Because of Him we can live with God again. By learning and following His example, we can discover the blessings God has for us. Like the Bible, the Book of Mormon is a book of scripture that teaches about Jesus. It is the word of God and answers questions about life and the gospel. The Bible is the word of God. It leads us to Jesus and shows us how to follow His perfect example. Find out how biblical teachings help us find joy, meaning, and direction in life.
Learn how you can strengthen your family members and keep them centered on God. God has a plan for each of us. He created this earth and sent us here so we could have faith and find joy. Our challenges help us grow and prepare us to live with Him again. God is real. He is our Father in Heaven. He knows and loves each of us perfectly. He wants us to pray to Him and promises that He will hear and answer us.
Click here to see the full list. Does that mean we have exactly the same beliefs as every other Christian church? But we definitely consider ourselves devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ choose not to drink beer because we believe in an inspired health code that encourages us to take care of our bodies.
Most of it is common sense stuff.
No illegal drugs. No alcohol. No tobacco. But besides that, it also says no coffee or tea. Very much so. They all work together to teach us important truths about Jesus Christ. It depends. Temples are only open to members of the Church who have worked to prepare themselves to get the most out of their temple experience. But when temples are first built, and at other special times, open houses are held for the public so they can take a tour inside. We do think they are one in purpose. Their purpose is to help us achieve true joy, in this life and the life to come which we also believe in.
We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth.
We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion the New Jerusalem will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory.
We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. Canon Rev. John Fuller: What a declaration. John: And you can get all the great content when you donate at focusonthefamily. Jim: J. John is a world traveling evangelist and he and his wife Killy live in Hertfordshire, England.
That became one of our Best of programs. He really seems to strike a chord with our listeners. John at an Easter service in Australia. The first reason why I am a Christian is because Jesus Christ is alive. His resurrection authenticates Applause everything that He said, everything that He did. After Jesus rose from the dead, He spent 40 days before his ascension into heaven. During the day period that He taught, He neither withdrew, nor added anything that He had taught the previous three years. That is why we can believe Jesus about the past, about the present and about the future.
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The second reason why I am a Christian is because I need forgiveness. I need forgiveness. If you broke both of your legs, would you appreciate the use of a wheelchair to get around? So are you. I am a Christian because I need forgiveness. Jesus came into this world to do something for us. I was doing my shopping at a supermarket and the lady at the supermarket on the checkout desk, she had a cross around her neck.
It was nasty. What would you think? Big difference. Laughter Jesus came into this world to clear our overdraft, to clear our overdraft. In the front window is one of his masterpieces. It was one that he painted years before he was famous. The frame was broken. It was scratched. It was dented.
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The painting was dirty, but it was his. Give it back to me. Applause Jesus bought us back. Applause Jesus came into this world and died upon the cross, because by dying on the cross, He was purchasing for us forgiveness from the past. You know, when I experienced this, I experienced this on the 9thof February, Sound of a snap of fingers , the light came on.
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Straightaway, the light came on. And what was that? It is an incredibly amazing experience to be set free from the past. You and I cannot alter the past, but we can bring the past to the altar of God. Audience Response And we can be cleansed and set free. Why am I a Christian? I am a Christian because Jesus died on the cross for me to purchase for me forgiveness from the past.
New life! Today and a hope for the future! I love it when you read the Bible, you read about Jesus and you read about who He was and what He did and who He is. There are so many different images in the Bible to help us capture it. Jesus is the Bread of Life, so that bakers can understand. Laughter Jesus is the Water of Life so that plumbers can understand.
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Jesus is the Light of the World so that electricians can understand. Jesus is the Cornerstone, so that architects can understand. Jesus is the Great Physician, so that doctors and nurses can understand.
Jesus is the Good Teacher, so that educators can understand. Jesus is the Lily of the Valley so that florists can understand. Laughter Jesus is the Rock of Ages, so that geologists can understand. Jesus is the Pearl of Great Price, so that jewelers can understand.
Jesus is Wisdom, so that philosophers can understand. Jesus is the Word Applause , so that actors can understand. Applause Jesus is the Good Shepherd, so that farmers can understand. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, so that scientists can understand. Jesus is the King of Kings, so that the royalty can understand. Jesus is the Way, so that traffic wardens can understand. Laughter Jesus is the Truth, so that politicians can understand.
Laughter, Cheers and Applause Jesus is the Resurrection, so that funeral directors can understand. Laughter Jesus is the One! Cheers Jesus is Applause the One. Audience: Extended Applause. You should be a Christian because you need forgiveness. You should be a Christian because Jesus died for you so that you can have forgiveness from the past, new life today and a hope for the future. Program Note:. John F. End of Program Note. John: Think of your life like a car, just for a moment like a car, okay, the car of your life. To be a Christian means Christ is in your car. Now I know many of you have got Him in the car.
Invite Him in tonight. Those of you that have got Him in the car, where is He? On the backseat, a bit of a passenger? A bit of a companion, but still a passenger. Is He in the driving seat of the car of your life? Are you a backseat driver?
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Laughter The car gets to an intersection. Jesus turns left. But my belief in Jesus has to affect my behavior. Some of you tonight, you know Jesus is in the car of your life, but you need to reposition Jesus. His Spirit will produce in you and through you love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. Five months? Five years? Fifteen years? Okay, how fruity are you?