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United Pentecostal Church Near me San Antonio Texas
We welcome you to attend our spirit filled church services and enjoy wholesome Christian fellowship with us. The presence of God is felt in every service and many spiritual, emotional and physical needs are met every week. Whether you are beginning your spiritual journey or are at a crossroads in your journey, you can receive inspiration and direction at Pentecostal Life Church. If you have been wondering ‘is there a United Pentecostal Church near me’, we are a pentecostal church near you.
We urge you to come this Sunday or at the next service time…regular, habitual church attendance is very important to a stable lifestyle. Do you want yourself or your family to have the right moral values? It is important that they attend a full gospel church where the Bible is taught and Biblical principles are explained and promoted.
The United Pentecostal Church International, of which Pentecostal Life Church is affiliated with, is one of the fastest growing religious organizations of our times with people that are hungry for God and the outpouring of his Spirit. That hunger for the Holy Spirit has remained constant, being evidenced by the many, many thousands of people in over 100 nations around the world receiving the Baptism of the Holy Ghost and experiencing the freedom of a Spirit filled life. Thousands of pastors, missionaries, evangelists and teachers have given and are dedicating their lives to give to others the gospel, or the good news, of Jesus Christ.
Pentecostal Life Church is an apostolic church near you that believes and teaches that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:21 KJV. The Bible portrays the true account of the creation of the earth, the history of man, the events that led to man’s fall and the events that led to man’s redemption. In the Word of God we find the instructions of how to live pleasing to God, and if we follow the teachings and commandments, it is promised that we can experience life abundantly here on earth, and we will also be saved throughout eternity. As Jesus himself said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 KJV
The Plan of Salvation
The Bible teaches that our salvation comes by the grace of God and through our faith in the blood of Jesus Christ by which we receive deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness. Only by His love and grace that he extended to us by his death at Calvary, can we receive his salvation. The primary salvation experience includes repenting of sin, being baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission, or washing away, of those sins, and being filled with the Holy Ghost with the Biblical evidence of speaking in tongues. After this, the born again believer is to live a holy life.
“Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation. Then they that gladly received his word were
baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts?
Repentance simply put means being sorry for the things you have done wrong, whether against God and his Word, or against another human being, then telling God you are sorry, and then changing and not doing those things again. “For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10 KJV
Water baptism is the next necessary step in the plan of salvation. We are to be baptized by immersion (completely submerged) in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is the only formula used by any of the apostles or other followers of Jesus, and it is the same one to be used today to wash away our sins. “(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)” Acts 8:16 KJV
While repentance and water baptism is the physical part (or our part that we must do) of the new birth experience, receiving the baptism of the Holy Ghost (or Holy Spirit) is what God does when we are obedient to His Word. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is for all who believe and is described biblically as the ‘spiritual birth’. The Old Testament prophet Joel declared that the Holy Ghost experience was for anyone, “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh:…” Acts 2:16-17 KJV. Then Peter, who was given the keys to the kingdom, said on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Ghost was first poured out, that “The promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:39 KJV. The evidence that you have received this glorious gift of the Holy Spirit baptism is you will speak in another tongue (or another language other than one you know), as the Spirit of God gives utterance. “And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.” Acts 2:4 KJV
Dear friends, come and experience, enjoy, and receive your own personal Pentecost with people of like precious faith who enjoy being in a local community church of Spirit–filled believers. An open door, a warm welcome, and a Pentecostal atmosphere awaits you at Pentecostal Life Church in the San Antonio suburb of Schertz, Texas.