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More Than Conquerors

Romans 8:31-36     31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

God’s Purpose

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose.

Disciples of Jesus Christ

Matthew 10:2-4

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Point of Interest

  • We find the names of the 12 disciples in Matthew 10:2-4, Mark 3:14-19, and Luke 6:13-16.
  • Jesus Christ selected the 12 disciples from among his early followers to become his closest companions.
  • After an intensive discipleship course and following His resurrection from the dead, the Lord fully commissioned the apostles.
    • There were twelve Jewish men whom Jesus call to follow Him during His three-year ministry on earth.
    • All of the disciples were from the Galilee region, except for Judas who was from Judea.
    • Their occupations ranged from tax- collectors, fisherman and revolutionaries.
    • Some were married.(Peter/Simon) (Mark1:29-31 & 1 Cor. 9:3-6).
      • Some were well versed in Scripture
        • Their occupations ranged from fisherman, tax collectors and revolutionaries.
        • Some were married.  (Mark1:29-31 &1Cor. 9:3-6), (John 1:46)
        • These men became the pioneering leaders of the New Testament church, but they were not without faults and shortcomings.
        • Interestingly, not one of the chosen 12 disciples was a scholar or rabbi.
        • They had no extraordinary skills. Neither religious, nor refined, they were ordinary people, just like you and me.

Their Purpose

  • After being baptized by John the Baptist and spending forty days in the wilderness, Jesus started teaching and many people started following him.
  • God chose them for a purpose.
  • These twelve men would be Jesus’ main focus of instruction.
  • To spread the gospel that would go across the face of the earth and continue to burn bright throughout centuries to follow.
  • God selected and used each of these regular guys to carry out his exceptional plan.
  • (Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15) to advance God’s kingdom and carry the gospel message to the world
  • These disciples were selected to let the world know of God’s love, that God sent Jesus to redeem the world. (John 17:23).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     John 17:23

I in them and you in me.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

Mark 16:15

He said to them, “go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

Their Mission

  • Their instruction and conversations would become the teaching , knowledge, and instruction for the church.
  • Jesus knew these men would disappoint Him, desert Him, deny Him, and betray Him.
  • Once filled with the Holy Spirit these men would be the first Witnesses of the gospel.They would be the first to carry God’s message of redemption to Judea, Samaria, and the ends of the earth.
  • These twelve men were to be bless all the nations (Gal.3:8).
  • They were commanded to go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the son, and the Holy spirit (Matthew 28:19).

It’s Just a Thought

“A river cuts through rock, not because of it’s power, but because of it’s persistence.”

–By: Jim Watkins

Life End When You least Expected It

Life is short and we must make the best and most out of it.  Sometime we may think or act as if we will never die.  The real reality is, we will die one day, we just do not know when.

Now is the time to get our life right with God, family and friends.  Treat them as you would like to be treated.  Give love to all at all times.  God loves us and his love is never ending.

Pastor Vern H. Haynes, Jr.

Is God Part of your Life?

God is the creator and is sovereign Lord of our lives.  When we live  by faith and you are not to worry.  We can be assured that God cares about  life.  Matthew 6:25-34

 

Bible Trivia

1-  How old was Jesus when He began His ministry?

 

2- Who said that?  “he that cometh after me is mightier than I.”

 

*See the answer on our face book.

Struggles of Life

When all else fails, call on the Lord.  Better yet, Don”t wait.

A True Christian!

A true Christian is one who does his or her ABC’s.

A = Accepts Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior!

B = Believes in Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and Savior!

C  = Confesses with his or her mouth and believes in their heart that Jesus Christ is Lord!

 

 

 

What is Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the act of pardoning an offender. In the Bible, the Greek word translated “forgiveness” literally means “to let go,” as when a person does not demand payment for a debt. Jesus used this comparison when he taught his followers to pray: “Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is in debt to us.” (Luke 11:4)

Christ died on the cross for our sins, he must had to forgive us to do such an act.  It’s Just a Thought.

Sunday Service

We offer worship services every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.

Location:
206 – 5th Street
Templeton, California 93465

Upcoming Events
  1. Worship Service and Family Christmas Program

    December 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Church Meeting

    December 18 @ 12:00 am
  3. Worship Service

    December 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Bible Study Cancelled – Christmas Day: Jesus Birthday!!!

    December 25 @ 12:00 am
  5. Worship Service

    December 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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