A Bible Study for women - a chance to get together and dig deep into what it means to be a woman who follows Jesus. Bring your questions, struggles, insights, and of course, your friends!
The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth. Meaning God’s church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul’s letter is as timely as ever.
Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.
· Grow in biblical literacy with in-depth study of the Book of 2 Corinthians
· Discover how God can use you no matter your cultural setting
· Learn how your suffering can help you comfort others
· Gain wisdom for relationships, and strengthen your church and community
· Leave your old self behind as you celebrate the new life of a believer
· Understand God’s ways will set you free
THE BASICS OF CHRISTIANITY
TEXT: HEB. 6: 1-3, LUKE 6: 47-48.
A foundation is that basic part of a structure that provides strength and stability. The six foundational teachings of Christianity are listed in Hebrews 6: 1-2.
REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS
Repentance is a change of mind and attitude leading to a change of action (2 Chr 7: 14)
A dead work is anything we do which is devoid of the life of God. (Heb. 9:14)
The marks of true repentance are
(a) Godly sorrow (2 Cor. 7:10);
(b) Confession of sin (1 John 1:9);
(c) Forsaking sin (Proverbs 28:13);
(d) Hatred of sin (Ezek. 20:43-44)
Repentance is an attitude of the heart essential to our on-going relationship with God.
FAITH – Faith is absolute trust in God (Heb. 11:1)
Without faith, it is impossible to please God (Heb. 11:6).
Faith is a gift from God (Eph. 2:8)
Faith comes by hearing (Rom. 10:17).
Our faith should grow just as a seed grows (Rom 1:17)
With faith, all things are possible. (Matt. 17:20)
BAPTISMS – There are three (3) major baptisms:
Baptism into the body of Christ – Done by the Holy Spirit at Salvation. (1 Cor 12:13)
Baptism in Water – Identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and a public declaration for Him. Immersion by water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Rom. 6:3-4, Matt. 28:19)
Baptism in the Holy Spirit – can be received by laying of hands. (Acts 19: 1-6)
LAYING ON OF HANDS – Placing hands upon the body of another person for a definite spiritual purpose.
It had a lot of significance in the old testament (Lev. 1:1-4, Gen. 48:14, Deut. 34:9)
(a) To impart healing (Luke 4:40, Mark 16:17-18)
(b) To impart baptism of the Holy Spirit (Acts 19:6)
(c) To impart spiritual gifts and blessings (Rom. 1:11, 1 Tim. 4:14, 2 Tim. 1:6)
(d) To set people apart for specific assignment (Acts 13:2-3).
However, care should be taken in the laying on of hands. (1 Tim. 5:22).
RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD – It means raising up or rising up (1Cor. 15:16-18)
(a) Some people were raised from the dead (John 11:1-45).
(b) Jesus Himself was raised (Matt. 28:6)
(c) Future resurrection is coming (1 Thess. 4:16-17).
(d) Believers will be raised (1 Cor. 15: 42-44)
(e) Resurrection day is reward day (1 Cor. 3:10-15).
ETERNAL JUDGEMENT – There is eternal blessing in heaven as well as eternal judgment in hell.
Some teachings on eternal judgment are unscriptural – annihilation, purgatory, universal reconciliation.
Saints will be judged (Rom. 14:10-12).
Sinners will be judged (Rev. 20:11-15).
Eternal judgement is eternal separation from God (Matt. 18:8-9, 25:41-46).
Therefore, we must make the salvation of our souls our priority. (Matt. 28:18-20).
“Christianity is not a myth, it is a way of life”
Our worship experience is professionally done and we have taken the time to prepare an experience in which you will leave blessed and encouraged, ready to change our world.
Our Sunday Experiences typically run 90 minutes and consist of music followed by a relevant teaching. Kid's Church is available for ages 3 to 10 years old. Hope to see you soon!
No matter who you are or where you've been, you're welcome here.
At The Word Church, you'll be welcomed into a friendly, casual environment by people who are excited to see you. We want you to have an idea of what to expect when you arrive at a The Word Church. All you have to do from here is come as you are and find out more for yourself!
AT A WEEKEND SERVICE, YOU CAN EXPECT:
Each service to last 90 minutes.
Thought-provoking and engaging messages based on the Bible.
Sermons by Pastor Sergio Acedo.
High-energy worship music.
Fun teaching for your kids.
Current Sermon Series:
HOPE AND HOLINESS
The First Epistle of Peter is a message of hope, and a message of holiness. It's a letter of tremendous encouragement, perspective, and courage written to strengthen believers in the journey of life. It continually reminds us of our destination in order to determine our direction. When you realize what is truly ahead in salvation it absolutely motivates you to live what for matters: Christ-likeness. Such a simple message, but so needed in the church today. Be prepared to strip away all the distractions and to see as clearly as ever as to what life is really about. It's about hope, it's about holiness...it's about Jesus!
DURING THE SERMON:
Join us the Monday Nights of every month for a time of prayer and worship. Bring your needs to God. Intercede for our city. Pray for revival.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT) Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.
1. Deuteronomy 6:6-9 – “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”
2. Malachi 4:6 – “He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.”
3. Psalms 127:3-5 – “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court.”
4. Proverbs 3:32 – “For the LORD detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.”
5. Proverbs 10:9 – “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.”
6. Proverbs 17:27 – “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.”
7. Proverbs 22:6 – “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
8. Ephesians 6:4 – “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
9. Joshua 24:15 – “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”
10. Genesis 18:19 – “For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.”
11. Psalm 103:13 – “As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him.”
12.Hebrews 12:7 – “Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?”
13. Proverbs 14:26 – “Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge.”
14. Proverbs 3:11-12 – “My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in
15.Proverbs 23:24 – “The father of a righteous child has great joy; a man who fathers a wise son rejoices in him.”
Join Us For Easter!
You are invited to Easter Sunday at The Word! Easter is a special Sunday and we want to celebrate it with you. You will experience a warm environment as our volunteer teams work hard to make everyone feel welcome to our church. From our friendly parking team, to the greeters saying good morning, you will feel welcomed to our campus. After the service, head out to our courtyard to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt with your family. Enjoy the free refreshments and you might even get to meet some people from your community. We are excited you are considering joining us for Easter and we hope you will come celebrate this special Sunday with us!
Baptisms will be occurring during service. You can sign up to get baptized by calling (520) 975-9556.
Full Kids Ministry Available for: 0 – 12 yr
CELEBRATING THE EASTER SEASON!
On Sunday, April 14, following our Worship Service, we are hitting the streets of Stockton to share the love of Jesus!
Our goal is to hand out 200 “Blessing Bags” which include the following supplies:
Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Pair of Socks
If you would like to help by donating any of these supplies mentioned including gallon size bags, sandwich plastic bags, and brown sack lunch bags please contact a member of the Love Team or Daniel and Karina Corralejo at 209-922-7770
You can make financial donations though our website at thewordnow.org/giving and specify reason for giving: “outreach”.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” - John 3:16
Here at The Word Church our Helps Ministries are designed to provide areas of service to the body of our church. They include Parking Attendants, Ushers, Greeters, Nursery Workers, Altar Workers, and Hospitality. Each group is important and allows the church to provide ministry to our guests and to our members. In addition, the Helps Ministry also hosts a group known as The Love Team. This group provides outreach ministry to those in need in our city and throughout our region.
Join us for our traditional Christmas Service from 10:00 am - 11:30 am featuring the reading of the Christmas story, worship through traditional Christmas carols, inspiring music from some of our musical artists and a special candle-lighting service. This is a family service, so all kids are invited to attend this special morning with their parents and grandparents! Stay after for our Community Christmas Party. We will be handing out free toys to children under 10 years old and a free lunch for everyone. Join us for a great day as we anticipate the blessings of Christmas.
Join us on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm for an event that is sure to get the kids excited.
Trunk or Treat offers a kid-friendly night of activities that all can enjoy in a safe, outdoor environment. It will be a great night, featuring games, crafts, candy and so much more! Invite your friends, neighbors and anyone with small children to share fun and community with us.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteer at this one-day event to help provide children the opportunity to trick or treat in a safe, non-scary environment. Provide a decorated trunk with candy and/or games for children. Volunteers may also help with crafts and other activities.
Individuals offering donations will be contacted directly to arrange pickup/drop off no later than Saturday, October 28.
All decorations must be contained within your own parking space
NO toy weapons, guns, knives, etc. and no adult masks
Car owners must bring enough candy or treats for all Trunk – or – Treaters (please only bring goodies that are pre-wrapped, no homemade goods allowed.
NO “gore” allowed (let's celebrate life) – please keep your decorations “kid friendly”
4 Reasons for Being a Church Member
It is Biblical
The term member is not used in the Bible (neither is trinity) but the concept of commitment certainly is. The word partnership is used and that is a very good way of understanding membership. In Philippians 1:5 Paul wrote, "I thank my God for your partnership in the Gospel." He knew Philippi's committed people were what caused the church to succeed. Throughout the Bible believers were identified with a local church whether in Corinth, Ephesus, Colossae or other cities. One of the major themes of the Bible is commitment and there is no better way to commit than becoming a member of a church.
It Gives Stability
A church is on the front lines of the spiritual battle. It faces opposition in many ways and needs to have a solid core of people who support it with their time, talent and treasure. For a church to be successful people need to step up to higher levels of commitment. Membership is a high level of commitment and the more members in the church the more stable and secure the church will be. The stability of the church allows it to take the risks necessary to make an impact in their community.
It Provides Accountability
Being a church attendant is not the same as being a church member. Attending allows you to be a part of a church without necessarily being known by the church. When you become a member you are making commitments (seven at my church) that you are then held accountable for fulfilling. Accountability is a necessary aspect of the Christian life and membership ensures it will regularly function. For the leadership of the church there is nothing like knowing people have "skin in the game" especially as decisions are made.
It Benefits You
Becoming a member of a local church is a defining moment in your Christ followership. It is a statement that you take your commitment to Christ seriously enough to make a commitment to Christ's church in a local place. Membership is making a commitment and communicating it in a public way. Like the case with any commitment, successful people are just ordinary people who make commitments others are unwilling to make. Your membership also allows the opportunity to help make key decisions affecting the church's future. In a world where membership in almost every group is falling you can help the church be the one place where it is increasing.
WE ARE PROMISED THAT GOD WILL GIVE US THE HOLY SPIRIT’S POWER TO TRANSFORM THE WORLD:
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
– Acts 1:8
There is a greater call than ever before to see this prophecy come into fullness, and we can in faith expect a greater outpouring and anointing to meet the need in these last days.
So we ask, “COME HOLY SPIRIT, IGNITE THE FIRE IN ME!”
Jesus has given us five ministries to prepare the Church: Apostles, Evangelists, Prophets, Pastors, Teachers.
These ministries will be who lead this conference.
Morning Teaching Conferences: 10:00 AM
Evening Worship and Word: 7:00 PM
Join us as souls will be saved, the lost will be found, and Christians will find purpose! Come expecting a miracle!
Lets celebrate the end of another school year together with a fun BBQ, boxing jumpers, jousting, corn hole and so much more! Plus a live DJ and lots of fun!
Then starting at 6:00 pm we will have live worship lead by the Stockton Community Church Worship Band, Arize and NuTone from KINGDOM MUZIC, and special guests Purpxse and Jonny Rojo! We will then finish the night with a powerful message from Pastor Sergio Acedo!
Join young people from all over Stockton and Northern California! Best of all, it will all be completely FREE!
Let's fill up God's house on May 26th!