Pastor's Weekly Pen

 

August 7, 2022

 

THE TRUTH SETS US FREE

 

Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

 

                                           John 8:31-32

 

    "If you abide in My word" is a conditional phase. It has an "if, then" which must be kept if the promise is to become reality. In this sentence, the "if" is abiding in His word. The "then" is you will be disciples of mine. When we do not abide, then we cannot say that we are His disciple.

 

     The "abiding" is to hear, accept, and do! We do not abide if we only hear. For the word to be real in us, it must determine our thoughts and then our actions! If we do these, then we will be counted as His disciples!

 

     As we "do" the words of Jesus, then we will come into the reality of the truths of God which are the reality of the truths of God which are the foundational truths of the reality of His creation. They are the basis of life lived with purpose and fruitfulness. We are "set free" as we finally know the true reason for our existence. We will walk in His truth which is the only real truth! Abide and be set free!

 

                                            Apostle James

 

 

 

 

WORSHIP

You may see some things in our worship that are different. Listed below are a few of these things and their scriptural references.

Singing In The Spirit:

1 Cor. 14:15, Psalm 149:1,

Eph. 5:19

 

Lifting Up “Holy Hands”: Psalm 63:4, Psalm 134:2,

1 Tim. 2:8

 

Prophecy or Interpretation of Tongues:

1 Cor. 12:10, 1 Cor. 14

 

Word of Wisdom or Knowledge:

John 4:17, 1Cor. 2:11,12,

1Cor. 12:8

 

Being “Slain In The Spirit”:

2 Chron. 5:14, Matt. 28:4,

John 18:6, Acts 9:4

 

Flags and Banners:

Psalm 20:5, Ex. 17:15,

SS 2:4

Christian International

Leadership

Bishop Bill Hamon.

Founder of Christian International Ministries. A Prophet for over 60 years.

 

Apostle Leon Walters

Central Heartland Regional Director

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