The Bible presents itself as the inspired Word of God, truth, God's revelation of Himself, eternal, profitable, and trustworthy. We are instructed to handle it carefully and correctly. I have a friend, who loves the Word of God, and recently wrote the following: "Scripture and the wisdom in it, is a privileged and precious thing. It is God's knowledge. Using it to boast, or to be a clever, show-off would be a huge, huge mistake for anyone. The Bible is presious "living water" from God, and it's incredible to think that we could be capable of using it arrogantly, like it was some kind of "insider" information. I, along with others, need to remember that the scripture is not mine, and it is not for my glory. It's for God's glory! As long as I can remember, and keep that in mind, God's word will help me to realize and believe His greatness and glory. I hope for once, that I'm wise enough to do with the scriptures what He has intended for me to do. Catchy phrases and neat sayings are one thing, but God's word and its true purpose can strike like a sword to our hearts when He talks to us. I pray that we all remember this, and in seeking and finding His wisdom, we will use it for the purposes God intended." Amen, my friend! Well said.
If you are new to the area and looking for a church to call home. Maybe you wish to learn more about our denomination. Or perhaps you are seeking a closer relationship with The Lord and need salvation. Whatever your reasons, we are glad you have chosen to visit us and welcome you to our website. Within this site, you can learn more about our church, our doctrine of faith and our ministry and outreach. While we hope you find this website helpful and informative, we encourage you to visit us in person and get to know our family of believers. God Bless You!
It has been said that we are never more like Jesus, than when we are forgiving someone, who has wronged us. On April 10, Pastor Marlin will begin a four-part series of messages on the subject of forgiveness. Don't miss any of these teachings, because God could use them to set you free!
LOCAL | Within our various communities, fellowshipping and ministering to each other. The last Sunday of each month is the suggested time, but surely your group can decide what works best for you. Our church encompasses a large area from Hoyt Lakes to Mountain Iron, from Ely to Eveleth, and beyond. Local groups are a great way to build relationships and invite new visitors to join in and feel welcome.
How many people have excitedly begun reading through the Bible, only to arrive at this third book. After reading a chapter or two about offerings and sacrifices, they decide to skip Leviticus altogether!
I have recently been blessed by the first chapters of Leviticus. In these chapters, God gives Israel some detailed instructions for offerings and sacrifices that were to be made at the newly constructed tabernacle.
Burnt offering- the death of an animal paid the penalty for a person's sin, removing guilt before God.
Peace offering- the death of an animal brought reconciliation with God, restoring fellowship with Him.
Sin offering- the death of an animal brought forgiveness and cleansing to the sinner.
Guilt offering- the death of an animal gave opportunity for restitution and a clear conscience.
Grain offering- the presenting of this offering provided the strength and freedom to serve God again, with sin taken out of the way.
Why does this cause me to feel blessed?
Look at what Hebrews 9:12 and 10:10 say to us: "Jesus did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but He entered the Most Holy Place, once for all, by His own blood, having obtained eternal redemption...we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all."
It took five repeated offerings involving many animals, much death, and much blood, to do for the sinner what the one death of Jesus did for me on the cross! Through Jesus' shed blood, my sin has been paid for, I have peace with God, I am forgiven and cleansed, I have a clear conscience, and I am able to serve God freely. That is the blessing! No more animals or blood! "Jesus paid it all; all to Him I owe."
One of the trademarks of this body of believers is that we are committed to being "One Another People". That is, we strive to live out the 36 Biblical principles that deal with how we are to treat one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. The "One Another Principles" are: