The Crucial Line of the Bible

 

The Word of God
The Triune God
The Economy of God
The all-inclusive Christ
The life-giving Spirit
The Body of Christ
The New Jerusalem

reference:  ITERO Spring 2011, Living Stream Ministry,  www.lsm.org


Create in me a clean heart, O God

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right spirit within me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from Thy presence;
Take not Thy holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation;
And renew a right spirit within me.
The Church in Manalapan meets every Sunday at 667 Tennent road, Manalapan, NJ, starting at 10:00am  Ph. 732.536.9003.  We have various Home Bible Study throughout the Monmouth county area.  Call or email us to inquire regarding a Bible study home group nearest you.  May God bless you and your family... Click Here to show the meeting location in a Google map.
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"I Have Found It!"

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Sara Pastrana's testimony:

As a child I was sad and feared God because my mother was a very devout catholic. I wanted to be a nun, and yet at the same time struggling with my affection for the world. My father, a prestigious US Army Sergeant Major for 20 years, was bound by alcohol.

While attending the university my cousins invited me to a free religious group called “Catacumbas,” where I accepted the Lord as my Savior. This group met in the outdoors because they held firmly that God does not live in temples made by human hands (Acts 17:24). In practice they were similar to the hippies in the 60’s. However, while meeting with them, I did touch the Lord in a small way because I was seeking (Matthew 7:7).

As time passed, however, I lost the “shining” of the Lord within me. Desperate to fill the emptiness within, I tried many groups - the Jehovah Witnesses, the Santería, and the Spiritists. But none can satisfy me. I didn’t know why. A deep conviction within me told me that none of these was God’s way.

When I started working, a Pentecostals colleague preached the gospel to me. All of a sudden the Lord who had been dormant within me was shinning in me again. I told the Lord that I wanted to be absolute for Him once again. Trusting so much in my emotion, I started on my erroneous journey to isolation. I shunned my job, my husband, and children just to be “alone” with the Lord. The result was devastating. Dryness filled my inner being, and the feeling of joy disappeared. Struggling, I cried to the Lord: “O Lord, there has to be something else in Your heart. Please show me.”

Then through God’s sovereign arrangement, a friend whom I lost contact for years called and spoke to me concerning God’s eternal purpose. I have never heard anything like this before! Everything I have learned and tried was to be individualistic. But my eyes were opened up to see God’s heart is to gain the church (ekklesia in Greek, meaning the gathering of the called out ones). Yes, God saved me as an individual. But His real joy and desire is to see all the believers mature and grow up into one Body of Christ (Matthew 16:18, Ephesians 1:22-23).

I resisted initially due to my background. However, inside of me there was a confirmation that this is the way of God. Hallelujah, I have found the real reason of God’s calling! I no longer struggle to search for the “better” way. Today I am absolutely for Christ and His church. I have been in the church life for 20 years, and my joy increases day by day. Not only that, I can see that my life is an expression of God’s multifarious wisdom (Ephesians 3:10), a miracle, and full of meaning. And this is only a foretaste. The half has not yet been told.

Sara Pastrana

 

All Scripture is God-breathed...

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Reference:  Recovery Version of the Bible - footnote of 2 Timothy 3:16-17. All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, fully equipped for every good work.

All Scripture is God-breathed "indicates that the Scripture, the word of God, is the breathing out of God. God’s speaking is God’s breathing out. Hence, His word is spirit (John 6:63), or breath.
 

...the One who shined in our hearts

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Reference:  Recovery Version of the Bible - footnotes of 2 Corinthians 4:6. Because the God who said, Out of darkness light shall shine, is the One who shined in our hearts to illuminate the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

" In our hearts is much deeper than on the skin of Moses’ face (3:7; Exo. 34:29-30). This presents a comparison between the glory of the apostolic ministry of the gospel and that of the Mosaic ministry of the law.
 

WELCOME!

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      The Church in Manalapan, New Jersey warmly welcomes you. We are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ who have personally received Him as our Savior. He is the most excellent and enjoyable Person. We love Him and endeavor to give Him the first place in all things. We rejoice to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, born again of the Father’s divine life, and filled with the Holy Spirit.
     We highly treasure the Holy Bible as God’s revelation of Himself and of His eternal purpose. We hold the common faith which is revealed in the Bible and is common to all genuine believers.
     As is true of all believers in Christ, we are members of His one Body, the church. In order to practice the oneness of the Body with all the Christians in Manalapan, we meet as the church in Manalapan. We are in fellowship with over 2,000 local churches worldwide to express the one Body of Christ.

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