I’M NEW HERE

WHERE AND HOW TO START


A FEW WORDS FROM PASTOR KEVIN SERAAJ

GREETINGS!

Hello and welcome to our website.  It’s always a joy for us to meet new people, share our faith and get to know new additions to our church family. Here you will find useful information about how we approach the living out of our faith.  Our mission is the one given to us by God– to teach and baptize and lead His people in a growing relationship with The Word.  Your new life starts here.

Whatever your next step, just know that it’s time to take a bold step of faith and discover what God has in store for you. Change is inevitable.  It is impossible to go with God and stay where you are.



WHAT TO EXPECT

General Information

I. Why Am I Here?

Most people live their entire lives without ever knowing “WHY?” They exist year after year with no idea of why they live or God’s purpose for their lives. The most basic question a person can ask is, “What is the meaning of life?”

Everyone wants to be happy. People try many ways:
…Some look for happiness by acquiring possessions.
…Some look for happiness by experiencing pleasure.
…Some look for happiness by gaining prestige & power.

But real happiness comes from understanding your Purpose in life

1. God made me to LOVE ME
God says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love!” Jer. 31:3; Eph. 1:4-5
2. We were created to ENJOY a personal relationship with God and to MANAGE all of the rest of God’s creation! This makes us special!
Gen. 1:27-28; John 10:10
3. When we know and love God, and live in harmony with His purpose for our lives, it produces tremendous benefits in our lives.

II. What’s The Problem?

Man has a natural desire to BE THE BOSS and to ignore God’s principles for living.  The Bible calls this attitude SIN

“All of us, like sheep, have gone astray, and each of us has turned to his own way.” Isaiah 53:6; 1 John 1:8

Sin breaks our close relationship with God. It causes us to fear God and try to live our lives outside of His will.

“The trouble is that your sins have cut you off from God.” Isaiah 59:2 (LB)

III. What’s the solution?

When our relationship to God is not right, it causes PROBLEMS in every area of our lives — marriage, career, relationships, finances, etc. We often try many different things before turning to God.

“There are ways that SEEM right to man, but they only end in death.” Proverbs 16:25

Even when we know that our deepest need is God, we often try wrong ways of getting to know Him:

• “My mother was a Christian so…”
• “It doesn’t matter what you believe, just be sincere.”

Jesus Christ said, “I AM THE WAY, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father, except THROUGH ME!” John 14:6

GOD HAS ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF YOUR SIN PROBLEM!
God has already done His part to restore our relationship to Him. He took the initiative. Now He waits for each of us to individually accept what He has done for us.

IV. What Does God Want Me To Do?

1. admit that God has not been first place in your life and ask Him to forgive your sins.

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from every wrong.” 1 John 1:9

But remember, “Salvation is of the Jews.”

2. ALLOW The Word of God to be the director (“Lord”) of your life.

“Jesus says, ‘Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…’” Rev. 3:30

You can take these steps by praying a simple prayer of commitment to God:

“Dear Father, thank you for making me and loving me, even when I’ve ignored you and gone my own way. I realize I need you in my life and I’m sorry for my sins. I ask you to forgive me. I accept your gift of salvation. Please help me to grow now as a believer.”

Faith Common Questions

God (Yahweh)
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  When he spoke, His Word came into existence.  By His Word all things were created.  He is known to us only by the work of His Word.  Therefore His Word is Him.  But the Speaker is always greater than the word that is spoken.  A word cannot speak itself.  And had God chosen not to speak at all, there would have still been God, but there would never have been a Word.
Genesis 1:1,26,27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19;1 Peter 1:2;  2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus (Yeshua)
Jesus, the Messiah, the Anointed One, described by John as the Word of God in human flesh.  He called himself the Son of Man.  Peter called him the Son of the Living God.  As the Word, He is birthed of the very thoughts of the Father.  As the Word, he is the creative power of God, but not the author of his own divinity.  He was sent by God, empowered by God, and dedicated to God.  He lived a sinless human life to teach us that it is possible for us to be tempted and not yield.  His death forever removed the requirement for anyone else to perform another sacrifice for the atonement of sin.  He was the unblemished lamb of sacrifice who paid it all for all of us.
Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15;
1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
The Holy Spirit
God’s Spirit is present in the world to make men aware of their need for God. God’s Spirit lives in every believer from the moment of we accept God into our lives.  The Spirit provides the believer with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 5:18; Galatians 5:25
The  Bible
The Bible is God’s revealed Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It must be accepted in its entirety, or rejected in its entirety. In it is wisdom, and wisdom is the principal thing.  But we are admonished that in all of our getting, to get some understanding.
2 Timothy 3:16;  2 Peter 1:20,21;  2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6;  Proverbs 30:5
Human beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us have a built-in defect called “free will,” that separates us from the animals and other works of creation.  It also makes us capable of disobedience toward God, an attitude we call “sin”.   This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
Salvation
When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to God in faith we begin our journey down the road to salvation.  Belief and baptism  (arguably by water or fire) open up the door,  but Jesus said that to be saved one must endure to the end.  Why?  Because, “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
Eternal Security
Because God gives us eternal life through His Word, the true believer who finishes the race will be secure in that salvation for eternity.  Free will allows each of us to decide, at any moment of any day, to separate ourselves from God.  In that sense, salvation can be lost, or perhaps better stated, we can become lost to salvation.
John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter 1:3-5
Eternity
People were created to exist forever.  Disobedience caused God to remove the possibility of sin being made permanent in the earth by eternal (w0)men.  Still, we are created in God’s spiritual image and we will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell—which is a state that exists even before one dies.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9

Should I be Baptized?

Yes.  If you have believed and accepted God’s word, you should be baptized.

Jesus said, ‘Go therefore, into the (then-known) world, reaching and making disciples, and baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.’” Matt. 28:19-20

We practice baptism by immersion under water — because it’s the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands.

Baptism doesn’t make you a believer — it shows that you already believe. It’s like a wedding ring — it’s the outward symbol of the commitment that you have already made in your heart.

What do I do when I Get There?

Just be yourself.  Be open.  During every service we take a little time out to walk around the church and say hello to one another.  So be ready to smile and shake a hand or return a hug.  We are careful how we treat visitors, for the Bible declares we might be entertaining angels unawares.

We also give our visitors an opportunity to introduce themselves.  But don’t worry.  We’ll never put you on the spot.  If you’d prefer not to say anything, that’s fine.  If you think we might be a group of people that you might want to be a part of, just come back and visit with us again.  And again.  And before you know it, you’ll be exercising your spiritual gifts right here, with us, for God’s Kingdom.

LIFE CHANGE STORIES

  • David Rose
    Men Ministry member
  • Sarah Norton
    Ipsum Member
  • Frank Smith
    Ipsum Member

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IT’S ALWAYS A REAL JOY FOR US TO MEET NEW MEMEBRS.


Our mission is leading people in a growing relationship with the Word of God.


WHAT TO EXPECT

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at (407) 770-1589

How do I get there?

You can find our location on the map.

Where should I park?

There is plenty of parking– on the street or in the lot across from the church if you like.

What should I wear?

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere.  You will see some people  fashionably dressed; some will be dressed casually, in shirts and jeans. We have no expectations for attire.  God looks at the inside.



SERVICE TIMES

Sundays at 10:00 am
9:00am Sunday Bible Study

Midweek Bible Study
Wednesday 7:00pm

7:00pm Friday Sabbath Service



FIND LOCATION

Florida
30 Coburn Avenue
Orlando, FL 32805




QOUTE OF THE DAY

Everybody won’t see it, everybody won’t join you, everybody won’t have the vision. People who are running toward their dreams, life has a special kind of meaning for them.

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