"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:"
(Matthew 28:19 KJV)
The concept of the Trinity is one of the hardest for mankind to accept and to understand. And if we don't understand something perfectly, how do we explain it to someone else? But Our Awesome God expects us to tell others so we need to learn about the Trinity.
If we are Christian, we believe in Our Awesome God whom we have never seen, but we certainly don't understand Him all the time. Though we will never have His knowledge we can, through faith and study, learn what our Holy Bible teaches about the Trinity.
The concept of the Trinity, as taught in the Bible, is that the Father is God, that the son, Jesus Christ, is God and that the Holy Spirit is God. And yet, Our Awesome God is only one God. Each exists at the same time, (coexists), each is co-powerful and each is coeternal with the other two. In John 14:24, Jesus Christ told us that God had sent Him and in John 14:26 and then in John 16:7, He tells us that the Holy Spirit (Comforter) would be sent by His Father and then by Himself. So there must be three separate centers of consciousness in Our Awesome God.
We need to be aware that the Biblical term is, "Godhead," and it is found in three different Books of the Holy Bible: Romans 1:20; Acts 17:29 and Colossians 2:9. But the word we have been using, "trinity," is not found in the Holy Bible. It is a theological word we use for the Godhead. It may describe the Godhead better but it doesn’t explain it. Our Awesome God will not be understood by our inferior minds but we will understand more about Him and the Trinity in heaven.
We (as a church) want all people in church, worshipping Our Awesome God with faith and obedience every Sunday. If you are not yet a Christian, it is time that you should know and love Our Awesome God as your Creator and Savior. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we pray and worship Him this Sunday at 10:30 AM and at 6:00 PM for an hour of Bible Study along with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM. On Wednesdays, we meet at 7:00 PM for Prayer Requests and a Bible Study follows until 8:00 PM. We love visitors!
"Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee."
(Song of Solomon 8:5 KJV)
We all have something that causes us to want to lean on or get help from someone more knowledgeable, such as Our Awesome God. It may be something we know nothing about or have failed to overcome in the past, and we need someone to help us. Now, being a human, we don't want to admit that we are fearful of failure with this problem we have, so we try to get information from someone else without them knowing or we read up on the subject. In short, we do almost everything possible to keep from admitting we need help. Have you ever done that? Pride is awful!
Someone was praying the other day and they ended their prayer with "Oh, Lord help support us on every leaning side!" Immediately my attention was caught, this person was admitting they needed some help to keep them out of trouble. Their "leaning sides" needed support and he was admitting it by appropriately asking Our Awesome God for that support. This was a good person to know! And that name will be remembered!
Do you have a "leaning side?" Can you admit it and ask Our Awesome God for help? If you don't know God it is time you did. Seek a Holy Bible with no additions, such as a King James or a New King James Version, and a church that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ died for you, taking your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. If we do know Him we should be spending more time on our knees asking God for help and then using the help that He provides, whether it is strength, providing a person more knowledgeable in the subject or giving you the knowledge in some other way, He will provide. God is our Father and He is waiting for us to stop struggling and just ask Him. He loves you! He is my beloved for it brings me peace and a warm feeling of love.
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV) Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Praise/Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets along with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM. And there is more during the week. We love visitors!
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen... But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
(Hebrews 11:1, 6 KJV)
What exactly is Faith? Webster's Dictionary says faith is "an unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence." Though Webster's Dictionary says we don't need evidence to have faith, as Christians we do have evidence for our faith if we need it. 1) We have the Holy Bible: 66 books, 40 authors, written in 3 languages, over 1600 years, prophecy, and moral and spiritual truth. 2) We Christians have the resurrection of Jesus Christ; confidence in His words, and evidence of God's truth in our lives. 3) We have archeological finds that prove what the Holy Bible has stated so we believe and have faith in the Holy Bible.
The nearest definition of faith we have in the Holy Bible is found right here in Hebrews 11:1 which is above. In the NIV Bible, Hebrews 11:1 says, "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." The single most important thing in a person's life is their faith in Our Awesome God. An important point, though, is that faith is only as good as the object in which it is placed, so place your faith in Jesus Christ who has proved Himself. All the faith in the world in something false won't help you. It will only increase your doubt the next time you are asked to have faith in something.
Faith is "an unquestioning belief that does not require proof or evidence". But don't think you can make something happen just because you believe it. Our Awesome God is a reality to me. He is in my heart and helps me daily. I see His miracles physically happen around me. Faith and belief in Jesus Christ encourages us to do right to all around us, loving and helping each other. We have faith in our Our Awesome God because of His character. We just need to remember our God never lets us down, He never changes, He loves us and He knows how much we have. How great is your faith in God?
Our church is a loving church that wants to help others to a better understanding of Our Awesome God and His love, mercy and grace for all of mankind. Join us at Living Word Baptist Church as we love others while preaching and teaching from our Holy Bible about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. Our church has a Bible Study at 9:30 AM on Sunday and Worship Service at 10:30 AM and then at 6:00 PM there is another Bible Study along with a children's program called AWANA which goes until 7:30 PM. Wednesday at 7:00 PM, we have Prayer Requests with prayers and Bible Study. We love visitors!
"Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;"
(Hebrews 1:2-3 KJV)
The important conviction of the Book of John is that believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, as Our Awesome God's only begotten Son, will allow sinners to be saved from their sins and have everlasting life with Him in heaven (John 20:31). In order for the unbeliever to believe he must hear about Our Awesome God and Jesus Christ and he needs to have a little faith that the Son of God is able to provide this salvation. (The truth of what he hears should be confirmed by reading the Holy Bible, God's Word to man.)
With this in mind, read the Book of John in God's Holy Bible as he makes you see who Jesus Christ is, the miraculous signs He did and the eye witness testimony about Him. All this was possible because Jesus Christ was there when this universe was created (Genesis 1-3).
In Hebrews 1:3 above, the Holy Bible says that Jesus was the agent by which all things were created (Colossians 1:16, Hebrews 1:2). Think of all the things that were created by Jesus Christ from the littlest molecule to the dinosaurs, from the distance the earth is from the sun to how fast our planet spins on its axis, all detailed and precise with no room for error in order that all will work. Think of all the occupations that He had to fulfill: Creator, Engineer, Doctor, Biologist, Artist, Oceanographer, etc. No one could have done all that was done except Our Awesome God and His Divine Son, Jesus Christ.
The Bible contains five Books that the Apostle John wrote. This man was with Jesus Christ from the beginning of His ministry here on earth until about 98 AD when John died, so he knew Jesus and wrote about his Lord. Read John's Books in God's Holy Bible, covering Jesus Christ from creation to the final judgment.
LWBC is a Bible believing church that tries to live Jesus Christ's commandment to "love one another as I have loved you." (John 15:12 KJV). Join us this Sunday as we learn more about Our Awesome God and how to teach others from His Holy Bible. Our church starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM, a Bible Study meets along with AWANA for children who go until 7:30 PM. There is more during the week. We love visitors!
"A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards."
(Proverbs 29:11 KJV)
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"
(2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV)
Emotions are a part of living for the human being and they are even found in Our Awesome God. It is important that we recognize this and learn to control our emotions, that is, don't let our emotions control our actions. God controls His and we should try to control ours without repressing them. Emotions have psychological as well as physiological reactions that can be dangerous to us and to others, physically as well as spiritually. Much of the Bible records the emotions of great people of God and shows us where they sinned when they didn't control their emotions. The reasons we need to recognize our emotions are many but here are three:
First, our emotions are all around us and in us. Our emotions define our inner being and tell us constantly about our surroundings. The awareness of the life around us starts with what our emotions tell us about that world. In order that we continue to exist, we need to know something about our emotions. Emotions can cause increased heart rate, increased blood pressure and increased respirations.
Second, our emotions can come with great intensity. We often find ourselves struggling with them because the emotion is so strong and intense. You can usually put a thought out of your mind but an emotion that causes fear or dread is hard to overcome without the help of Our Awesome God. We need to realize that we cannot always get away from our feelings without His help.
Third, be very aware that emotions will not serve to make things correct. Jesus Christ's death, burial and resurrection are not correct just because emotionally we feel they are correct. True understanding of why Christ died and how much Our Awesome God loves us do bring hope and a happy heart in the Bible so our emotions are involved but they don't make it happen or make it right.
Our Awesome God gave us emotions so we can be happy, joyful and hopeful but also to show us the down side with frustration, doubt and anger. When we can control them with experience, prayer and help from Jesus Christ, we will be ready to move on toward maturity and eventually heaven. We are still in training and not a completed work yet. So don't give up on yourselves, just keep trying to get control of those emotions.
Come to our church which starts with small groups on Sunday at 9:30 AM and Worship Service at 10:30 AM. On Sunday evening at 6:00 PM we have Bible Study and we meet again on Wednesday at 7:00 PM. We enjoy visitors!
"How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?".
(Romans 10:14 KJV)
Helping Our Awesome God change lives has always lifted me up, excited me and given me a goal with a purpose. It always makes me feel victorious knowing that Jesus Christ saved them and has allowed me to help Him. The victory, the winning, feels like it is mine. Helping others to understand why Jesus Christ became a man-God for me and took all that abuse plus His death for everyone makes me feel alive and victorious.
It is a feeling that you are dining on the very best of life as Our Awesome God and Jesus Christ save someone you have told about salvation through Jesus Christ. It should be our main purpose here on earth and yet most of us watch but don't actively get involved in telling others about the becoming a child of the King. This feeling of helping God change a life is addicting once you have experienced it.
We have living waters flowing out of us as we tell them about Our Awesome God and His precious Son, Jesus Christ. It should be our meat and drink as we see and meet so many who don't know or understand Him. Are you changing lives by telling others about salvation through Jesus Christ?
There are many ways of telling others about Jesus Christ and Our Awesome God. Sometimes you tell them verbally, sometimes you walk and talk as a Christian should and sometimes you give tracts and invite people to a church that preaches and tries to live as Jesus did. Sometimes you do all of it for one person but mostly you live as a Christian because it becomes what you are. Every day new ways to show or tell people how wonderful our God is become available. You need to become involved in changing lives while you strive to live as Jesus Christ would.
Come join us in our church as we become more active in changing lives and presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to others. We always need help and new ideas in presenting Jesus Christ to others. We would love to have you! Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Sunday evening at 6:00 PM we have Bible Study along with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM. Our programs include a Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors!
Flo & Bill