Since our leaders meeting in the spring of 2014 so many of our members have been asking me if our 'Office' could stay in touch by sending us out quick messages every so often.  This page on our website hopefully will be able to serve that purpose.

How important is it that we worship Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit?

ACTS 8:14-16.

“Now when the Apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit, for it had not yet fallen upon any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.”

 We are indeed saved by the name of Jesus, but our salvation only attains power when we receive the Holy Spirit. Salvation in the name of Jesus is like being locked up in the UPPER ROOM prior to Pentecost. We know Jesus, we have heard and received his words for our lives, but we are fearful and incapable of stepping out into the world with the great message of God that we have been given. We are prayerful, we are holy, we have heard and come to believe all that Jesus has spoken. Yet in all of this we are fearful, weak, unable to stand up and proclaim, and witness to our God. We see the challenges and are intimidated by the world, by the rulers, by our perceived needs and challenges to ourselves; emotionally,  physically, spiritually, psychologically, financially, family and personal security.

In Acts 2 we see the Apostles, Mary, and many others who were locked up, safely together, receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit! We see them suddenly: a people who are prayerful, holy, personal receivers of the words of Jesus, persons who believe the words of Jesus are life giving, come out boldly and powerfully proclaiming everything they knew in their hearts, without fear, but rather with conviction and power.

 It is this very same experience that God the Father has for each one of us. The Father in his great love has placed us into the hands of his son, our Lord Jesus Christ; and nothing that the Father has placed in the hands of his Son can ever be snatched away from him. In this knowledge we can be certain that we are called and blessed and saved, for Jesus is the Father’s gift of eternal salvation. Jesus did tell us, however, that he must go to the Father so that the Father could send the Holy Spirit so that he could make all things known to us, that is , that the Word of God, would come alive in and for us. That Living Word of God is indeed the Holy Spirit. When, what is alive in us is a living experience, and that which is alive in us is God, then the life we live is the living presence of God within us.         

Jesus brought VICTORY into the word, vanquishing death, Satan and the hold of sin over our lives. The Victor is God, and the power that maintains the victory is God, as won by the loving obedience of Jesus to the Father, but maintained by the wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit, as sent by the Father through Jesus. If we want to live as a Victorious people we must have God’s power; the Holy Spirit, for it is only in the power of God that our salvation is attained!!!

Written by Joe Charbonneau

Oct 24/25 CRS Fall Conference - On the New Evangelization by Michelle Mora

Talk #1 Why Evangelize (The Church exists to evangilize)

  - Praise the Lord for His gifts

Talk #2 What is Evangelization? - Praise the Lord for His gifts

Talk #3 Go Make Disciples

 - There is always more!!