NEW COMER’S GROWTH IN YOUR CHRISTIAN LIFE
NEW CONVERTS INFORMATION BOOKLET
BY PASTOR W. MALCOLM
Dear Brother/Sister in Christ
On behalf of all the saints at Christian Life Centre, let me welcome you to a brand new, abundant and eternal life. If you have received this booklet it means that you have recently been baptized into the glorious name of our Lord Jesus Christ and/or received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Let me first of all say that your experience is 100% biblical, for Jesus said: “… 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” (John 3:5).
Your faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ has caused you to repent of your sins, be baptized in Jesus name and/or receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. This is God’s plan of salvation as is explained in (Acts 2:38)
Let me secondly assure you that you made the right decision. What could possible be wrong with choosing life as apposed to death, with choosing Heaven as opposed to Hell, with choosing Jesus Christ as opposed to the Devil. You have chosen to join the happy number of saints that will one day march into the beautiful gates of Heaven, there to spend eternity with Jesus in a state of unspeakable happiness.
Once again let me welcome you, to a brand new life in Jesus name.
Pastor w. Malcolm
A BRAND NEW LIFE
Now you have made up your mind to live for Christ, there is something I should let you know. Not everyone is going to be happy with your decision. You are going to face opposition from at least three directions:.
Let me remind you that the Bible says: “…Marvel not my brethren if the world hate you.” (I John 3:13)
THE WORLD By this I mean the people that surround you daily, their ideas, beliefs and values.
THE FLESH By this I mean that part of you that is still attracted to some of the sinful pleasures of this world.
THE DEVIL This is the very real invisible enemy of your soul and salvation.
The world, the flesh and the devil will do everything to stop you growing in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus and ultimately to stop you making it to Heaven.
There is absolutely no need for you to be overcome by either the world, the flesh or the devil. God has given us everything we need to live a godly life and to make it to Heaven. The Bible is God’s Word. It contains advice, instruction and principles pertaining to every aspect of our lives. As you get acquainted with your Bible you will learn how to overcome your enemy. Also, God has divided His kingdom into congregations of churches. Our church is called BIBLEWAY CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTRE.
At church you can receive a fresh supply of power each week to keep your spiritual motors running smoothly. Our church is not only a prayer, worship, deliverance, healing, teaching and ministry centre, it is in reality our Christian life center. For Jesus said: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name there am I in the midst of them. (Matt 18:20)
CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTRE
WE believe that just as the home is the focal point of family life and, as such, it could be called the family life center, in the same way the house of God, the place of worship, is intended by God to be the focal point of the Christians. It is here that we learn the way of God from the dynamic preaching and teaching of His Word. It is here that we meet with other born again believers for worship, prayer, fellowship and ministry. Because of the central position that the house of God occupies in the life of a believer, the scriptures exhort us to: “Consider one another to provoke unto love and unto good works not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is, but exhorting one another and so much the more as ye see the day approaching.” (Heb 10:25)
Absolutely nothing can take the place of regular, faithful attendance to the house of God. As well as our weekly schedule of praise, Christian Life Center has at least 12 departments that are specially designed to meet your spiritual needs.
We want to help you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. You have started this race with the intention to finish it in Glory. It is our intention to help you overcome any spiritual obstacle that would stand in your way and obstruct your course. So please remember that you are among friends at Christian Life Center that dearly love you and want you to make it to Heaven.
It does not take much looking to see that our world is in trouble. It is in trouble because of sin. God’s answer to the problem of sin is the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and our subsequent repentance, water baptism in Jesus name and infilling of the Holy Ghost by faith in him.
What then does our troubled world need? It needs a church in Revival. A New Testament Apostolic Spirit filled, Bible believing and practicing church that is full of the power of the Holy ghost and ready to bring the saving gospel of Christ to a lost and dying world..
WHAT WE BELIEVE
WE BELIEVE that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. As such, it is infallible and is the only authoritative standard of Christian doctrine. (2 Tim 3:15-17, 2 Pet 1:19-21, John 17:17, Rev 22:18-l9)
WE BELIEVE in the absolute ONENESS OF GOD and that Jesus Christ is none other than God manifest in the flesh. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Christ dwelling in the heart of the believer. Thus we see in the scriptures ONE God manifested in creation as the Father, in redemption as the Son and in the life of the believer as the Holy Ghost. (Deut 6:4, Is 9:6, Is 46:9, Is 44:6, Gal 3:20, Matt 1:21-23, Jam 2:19, 1 Tim 3:16, John 1:14, Titus 2:13, Col 2:9, Rom 8:9-11, Acts 20:28)
WE BELIEVE that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. This means that all men stand in need of salvation from the power and penalty of sin, which is eternal death in the lake of fire. (Rom 3:23, 6:23, Rev 20:15)
WE BELIEVE that God in His love has made salvation possible for all men through the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (John 3:16, Titus 2:11, 1 Cor 15:14, Col 1:14)
WE BELIEVE that salvation can only be attained through faith in the Lord’s work at Calvary and obedience to the gospel’s plan of salvation. (Eph 2:8-10, Mk 16:15-16, 1 Pet 4:17-18, 2 Thess 1:7-9)
WE BELIEVE- that one can only obey the gospel by i. Repenting of sins (Lk 13:1-5, 24:45-47, Acts 17:30) ii. Being baptized by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins (Matt 28:18-20, Mk 16:15-16, Acts 2.38, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost,” 8:16, 10:47,19:1-6, Rom 6:34, Col 2:12) iii. Being filled/baptized with the Holy Ghost, with the initial evidence of speaking with tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Matt 3:11, John 7:37-39, Acts 2:4, 10:44-46, 19:5,6)
NB: The above process is the New Birth taught in John 3:3-5 (See also Acts 2:38, Rom 6:1-6)
WE BELIEVE that the fruit of true salvation is a life of holiness. Holiness involves separation from the world as well as dedication to God and His will. Without holiness no man shall see the Lord. (Gal 5:19-25,2 Cor 6:14-18,1 John 2:15-17, Heb 12:14)
OUR SUNDAY SERVICES
Our Sunday services are a sight to behold, a feeling to be felt, an experience to remember and most of all an overwhelming joy to be in. The presence of the LORD can be felt every time, as Christians from various walks of life worship God in spirit and in truth.
We clap our hands, we sing with all our hearts, we literally lift up the name of Jesus in praise and worship. Coupled with this, there is the powerful presentation of the Word of God. The impact that anointed Pentecostal preaching has upon our lives is visible in every service, as souls receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, are miraculously healed of all sorts of sicknesses and diseases, are touched, moved, blessed and gloriously converted. At present, we have two Sunday services. Our morning service begins at 11am and our evening service at 6pm.
Our Sunday School department has been specially designed to cater for the spiritual needs of both children and adults. There are several dynamic classes taught every Sunday between 10-ll am to various age groups. There is a class for 49s, 10-16s and an adults class. In a world where biblical values are rapidly being replaced with modern, anti-Christian values, what hope do our children have?
The exciting atmosphere coupled with the simple presentation of the many wonderful stories and teachings of the Bible make Christian Life Sunday School a place to look forward to.
CHRISTIAN LIFE ACADEMY
Christian Life Academy is literally a school of biblical education. Every Tuesday night starting at 7.30pm we teach the Word of God in great detail. At Christian Life Center we believe that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and as such is completely relevant to every aspect of a Christians life. At CLA we not only teach the scriptures in detail, but we show how that the unchanging principles of God’s Word can be applied to our lives.
Our new convert discipleship course is also taught every Tuesday at Christian Life Academy. This course is absolutely a must for all beginners. It explains the fundamental truths of the Christian faith and provides for the newly converted a strong foundation upon which to build his new life. Most of the questions that will arise in a new converts life will be answered in the Milk of the Word Discipleship course. If you are a new Christian, ie, you have recently taken on the name of Jesus in water baptism, you should enroll in the Milk of the Word program today. We have enclosed an enrolment form for this purpose. The CLA also conducts classes on a Sunday morning during our regular Sunday School. Therefore, if you are unable to attend on Tuesday nights, then don’t miss Sunday mornings.
In a large church it is very easy to get lost in the crowd and to begin to develop the feeling that nobody cares or even knows who you are. Because of this, Christian Life Center has a network of house groups all over London made up of between 5-10 people per group that meet in houses every Thursday night from 7.30pm to 9pm. These meetings are highly refreshing, as they allow you to make new friends, to hear the testimonies of others, to contribute to the well being of others and to share the Word of God. At Life Unit we sing, we pray, we testify, we have bible quizzes, we have poems, plays, songs and a variety of activities that make Life Unit the place to be on a Thursday night.
Your nearest Life Unit group Is run by:
Tel No: _____________________________________
YOUTH IN ACTSion
No! It’s not a misprint. Our youth are literally alive with the Book of Acts power. Every Friday night starting at 7.30pm the youth of our church meet at Christian Life Center for our explosive Youth Services. Our Youth department is specially designed to cater for the needs of young people between the ages of 12-25. Although others who are not in this age group are welcomed to the meetings, we aim to provide an atmosphere in which our young people can cause a R.l.O.T. Revival In Our Town. Each week something new happens at our Youth Service. Fellowship, fun and learning all in an Holy Ghost anointed atmosphere.
THE WAY WE WORSHIP
WORSHIPPING THE BIBLE WAY
WE sing with all of our hearts because it is written: “Sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord all the earth” (Psm 96:1)
WE clap our hands and shout unto God because it is written: “Oh clap your hands all ye people, shout unto God with the voice of triumph” (Psm 47:1)
WE praise the Lord with tambourines and dance because it is written: “Praise him with the timbrel and dance “(Psm 150:4)
WE praise him with all manner of musical instruments because it is written:
Praise him with the sound of the trumpet.
Praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance.
Praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
Praise him upon the loud cymbals.
Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord.
Praise ye the Lord (Psm 150:3-6)
NAME OF CHURCH Bibleway Christian Life Center
ADDRESS 157 Chingford Road
Walthamstow London E17
SCHEDULE OF PRAISE
Sunday School 10.00am – ll.OOam
Praise & worship 11.00am – 1.00pm
Power packed gospel service 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Christian Life Academy 7:30pm – 10:00pm
Life Units 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Youth in ACTSion 7:30 – 9:00pm
Pastor’s name Rev. Wayne Malcolm
First lady Missionary C. Malcolm
Elders’ names N. Robinson (071 481 2007)
J. D Aguilar
Minister’s names C. Trotman
Address 491 Katherine Road
Forest Gate London E7 8DR
Telephone 081 471 1713 (24 hours)
Office hours 9am-2pm Monday to Fridays
YOUR CHURCH IS AFFILIATED TO A WORLDWIDE PENTECOSTAL ORGANIZATION OF CHURCHES
NAME OF ORGANIZATION
Bibleway Church of our Lord
Jesus Christ Worldwide
Algernon Road Lewisham
L E White presiding
BIBLEWAY UK IS DIVIDED UP GEOGRAPHICALLY INTO TWO REGIONS.
Within each region there are districts. Your church is part of the East London District, which is a group of five churches that work harmoniously together for the evangelizing of East London.
Name and address The Built on the Rock
Headquarters Bibleway Church
District church 13-19 Herald Street
Bethnal Green London E2
Name of District Eider Elder H C McFarlane
THE ABOVE MATERIAL WAS PUBLISHED BY CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTRE, 1992, PAGES 2-12.
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