Church of Jerusalem Information Brochure

Church of Jerusalem Information Brochure

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Church of Jerusalem Information Brochure
Patricia L. Dempsey
Grand Canyon University
BIB123 New Testament History
February 8, 2009

Church of Jerusalem Information Brochure
Come and join the exciting new church forming in Jerusalem
You may have heard about the recent events surround the one called Jesus, the Christ. It has been verified by over 500 people to whom He appeared after His resurrection that Jesus intends His followers to become members of the church. The church is no building or civic organization, however. We are not identified by the location in which we meet. The church is group of followers of Christ who have been saved by Him.
On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit of God appeared to His apostles in the upper room and appeared as tongues of fire. After that, Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit began preaching and calling all the Jews to become faithful to God by following Christ in belief and in baptism. In His first sermon, 5,000 were converted, and the church continues to grow with amazing speed.
The main purpose of the church is the spreading of the church. Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He spoke to His followers and said, “And you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Indeed, He has sent His followers out with a mission to spread the gospel.
That is not all the church does, however. While being witnesses is important to the work of the church member, we are engaged in many other important objectives. We meet together daily for fellowship. Those of us who are blessed with many possessions give of them freely so that nobody will be in need. We encourage one another and teach each other from what we know of Christ’s ministry. The apostles are very important to our teaching, because we don’t, yet, have any written accounts of the life of Christ. They are the...

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