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 January 3, Pastor Marlin begins the first series of messages for 2016. The title of the series is "Lovers in Terrible Times". It will be a study of 2 Timothy 3:1-4, where Paul describes "the terrible times in the last days." He may be describing America in 2016! Join us, as we consider what is behind these "terrible" times.
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.
Danjuma's grave is still empty. Villagers had dug the 13-year old boy's final resting place after he was critically hacked with machetes during an attack by Islamic insurgents.
But this young Nigerian miraculously survived. After a long recovery, still bearing the scars and reminders of the attack, Danjuma says that his relationship with Jesus has grown stronger. He asks that when believers around the world hear his story, they pray for him, that he would have strength to serve the Lord.
24-year old Mary Patrick was kidnapped when the Boko Haram attacked her Nigerian village. She experienced four months of captivity, during which she was raped multiple times and watched, as her sister was murdered for not renouncing her Christian faith.
One night when the terrorists were drunk, Mary Patrick and an older woman escaped. She is now the only living member of her family.
When asked how believers can pray, she said, "I am a born again Christian, and I am thankful for my life. Pray that all Christians in Nigeria will be strengthened."
The writer of the book of Hebrews says, "Remember those in prison, as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated, as if you yourself were suffering."
Let us read accounts like these in a spirit of prayer for our brothers and sisters who are suffering.
Let us give thanks for those who are willing to suffer, rather than deny Christ. Let us be ready to give an answer to anyone who challenges our belief in Jesus Christ.
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: