The House of Mercy and Evangelism Church is an active continuation of the original church that Jesus purchased with his blood (Acts 20:28-32), Placed in the hands of his chosen Apostles (Mt 16:15-19, Eph 2:20) and was birthed by the Spirit as recorded in the 2nd chapter of the book of Acts. Jesus and the Apostles created an unchanging foundational pattern for His church to follow and grow from. The H.O.M.E. Church gladly accepts, confirms and exemplifies this pattern as set forth in the following points:
THE LOVE OF GOD
God is Love. (I John 4:16)
Love is the distinctive characteristic of God in which the following Points harmoniously blend. The highest expression of this Divine Love is in redemption.
John 15:13, I John 4:7 John 3:16 Romans 8:35-37 John 13:34-35
THERE IS ONE GOD
Scripture declares that there is only one God – Deut. 6:4
God is invisible and immortal – 1 Tim 1:17 and John 1:18
God, who is the father – Phil 2:11
In the beginning being the word – John 1:1
Became flesh and dwelt among us – John 1:14
This flesh is the only begotten Son and is the Redeemer/Savior of the world
1 Peter 1:18, 19 John 1:18, John 3:16
The Holy Spirit is God’s presence or the Comforter- John 14:16-26
Sent to regenerate or restore fallen man
All of these qualities were resident in the One God man, Christ Jesus – Tim 3:16 and Col 2:8-10
The bible is the Inspired Word of God, which we must follow.
2 Timothy 3:16 – All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.
Faith is simple and complete confidence and trust in God. Faith is to accept the responsibilities of Gods covenant and to trust His Word that He alone is God and to commit one’s life to His promises for the present and future.
Matthew 9:22 Matthew 17:20 Mark 11:22 Ephesians 2:8-9 Ephesians 4:5 Ephesians 6:16
Galatians 5:22 Romans 10:1 Hebrews 11:1 Hebrews 11:6 James 2:17
A PERSON IS BORN AGAIN INTO THE BODY OF CHRIST BY
Grace – John 1:17
Through faith (believing) – Eph. 2:8
Faith is demonstrated by being obedient to scripture by repentance 2 Peter 3:9
Water baptism by immersion in Jesus Name – Acts 2:38, Romans6:4
Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking in other tongues – Acts 2:38, Acts 10:44-49, andActs 19:1-6
CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE - HOLINESS - CHRIST LIKE
After we are saved, we are commanded, "Go and sin no more". John 8:11
We are commanded to live soberly, righteously and Godly in this present world - Titus 2:12
We are warned that without holiness, no one shall see The Lord - Hebrews 12:14.
We must present ourselves as Holy unto God - Romans 12:1
Cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit - II Corinthians 7:1
We must separate ourselves from all worldliness - James 4:4
No one can live a holy life by his own power, but only through the Holy Spirit - Acts 1:8
II Corinthians 6:19 I Timothy 2:8-15 I Corinthians 11:4-6 Deuteronomy 22:5
Galatians 5:19-21 I Corinthians 6:17 I John 2:15-16 Psalms 101:3
I Peter 1:15 & 16 I Corinthians 3:16
The vivid suffering of Jesus Christ at Calvary purchased our healing. It was foretold by the prophet in Isaiah 53:5, recorded in Matthew 8:17, and promised to the New Testament church in James 5:14-16.Divine Healing is part of the Christian's privilege today because of Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today and forever".
Luke 4:18 I Peter 2:24
COMMUNION OR LORD'S SUPPER
Jesus instituted the supper in lieu of the Jewish Passover feast saying, "This is my body which is given for you; this do in remembrance of me". - Luke 22:19 -20.
The Apostle Paul instructed the church on how to observe it - I Corinthians 11:23 -24
As we literally partake of the bread and fruit of the vine it symbolizes His shed blood and broken body.
Jesus exampled foot washing as a divine institution. John 13:4 - 15
As we wash others feet, we manifest the spirit of humility.
STEWARDSHIP / WORLD MISSIONS
A steward must be faithful.
How we manage the resources God has placed in our life:
Time - Eph. 5:15, Col 4:5, Ecc. 3:1
Abilities - Ecc 9:10, Mt. 25:14 - 30, Rom 12 :4 - 13
Finances - Luke 6:38, Prov 28:27, Mal 3:8 - 11, 1 Tim. 5:17 - 18
Relationships - Gal 6:9, Eph 6:4 -9, Eph 5:21 - 28, Luke 6:31
Members accept the responsibility to bring the lost to salvation through Jesus Christ. It is a continuation of Jesus mission on earth.
Matthew 18 - 11 Acts 1:8 Matthew 5:13 - 16
Doing so will cause continual numerical growth
INDIVIDUAL GROWTH / MINISTRY / SPIRITUAL GIFTS
As the ministry creates the environment for spiritual maturity, the individual grows and develops their own ministry, which edifies (builds up) the body of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11 - 13 I Cor. 12:1 - 31
RAPTURE / 2ND COMING
Catching Away: The hope of all born again Christians is the rapture or being "caught up" with those who have been resurrected from the grave to meet the Lord in the air.
I Thessalonians 4:13 - 17 I Corinthians 15:51 - 57
Christ's 2nd Coming: The 2nd Coming of Christ is distinctive from the catching away. Some amount
of time separate the two; The 2nd Coming is when Jesus comes to earth at the battle of Armageddon. After defeating the armies of the world, Jesus will set up a literal kingdom on earth.
Zechariah 14:4 - 5 Acts 1:10 - 12 Revelation 19:11 - 21