Be equipped for life and service! Inviting New Christians! Learn more about your life in Christ!
LIFE IN CHRIST SEMINAR
Starting this Sunday
March 6, 13, 20 & 27
Can one be intimate with God? Yes, because you are created for this purpose. To be intimate with Him is to have an unhindered fellowship with God, walking daily with Him, and pursuing passionately His presence.
Jesus led us to intimacy with the Father. He reconciled us, removed our sins, and restored us back to a right position. Without Christ, intimacy with God is impossible. Knowing all this is not enough. One must have an experience to fully understand the requisites for intimacy. ‘Being Intimate with God’ or BIG Retreats are held from time to time to teach new followers what it means to experience God and break free from a hurtful past. Learn about Inner Heal- ing, Deliverance, Victorious Christian Living, Freedom in Christ, and Being Filled with the Holy Spirit.
Join our next ‘BIG Retreat’ this November 18-19, 2015. It’s two full days of learning about intimacy with the Father. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and discover what it means to really experience God.
Water baptism is commanded in the Scriptures. Everyone who accepts Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and repents of his sins are to be baptized. To be immersed in water is to declare to the world you have died with Christ and have been raised with Him.
This marks that start of one’s walkin the newness of life. The Good News is not to be kept secret so go public about your faith in Jesus. It’s the next step for everyone who has decided to follow Him. Our church regularly holds Water Baptism as a divine ordinance. If you know in your heart that you are ready to tell the world about your commitment, join the next Water Baptism schedule. Be baptized and start your Christian walk.
Milestones are supposed to be remembered and celebrated. These are moments when we reflect on what has hap- pened while at the same time look to the future with hope and anticipation.
This coming January 2016, ICS will celebrate its 40th anniversary and while we remember and celebrate the past, we do so in the context of God’s faithfulness. Without God’s leading and guidance, we would be lost and divided as a church. We have seen a wonderful transformation in our church and we can only attribute it to the Holy Spirit’s work in the hearts of people. May we all unite in the spirit of gratitude and thanksgiving to God for what He has done.
And as we reflect on the future, we open ourselves to God’s calling to spread His gospel of love and grace so that more people may experience the life-changing power of Jesus. We are called as a church to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth. May we answer that call and may we share our time, talent and resources so that others may experience His gift of salvation.
Let us not just be spectators in this important milestone of ICS. Let us all be active participants. And as we prepare to greet one another a Happy 40th Anniversary, let us reflect on God’s word to the Israelites as they were about to enter the promised land. – By: Ardie Balderrama
“Be careful to obey all the commands I am giving you today. Then you will live and multi- ply, and you will enter and occupy the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors. Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands. – Deuteronomy 8:1-2 (NLT)