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November 13, 2017, 10:30 AM

Acts 3: 6-9 (KJV)

Acts 3: 6-9 states, "Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.  And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.  And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.  And all the people saw him walking and praising God."

The Lord  directed me toward the scripture of the lame man that lay at the gate. This man had a physical disability that caused paralysis, and because of that he became a beggar and asked for alms. The sixth verse in this chapter stood out to me, when the Lord ministered to this man physically, but more importantly his spiritual state was changed. The lame man probably anticipated receiving money as Peter came by, but Peter provided the man with something more precious then silver or gold. Peter was able to offer him healing through the power of Jesus Christ and because of that the lame man’s life was drastically changed, much greater than money could ever do.

It is a great thing to minister to someone who is in need of physical help or has monetary needs, but ultimately the best thing we can do for others is to present Jesus Christ to them. This may come through the temporal needs as a start, but introducing them to Christ is the greatest gift.

I want to do my best throughout the week to present Jesus Christ and the gift of sanctification through His spirit; I hope you have the same determination as well.

Love and Prayers,

Bro. Matt Collins




November 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

1 Timothy 1:12 (KJV)

1 Timothy 1:12 states, “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry.”  The definition of Christian ministry is "an activity carried out by Christians to express or spread their faith, the prototype being the Great Commission."  The origin of the word “ministry” comes from the Greek word 'to serve'. 

We are blessed and privileged to be used for the ministry of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  This task can sometimes seem overwhelming, but it brings such an encouragement to know that the Creator of this universe has counted me faithful for His ministry. It inspires me to do more for the ministry and remain faithful!

I would like to encourage everyone that is on the gospel highway to remain faithful to Jesus Christ and to the ministry. If you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, I encourage you to examine yourself and seek a life of conversion and sanctification. He invites everyone to be a part of this ministry and everyone is needed.

Love & Prayers
Bro. Matt Collins




October 30, 2017, 10:49 AM

Why Do We Sing?

In Colossians 3:16 we read, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

Hebrews 12:2 states, "I will declare thy name unto my brethren; in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee."

To be able to express ourselves in song in a blessing from God.  Not just beautiful melody and harmony, but a heartfelt expression lifted up to Him. The scriptures admonish us to sing “Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19).  Additionally, we are admonished to “sing with the spirit…and with the understanding also” (II Corinthians 14:15). Other creatures of God’s universe have their own unique sound, but it is human beings that are able to express their deepest convictions and faith with a song.

We worship God because He has changed our lives.  We offer praise to Him for His loving kindness toward us. The Bible says to “Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing” (Psalms 100:1-2).  Making a joyful noise with gladness and singing is a means to worship God.

Singing a hymn is an expression of the soul and a reflection of our convictions and, most likely, of the condition of our spiritual life.  We can praise God wherever we are because a song can always be in the spirit.   Songs can convey our sincere emotions like nothing else can. They can inspire, motivate, and encourage us. Hymns should honor the providence of God, the birth, life, death, and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ, and the power of His Holy Spirit in the world. 

Bro. Steve Gray




October 23, 2017, 12:43 PM

Psalm 90:12 (KJV)

Psalm 90:12 states, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."

"Let us deeply consider our own frailty, and the shortness and uncertainty of life, that we may live for eternity, acquaint ourselves with the Spiritual life that God has prepared for us, and be at peace; that we may die in favor and live and reign with God eternally." Adam Clarke

Bro. Steve Gray




October 16, 2017, 3:19 PM

Raleigh Congregation's Purpose

Christ's Sanctified Holy Church
Raleigh, NC
Our Purpose

     Christ's Sanctified Holy Church, that worships at 9050 Strickland Road, has its mission as the following objectives:

1.  PREACH THE GOSPEL of the Lord Jesus Christ to all people in our area who desire salvation through Christ

2.  REACH OUT in love and fellowship to encourage everyone and bring those interested to the knowledge of salvation.

3.  TEACH AND ENCOURAGE personal study of the Bible, God's Holy Word for successful living and salvation.

4.  PUBLICLY WORSHIP THE LORD JESUS CHRIST regularly and frequently, led by the Spirit with preaching, teaching, singing, and praying; alwys with the two-fold purpose of strengthening the believers and inviting all souls to seek for personal salvation.

5.  PROMOTE UNITY in Christ's Sanctified Holy Church, both locally and church wide, through livign according to the standars of Godliness as taught by the Bible and by participaing in the church's united activities.

6.  SHARE IN THE JOYS AND DIFFICULTIES of each member by helpming them cope with life's problems with the aim of their achieving the stability whereby they will be able to help others also.

7.  TRAIN BY EXAMPLE AND WORD each member to become effective int he use of the GOD given talents for the strengthening, the growth, and continuance of the Church from generation to generation.  

Dated 1/05/99

Bro. Steve Gray


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