Volume 113 Sept./Oct. 2008 Issue

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Volume 113 September/October 2008 Issue

Text of Volume 113 Sept./Oct. 2008 Issue

  • What Does The Church of Jesus Christ Believe?

    We believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of

    God and is the SOLE authority on every subject. We

    believe that Jesus Christ is the Almighty God. Rev. 1:8,

    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,

    saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to

    come, the Almighty. God put on a robe of flesh and

    walked here on earth for 33 years to fulfill prophecy for

    the New Testament Church, which is The Church of

    Jesus Christ. According to the Word, John 1:1, In the

    beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,

    and the Word was God. John 1:14, And the Word was

    made flesh, and dwelt among us. The Church of

    Jesus Christ believes that everyone must take His word

    seriously, John 8:24, I said therefore unto you, that ye

    shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I Am He,

    ye shall die in your sins.

    We follow Gods plan of salvation. Acts 2:38,

    Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the

    name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye

    shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Baptism is by

    immersion in water only. The evidence of the infilling

    of the Holy Ghost is according to Acts 2:4, And they

    were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to

    speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them

    utterance. John 3:5 states, Jesus answered, Verily,

    verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water

    and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of

    God. We must then live a clean, holy, and dedicated

    life to Jesus Christ thereafter taking diligent heed to the


    The Church of Jesus Christ must be found faithful

    to His Word. We must be partakers of Communion

    service. This service consists of the Lords Supper and

    Foot Washing. 1 Cor. 11:24, 25, And when he had

    given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my

    body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance

    of me. (25) After the same manner also he took the cup,

    when he had supped, saying, This cup is the New

    Testament in my blood: this do ye oft as ye drink it, in

    remembrance of me. John 13:14, 15, If I then, your

    Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought

    to wash one anothers feet. (15) For I have given you an

    example that ye should do as I have done to you.

    Watch, pray, forsake not the assembling of

    yourselves together, give your tithes and offerings, so

    that YOU can be counted among the faithful when our

    one and only Savior, Jesus Christ, comes back in a

    cloud with power and great glory!

    Executive Board of Bishops

    Bishop Jarret R. Spence, Presiding Bishop 2298 Fern Street

    Portage, Indiana 46368

    Phone 219-762-7492

    Bishop Tommy Johnson, Asst. Presiding Bishop

    P.O. Box 505

    Dyersburg, Tennessee 38024

    Phone 731-285-9200

    Bishop Paul Rose, Secretary/Treasurer

    P.O. Box 344

    Cabin Creek, West Virginia 25035

    Phone 304-595-5640

    National Youth Leaders

    Bro. Jarret & Sis. Caryn Spence

    804 Pennsylvania Avenue

    LaPorte, IN 46350

    Phone 219-325-3904

    Bro. Travis & Sis. Nora Hensley, Assistants

    437 Tecumseh Street

    Warsaw, IN 46582

    Phone 574-551-4487

    Bishop of Jamaica

    Bishop Orville Rodney

    199 Catherene Mount

    Albion P. A.

    Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica, W. I.

    Phone 876-952-6676

    Bishop of Canada

    Bishop Mathias Gooden

    75 Dunlop St., Apt. 406

    Richmond Hills, ON L4C 2M7


    Phone 905-883-8543

    State Bishops

    Bishop Charles Hays, Sr.

    409 Fitch Street

    Albion, Michigan 49224

    Phone 517-629-7053

    Bishop Danny Walls

    P.O. Box 216

    Ingalls, Indiana 46048

    Phone 317-485-4105

    United We StandUnited We StandUnited We StandUnited We Stand

    Divided We FallDivided We FallDivided We FallDivided We Fall



    The Church Of Jesus Christ

    Headquarters: 2797 Bryant St. Portage, IN 46368

    Phone: 219-763-1049


    Message of Hope

    Official Organ, owned by: The Church of Jesus Christ

    Editor of the Message of Hope:

    Sis. Wendy Leslie

    Please send all articles to:


    236 Southwind Dr. Valparaiso, IN 46385


    Articles and Pictures due: November 1st

  • Report from Montpellier, Ohio

    Praise the Lord, brothers and sisters! The Church

    of Jesus Christ in Montpellier, Ohio is so blessed and

    we rejoice in the many great things the Lord is doing.

    The summer is passing swiftly and we are so thankful

    for the Lords traveling mercies. The Lord is great and

    greatly to be praised! We were so blessed to have Bro.

    Johnny Garza and Sis. Sandy Garza with us for services

    a couple of weeks ago. We praise the Lord for Bro.

    Johnny receiving the Holy Ghost!! Then we were

    surprised with a visit from Bishop and Sister Johnson.

    Bishop Johnson taught on perfect and perfection. The

    Lord is always working on perfecting His saints. In

    Hebrews 6:1 it states that, Therefore, leaving the

    principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto

    perfection; not laying again the foundation of

    repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.

    On Sunday, August 24th, Bro. John Brandenberger was

    baptized in the name of Jesus Christ! This was our very

    first baptism here at the church. It was such a blessing

    and we can see God is still moving in the hearts of the


    Bro. Blaine has been teaching on the heart. Many

    times it has been heard, Well, God knows my heart.

    Yes, He does but, do you? Let us examine our walk

    daily with the Lord and see where our heart really is. In

    Matthew 6:21 it says, For where your treasure is, there

    will be your heart be also. In 2 Peter 1:5-8, Peter

    wrote: and besides this, giving all diligence, add to

    your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to

    knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience;

    and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly

    kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if

    these things be in you, and abound, they make you

    that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the

    knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. Verse 10 says:

    Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to

    make your calling and election sure: for if ye do

    these things, ye shall never fall.

    So let us examine our hearts and find where God

    would have us to be and do for Him. For our whole duty

    is to fear God and to keep His commandments. We love

    and pray for each and everyone!!

    Sis. Charity Pennington

    Pastor, Elder Calvin Pennington

    The Church of Jesus Christ

    Montpelier, OH

    The Power of the Holy Ghost

    Love, Grace and Mercy from God through His

    Son Jesus Christ, greetings to The Church of Jesus


    In Acts 2:38 Peter commands what must be done

    in order to be part of the family of God. In Acts 1:8

    But ye shall receive the power (gift) of the Holy

    Ghost, but we must first believe for the scriptures says,

    for he that cometh to God must believe that he is,

    and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek

    him. After receiving the Holy Ghost we are

    commissioned to be witnesses due to the power of the

    Holy Ghost which lives in us. Our speech must be

    seasoned with salt, humility, truth and the grace of God

    so as to draw others to Him. When we receive the Holy

    Ghost, power is come upon us which changes our lives


    Living a new life to Gods standard and doing that

    which is right and holy. So many are turning away from

    God, some are spectators instead of participators.

    We are not singing, praying or reading the Bible

    as we used to do before when we first came into the

    body of truth. The power of the Holy Ghost is reserved

    and is available for all believers in Christ who want to

    serve Him in spirit and truth. God bless you all, lets

    keep the faith.

    Sis. Doreen Benjamin

    Hamilton, Canada

    Praise the Lord!

    Great news from The Church of Jesus Christ in

    Portage, Indiana. I am so thankful for the Word that

    goes forth during the preaching and teaching that stirs

    the hearts of people just like it did in Acts 2. Jesus

    Christ is still drawing people and pouring out His spirit

    upon those that sincerely heed His call.

    Sarah White was baptized on October 11, 2007

    and received the Holy Ghost with the evidence of

    speaking in tongues on August 16th, 2008 at the

    Pierceton Tent Revival. I thank the Lord that all in my

    household is saved.

    We have all begun a race that is not finished yet.

    In the race you do not have to be the first to win you

    just need to finish being full with works in the truth.

    My hope and prayers is that we continue our walk

    with Jesus Christ and grow in faith that we may

    overcome this world and reign with the Almighty God

    Jesus Christ.

    Sis. Donna White

    Pastor, Bishop Randell Spence