new era

"One District          on       
One Accord"

 Acts 2:1-2

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"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3 ESV

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The NEW ERA District Association is comprised of about 30 churches of all sizes. Geographically located throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area, our churches of faith stand ready to serve your family and the community with resources to help you live a fruitful and productive life.

Our MISSION is to provide service and leadership that enables our member churches to be effective in their ministries at home and to the greater community.

 

To learn more about us, click here.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Member churches are invited to share your special events here!

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02 Oct, 10 am


NED
1st Quarterly Board Meeting
--YOUTH MISSION in Charge


ZOOM information available here
 
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26  Sept,  3 pm

INSTALLATION SERVICE for    Pastor James Jones, United MBC
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28 Sept,  6 pm

WEEKLY WEBINAR SERIES
(Video Conference) from Second Baptist Church, Independence 

"Want to Influence People? Become a City on a Hill."

* Sunday, September 26, 2021 * 7:00 p.m. CDT     

 

FREE * FREE * FREE * FREE

All are Welcome to Join

For more information contact:

Sandra Jones at sandra_jones0713@yahoo.com or Thad Jones  at tskm@swbell.net

From the Desk of Moderator Gregory P. Nichols

GOOD CLEAN LIVING

 

Purity is defined in the dictionary as: Freedom from guilt or wrongdoing; innocence, virginity; physical chastity, freedom from inappropriate elements; virtue, the state of lacking a moral wrongdoing; honor. Purity is not just about sex or abstinence of sex.  It’s about loving and honoring God. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your mind and with all of your strength.” (Mark 12:30)   Honoring and loving God is really about living a life of purity. It’s about living your life in a way that strives to please God, and this includes sexual purity. Purity is a lifestyle; it is living a “HOLY” lifestyle!

 

What is “holy?”  When you came to Christ, He called you to follow Him. Following Him means living a holy life. To live holy means to live set apart for God, free from evil and sin, living a pure life. God is holy (1 John 1:5), and He calls us to be holy like He is (1 Peter 1:16)

 

Sexual purity is an example of holy living, but we are to be obedient to God in every area of our lives as a living sacrifice to Him.  When we are saved, we become transformed from the inside out.  Reading and studying God’s Word is a large component of this process.  When we know God’s Word, we know what He expects and we learn of the spiritual tools we have to keep us living free from sin (John 17:17).  By living a pure and set apart life, we glorify God, showcase His nature to others, and live free from the power of sin in our lives (Matthew 5:16; Romans 6:6).

 

The first step toward holiness is realizing that it is impossible without God.  We need the Holy Spirit to fill us with God’s holiness and power for godly living.  This is not possible unless you have first surrendered your life to Jesus Christ and become born again, made righteous in God’s sight (Ephesians 1:13; Romans 5:1).  So, how can we live holy lives?  The more you choose to obey Christ and say no to the allurements of this world, the more you grow in holiness.  The more you disobey Christ, the more you fail to live a holy life. 

 

Obedient living leads to holy living, and it all comes down to a choice. It requires choosing to run away from things that are not pleasing to God and choosing to run full stride toward those things that are on God’s heart.

 

Living a holy life is not a method for anyone to attempt to earn their salvation.  Rather, living a holy life is a natural overflow of their salvation.  We are saved by God’s race alone and it is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit upon our salvation that enables us to live holy.  We all make mistakes, but the important thing is to confess our sins, ask for God’s forgiveness, and keep moving forward (1 John 1:9, Romans 8:1).  God’s mercy for us is new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23).

 

Are you living a good clean life?

 

JUST THINKIN'...
Special Contributor:
Sis. Barbara Caldwell,
Ebenezer MBC

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” 

Proverbs 19:17

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