. The gospel has thee parts: [1] … Continue reading

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15 Things to Know About the Heart

1. The Pure in Heart will see God (Matthew 5:8) 2. Where your treasure is there your heart will be also (Matthew 6:21) 3. Hearts can become spiritually dull leading to condemnation (Matthew 13:15) 4. You can believe you’re worshipping … Continue reading

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10 Choices You Can Make

1. You can be a Christian or suffer the consequences (Matthew 25:46)2. You can be good or you can be evil (Romans 2:7-8)3. You can follow Jesus or not (Luke 9:61)4. You can go to heaven or go to hell … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Giving Thanks to God

1. God had a plan for giving Him thanks (Leviticus 7:12) 2. Give thanks to God for salvation (Colossians 1:12) 3. Give Him thanks for the big things in life (Nehemiah 12:27) 4. Wisdom in Psalms of thanksgiving (Psalm 50:14) 5. God gives and … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Being A Child of God

1. Jesus gives all an opportunity to become God’s children (John 1:12) 2. One must be born again (John 3:3) 3. Sinners rise to new life after baptism (Romans 6:3-4) 4. If anyone is in Christ he is a new person … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Prayer

We should always pray (Luke 18:1) Prayer is talking with God, to supplicate, worship, honor (Luke 18:1) We should never give up hope that God answers prayers (Luke 18:1) Even Jesus cried out to the father in His distress (Matthew … Continue reading

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15 Things to Know About God’s Word

His word accomplishes His purpose (Isaiah 55:11) The word is breathed out by Him (2 Timothy 3:16) Saints are equipped to do good works by His word (2 Timothy 3:17) His word is sharper than any two edged sword (Hebrews … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About the Parable of the Sower

There are people who do not wish to be bothered by spiritual matters (Matthew 13:19) There are some who gladly hear God’s word but quickly lose interest. Shallow people (Matthew 13:21) There are those who fall away from God’s because … Continue reading

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10 Things to Know About Keeping the Old Paths

Jer 6:16  Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You Need Jesus

He is your creator! (Genesis 2:7, John 1:3, Colossians 1:16) He is God (John 10:22-30) He loves you more than you can realize (Ephesians 3:17-19) You have separated yourself from God by your sins (Isaiah 59:2, Romans 3:23) You will … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Jesus

He is called Wonderful Counselor. Mighty God, Eternal God, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) He is Lord of lords (Psalms 136:3) He came that we might abundant life (John 10:10) He is the way, the truth, and the life (John … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About God

God is eternal (Exodus 3:4) He is omnipresent (Psalms 139:7-11) He is omniscient (1 Chronicles 28:9) God is omnipotent (Revelation 19:6, Colossians 1:17) God is love (John 3:16, 1 John 4:8) Our God is holy (Isaiah 6:3) He is just (Acts 17:30-31) … Continue reading

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God’s Plan of Salvation

God Knew man was going to sin against Him. He devised a plan before the foundation of the world to save man (Ephesians 1:1-14) You have to read the New Testament to understand God’s plan. There is no one place … Continue reading

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7 Things God Hates

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him (Proverbs 6:16): Haughty eyes (Proverbs 6:17) A lying tongue (Proverbs 6:17) Hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17) A heart that devises wicked plans … Continue reading

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10 + 1 Things To Know About Alcohol in the Bible

Priests before God were not to drink wine or strong drink (Leviticus 10:9) Nazarite vows to abstain from wine or strong drink (Numbers 6:3) Pregnant woman not drink wine or strong drink (Judges 13:4) Wine is a mocker, strong drink … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Attending Services

It is necessary for personal edification (Ephesians 4:11-16) It is commanded (Hebrews 10:25) Forsaking services is preached against (Hebrews 10:25) Must share the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7, 1st Corinthians 11:17-34, Luke 22:15-20) Must pray together (1st Timothy 2:1-8) Must share … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Baptism

Jesus commanded it (Matthews 28:19, Mark 16:16) Apostles preached it (Acts 2:38, 10:48, Galatians 3:27) Evangelists preached it (Acts 8:12) Saints preached it (Acts 22:16, Acts 8:26-40) The word “baptize” means to immerse (Thayer’s Bible Dictionary) Baptism is in water … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About How the church of Christ is Organized

Christ Jesus is the head of the church (Ephesians 1:22-23, Colossians 1:18, Ephesians 5:24) A congregation consists of Elders, Deacons, and Saints (Philippians 1:1) A Saint is simply a Christian (Philippians 1:1, Romans 1:7) Each individual congregation is overseen by … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Death And The Afterlife

It is appointed to man to die (Hebrews 9:27) The body returns to the earth (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7) The Soul returns to God (Ecclesiastes 12:7) When a person dies their soul enters Hades, either Paradise or Torment (Luke 16:22-23) There is … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Faith

It is powerful (Matthew 17:20) Life can be fearful without faith (Mark 4:40) To be continued in (Acts 14:22) Hearts cleansed by it (Acts 15:9) Sanctified by faith (Acts 26:18) Righteous man lives by faith (Romans 1:17) Accept the one … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About How to Live

Walk in newness of Life (Romans 6:4) Walk by the Spirit not the flesh (Romans 8:4) Walk by Faith, not sight (2nd Corinthians 5:7) Walk in good works (Ephesians 2:10) Walk in Love (Ephesians 5:2) Walk as children of light … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know Salvation

One must hear the word of god to be saved (Romans 10:17) A person must believe Jesus is the Son of God (John 8:24, 20:31, Romans 10:9) One has to repent of their sins and turn to God (2nd Corinthians … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About The church of Christ

Prophesied in the old testament (Daniel 2:44-45), spoken of in the New testament (Romans 16:16)  Jesus said He would build it (Matthew 16:18) The Apostles preached it on Pentecost in Jerusalem (Acts 2) Jesus adds people to His church (Acts … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About What We Are Saved By

Saved by having their sins forgiven (Luke 1:77) Saved by the grace of the Lord Jesus (Acts 15:11) Saved by grace (Ephesians 2:8) Saved by the Spirit (2nd Thessalonians 2:13) Saved by Jesus’s name (Acts 4:12) Saved by His life … Continue reading

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