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“What We Believe ….about Benefits of Church Membership”
This EastPointe Bible Church (EBC) is a brief overview of the Essential doctrines of the faith in Jesus. Join Pastor Jim Butler beginning Sunday’s at 9:15 a.m. in EBC Room 132. This seven-week (7-week) class is a prerequisite for membership and includes introductory doctrines as well as a summary of the EBC membership process.
A more thorough, in-depth teachings and recommended 21-week Essentials Class will be offered on Sunday mornings beginning in June 2021.
The Church, Unified Spiritual Body – ’12 For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.’ 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 NASB
1. Admit you’re in need of a Savior, Jesus Christ. (I am a sinner.)
2. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you and your sins on the Cross and rose from the grave. (He is the Savior.)
3. Be willing to turn from your sins and have Jesus Christ become your Savior and Lord. (That’s called repentance.)
4. Be baptized (the Bible practice is immersion) in obedience to His command, as a testimony that your sins are covered by His grace. (Acts 2:38 NASB; “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”)
God Is Love – ‘4 You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. 5 They are from the world; therefore they speak as from the world, and the world listens to them. 6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.’ 1 John 4:4-6 NASB
This Is Written That You May Know – ‘13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life. ‘ 1 John 5:13 NASB