1 Corinthians 6:19–20 (NKJV)
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? 20 For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
The Price Paid by the Father (John 3:16)
The Price Paid by the Son (John 15:13)
The Price Paid by the Apostles
The Price Paid by Our Fathers and Mothers
John 3:16–17 (NKJV)
16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 15:13 (NKJV)
13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.
History reveals the fate of the apostles:
PHILIP: Stoned to death, Phrygia, a.d. 54
PETER: Crucified, Rome, a.d. 69
PAUL: Beheaded, Rome, a.d. 69
ANDREW: Crucified, Achaia, a.d. 70
MATTHEW: Beheaded, Ethiopia, a.d. 70
THOMAS: Speared to death, Calamino, a.d. 70
JAMES (THE LESS): Clubbed to death, Jerusalem, a.d. 63
JOHN: Abandoned, Isle of Patmos, a.d. 63
The Church of God
1886 – Barney Creek
1896 – Shearer Schoolhouse
1906 – First General Assembly
2017 – 183 Countries, 7+ million members
Kannapolis Church of God
1913 – Oval Street
We are here today as Christians because of the devotion and sacrifices of those who went before us.
We must pass down a legacy of Faith through prayer, example, and a life of conviction