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Sunday Morning:

9:00 Breakfast Fellowship

9:30 Bible Lessons for all

10:30 Worship Service

 

Sunday Evening:

6:00 School of Discipleship

Current Study: Eschatology

"Reflecting on the

Reality of Revelation"

 

Wednesday Evening:

6:30 Adult Group Studies

-"Children in Action"

-"Upper Room Teens

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Abounding Hope Church

 

PO Box 1004 Licking MO

Telephone: 573.674.1004

Pastor: Dr. James Miller

Becoming A Christian

Jesus said "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."       (John Chapter 3 Verse 3)

 

What does it mean to be born again?

-Literally it means to be born "from above." It is a term which describes the experience of trusting and receiving Jesus Christ as one's personal Savior and Lord.

-It speaks of receiving Jesus by receiving His Holy Spirit through confession and repentance of sin.

What is the kingdom of God? 

-In the simplest terms, the "kingdom of God" speaks of the rule of God.

-It could be said that wherever the Lord Jesus Christ reigns, there you have the "kingdom of God."

-When a person surrenders himself or herself to Jesus in salvation, they become a part of the "Kingdom."

-The phrase "kingdom of God" sometimes refers to the future reign of Christ on earth which scholars often refer to as "The Millennial Kingdom."

 

The Apostle Paul wrote: "The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are being saved it is the power of God."        (1st Corinthians 1:18)

 

What is the "preaching of the cross?".

-It is the message of the gospel which is that Jesus (Only begotten Son of God) was crucified on an old rugged cross (taking upon Himself the punishment mankind deserved for sin), being buried, and then resurrecting from the dead!

-Jesus showed the greatest love of God in allowing Himself to be sacrificed for our sins

(Consider John 3:16)

What is meant by the "power of God?"

-The "power of God" is the message of the cross, the only way a person can be saved, that is to say, the only way a person can inherit eternal life, the only way a person can be confident that heaven will be their eternal home. By God's power and His power alone can a person be "saved."