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Bible Study 10:00 am
Worship 11:00 am
Bible Study: 7:00pm
A.M. Our Greatest Challenge—Hebrews 3:12
P.M. Motivational Bible Lessons Vividly Illustrated: Barnabas—Acts 9:27
5th SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEAL
Our fellowship meal is Sunday immediately following the morning services. Please, stay and eat with us!
THE EVERLASTING GOSPEL
This week’s program airing at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays and 3 p.m. on Thursdays over Channel 7, Trenton, Georgia (for a list of how to get the program see the back page) will present “Christ’s Prayer for Unity” and shows how the creeds of men actually block the Word of God from the adherents of denominations. Help us get the word out about our new program by inviting your family and friends to watch and hear the program.
DAILY BIBLE READING SCHEDULES
If we published the list of daily Bible readers in the bulletin, would your name be on the list? Why not use our schedule right here in the bulletin and systematically read through the Bible with us? You’ll be glad you did.
NEED A RIDE TO SERVICES?
We’re wanting to make more use of the church van to bring folks to services. If you need a lift, please see Kelly Smith or give him a call at 423-933-7829. Thanks Kelly!
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HOW TO RESTORE THE ERRING
The greatest challenge the church faces today, when the consequences of their actions are considered, is restoring the erring members. It is a Christian duty according to Galatians 6:1, which says, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” In this article we will present practical and helpful ways to restore the erring.
The first place to start is in remaining faithful ourselves. What Paul required of the young men will benefit everyone when practiced, “In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you” (Titus 2:7-8). Obviously, it is not only hard but unreasonable to ask someone to do something we are not doing and, worse yet, are unwilling to do. Christianity requires a commitment from the members and nowhere is that commitment better stated than in Galatians 2:20 where Paul wrote, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
The erring may know a lot about the Bible, but it is very likely that since they are not in the services of the church for Bible study and worship their knowledge has faded. So, in order to restore the erring we are going to have to teach them again. Please, consider what Hebrews 5:11-14 has to say in this subject, “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” The fact that they are erring evidences the observation that their spiritual senses have been dulled through inactivity. Of these Paul says, “Ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God.” Regarding the erring a common statement we hear is “Well, they know better.” And, very probably at one point in the past they certainly did, but now they stand in need of being taught again. Ask the erring about whom you are concerned to have a Bible study with you on the first principles or basics of the Bible. For example, what it means that we have confessed Christ from Matthew 10:32-33.
Finally, pray for them. They are in immense danger according to Peter in 2 Peter 2:20-22. Not only does “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16), but our prayers for the erring keeps them on our minds and keeps us looking for ways to restore them to faithfulness to God.
IS IT OPTIONAL?
When the apostle Peter wrote, “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God…” (1 Peter 4:11a), was he giving people an option about what they are to teach and believe or did he intend to obligate people to only what the oracles of God (the Bible) teach? Let’s look at a few other things Peter wrote in this book and ask the same question, “Is it optional?” And, from this brief exercise perhaps we will deepen our conviction about the first part of 1 Peter 4:11.
Is it optional to believe and teach that Christians are to remain faithful throughout their lives in order to “receive the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls” (1 Peter 1:9)? Or, has the popular false doctrine from denominational churches of “once saved, always saved” replaced that teaching? Denominations allege you eternally are saved at the beginning of your faith; Peter taught you eternally are saved at the end of your faithful life. Is it optional?
Is it optional to believe and teach that people have their souls purified “in obeying the truth” (1 Peter 1:22)? Or, are the denominational churches correct in teaching salvation is by “faith only”? Several additional verses should be consulted on this point: James 2:24; Matthew 7:21; Luke 6:46; Hebrews 5:8-9; and Revelation 14:13. Peter even tells us that Christians are to obey civil rulers where their laws do not conflict with God’s law (1 Peter 2:13-16; Acts 5:29). Is it optional?
Is it optional to believe and teach that “the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and His ears are open unto their prayers; but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil” (1 Peter 3:12)? Or, may people “pray the sinner’s prayer” to be saved as all the denominational churches do? Is it optional?
Is it optional to believe and teach that “baptism doth also now save us” (1 Peter 3:21a)? Or, are the denominational churches right as they teach that baptism is only “an outward show of an inward grace”? Are denominational churches right by insisting that baptism does not save you? Is it optional?
We have looked at only four things Peter taught in 1 Peter: (1) our ultimate salvation comes at the end of our life not the beginning of our Christian life, (2) our souls are purified in obeying the truth not by “faith only,” (3) our prayers are heard once we become Christians not while we retain the guilt of past sins, (4) our baptism into Christ brings us into a saved state of acceptability before God—our faithfulness being required has already been discussed. None of these examples are optional. Therefore, no one should believe and teach that “speaking as the oracles of God” is optional. The application of this study is for us to seriously practice “speaking as the oracles of God” in our daily conversation.
WHAT GOD REQUIRES
Moses loved God and the people of God like no other. Prior to entering the Promised Land he prepared the hearts of the people to receive their long desired reward and respond to the statutes and judgments of God required of them. It would serve us well in the church today to spend a moment reflecting on a few of these basic requirements. Our text is Deuteronomy 10:12-14:
And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the Lord, and His statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good? Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
Let’s note from this text the 5 things Moses said God requires: 1) to fear the Lord thy God, 2) to walk in all His ways, 3) to love Him, 4) to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and 5) to keep the commandments of the Lord, and His statutes…for thy good.
“Fear the Lord thy God.” In Romans, Paul demonstrated the unrighteousness of people in general when he called attention to the fact that in part “there was no fear of God before their eyes.” He wrote, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before their eyes. Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God” (Romans 3:10-19). From this reading readily you can see why there is a requirement to “fear the Lord thy God.”
“Walk in all His ways.” Not some but all. Many people are content with some of God’s ways and find discussing them and doing them pleasing and even rewarding, but it is by “walking in all His ways” that we truly find a submissive pathway of life and leave a selfish pathway. You see when we do only those things in the Bible that please us, we’ve not submitted to God’s will at all. We just set out to please ourselves and cannot be the servant of Christ by doing that (Galatians 1:10).
“Love Him.” Passages like John 3:16 tell us of God’s love for us. This verse tells us of the need for our love for Him. No man or woman has ever become unfaithful to God because of God’s failure to love that person, but many have left God out of their lives due to their loss of love for Him.
“Serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul.” The more we as the people of God approach this objective, the more the world will see a people on fire for the Lord. Half-hearted service sickens the Lord (Revelation 3:16).
“Keep the commandments of the Lord and His statutes…for thy good.” If the Israelites had done this they interminably would have enjoyed the peace and prosperity of the good land to which they were going. Their history shows their division and ultimate destruction. Today, the church must learn the lessons of the past—that keeping the commandments of the Lord is for thy good—and in the place of languishing in apathy, rise to cherish the Bible and show everyone that obeying it is “for thy good.”
“Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is.” This last sentence encourages us look up to God in appreciation for all the blessings physical and especially spiritual He has in store for all those who do as He requires.
A fitting companion study for anyone who is a member of the church of Christ is to think of “your calling” because “the church” from evkklhsi,a means “the called out ones” as of those called out of the world and called together into the church of Christ.
THE CONSIDERATION OF YOUR CALLING
When an apostle asks you to take a look at “your calling,” that examination generates a spiritual benefit for you. Paul wrote, “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 1:26-31).
THE HOPE OF YOUR CALLING
Our being called into the one body, the church, carries with it a unified hope or earnest expectation of our present and ultimate salvation in heaven. Within this impressive list is the Christian’s hope: “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all” (Ephesians 4:4-6).
THE DILIGENCE OF YOUR CALLING
Surely, it is recognized that anything this meaningful and consequential carries duty’s demands. The weight and significance of the charge and attending promise of Peter’s words cannot be overstated. See if you agree: “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” (2 Peter 1:10-11).
“Your calling” is to glorify God, live in hope of eternal salvation in Christ and in His church, and to continually put forward consistent effort or diligence to see to it that heaven is your eternal home.
GOD IS SEEKING YOU
“God is seeking you” is perhaps the best news we could ever hear. God sent His Son Jesus into the world, “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). Since at one point we were all lost (Romans 3:23), we all were and are in need of a Savior. We humans simply do not have within us the ability to direct our steps to heaven; we must have God’s leadership if we would avoid the absolute and eternal horrors of hell and find our way home to the reward and joys of heaven. Jeremiah wrote, “O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps” (Jeremiah 10:23).
The salvation of we humans is far more complicated than most people of my acquaintance realize. For example, God is just and cannot and will not simply overlook the sin in a person’s life. Passages to read on this point include: Exodus 34:7 and Acts 17:30-31. Sins in a person’s life are committed at a price. Of this price Paul wrote, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). Reflection on Paul’s mention of spiritual death caused him to exclaim, “[God] who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us” (2 Corinthians 1:10). Very possibly one reason so many people will be lost in hell forever and ever is because they simply do not allow themselves to think of the price at which their sins have been committed. Most will die and later face the judgment bar of Christ while yet in their sins.
“God is seeking you” to worship Him. Jesus told us, “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. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth” (John 4:23-24). God is seeking us to save us, and He is seeking us to worship Him. The two concepts are interconnected through the Bible doctrine of sanctification where we are “set apart as holy unto God.” On this point Paul wrote, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; That He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Ephesians 5:25-27).
Since “God is seeking you,” you should be seeking Him. A few powerful verses on this point will round out our brief study. Psalm 105:3, “Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.” Isaiah 55:6-7, “Seek ye the Lord while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” And, Acts 17:27, “That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us.” “God is seeking you;” are you seeking Him?
HOW WE KNOW JESUS IS THE CHRIST
In his interview with Louis S. Lapides, a former Jew, for his book The Case for Christ Lee Strobel asked what his parents had taught him about the Messiah. Lapides’ shocking reply was, “It never came up.” Strobel wanted to be sure he’d heard him correctly. Lapides repeated, “Never…I don’t even remember it being an issue in Hebrew school” (pp. 173-174). While unconscionable, it stands to reason that to promote Judaism today Old Testament teaching on the Messiah must be kept to a minimum or, as in the case of Lapides, omitted altogether.
Things like establishing proper descent from Abraham to qualify a Messianic candidate today would be impossible because the Jewish Wars of A.D. 66-70 which ended with the destruction of the Jewish Temple likewise saw the loss of all genealogical records stored in the Temple which would be needed for the purpose. No wonder Jews today never talk about a coming Messiah.
The prophecies in the Old Testament concerning the Messiah (Hebrew) or the Christ (Greek) meaning “the anointed one” (John 1:41) are uniquely fulfilled in Jesus. In the short space of this article convincing proof can be given. For example, Daniel said the kingdom of Christ would be established in the days of the Roman kings when Rome was a world power (Daniel 2:44). The historical period of the Roman Empire was 63 B.C. to A.D. 476. The kingdom or church of Christ was established in A.D. 33 (Matthew 16:18; Acts 2:47; 28:31; Colossians 1:13). No other time period of the world’s history would ever qualify. A selection from the hundreds of prophetic statements concerning Christ strengthen the proof that Jesus is the Christ.
The Christ would have to be a descendant of Abraham (Genesis 12:1-3), Judah (Genesis 49:10), and David (2 Samuel 7:12-13). Jesus was (Matthew 1:1-17; Psalm 132:11; 16:8-11; Acts 2:25-36).
The Christ would have to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2). Jesus was (Matthew 2:1).
The Christ would have to be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14). Jesus was (Matthew 1:18-25).
The Christ would have to be sinless (Isaiah 53:1-12). Jesus was (Matthew 27:19, 24; Mark 15:14; Luke 23:4; 1 Peter 2:22-23).
The Christ would have to be crucified (Psalm 22:16). Jesus was (Matthew 27:35-36).
The Christ would have to be buried with the rich (Isaiah 53:9). Jesus was (John 19:38-42).
The Christ would have to be raised from the dead the third day (Matthew 12:40, 16:21). Jesus was (Luke 24:7, 21).
Therefore, in just these few short statements we know how Jesus and Jesus alone is the Christ. No one in history before or as long as the world stands since can ever again qualify, only Jesus is the Christ (John 20:30-31).
ADD THOU NOT UNTO HIS WORDS
The Bible says, “Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be
found a liar” (Prov. 30:6). The wise man cautioned against a perennial tendency of
mankind to add to God’s words. An exposure of the creeds of men sometimes
yields statements of denial of their existence from their perhaps unwitting
adherents. While some preachers hoist high the catechism or the discipline, other
preachers do not open their creed books and read from them before the
congregation. They obviously wish to convey that the Bible alone is the standard
rule of faith and practice. Certainly, the Bible should be just that as II Timothy
3:16-17 and other passages clearly teach, but distinctive doctrines consistently
taught which are not found in the Bible suggest a common source. Many times that
source is a creed book.
One example recently presented will serve as proof that a prominent Baptist
preacher preaches right out of the Standard Baptist Manual and not the Bible.
Again, he did not inform the membership that he was; he wanted to convey to them
the idea that his material was from the Bible. Here is what Adrian Rogers from the
Bellevue Baptist Church wrote: “Baptism isn’t necessary for salvation, but it is
necessary for obedience” (“Inspiration’s View of Baptism” by Lennie Reagan, The
Messenger, July 16, 2000, p. 3).
Now, here is what The Standard Manual for Baptist Churches by Edward T.
Hiscox, D.D. says: “Baptism is not essential to salvation, for our churches utterly
repudiate the dogma of ‘baptismal regeneration’; but it is essential to obedience,
since Christ has commanded it” (pp. 20-21). Perhaps placing the abbreviated
statements side by side will help to emphasize the point:
Rogers Baptist Manual
Baptism isn’t necessary for salvation, Baptism is not essential to salvation, .
but it is necessary for obedience. but it is essential to obedience. . . .
Many have been the times when Baptists have argued, “We do not use a manual. I
have never heard of The Standard Manual for Baptist Churches.” This example
proves that their preachers have heard of it and, in fact, at least on occasion preach right out of it. The manual itself states, “Members, on being received to fellowship,
are not required to subscribe or pledge conformity to any creed-form, but are
expected to yield substantial agreement to that which the church with which they
unite has adopted” (p. 56). From where does the name “Baptist” and the particular
practices unique to them come if not from the manual or those who know it so well
they can recite it without ever acknowledging its existence? The new name that the
mouth of the Lord would name is “Christian,” not “Baptist” (Isa. 62:2; Acts
It takes the manual to evade the force of Jesus’ teaching on the essentiality of
baptism for both salvation and obedience in Mark 16:16, “He that believeth and is
baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” Belief, number
one, plus baptism, number two, yields salvation, number three. Why did Jesus say,
“But he that believeth not shall be damned,” instead of, “But he that believeth not
and is not baptized shall be damned”? Because if a person does not believe in
Christ, he is “condemned already” (John 3:18). The true believer will be baptized;
the unbeliever will not be baptized.
The Bible has a timeless relevance, and all who heed it will be simply and only
Christians. The Baptists do not believe this truth because of what the manual says
on page 22: “It is most likely that in the Apostolic age when there was but ‘one
Lord, one faith, and one baptism’ and no differing denominations existed, the
baptism of a convert by that very act constituted him a member of the church, and
at once endowed him with all the rights and privileges of full membership. In that
sense baptism was the ‘door into the church.’ Now, it is different; and while the
churches are desirous of receiving members, they are wary and cautious that they
do not receive unworthy persons. The churches therefore have candidates come
before them, make their statement, give their ‘experience,’ and then their reception
is decided by a vote of the members.”
The church does not belong to the members; it belongs to Christ (Matt. 16:18; Acts
20:28). And, those who repent and are baptized for the remission of their sins are
added to the church by the Lord (Acts 2:38, 47). Jesus Christ has the ability to
search the hearts; men do not (Rev. 2:23).
ARE YOU “IN CHRIST”?
The vital importance of being “in Christ” is seen in the many New Testament references to it. 77 times the New Testament mentions the phrase “in Christ.” Let’s explore several of these occurrences and see what may be gleaned from the pursuit.
The Faith Is “In Christ”
“And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ” (Acts 24:24).
Redemption Is “In Christ”
“Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 3:24).
Life Is “In Christ”
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2).
Love Of God Is “In Christ”
“Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:39).
The Truth Is “In Christ”
“I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost” (Rom. 9:1).
“Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity” (I Tim. 2:7).
The One Body Is “In Christ”
“So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another” (Rom. 12:5).
Sanctification Is “In Christ”
“Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours” (I Cor. 1:2).
Wisdom Is “In Christ”
“We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honorable, but we are despised” (I Cor. 4:10).
Hope Is “In Christ”
“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable” (I Cor. 15:19).
Triumph Is “In Christ”
“Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in every place” (II Cor. 2:14).
Simplicity Is “In Christ”
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (II Cor. 11:3).
Liberty Is “In Christ”
“And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage” (Gal. 2:4).
Unity Is “In Christ”
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28).
The Faithful Are “In Christ”
“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus, and to the faithful in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 1:1).
All Spiritual Blessings Are “In Christ”
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Eph. 1:3).
All Things Are “In Christ”
“That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him” (Eph. 1:10).
Created “In Christ”
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Eph. 2:10).
His Promise Is “In Christ”
“That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel” (Eph. 3:6).
His Eternal Purpose Is “In Christ”
“According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Eph. 3:8).
The Saints Are “In Christ”
“Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons” (Phil. 1:1).
“Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren which are with me greet you” (Phil. 4:21).
Consolation Is “In Christ”
“If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies” (Phil. 2:1).
Rejoicing Is “In Christ”
“For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Phil. 3:3).
The Prize Is “In Christ”
“I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:14).
Faith And Love Are “In Christ”
“And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (I Tim. 1:14).
Grace Is “In Christ”
“And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (I Tim. 1:14).
Salvation Is “In Christ”
“Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory” (II Tim. 2:10).
Are You “In Christ”?
How Do You Get Into Christ?
“For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ” (Gal. 3:26-27).
“Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?” (Rom. 6:3).
". . and upon this rock I will build my church . ." -- Matthew 16:18.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.