Is to be a Dynamic, Mission Minded, Purpose Driven, and Multicultural Church as Witnessed in the Book of Acts.
Is the Whole Gospel to the Whole World, by The Whole Church, by Equipping and Empowering Men and Women with The Life Changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Is The New Birth Plan that Jesus told a religious leader about (John 3:3-5), which includes a birth of water and Spirit. The Church began on the Day of Pentecost, as GOD fulfilled his Promise to pour his Spirit out upon All Flesh. (Joel 2: 28, Acts 2: 1-4) That same Promise was given to not only those who lived almost two thousand years ago, but is available to whosoever will come and drink freely of The Living Waters. (John 7: 37-39) In Acts 2 after the Disciples of the Lord had received the Holy Ghost, the convicted multitude asked men and brethren “What must we do?” In (Acts 2:38-39) Peter responded to their question, “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”. He went on to say “for the promise is unto you, your children and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” God is pouring his Spirit out today and this wonderful Gift is the Promise of the Father.
What is Pentecost?
The word Pentecost derives from the Greek word for the fiftieth day and was a Jewish feast called Feast of Harvest, fifty days after Passover. It was during Passover that Jesus Christ partook of what is commonly call the Last Supper, in which He revealed to His disciples that He had come to this earth to become the sacrificial Lamb to be slain for the sins of the world. It was by this sacrifice at Calvary that salvation was purchased, by His own blood. (1 Corinthians 11:25-27; Hebrews 9:12-15)
After three days in the earth, Jesus Christ rose from the dead, victorious over death, hell, and the grave, leaving to you and me a promise. That promise came to pass on the Day of Pentecost. In Acts chapter two, when the waiting disciples received the Holy Ghost, the Apostle Peter proclaimed: this is that which was prophesied by the prophet Joel; in the last day, saith God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh. When the crowd which was in Jerusalem heard Peter’s message, they were pricked in their hearts and replied, what shall we do? (Acts 2:37)
Peter then proclaimed the salvation message; Repent and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Acts 2:38)
This salvation experience is a life changing experience that is still real today.