Preaching the unadulterated, uncompromising, and inerrant Word of God to all people regardless of the circumstances or the cultural climate of our times
(2 Tim 4:1-5).
Sunday School: 09:30 AM
Worship Service: 10:00 AM
Bellville South Primary School Hall
We have the incredible privilege to hear and know God personally through His Word!
The Bible is our principle platform for our encounters with the Lord Jesus Christ Who has something precious to say to us, and we must hear it excitedly! We are to get into God’s Word because it is the framework of the Living God. His principles, calls, and plans for us to know, grow, prosper in our lives and churches are in its pages. We must do our best to immerse ourselves to meet Him, to know Him, to internalize His precepts and live them out for His glory and our mutual benefit.
Therefore, we must listen, learn, and do …The Bible remains the only source of divine revelation and power that can sustain you as a Christian in your walk with God. Note these significant promises in the Scripture.
The Bible is the source of:
· Truth: “Sanctify them by Your truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17).
· God’s blessing: “But He said, ‘More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it'” (Luke 11:28).
· Victory: “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Eph. 6:17).
· Growth: “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” (1 Pet. 2:2).
· Power: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek” (Rom. 1:16).
· Guidance: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Ps. 119:105).
We are passionate about reaching the lost by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ effectively and biblical.
Why should we evangelize?
1. Desire to be obedient. Jesus commands his disciples to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19). Peter says to all Christians, “Be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Pet. 3:15, NIV). Peter says this to explain how we are to “set apart Christ as Lord,” that is, how we are to obey him. We should evangelize because God commands it.
2. Love for the lost. Love should compel us to have compassion on those in need, and everyone’s greatest need is eternal salvation. Consider how richly God has loved us (1 John 3:1, 4:10). If we are to love our neighbor as ourselves (Matt. 7:12), we should love them as we have been loved, which at the very least means sharing the gospel with them.
3. Love for God.Our ultimate motivation in evangelism must be to see God glorified, and God is glorified when the truth about him is known and made known. Thus our desire should be to glorify God by proclaiming the truth about him as often as we can. This motivation will sustain us when our love for others may run dry. If we are to faithfully evangelize despite rejection, opposition, and even persecution, our deepest motivation must be to glorify God.
The Believer is transformed by the Gospel
At Reformed Faith Mission Community Church we don’t just preach the Gospel, we live it out.
One of the evidences of genuine conversion is that one’s values, beliefs, and behavior progressively reflect the values, beliefs, and behavior presented in the Bible. Spiritual transformation reproduces gospel values in our lives. Gospel values are values that are exemplified in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Transformation is the process of believers being recreated in the likeness of Jesus Christ as described in the following verses:
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
-2 Corinthians 3:18
In the presence of ongoing sin and imperfection, gospel-centered transformation will allow for neither despair nor complacency. Despair or complacency in the life of a Christians is a warning signal that we have lost sight of the gospel of God’s grace. The remedy is not to work harder but to gaze more deeply in the glory of Christ revealed in the gospel. The gospel assures us that we are loved and accepted and empowers us in our weakness. As we look to the glory of Christ in the gospel, love and thankfulness are set aflame and generate the natural flow of obedience.