1 COR 2:2 And so it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I did not come with eloquence or human wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.3 I came to you in weakness with great fear and trembling.4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.
Paul is a great example of wisdom revealed and humility lived. Like Moses before him, he felt that his words were not "wise and persuasive", yet he changed the world as we know it. His wisdom was evident to those listening but not to him. Now, there is no doubt that among you readers that there are some with the same self-portrait.
You feel inadequate to what God has told you to do. You cannot see yourselves in the position to affect the world around you, yet God has put a callling into you that you cannot ignore. So, what do you do?
6 We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.
First you begin by realizing that what you have to give is going to be ignored by those committed to the world and the world's philosophy. That is, in this day in age, Chrisitanity will be viewed and accepted as an isolationists religion by those who are committed to the wisdom of the rulers of this age. Your words and works are and must be focused on the hungry and given to the desperate. But, how do you find them? By sharing what God gives you to ALL, and letting the hungry come forth from among them!
Your works are given by God and thus the wisdom you share will be beyond your understanding and spoken in simple terms, with power!
PHIL 1:6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
iF YOU CANNOT EXPRESS CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF, EXPRESS CONFIDENCE IN GOD!
God is the author and finisher of your faith. It stands to reason then, that he is the author and finisher of the faith in those you have been called to reach! Every great man of God in the Bible - without exception had human fear, self-doubt and even a touch of rebellion in them. Each one had to overcome the fear that they were not equal to the task! Each one came to the realization that since it was God's work and God's Word that they were sharing - they could remove themselves from the equation when it came to drawing anyone. It was no longer their responsibility to answer for the response (or lack thereof), so long as they did whatever they were commanded to do!
Don't give up! Don't let go! Go the distance in God. speak when he tells you, even if you think you know the crowd He has you speaking to! Even if you receive ridicule, or worse, give God his due! Like the men before you, it is alright to acknowledge your limitations, but it is not alright to allow them to stop what God has begun in you! Walk in faith and favor - and let God do his work through you! Remember, it is not YOU who works, but God who works THROUGH you!
Elders Mark and dana Neddeau
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 15:30
The NEED for UNITY!
Written by Mark Neddeau
Thursday, 02 May 2013 00:00
Jesus has a specific and singular plan of salvation. We do not disagree on that. However, we have a number of disagreements between groups about "standards of holiness" (how we demonstrate our inward holiness, not holiness itself), operations of gifts, organizational heirarchy, etc. These are legalistic arguments in nature. The fundamental and binding fact is that we who are baptized in Jesus Name and filled with the Holy Ghost are all APOSTOLIC. We all serve a living God whom we have come to believe is named Jesus! There is no fracture there. We all baptize in Jesus name, we all evidence the Holy Ghost through speaking in other tounges, we all believe the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost operate in 3 separate functions, yet are ONE. SO WHY, CHURCH FRIENDS, SHOULDN'T WE FELLOWSHIP? Why the division? Why is THEOLOGY taking the place of UNITY OF FAITH? Read EPHESIANS chapter 4! Read ROMANS 14!
I have seen, personally with my own eyes, as a preacher and layman, apostolic churches who were just a street apart not even taking the time to support one another! Jesus is not coming for your congregation alone! Who else will be in the kingdom? Please realize that Jesus has many in his mansion, JOHN 10:16.
Yes, this is hard, but it is RED MEAT TIME. I am asking you to check your fellowship card at the door, share with us your depth and your insight, and allow US to do the same with you! Who knows, we may all learn something new! We love the faith, and we love those who love it, too! But it is time to move past organizations and into activation in the Spirit realm. God is coming for a UNITED FRONT, NOT JUST A UNITED ORGANIZATION!
We encourage you - especially pastors - to re-evaluate your position if you have been forsaking the assembling of yourselves together with people of like precious faith. It is possible, even necessary, for us to begin to realize that we can AGREE IN DOCTRINE, while DISAGREEING ON THEOLOGICAL points!
Now, a bit of salve, YOU ARE DOING AN INCREDIBLY HARD THING, SERVING GOD IN THIS PRESENT WORLD. But, you don't have to do it alone! We love the fellowship and anointing that you as an apostolic can bring! Just bring it, don't lock it up for your membership, open the door to our love and hope and give us love and hope back.
God Bless you,
Elder Mark and Sister Dana Neddeau
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 May 2013 19:51
Our Fundamental Doctrinal Statement
Written by Mark Neddeau
Thursday, 13 August 2009 14:12
Our basic and fundamental doctrine is and shall be:
Repent of your sins, be baptized (fully immersed in water) every one of you in the Name of Jesus (the) Christ for the Remission of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, with the initial sign of speaking in other tounges as the Spirit Gives the utterance.
Last Updated on Sunday, 22 May 2011 23:48
WANT TO READ MORE, OR SUBMIT AN ARTICLE?
Written by Mark Neddeau
Friday, 07 August 2009 17:30
We are so grateful that you decided to join us - and the 4000 other registered users of this site, who share in a clear vision - the UNITY OF THE FAITH! However, due to the increase in attacks on this site, and the viruses that have attempted to enter, we have a couple steps we need you to follow -
Once we have activated your account *usually within 24 hours of your email notification to us*, click on SUBMIT ARTICLE . From there, select a TITLE, then a SECTION (PICK THE MOST OR CLOSEST APPLICABLE SECTION TO YOUR THEME). Usually a CATEGORY will AUTOMATICALLY be selected. From there, enter the body of your article (cut and paste works well) and then edit it using the board up above your writing area (if desired).
Once done, select SAVE and you are in! Once you have saved it, a notification will be sent to us and we will review it, and post it. We appreciate you and your faith. If you have a question regarding this site, or the Oneness of God and the monotheistic view of the Godhead, please contact us at
Also, if you have difficulty posting or contacting us, please pass that along as well using regular e-mail channels. ANY feedback we can get helps tailor this (your) website to your needs and makes it a better, smoother, and more fun environment for us all.
God Bless You,
Mark and Dana Neddeau
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 August 2012 22:09
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