Who Are We?

NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD ON SUNDAY, January 13, 2019 IN THE 10:30 AM SERVICE.  FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES.  FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO THE THE WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.

1 Peter 2:9-10

We Are Kannapolis Church of God

Loving God (Worship, Discipleship)
Loving One Another (Fellowship, Accountability, Leadership)
Loving Souls (Evangelism, Missions)

We Are Church of God

Headquarters in Cleveland, TN

General Overseer: Dr. Tim Hill

Over 7 million members worldwide

Core Values: Prayer, Pentecostal Worship, World Evangelization, Church Planting, Leadership Development, Care, Interdependence, Communication, Discipleship, Education

The Finish Commitment: Finish (The Great Commission) in the Spirit and Power of Pentecost

Find
Intercede
Network
Invest
Send
Harvest

We are:

Pentecostal (Declaration of Faith Sunday)
Evangelical
Protestant
Christian
Evangelistic (Missional)
Organized
Educational

Declaration of Faith

We Believe:

In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.

That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.

That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.

Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.

In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.

In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

In water baptism by immersion, and all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.

In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.

In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.

In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.

1 Peter 2:9–10 (NKJV)

9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

Chosen Generation

God Reached Out to Man
He Gave Us His Offer of Salvation
He Wanted Us
He Called Us

Royal Priesthood

We Have Purpose
God’s Calling is Noble
God’s Calling is to Ministry for All of Us
We Serve the King!

Holy Nation

God Calls His People Out of Sin and Into Holiness
God Sets Us Apart (Sanctifies)
God Forgives Us and Makes Us Holy
God Makes Us Part of His Kingdom

God’s Own Special People

A Peculiar People
Unique
God’s Object of Love
An Intimate Relationship

Our Purpose: Proclamation

Show Forth His Praises with Your Actions (Example)
Show Forth His Praises with Your Ministry
Show Forth His Praises with Your Words

Our Environment: The Light

Follow (Walk In) the Light
Live in the Light
Be the Light

Our Identity: The People of God

God Gives Us Identity
We are His people, His Possesion, His Family, His Body
We Must Identify Ourselves Daily as His

Our Blessing: Mercy

It is His Mercy That Saves Us
His Mercy Brings Us Near Him
We Once Were Lost, But Now We are Free!
We Once Had No Knowledge of His Mercy, But Now We are Free and Redeemed by His Mercy

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