Servants of God and to the Church of Jesus Christ
Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. - Romans 5: 1,2 (KJV)
The Church is the corporeal unity of believers. We are also known as the Body of Christ, or the Bride of Christ. Just like the parts of the human body, each Christian performs a different function in the Church. As you study the Bible and interact with other Christians God will lead you to your place.
Don’t confuse the physical buildings referred to as a church, with the Church of God, which is the community of all believers. You are the Church, so am I, we are the Church; and God dwells and works in us, not just in a building.
Christians believe many different things and follow many different secondary teachings. Any true teachings should be easily confirmed by your personal study of the Bible, after prayer for the Holy Spirit to guide you. There is much room for disagreement within the true Church. Good fellowships to find basic teaching are Baptist, Pentecostal, Four Square, Catholic, Nazarene, Assembly of God, Calvary Chapel, Protestant, Methodist, and many others . Let God direct, and understand he may move you to another denomination or location after you grow, for your own and others benefit. You start with milk, grow into solid food, and then learn to feed others; don't rush your growth, enjoy it.
Learn the basics. evangelists seldom go beyond the basics; you can see how they function in the Body of Christ. An evangelist will help with the birth of new Christians, and give them milk to start their journey. Their messages are a great way to review basic truths. These truths should be at the foundation of any true community of believers. They should be the foundation of your faith.
A) Eternal salvation is a gift not earned through works.
B) Salvation is only through Jesus Christ’s willing, sacrificial death for you.
C) The great mystery of the Trinity, one God, three persons; Father God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ. Look at Matthew 3: 16, 17 to see the three interacting. Now read the Whole chapter, then the whole book of Matthew to get the quote in context.
D) Jesus was God made flesh among us, Jesus died for us, Jesus rose from the dead in victory, and Jesus Now sits at the right hand of the Father.
As you grow, you will become aware of a huge list of areas where you need God’s help to change. You will also notice others are in need of change. There are two points to consider here. First, what bothers you most in others may be a problem you need to work on in yourself. Second, what God considers the most important problem in another may not bother you at all. Have patience with your fellow Christians, pray for them as God works his will in them in God’s order and time; and pray they will have patience with you.
You are part of the Body of Christ. As you study the Bible and follow God’s directions you will discover where and how you fit into his body. God loves you. God is smarter and wiser than you are. It will be to your benefit, to the benefit of God’s kingdom, to everyone’s benefit, to follow where God leads.
Find out where God has placed you in his Church.
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Jesus Christ is the sacrificial lamb of God that died for your sin. A simple "I love you" is always nice to hear. Jesus Loves you too!