First United Pentecostal Church, Ravenswood

 

Pastor David Johnston

 

Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: ...  

Psalms 150:1 (KJV)

 

Our Mission: Growth,  Spiritually - Individually - Numerically
Our Purpose: To be an end-time Apostolic Church in Passion, Purpose and Practice

 

We have a variety of ministries to meet every person's need, ministries to aid in the building of families and the changing of lives.  We believe God has promised an outpouring of His Spirit in the last days.  We invite you to come see for yourself what God is still doing today, for He still heals, saves, and has a profound impact on people's lives.

We love to praise and worship God.  If you are tired of the same old thing, please, "Come Join Us!"

 

"Live in such a way that those who know you but don't know God,

 will come to know God, because they know you"

 

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. — Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)

 

"A Word for the Journey"

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    Sun, Aug 21, 2016

    This past week, we took Nicholas’ car to the garage for some repairs.  Ultimately, we had to replace the alternator.  Nick was so glad to get his car back quickly, until that evening, when the car wouldn’t start again.  The next day, the car was towed to the garage again.  The mechanics began to work the car over until they found a sensor that needed replaced.

    I know, you’ve been there too.  The point is, that both Nicholas and I believed that when we picked the car up the first time, it was totally repaired.  We were wrong.

    In other words, it is possible to have perfect faith in something that is not true.   Let me give you some examples of things people believe that are not true.
    The first one is this, “I am a good person so I will be okay. My goodness will get me into heaven.”

    The second is, “I admit I have problems, but my sins do not need to be atoned for.”
    Here is a big one, “That all religions are the same and all roads lead to God.”
    This one is almost the same, “That any beliefs are okay, as long as you believe them.”  (ignorance as an excuse)

    To believe these, ignores scriptures like, (John 3.5), “Except a man is born again, he cannot enter the kingdom of Heaven.”  Another scripture is “Except we repent, we shall all perish.”

    Those are only two, but there are so many more.  The Bible tells us to “search the scriptures”.  Choosing to believe something does not make it right.  But choosing to believe the Bible is always right.

     

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