The Basics of Christianity

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Wednesday Night 4/16/14

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Heaven and Hell The difference between hell, hades, Tartarus, and Gahanna. Hades: an intermediate godless state. Tartarus: the place where the evil angels were sent. Gahanna: hell as we think of it. The lake of fire that is a sinner’s final destination. The Valley of┬áHinnom was a place where they took trash, bodies, etc. to […]

Wednesday Night 4/9/14

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The Second Coming of Jesus Rapture means joyous carrying away. Teaching once spread that Jesus had already come again, but Paul refuted that. Some still say the second coming is behind us. He’s coming back. It’s our part to be ready. You become ready when you accept Jesus into your life. Scripture coming from: Matthew […]

Wednesday Night 4/2/14

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Washing the saint’s feet It was custom for guests to a home to be given water to wash their feet when they arrive. Examples of foot washing in the Old and New Testament. It was custom for a Gentile slave to wash feet; it was considered beneath a Jewish slave. The task was beneath a […]

Wednesday Night 3/26/14

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Communion Communion is in the Bible 3 times. It is identification with Christ and his body of believers. The Last Supper was Jesus and his disciples observing Passover. The Last Supper was the last Passover and the first Communion. It’s not what we’re drinking, it’s what it represents. When we don’t discern what communion represents, […]

Wednesday Night 3/19/14

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Baptism Bancroft Mission’s stance on baptism. Old Testament cleansing as related to baptism today. It was revolutionary that Jews needed to be baptized. Baptizing is explaining to the world that you now belong to Jesus. All you need to be baptized is to believe in Jesus. Scripture coming from: Matthew 4, Luke 16, Acts 8.

Wednesday Night 3/12/14

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Resurrection Truth, its relevance to us, and its effect on the world. The Truth is found in prophecy. The testimony of Jesus. The boldness of Peter. The testimony of Paul. “On the cross, Jesus died for us. In the resurrection, Jesus gave his life to us. In life, he lives his life through us”. Salvation […]

Wednesday Night 3/5/14

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Born Again Getting rid of the black spot. Natural man can’t come into the presence of God. Man is on a different plane than God. Objectively: Christ died for all. Subjectively: Must be embraced by the individual. We must embrace salvation as an individual. Jesus was born of a virgin so he didn’t inherit the […]

Wednesday Night 2/26/14

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Original Sin Soul is the essence of man. Because of Adam’s sin, everybody is born with the absence of God in their lives. This is original sin. Scripture coming from: Genesis 2, 3, 5 & 6, II Peter 2, Psalms 51, Romans 5

Wednesday Evening 2/19/14

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The Basics of Christianity The Basics of Christianity starts with the Bible. We believe the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, to be the inspired word of God. There are 66 books in the Bible: 39 in the Old Testament, 27 in the New. Approximately 40 writers contributed to the Bible over a 1600 year period. […]