MinistriesWhat We Believe
Grace, mercy and peace be unto all from God our Father and Jesus our Lord and Savior. We have experienced great Kingdom advancements, ministry growth, territory enlargement, edification, saint perfecting, word receiving and believing, worship, praise and miracles. What a wonderful time it is to be a part of this ministry and to witness the “SHIFT” in this house.
We are grateful for the new generation in First Church . A generation of believers who are walking with Holy boldness, a hunger and thirst for the word of God, a desire to worship and praise God, and a conviction to stand against unrighteousness, and are not afraid to denounce and destroy the yokes of institutionalism and traditionalism. We thank God for those who have declared that business as usual is not enough. Our willingness to obey the word of God and by following our Leader, God will bless those who honor His servants, and harken to the voice of the Lord as delivered through his set leader.
Our theme this year deals with set leadership and its value. Paul writes to timothy, his son/student, to deposit sound teaching and doctrine so that his legacy will be handed down with fidelity to the next generation. In Paul’s instruction to Christian Godliness and ethics for individuals, and church order and regulations he shifts his focus to those who labor in preaching and teaching.
He tells Timothy that the elders who rule will be considered worthy of double honor, amply compensated, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the scripture says, ‘you shall not muzzle an ox, while it is treading out grain’, and, “the laborer deserves to be paid’ (1 Timothy 5:18 NRSV). In other words, let the ox eat a little grain if he wants to, after all he is the one doing the work.
We must learn to value what we have while we have it. God send us his best because he loves us. If we don’t do all we can to value and care for what He gives us, we do God a disservice and risk losing what was given.