Church is not something that you do individually it is something that you do collectively. To be a follower of Christ is not just what you do by yourself it is what you do together with other people. We are what the Bible calls the "family of God."
The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew and Aramaic. The New Testament was written in Greek. When translating from those languages into English, different styles of translation can be used. Some Bible translators attempt to produce as literal a translation as possible. Others try to carry the meaning from the original into English. However, because the original languages are so different than English, a direct translation sometimes sounds a bit "wooden" and not as smooth as native English might sound. Also, certain phrases in the original language just don’t make sense in the English, so an equivalent phrase is used to carry the meaning.
Depends on what you are looking for. If you want a more literal translation then go with the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the King James Version (KJV), and the English Standard Version (ESV). A more “flowing” translation is the New International Version (NIV), and the Living Bible.
This in not a commercial endorsement of any of these translations but is offered as a guide to help you pick a Bible you can be comfortable with. The key is to find one that helps you to read and study on a regular basis.
For an online tool that allows you to use different versions of the Bible. Check out the link to the Bible Gateway Website
Prayer, simply put, is conversation with God. That in mind, shouldn’t we be doing it in a way that pleases Him? Not to get us on a good list so that He’ll do what we ask, but to really understand how to talk with Him, and share our concerns, fears, and pleas. The Bible says a lot about prayer, including Jesus’ words on how to pray (The Lord’s Prayer - Matthew 6:9-13). God wants to hear sincerity in our prayer, not vanity. Bottom line: God is concerned with the heart of a person. So next time you go to God in prayer, ask yourself, am I humble or proud? Either way, it’s a chance to get right with Him.
The Restoration Movement is a Christian movement that began on the American frontier during the early 19th century. The movement sought to restore the church and "the unification of all Christians in a single body patterned after the church of the New Testament." Members do not identify as Protestant but simply as Christian.
Following the basic principles of the 'Restoration Movement', we accept and teach baptism by immersion into Christ for the forgiveness of sins; we assemble for worship on the first day of the week, making the observance of the Lord's Supper (communion) a focal point in such worship.
We seek the unity of all believers on the basis of faith in and obedience to Christ as the divine Son of God and the acceptance of the Bible particularly the New Testament as their all-sufficient rule of faith and practice."
A number of slogans have been used in the Restoration Movement to express some of the distinctive themes of the Movement. These include:
The Bible (Acts 5:42; 20:20) tells us we need to be in relationships for our personal and spiritual growth. We needed to be connected to one another, we needed a way and place to do as Christ taught. Because, it is God's plan for you to be in quality relationships and we all need a place to belong and work through the issues of life. Because, we need to be loved and give our love. Small groups give us the chance to develop personal relationships as well as to learn to be a more mature Christian.
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We invite all to come join us each Sunday morning for worship as well as for any of our small groups who meet in and around the Fairborn area during the week. We have A Place for You.