THE MEANING OF SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND THE
“Therefore, brethren, desire earnestly to prophesy, and do not forbid
to speak with tongues” (I Cor. 14:39).
“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit
of all … to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to
another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to
another the interpretation of tongues”
(I Cor. 12:7, 10).
“But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and
comfort to men” (I Cor. 14:3).
WHY PRAY WITH THE LAYING ON OF HANDS AND
ANOINTING WITH OIL?
“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church,
and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the
Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise
him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven”
WHY AN ALTER CALL?
“Come now and let us reason together, says the Lord, though your
sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white like snow; though they
are red like crimson, they shall be as wool” (Isa. 1:18).
“But as many as received him, to them he gave right to
become children of God to those who believe in His name”
“Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give
you rest” (Matt. 11:28).
WHY ARE WE EXUBERANT?
“After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in
heaven, saying Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honour and power
belong to the Lord our God! … and the twenty-four elders and the
four living creatures fell down and worshipped God who sat on the
throne, saying “Amen! Alleluia! … and I heard as it were the voice of
a great multitude, as the sound of many waters and as the sound of
mighty thunderings saying “Alleluia! for the Lord God Omnipotent
reigns!” (Rev. 19:1, 4, 6).
“And one cried to another and said: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of
hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory! … and the posts of the door
were shaken by the voice of him who cried out, and the house was
filled with smoke”
(Is. 6:3, 4).
PROCLAIMING OUR FAITH
We believe in the triune God:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in God the Father, the Almighty Creator of heaven and
We believe in Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God who was
conceived of the Holy Spirit, born from the virgin Mary, who suffered
and died on the cross, and was buried and descended to hell, who
rose from the dead on the third day, ascended to heaven and is now
sitting at the right hand of God the Almighty Father.
We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts us of sin and leads us in
We believe in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men and
inspired by the Holy Spirit.
We believe that man was created by God but lost eternal life
because of sin. It is, however, the will of God that all be saved
through faith in Jesus Christ.
We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues.
We believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in the presence of the fruit of the Holy Spirit and that man
should strive to live a holy and committed life.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the church of all born
again Christians. The church is responsible for spreading the gospel
to all mankind.
We believe in the Water Baptism of Believers through immersion.
We believe in the Holy Communion as ordained by Jesus Christ.
We believe in the rapture as described in the Bible.
We believe in the day of reckoning when Jesus Christ will judge all
mankind living and dead.
We believe in an everlasting hell.
We believe in the New Heaven and New Earth
where God will reign in Glory.
The Lord makes us as a city on a mountain that can not be hidden
To make Jesus Christ known as the light of the world and prepare
each member for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be
built up (Eph. 4:12).
OUR MANNER OF WORSHIP
WHY DO WE PRAISE GOD OUT LOUD?
“Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy
name” (Ps. 103:1).
“My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; the humble shall hear of it
and be glad” (Ps. 34:2).
WORSHIP THROUGH SONG
Singing plays a major role in worshipping the Lord. It is a sign of
gladness and victory. God’s people have reason to be glad.
“Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with
singing” (Ps. 100:2).
WHY THE CLAPPING OF HANDS?
“Oh, clap your hands, all you people!
Shout to God with the voice of triumph!” (Ps. 47:1).
“… They anointed him, and the people clapped their hands
and shouted …” (II Kings 11:12).
It is an the expression of gladness and victory.
“So that the people could not discern the noise of the shout of joy
from the noise of the weeping of the people, for the people
shouted with a loud shout, and the sound was heard afar off.”
“And all the people went up after him and the people played the
flutes and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth seemed to split
with their sound.” (I Kings 1:40).
“Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of
Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and
praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had
seen” (Luke 19:37).
WHY PRAY WITH RAISED HANDS?
“Thus I will bless you while I live; I will lift up my hands in your
name. My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and
my mouth shall praise you with joyful lips” (Ps. 63:4-5).
“Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord”
“I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy
hands, without wrath and doubting” (I Tim. 2:8).