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The Bible Apostolic Logo features the golden sun rising from a deep blue morning sky. The Bible as  the one foundation upon which we build and are establishes is marked open by the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Creator who so loved us  that He became flesh and dwelt among us, then bled and died to pay the debt for our sins. The golden sun arc doubles to represent the open tomb from  which He arose triumphant. The descending dove represents the coming of the Holy Spirit to us and the flame represents the fire and power of the Holy Spirit in the life of every true believer. When asked if we are Fundamentalist, we are more Fundamental than they. Are we Evangelistic? Very! Are we Baptist? We place a higher value on Biblical water baptism than the Baptists. Are we Pentecostal? We definitely believe in the entire of the Acts 2 experience including that the promise of 2:38 and 39 is to all that the Lord our God shall call. Are we Apostolic? Our desire and goal is to preach, teach and practice that exact same Gospel that Jesus Christ and His Original Apostles taught and would still be teaching if here in person, as we prayerfully try to be their faithful representatives. — Samuel M. Smith, Editor,
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The Best Tip You Will Ever Receive
The BEST TIP YOU WILL EVER RECEIVE
You work hard to please other people who are sometimes grumpy, irritable and then have the gall to be stingy with their tips as well. So to make up for the people who have made your day as difficult as it has been today, I want to give you an extra good tip, more than the customary fifteen to twenty percent of my bill. But besides that, even if I could give you a million dollars, (I can't) as a tip, I have a still MORE VALUABLE TIP for you. In fact, it really is the most valuable tip anyone can ever give you. Its value is far beyond that of money or jewels.

Jesus loves YOU. It doesn't matter who you are. It doesn't matter if you are short or tall; fat, skinny or just right; pretty or just so-so, beautiful or think you are ugly, Jesus loves YOU. Whether you consider yourself a good person, attend church regularly and help the needy, or whether you are hateful, grumpy and have some pretty bad habits in your life, Jesus still loves YOU.

But how can YOU come to know this for yourself? By obeying the only PLAN OF SALVATION the Apostles preached and practiced throughout the first 120 years after Jesus Christ our Savior went back into heaven. Here is God's plan: By God's Grace Jesus came into the world to be God's sacrifice for sin, the Savior of mankind. This undeserved mercy, favor and love of God makes your Salvation possible. This Grace is available to every human being on earth no matter if you have money, status or power or not. After Jesus became our sacrifice, was crucified, rose again from the dead and ascended into heaven, a whole new day in God's relationship to mankind began. When you Believe the message (1) that Jesus came to pay the penalty for your sins, that all of your own righteousness apart from Him is filthy rags and there is nothing you can do to pay your own sin penalty, the Holy Spirit brings a heart-pricking conviction of your sinfulness so that you will have the desire to get right with God.

Jesus' Apostles, in obedience to His command, waited in Jerusalem until they were filled with the Holy Ghost and a crowd was attracted to see what was happening. Amazed, the crowd asked, "What meaneth this?" Then, after hearing the first evangelistic message ever preached. Those who had already believed Peter's message (as proved by the fact that they were "... pricked in their heart ..." or, as we say today, felt conviction), asked, "Men and brethren, what must we do?" (Acts 2:37).

The Apostle Peter then answered those who had already believed and become convicted (The same answer as it is to you today), "Repent—" (have Godly sorrow for your sins and turn around to go the other way) (Acts 2:38). But Peter did not stop with repentance. The question was, "...what must we do?" The answer to the believers continued, "... be Baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...." "The Apostle Paul likens water baptism to burial of the old (the "I am just human") nature which has died in repentance and resurrection with Jesus to walk in newness of life, (Romans 6:1-4). Peter says that the baptism in water in the name of Jesus Christ is necessary to obtain the forgiveness or remission of sins. "... What must we do?" "... be baptized ... for the remission of sins ...." The word "for," in this context can ONLY mean: "to obtain, to receive, or to have." None of the other meanings of the word "for" fit the context! Your dictionary will tell you that remission and forgiveness mean the exact same thing with "remission" having one added meaning -- the removal of disease symptoms (in this case, the disease of sin!). Thus it is clear that the Bible teaches; you must be baptized in Jesus' name to be forgiven of your sins. (It was Jesus Christ who died for you, so you can only be correctly buried with Him.)

Finally, Peter gives God's promise: "...ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." The Holy Spirit (or Holy Ghost) is poured out freely on all whom God knows have obeyed His Word sincerely and gives us the power to live our New Life in Christ Jesus. The first Bible evidence of believers being accepted by God, who knows our inner feelings and thoughts, was that they spoke with tongues. (This is NOT the "Gift of Tongues".) (See also Acts 2:41; 8:12-19; 9:11-18; 10:44-48; 11:15-17; 16:15, 30-34 ; 18:8; 19:1-6.)

Yes, the knowledge of how to be truly born again and become a new creature in Christ Jesus with the power of the Holy Spirit within you is the BEST TIP you will ever receive! You don't have to "hope" you are born again, You can KNOW you are!

— S.M.S.
(1) (See John 3:15-18, Mark 16:16; Ephesians 2.) For further Bible Studies or prayer, contact the church
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