Elm Grove Ministries Inc. - Faith Commitments
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                                                   Commitments Of Faith!   


 “ Christ's Church" 
Believe the bible to be the infallible word of God. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness. 
(2Timothy 3:16) The bible is the only God-Given Authority which man possesses; therefore all Doctrine, Faith, Hope and all instruction for the church must be based upon, and lined up with the Bible. No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For prophecy came not in old time by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.  
                             
  APOSTLE’S MANDATE
 God gives the Office of Apostle in order to powerfully execute the Great Commission from generation to generation. We must remember that the Great Commission is an Apostolic Commandment. We are to raise a Presbytery of Elders in the church who will minister to the church, world’s needs, and renew the mind of believers so they will change their lives in to be in line with God. We must center on God’s call and purpose for the Church, encouraging God’s people to become what they are destined of becoming and doing what they are capable of achieving through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

 The Apostolic Church affects Regions and Nations in its mode of operations. 

 The Commission 
 That We Are Sent Ones as Jesus  Luke 4:43 and He said unto them, I must Preach The  Kingdom of God to Other  Cities Also for Therefore Am I Sent.          

 The Basic teaching of HIS CHURCH 
 Acts 2:42 And they Continued Steadfastly in the Apostles Doctrines and in Fellowship and in the  Breaking of Bread and in Prayers.    

 THE CHURCH should not deviate from the New Testament Model of the making of Disciples.  
 It will mimic the first century Model of the Church, Jesus founded on the Day of Pentecost (Acts     2:1-3). 

 The Great Commission is commanded by Jesus Christ 
 Mark 16:15-20 
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.   

 Increasing of the Saints and Leadership cannot happen without the Equipping of the Saints and Leadership.    

Ephesians 4:11-16
And He Gave some Apostles and some Prophets and some Evangelist and some Pastors and Teachers; for the perfecting of the Saints for the work of the Ministry; for the Edifying of the Body of Christ.
 
 THE CHURCH
 Focuses on the Equipping of Believers to do what they have been chosen, called, and was sent to do until Christ returns for His Church.   Christ’s Church shall Equipped Teams and release those Teams to the Nations.

 The One True God
We believe in the One Eternal God, infinite in power, holy in character who has revealed Himself as Father, through His Son in Redemption and as the Holy Spirit.

 Son of God
 
He came unto His own and His own received Him not “John 1:11”.  This one True God was manifested in the flesh that is in His Son Jesus Christ.  Also in 2 Corinthians 5:19 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed  unto us the word of reconciliation.   

 The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is for Every Believer.
 John the Baptist in Matthew 3:11 declared He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with Fire. Jesus in Acts 1:5 declared ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.
It is Scriptural to expect all who are filled with the Holy Ghost, baptized into Christ’s Church to experience speaking in a language or unknown tongue as the Spirit manifest and uttered the words, known as other tongues (languages), and or unknown tongue (heavenly language). 

 Divine Healing 
 The first Covenant that the Lord made with the children of Israel after they were brought out of Egypt was a covenant of healing.

Exodus 15:26
 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee. 

 Matthew 8:17 Reads That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. That ye May be Healed

JAMES 5:14-16 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them  pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 

 Communion and Feet Washing
 Luke 22:19-20 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. Paul instructed the church how to Observe it (1 Corinthians 11:23-24) 
 Thus was instituted the use of literal bread and the fruit of the Vine which are partaken of literally as Emblems of Jesus Broken Body and Shed Blood. 

 This is also a spiritual significance and blessing in partaking of the sacrament.
  Also after they ended the supper Jesus washed His Disciples Feet. 
 John 13:4
 
Holiness Life-living Which Is the Character of God (God’s Nature)  
   1Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. Godly living should characterize the Life of every child of the Lord and we should live according to the pattern and example given in the word of God. 

 Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us  that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 

 
They that Worship Him Must Worship Him In the Spirit 
 We are committed to Expressive Worship and Praise in the Home, in GATHERING PLACE OF THE SAINTS and to the World. 
John 4:21-24 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.    

 Expressive Praise Psalms 100 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.     

Financing the Kingdom of God  We believe that tithing, sacrificial offerings and Seed sowing in God’s Law.
  Tithing /Offering and Seed Sowing seed sowing along with sacrificial giving is God’s financial plan to provide for His work and has been since the days of Abraham. 
Tithing came with faith under Abraham; Moses Law enjoined it and the Israelite practiced it when she was right with God. Jesus Endorsed it and Paul said to lay in store as God prospered you. Don’t rob God of his portion, His tithe, and offering.   
 
 1Corintians 16:2 says Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as   God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. 

 Malachi 3:8-11 says Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we  robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy  the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts.  


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