We invite you to join us in a celebration of worship, christian fellowship, study and service. When you become a part of our exciting journey of faith, you will be encouraged, challenged and rewarded with renewed faith and power. Our culture at Faith Chapel Christian church is one of positivity, acceptance, and a general spirit of goodwill. Having “new life” isn’t just something we talk about, it’s something we do. Live sermons at 10am SLT on Sunday mornings, & 4PM SLT Sunday evenings. Be sure to touch things and explore! Come be a part of our grand adventure!
What can we glean from the commandment 'don't kill'? Out of this seeming economy of words, and Jesus' commentary on it, we can see graphically how to live a rich full life in peace with our neighbors and ourselves.
"You may readily judge whether you are a child of God or a hypocrite by seeing in what direction your soul turns in seasons of severe trial. The hypocrite flies to the world and finds a sort of comfort there. But the child of God runs to his Father and expects consolation only from the Lord's hand." Charles Spurgeon
Today we let Matthew Chapter 21 instruct us on the Fathers' patience, and His understanding of our mercurial natures. This parable of the two sons parallel our own dispositions, thereby giving us assurance that our Father understands the pause between commitment and fulfillment we often have.
Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." Today we draw from the book of Habakkuk, and Habakkuks' concern for Gods' perceived inaction in a time of distress, and how it applies to current events in our lives.
There are few subjects that are more hotly contested, and that strike at the very core of our belief, than election. Do we choose salvation, does God choose us, or is it a mix of both? We'll see what the Bible says, and find our answers there this morning.
It's not easy to change the World - if you don't know how. Tonight I will give you the same principles that guided Elijah to victory over the prophets of Baal, the power that carried Daniel to a place that would change Babylon and Israel forever, and the Providence that propelled Joseph to a position where He could protect his people.
In this world, if we live according to the World, we're kind of like pizza cooked in the microwave instead of in a stove. Fit for nothing but the trash bin. We have to undergo that refining fire of the Holy Ghost to be of use. God wants us to be Holy, and has provided the Way.
What would Jesus say about our bank account, or our investments, our jobs? We all know people that have suffered financially, and maybe WE are suffering and facing yet more uncertain times. How do we talk to those in financial turmoil and distress? Jesus has a message of comfort when things look the worst! This is one of those messages you really need to hear, to give you the strength and courage to face bad economies and more.
It sounds like a simple statement but it holds a richness and depth most don't fully explore, and yet it paints a beautiful picture of who we are in the world, and what influence we can and should plant in the lives of those around us.
Death was defeated publically over 2000 years ago. We celebrate it today as Easter. People put a lot of effort in identity, especially so in virtual worlds, but this is why we celebrate our identity as Christians. As Christians we share in Jesus' victory over death, and countless other gifts. Come celebrate with us tonight and maybe learn how you too can lose your fear of death.
He said, “I am the resurrection and the life, whoever believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whoever believes in me lives forever.” Because He conquered sin and death and hell and rose to heavenly glory, we, too, in Him can conquer sin and death and hell and rise to heavenly glory and even sit with Him on His throne.
Sunday celebrates the arrival of our Lord into Jerusalem with much fanfare, a Kings reception, and the start of our Passion week. But soon after His triumphant entry, the crowds are clamoring for Barnabas to be released - and Jesus to be crucified! Let's take a closer look at how something so horribly wrong could be so magnificently beautiful.
For Christians, witnessing is sharing your personal experience with Jesus. It might seem like a strange word to use in talking about your faith, but once you understand how the Bible uses the term, it makes a lot more sense—and becomes a meaningful part of your Christian life.
This week out subject is "Witnessing". Witnessing is mandated by Christ both individually and as a collective body. As in everything God has given us, there's a richness, symmetry, and beauty when you see how it fits into our lives and faith. This is Class 6 - halfway through! Congratulations to those faithful that have come this far!
Not all prayer is the same. Intellectually we know that God hears every prayer, but it sure seems some prayers just “work” better than others. The Bible assures us that God hears us if we ask according to his will (1 John 5:14 . And we know He desires our good. It’s also possible to ask “with wrong motives” (James 4:3 , or for our prayers to be hindered (1 Peter 3:7 . The disciples could see how vital prayer was to Jesus, and asked Him to teach them to pray the same (Luke 11:1 . Some prayer is truly effective and accomplishes much (James 5:16 ).
Why does the Devil still torment the Church? Who is this arch-villain called Satan, or Lucifer? What are his motives? Let us tonight take a close look at this fallen and prideful angel and how he operates.
The gospel of John begins, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:14-18 makes it clear that this “Word” that John is talking about is Jesus Christ. This passage is one of many clear and powerful testimonies to the deity of Christ in the New Testament. Yet, there is a detail we often overlook: why did John call Jesus “the Word”? The answer is that the term “the Word” was highly significant to the Jewish culture of the time and in fact, made John’s point about who Jesus (and God) was all the more clear.
Someone is trying to get inside my head. You think I’m crazy? Well, let me tell you this: someone is trying to get into your head, too. We are all in an epic struggle, and most aren't aware that at the end of their days the sum total of their lives will be what held their attention. Come this evening to hear how to not only survive but to thrive and be victorious.
Our role as a church is critical because it fills a void only the church can. If a car needs fixing, it is brought to the mechanic shop. If someone is sick, the hospital is the best place to seek medical attention. Church is where people should go if they are in need of a “spiritual fix.” The church is really a hospital for sinners and not an exclusive club for saints. So why would someone want to attend church? Regardless of what is said about churches, people expect that their life problems can be addressed in some fashion or form. With all the weight and pressures of their world weighing down on their minds, people expect the church to provide Bible-based answers that no other institution can provide.
The World likes to paint Christians as hypocrites, believing one thing and doing another. Sadly that's sometimes the case, but it shouldn't be. Let's look at the dynamics of Faith in action through Gods' Word, and see how to show grace and love as a response to the needs of others.
When we admire someone it always seems natural
To try and identify with their heart, mind and soul.
Like children, who enjoy imitating their superheroes
Speech, mannerisms, deeds, dress and goal.
Our Savior commanded we follow His example
In all things including baptism, faith, trust and love.
Jesus Himself chose to be baptized and saved
Even though He was the Son of our Father above.
By the means of baptism we forever proclaim
Our love of God, Christ, forgiveness and believers.
When we turn to Jesus and pray for our answers
We are blessed by His wisdom as achievers.
“Not to pray because you do not feel fit to pray is like saying, “I will not take medicine because I am too ill.” Pray for prayer: pray yourself, by the Spirit’s assistance, into a praying frame.” – Charles Spurgeon. Tonight we will cover the need for prayer, the form of prayer, and the efficacy of prayer. Prayer does not need to be eloquent, but it must be heartfelt, and it must be often.
These classes are designed to equip believers with the skills to be victorious and bold, and able to handle every challenge in a Christian manner. Classes will include classroom instruction and small daily entries, and proficiency in scripture.
The Bible is clear that Christians are supposed to live out their faith in word and deed. "Faith without works is dead," writes James in chapter 2, and Scripture is littered with God's call to his people to live different, holy lives – set apart for his glory.This means living in a way that reflects our faith in God, and his abounding love for each and every person. It means that we are marked for a purpose – to share his goodness with those around us and to join with the Holy Spirit in what God is doing to build his kingdom on earth.
This sunday we delve into the heavenly realms to learn about the warriors and messengers of God - the angels :) Today we will cover the origin of angels, their history in scripture, and how and why they operate for our benefit at the behest of God. *grins* "Angelology 101". You don't want to miss this, it will open your eyes to the unseen world around us!
Copper Was visiting before you moved to Digi..Not the best choice btw..As a VR oldie.. I never accept backdoor TOS again. A marvelous idea to bring the christian ideals to OS!