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Our Message
Our Plea

To restore and maintain the original church which Christ established. 

Our Creed Jesus Christ -John 14:16 
John 14:16 - And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Rule of Law The New Testament - John 20:30 - 31, I Corinthians 10:11, II Timothy 2:15
John 20:30-31 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:  But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
I Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
II Timothy 2:15
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Universal - Christ is its head - Ephesians 1:22
Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Evangelist - Ephesians 4:11-12
Ephesians 4:11-12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
Local - Elders to oversee - I Timothy 5:17
 I Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Deacons to serve - I Timothy 3:10
I Timothy 3:10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless.


In spirit and in truth - John 4:23
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Acts of prayer, teaching, fellowship, Lord's Supper, singing - Acts 2:42, Ephesians 5:19
Acts 2:42 And they kept their attention fixed on the Apostles’ teaching and were united together in the taking of broken bread and in prayer.
Ephesians 5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;


Pure religion - James 1:27
James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
Add the Christian graces - II Peter 1:5-11
II Peter 1:5-11  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;  And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;  And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.  For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:  For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Continue in the Apostles teaching - Acts 2:42
Acts 2:42 ¶ And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.


An eternal home in heaven - John 14:1-6;
I Thessalonians 4:16 - 17
John 14:1-6; Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.  In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.  And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.  Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
I Thessalonians 4:16 - 17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.


Hear - Romans 10:14;
Romans 10:14 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?
I Corinthians 9:18
What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
II Timothy 4:17
Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

Believe - Hebrews 11:6
Hebrews 11:6 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.
Repent - Acts 2:38
Acts 2:38  Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Confess - Mathew 10:32
Mathew 10:32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.
Be Baptized - Romans 6:3-5
Romans 6:3-5 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
The Lord will add you to the church - Acts 2:47
Acts 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

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