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!
On June 19, Pastor Marlin begins a summer series of messages called "I Am". We will look at the "I am" statements made by Jesus, as recorded in the gospel of John. What was He saying about Himself with these claims? How are each of the "I ams" connected with the Old Testament? What role do each of these teachings play in our lives today?
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 have a concern about vacations. It seems that many Christians not only take a break from the regular routine while on vacation, but they also take a break fom essential aspects of their walk with Jesus.
For instance, although we pack everything else, it is very common to leave our Bibles at home. Admit it, friends! Do we think that, since we are on vacation, there will be no need for our "sword"? will the devil rest from his attacks, whle we are traveling? Of course not! Let me encourage you to bring your Bibles on vacation. Continue to find opportunities to read, study, or meditate on God's word. It is our "lifeline", whether at home or on vacation.
Another concern is the tendency for us to not meet with other believers for worship and fellowship, while on vacation. We know that the Bible instructs us to "not forsake the assembling of yourselves together". This verse in Hebrews 10 does not add "unless you are on vacation". Even while away from home, we need to experience corporate worship. It is a time of encouragement that should not be left behind.
Let me encourage you to put into your vacation plans, the worship of our Lord with His people. No matter where you are, if you look, you'll find a church where God is worshiped and His word is taught. If you happen to be vacationing out in the "middle of nowhere", plan your own service of worship on the Lord's Day.
Vacations are great, and we need them. As you plan yours, remember to pack your Bible. And when the Lord's Day comes, be prepared to find a group of His people, with whom you can worship.
By the way, Jeannine and I leave for the cabin tomorrow. I will pack my Bible, and we have already decided on where we will worship this Sunday.
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: