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 Sunday, March 22, Pastor Marlin begins a four message series called, "Four-Part Harmony". In this series, he will harmonize the Gethsemane, Triumphal Entry, Crucifixion, and Resurrection accounts from the four gospels. Join us, as we remember and celebrate the Passion of Jesus Christ together.
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.
Have you seen "The Lego Movie?" in the movie, there is a song called "Everything is Awesome". Some of the lyrics go like this:
Trees, frogs, clogs, they're awesome
rocks, clocks, and socks, they're awesome
figs, and jigs, and twigs, that's awesome
Everything you see, or think, or say, is awesome
It's a cute, fun song. But, it is all wrong!
Think about it; if everything is awesome, then nothing is awesome.
By definition, when something is awesome, it inspires a quaking or shrinking in fear. Awe is an intense reverence, fear and wonder, caused by something majestic, sublime, or sacred.
The Bible says that God, His name, His works, and His word are awesome. That is all!
Read about it in Exodus 15:11; Deuteronomy 10:12-17; Psalm 66:3-5; 99:1-3; 119:120; Eccelesiastes 5:7; Hebrews 12:28,29
I strongly suggest that we reserve the word, "awesome" for the only One who is truly awesome; the LORD GOD! It won't be easy, because we have developed a habit of using the word for many things. But try it. It's the way it should be.
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: