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!
New fall series of Sunday messages, called "Believer Examples". This five-part series is from I Timothy 4:12, looking at each of the areas where young Timothy (and us) need to be examples of what it is like to be a believer in Jesus Christ. The series begins October 12.
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.
I heard that newspapers have what is called, "second coming" type. It is the largest print they have, and it is reserved for headlines that announce only the biggest and most devastating events. The last three events that warranted "second coming" type were the attack on Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassinations, and the World Trade Center attack.
So, "second coming" refers to the biggest and most devastating events? That must mean that the second coming of Jesus Christ is seen as very big and devastating, because that is obviously where they got the phrase.
I would say that they are right: Jesus is coming again, and that is the biggest event I can think of! His return will indeed, be devastating. But, it will only be devastating to those who don't know Him, because it will mean judgment for them. For we who know Jesus, love Him, and follow Him, His return will be wonderful! We will see Him face to face, and we will be with Him forever. Our faith and hope will become reality.
Friends, may the SECOND COMING of Jesus Christ be wonderful for you; not devastating.
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: