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Connecting Our Community With Christ

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A Little Bit of Heaven On Earth
 

Most people think of eternal life as beginning at the point of mortal death. Of course, our entrance into the presence of God does occur at death, and we get a new body at the resurrection. But, in many tangible ways, our eternal life actually begins when we place our faith in Christ. It could be said that in some ways, for believers, eternity is now.

 

The Apostle Peter describes it this way: "His (Jesus Christ's) divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires." (2 Peter 1:3-4)

 

Much of what it means to be a believer is found in God's power and promises. We have hope of heaven because of his power and promises. We are to live with a confident expectation that God has the power to fulfill every promise he has made to us. This hope is based on faith, and confirmed in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. The proof of our eternal life is God's presence in our lives today. Eternity can and should be a reality for every believer.

 

Peter writes that through believing God's promises we "participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires". These are two important aspects of eternity. Although we still possess our old nature, our new nature is already present within us now. "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation..." (2 Corinthians 5:17) "And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them." (Ezekiel 11:19) This new spirit enables us to love and serve Christ now.

 

Also, because of God's power, we need not be corrupted by sin. We are participating in the divine nature now, with a new spirit, and the Holy Spirit in us. So, although we are not yet with Christ, he is with us. In the words of King Solomon from Ecclesiastes 3:11: "He has set eternity in the hearts of men."                   Pastor Dan Rhodes

 
 
Contact Us
Pastor Daniel Rhodes

810-278-2286

Services Held at:

233 N Sandhill Blvd.
Mesquite, NV 89027

702-346-2698

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 155

Mesquite, NV 89024

E-mail:  info@cccmesquite.org

Web Page: www. ccc mesquite.org

Schedule
Sunday 
Bible Study
9:30 AM
Morning Worship
10:45 AM
Monday
Highland Manor Ministry
6:15 PM
Wednesday
Highland Manor Sing 
1:00 PM
 Choir Practice
 5:00 PM
Prayer Meeting
6:00 PM
Saturday
Men's Bible Study 
 11: 00 AM