August’s Letter Includes:
- This Month at Christ Centered
- Our Weekly Service Times
- Telephone Prayer Conference
- Our Verse of the Month
- A Short Exhortation From Pastor Steven
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Greetings in the precious name of Jesus our soon coming King. It give us great pleasure to write this months letter with Christ Centered House of God News to inform and edify you. As a church, we are committed to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and we base our teaching upon the Inspired Word of God.
Our Church Building is Closed By Our Landlord “Highway Gospel Church” due to the current situation going on in countries and nations around the world. Therefore, our Weekly Service Times and Activities are postponed. However, through Live Videos via Facebook we have been having weekly services. Our Saturday meetings is aired Live from our living room. This we aim to do at the same time weekly. Our bible Study is still every Monday’s aired live at the same time at 7pm. We also have every Sundays “The Godly Inspired Solution~The GIS. geared to teach women and also men to be Godly. We are not able to see each other but you can watch us live and be strengthened. Also, during this time of shut in; please take the time to seek after God. Seek Him with a sincere heart for His plan and purpose for your life so that when we get back together you would have grown in the things of God.
OUR MONDAY’S FASTING
During this time Christ Centered House of God still “Fast” every Monday’s, we encourage all believers in Jesus to “Fast” with us according to your ability. Make a point to place things before God you never did before and be prayerful as you petition the God who will answer and bring clarity. Remember, if we ask it shall be given, seek we shall find and if we knock it shall be opened. If there is a people to pray there is a God to answer.
Additional This Month:
- The Godly Inspired Solution ~ every Friday’s 7pm ~ live via our Facebook page.
Prayer Conference ~ Birthdays Etc.
Our Prayer Conference meetings via telephone from 7-8 PM is scheduled weekly every Wednesday nights. This month we have quite a few birthdays starting with
Verse for the Month~ 1 Thessalonians 5:9
Christ.” God has not appointed us to wrath,” that is, GOD does not want us to die and go to hell, but
has appointed us “to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.” Forgiveness of our sins. That is the beginning of it. We cannot be right with GOD unless our sins are blotted out and covered over, cast behind GOD’s back, buried in the bottomless sea. That is why whenever the men of old preached they always brought that to the front. When JESUS sent His disciples out to preach the Gospel, He said, “Thus it is written and thus it behooved CHRIST to suffer, to die, to rise from the dead the third day, and that
repentance and remission of sins [which means the forgiveness of sins] should be preached in his name among all nations beginning at Jerusalem.”We obey God when we believe in His Son Jesus Christ. Our obedience is the obedience of faith in Jesus, and faith in Him, is the foundation on which we carefully build. This is the work of God, said Jesus, that you believe in the One Whom He has sent. We have the gospel of John as our example. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:16-17). The distinction between the saved and unsaved is because those who truly believed and those who did not (John 6:64). “I exhort therefore, that, supplications, prayers, intercessions, -and giving of thanks be made for all men …. this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour, who will have all men to be saved’ (1 Timothy 2:14) .”The Lord is long suffering to us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance ” (2 Peter 3:9).
What is the lesson for all of us in the above verse? Salvation begins with faith in God. When we pray the prayer of salvation, we’re letting God know we believe His Word is true. By the faith He has given us, we choose to believe in Him. The Bible tells us that “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him”(Hebrews 11:6). Salvation includes freedom from the past, fellowship, and power in the present, and a hope for the future.
A Word From Pastor Steven (Romans 10:10)
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Paul points out that it is with the heart that a person believes unto righteousness. Salvation is not merely based on a whim, an intellectual exercise or the acquisition of some factual head-knowledge. Salvation must rest on a genuine, heart-faith in God, and His Son, Jesus Christ, Who was sent by the Father be the sacrifice for the sin of the whole world. ‘Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved’, Paul told the Philippians jailer, for God gave His only begotten Son into the world, ‘that whosoever believes on Him shall be saved.’ “If a man confessed faith in Jesus, as the Lord and Saviour of lost sinners, and really believed in his heart that God had raised him from the dead, thus showing that he had accepted the atonement, he should be saved by the righteousness of Christ, imputed to him through faith. But no faith is justifying which is not powerful in sanctifying the heart, and regulating all its affections by the love of Christ. We must devote and give up to God our souls and our bodies: our souls in believing with the heart, and our bodies in confessing with the mouth. The believer shall never have cause to repent his confident trust in the Lord Jesus. Of such faith no sinner shall be ashamed before God; and he ought to glory in it before men.”
What is our Point of Action? So, dear brothers and sisters, let’s walk in a new way from today. Let’s apply these truths to our lives, and say, Lord, I want to live in a way that glorifies you on this earth. “There can be no religion where there is not a willingness to confess the Lord Jesus. There is no true repentance where we are not willing to confess our faults. There is no true attachment to a father or mother or friend, unless we are willing on all proper occasions to avow it. And so there can be no true religion where there is too much pride, or vanity, or love of the world, or fear of shame to confess it.”Every brother and sister who genuinely believes in the Lord thinks they have been saved through their belief in the Lord Jesus, the bible records, “For with the heart man believes to righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made to salvation” (Romans 10:10).
We hope that the above verses and small exhortations not only encourage and strengthened but that it also alerts you to be more vigilant with your walk with our Lord.
We are working at and planning to develop our newsletter into a magazine format as time goes by. Please remember to visit our Christ Centered daily devotional page by clicking on our devotion link above where you will be empowered by the word of God each day. Also, for those who have prayer request; you can access our prayer request from our homepage or you could email us directly at email@example.com. You could also call us at: (647) 856-6030 or (647) 535-1874.
Its our prayer that this month’s letter not only inform you of what’s upcoming or happening at Christ Centered House of God but that it also encourages and edifies you to press on enduringly to a higher place in God. Where we will all grow from glory to glory, strength to strength, faith to faith, with deep calling us unto deep as we go up hither.
Our main goal at Christ Centered House of God – is to shine the light of Jesus to everyone so that we all can be transformed to the Image of Christ. Consequently, we can then walk as He walked, endowed and enabled by His divine grace. Jesus too was tempted and yet he never sinned. “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15). Our goal is to clearly communicate a message of the hope that we have in Jesus Christ by our conduct, character and lifestyle.
This hope is not found in religion or anything that we can see, but only in a personal relationship with Jesus.
By His Grace,
With Love from Pastor Steven and Family and Christ Centered House of God
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Christ Centered Men’s Ministry “Iron Sharpens Iron” Brotherly Empowerment “Rise Up Men of God and Lead”
Next Meeting: TO BE ANNOUNCED “All Are Welcome”
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