The Church Jesus Built

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Jesus Christ said that He would build His Church and that it would never die out. Is today's Christianity, with its hundreds of denominations with widely differing beliefs and practices, the Church Jesus promised that He would build?
-- Inside this Bible study aid booklet:
-- A People Special to God
-- The Historical Background of the Term Church
-- 'Church' and 'Congregation' in the Scriptures
-- A Spiritually Transformed People
-- The Apostles: A Case Study in Conversion
-- The Responsibility and Mission of the Church
-- What is the True Gospel?
-- Is Today the Only Day of Salvation?
-- The Rise of a Counterfeit Christianity
-- Changes in Christian Scholars' Perspective on God's Law
-- Early Trends That Affected the Future of the Church
-- The Church of God Today
-- What Did the Early Church Believe and Practice?
-- The Church as the Bride of Christ
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Who we are: This publication is provided free of charge by the United Church of God, an International Association, which has ministers and congregations throughout much of the world.

We trace our origins to the Church that Jesus founded in the early first century. We follow the same teachings, doctrines and practices established then. Our commission is to proclaim the gospel of the coming Kingdom of God to all the world as a witness and to teach all nations to observe what Christ commanded (Matthew 24:14; 28:19-20).

Free of charge: Jesus Christ said, “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8). The United Church of God offers this and other publications free of charge as an educational service in the public interest. We invite you to request your free subscription to The Good News magazine and to enroll in our 12-lesson Bible Study Course, also free of charge.

We are grateful for the generous tithes and offerings of the members of the Church and other supporters who voluntarily contribute to support this work. We do not solicit the general public for funds. However, contributions to help us share this message of hope with others are welcomed. All funds are audited annually by an independent accounting firm.

Personal counsel available: Jesus commanded His followers to feed His sheep (John 21:15-17). To help fulfill this command, the United Church of God has congregations around the world. In these congregations believers assemble to be instructed from the Scriptures and to fellowship.

The United Church of God is committed to understanding and practicing New Testament Christianity. We desire to share God’s way of life with those who earnestly seek to follow our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Our ministers are available to counsel, answer questions and explain the Bible. If you would like to contact a minister or visit one of our congregations, please feel free to contact our office nearest you at info@ucg.org .

For additional information: Visit our Web site www.ucg.org to download or request any of our publications, including issues of The Good News, dozens of free Bible study aid booklets, Beyond Today programs and much more.

Mailing address: United Church of God, an International Association, PO Box 541027, Cincinnati, OH 45254 

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United Church of God
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Published on
Feb 3, 2014
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89
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ISBN
9780557876532
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English
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Religion / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
Religion / Biblical Studies / General
Religion / Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
Religion / Christian Church / General
Religion / Christian Church / History
Religion / Christian Education / General
Religion / Christian Life / General
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Do you know what the Bible reveals on this subject? Notice what Jesus Christ Himself has to say: "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day" (John 6:44) 

God starts this relationship process and you must choose to accept or reject His calling when offered. If you accept, you have a definite process to follow that He clearly reveals in the Bible. What is that process? 

1) After God calls you, repentance is the starting point in your relationship with Him. Without repentance, you are cut off from God. 

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Inside the Bible Study aid ebook, The Road to Eternal Life, we will examine the Scriptures and look at the steps you must take to respond to God's calling. Start your journey on the only road to eternal life and be part of the awesome future God has planned for you! 


Chapters in this ebook: 
-- Introduction: The Road to Eternal Life 
-- Repentance: Your First Step 
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-- Grace, Works and Obedience 
-- The Crucial Role of Faith 
-- Water Baptism and Laying On of Hands 
-- Should Children Be Baptized 
-- Should We Want to Be Baptized With Fire? 
-- Forgiveness of Sin 
-- Staying the Course 
-- We're Baptized Into a Spiritual Body 

Inside this Bible Study Aid ebook: 

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