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"

 

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. — James 4:7-8 (NIV)

 

"A Word for the Journey"

 

    Just an Observer

    Tue, Nov 14, 2017

    People seemed to follow Jesus wherever He went – to towns and villages, hills and mountainsides, streets and synagogues. Perhaps most went after Him to see the miracles and healings. Many might have been curious about his teachings.

    Despite the multitudes that pursued him daily, very few followers made the commitment to go with Jesus. Only a handful of disciples decided to walk away from the past, to leave family and friends, to give up homes and occupations, to sacrifice their own lives for the lives of others. In the end, just a small band of ordinary men were willing to surrender all they possessed for the hope of what was to come in eternity.

    You and I have a choice to make today. You can follow Jesus or you can be an observer. You may watch and observe from a distance or we can be right next to Him, close enough to feel His touch. You can know Him intimately, as a friend, and as a Savior.

    Like Paul in his letter to the Philippians, we must consider everything worthless and unimportant “compared to knowing Jesus Christ.” All we forfeit now we will get back a thousand-fold. God’s scale is always weighted in our favor because of his unconditional love. We can never lose, nor will we ever be sold short.

     

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