"These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so." (Acts 17:11 KJV)
"For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:"
(1 Peter 2:21 KJV)
In the Christian walk through life and toward heaven, we must first have accepted Christ as our Savior, repenting of our sins and agreed to obey Him. Once we have become a Christian it is time to start maturing in our knowledge and belief in Our Awesome God and His Son, Jesus Christ. All of us want to mature and most of us know that if we don't mature we will eventually stagnate. So it is essential to mature in our relationship with Jesus Christ. However, just maturing for the sake of maturing is not the intention of God. God expects our maturing to lead us to be more Christ-like in our living and behavior.
Over the last year, the articles written on this web page have been intended to help us to mature toward maturity in Christ and that idea will continue in 2017. We need to know how to increase our maturity so here are some ways to mature. 1) We Must Study God's Word -- so that we can recognize His Word when we hear it.
Read James 1:18-28. 2) We Must Pray -- so that we are talking to Him, listening for His answers and getting to understand Him better. Read Matthew 26:31-75. 3) We Must Fellowship with Other Christians so that we understand what they have learned, adding it to our own knowledge. Read I Corinthians 12:12-27. 4) We Must Witness for Christ -- so that we realize what we believe and why. Read Acts 26:12-29. 5) We Must Obey God -- so that we realize that obedience to Our Awesome God brings God's awesome power and knowledge to take the right action to correct a problem. Read Romans 6:14-23. Our growth to maturity will never be complete until we reach heaven, but we need a church that is teaching and moving toward maturity for us to grow.
Come join us as we work in Our Awesome God's fields, telling others about His story, Jesus Christ's Salvation, and our eternal home with Him, trying to help them to understand Our Creator better. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and a Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets for an hour and AWANA clubs for the children until 7:30 PM (September through May). On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and Bible Study along with a separate Spanish Bible Study until 8:00 PM. This coming Sunday we will not have evening Bible Study or AWANA. We love visitors! Watch our web site next year.
Flo & Bill