We hold as Scriptural and fundamental that form of church government which is a voluntary and cooperative fellowship among equals, the local church being sovereign under Christ.
The Bible, the Word of God, is to be held, in the Spirit of Christ, supreme in all matters.
We hold it as basic that every Christian should endeavor to keep the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace….till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of god, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
This organization shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any profits or other gains to the organization shall be used in promoting its objectives.
We recognize that Sovereign House Christian Fellowship and Ministries is an affiliate church of Partners in Harvest.
We hold to apostolic authority in the church (1 Corinthians 12:28). Apostolic authority is vested in mature spiritual leaders who operate in the office of the apostle. This is a person who has received the call of God for this office, and has the required ability and discernment to do this work. Apostolic work involves the initiation, adoption and setting in order of Gospel works; the sending out, supporting and mentoring of the Gospel workers and the continuing encouragement, oversight and strengthening of the churches and workers. The apostle Paul is our primary Biblical example. He demonstrated apostolic authority over churches he had birthed and others he had come into divine relationship with. Additionally, he continued giving oversight to churches and leaders through divine maturity and humility.
- Church – The Body of Christ
The true Church is the composition of all those who have been born again. Through the new birth, believers are united together as the Body of Christ. Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church. (Ephesians 1:22-23).
- Water Baptism
All who believe in Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and have and have been born again are commanded to be immersed in water as a declaration that they identify with the death of Christ and have been raised with Him in newness of life. (Mark 16:16).
- Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper or Communion, is a reverential, symbolic expression of our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ as well as a memorial of his suffering, death, and prophecy of His second coming. Further it is understood that anyone participating in the Communion, who is not “Right” with God, could suffer sickness and/or death by this type of irreverent behaviour before the Lord. (Matthew 5:23-24; 1 Corinthians 11:23-31).
- The Blessed Hope
The blessed hope of the Church is the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation (catching away to Heaven) together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 11:27; Titus 2:13).
- The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever’s name is not found written in the Book of Life will be cast into the lake of fire which is the second death. (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48, Revelation 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).
The ordinance of baptism by immersion in water shall be administered to those who have repented of sin, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and who give clear evidence of their salvation. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5).
The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly as enjoined in the scriptures. Only by those saved individuals who, prior to taking the elements of the Lord’s Supper, have ensured they are in “Right” standing with the Lord. By “Right” standing it is inferred that the individual has confessed their sins and they bear no unforgiveness or hard feelings against another person. (Matthew 5:23-24; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
- Dedication of Children
This is a public commitment, before the Church, stating that parents will raise their child (children) in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. At this time, the Pastor, along with the congregation, will pray for the child (children) and family, (1 Samuel 1:24-28) thereby signifying dedication to God and support from the congregation.
- Christian Marriage
This is the joining together in holy matrimony of a man and woman that have been born again through Jesus Christ and who declare His Lordship over their lives and marriage. (John 3:3-8, Romans 10:9-10; Colossians 1:15-18).
- Christian Funeral
This ministry involves funeral and memorial services presenting the truth of Jesus Christ and the gift of salvation and eternal life through Him. It is a time to minister the comfort and love of God, as well as the blessed hope in Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 5:9-10; 1John 4:7-11) to the surviving family and friends.
- Prayer For The Sick
This ministry believes that the prayer of faith heals the sick (James 5:14-15; Mark16:18b) and we, therefore, administer this to all that desire healing.
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