Gospel, taken from the term gospel, means the Good News. This term is most typically applied to the first four books of the New Testament; Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The Gospel details the accounts of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. It is the revelation of Old Testament prophecy, the culmination of the journey that Abraham lead his people on, and part of the foundation of Christianity.
The Gospel plays many roles in this respect and is the foundation of Christian teaching and learning. There is power in the name of Jesus Christ, and there is also great power in the teachings of His life. There are stories of teachings and events in the life of Jesus Christ found in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Here are a few examples:
- Direct Instruction from Christ himself: The Primary Commandments, Matthew 22: 34-40
- 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
- Parables: Parable of the Mustard Seed, Mark 4: 30-32
- 30 Again he said, “What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? 31 It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. 32 Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade.”
- Healing: Healing a Blind Man, Mark 8: 22-26
- 22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into the village.”
These are just three examples of the types of lessons that can be gleaned from the gospels, with countless more abundant in His word. There is no end to the application of Jesus’ life in our own lives. The Bible is the truth of what we as Christians believe, it is the path that all Christians are started on as they learn the basics of who Jesus Christ is and what His life means when applied to their own. Yet, at the same time, it is also a collection of some of the more complex and advanced teachings of Jesus Christ. The Gospels may only occupy four of the Bible’s sixty-six books, but it is still one of the most complex and necessary components of the good Book.
So, we have established the content and meaning of the Gospels, but what is its power? What makes gospel preaching any different from topical or other scriptural preaching?
The fact of the matter is that Apostolic Full Gospel Gospel preaching saves lives. The lessons taken from later in the new testament are built on these by preaching and teaching by the apostles for salvation and for growing deeper in faith. The lessons taken from the Old Testament are perfect for establishing the need for Jesus Christ and showing the evidence of Him throughout history. The message of life, death, and resurrection from the Gospel can truly save a person’s soul if Biblically applied.
Peter and the other apostles told the crowd what to do on the Day of Pentecost found in
Acts 2:37-39 37 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?
38 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.
39 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.
Note that Peter just preached about the life, death, resurrection of Jesus Christ. After the people believed that Jesus was the Christ then they where ordered to applying the Gospel to their lives. You see by the examples found in the Acts of the apostles recorded in the book of Acts that repentance, baptism in Jesus name, and receiving the Holy Spirit is part of receiving the Gospel personally.
Faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ is the only way to eternal life in Heaven. Jesus Christ is the Good News; therefore, He should be preached endlessly. There is endless power and potential in the preaching of His Gospel. Only Jesus can restore, only He can heal, only He can truly change lives and shape them for the better.
If you would like to be part of a Full Gospel Spirit Filled Pentecostal Church in San Antonio Texas, then you are invited to Pentecostal Life Church. Pentecostal Life Church is located in a suburb of San Antonio Texas called Schertz Texas. Schertz is claimed by three Texas counties they are Bexar County Texas, Comal County Texas, and Guadalupe County Texas. Pentecostal Life Church desires to provide a Holy Spirit Filled Apostolic Church in San Antonio Texas and surroundings suburbs. Some of the San Antonio suburbs Pentecostal Life Church blesses are: Cibolo Texas, Universal City Texas, Garden Ridge Texas, New Braunfels Texas, Selma Texas, Live Oak Texas, and Converse Texas. Pentecostal Life Church is part of the United Pentecostal Church International, also known as the UPCI.
Pentecostal Life Church currently meets at 102 FM-78, Schertz, TX, 78154.
Service times are Thursdays 7pm and Sundays 10:30am
It is no secret that Jesus Christ desires a relationship with each and every individual to walk this Earth. We are His children, He wants to love and be loved by us. Unfortunately, Satan also desires our hearts, and will attempt to win us over with the temporary shine of sin. Jesus Christ gave His life so that we could be saved from bondage if we choose to believe, obey, and follow Him. Choosing to accept the love of Jesus Christ and obey His word with your life is the most important decision to be made in your life. If you choose to serve Him, you receive not only His love, but an eternal life spent in His presence. If you choose to reject Him and live in disobedience, you will miss out on the many blessing designed for you. On paper it seems like an easy choice. However, the nature of sin is to tempt us and to lull us into a false sense of comfort and security. The older we become and the longer we are exposed to sin then usually the harder it becomes for us to break from that false sense of comfort and security. We need to come to Jesus, that is a fact at any age. But, it is better for us, and for our children to come to Him as a little child.
13 People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. 14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 15 Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them.
To evidence the claim that it is better to come to Jesus as a child, look at His words in Mark 10: 13-16. During the days of Jesus’ ministry, it was well known that He held power, and many people believed in the power of His touch. For example, the woman in Luke 8 who seeks Jesus just to touch Him and be healed. So, many people were bringing their children to be healed and to be blessed by the power of Jesus. The disciples, seeing children as inferior and not as understanding, attempted to send the children away and rebuke them. They saw children as a waste of time for Jesus, after all they can’t understand and comprehend Jesus on the same level as an adult. But Jesus doesn’t respond by reiterating the disciple’s rebuke, instead He rebukes the disciples. For the children understood in a way that the disciples and adults did not.
Jesus invites the little children to come to Him because they have faith unlike that of the unbelieving adults. Children have not yet been blinded by the false comforts of sin and the world but are still exploring it with their hearts. Think of a baby that has just learned to crawl, it moves everywhere, touching and tasting everything. And while we as adults know that it is not safe to put everything in your mouth, the baby does it out of curiosity, attempting to discover each taste and object that it can. As the baby grows into a child, it continues to explore the world with the same enthusiasm and curiosity. Little children want to know, and they pursue that knowledge with limitless questions and an unparalleled sense of belief. Now, imagine if that was channeled into a search for the truth in Christ Jesus instead of being fixated on the things of this world. What if children were encouraged to consume Bible stories and Truth rather than toys and videogames?
If children were to be given the opportunity to consume the word of God and the love of Christ at the same rate as they are given the opportunity to consume the ideas of the world, then this world would be a radically changed one. The body of Christ would be radically changed, and the lives of millions of children all over the world would be made better. We need to come to Jesus as a child because it is never too soon to start experiencing His love. We need to come to Jesus as a little child because it is never too soon to start acting as part of His body.
Even the childhood Jesus spent time in the temple (Church) and discussing the ideas and messages of the Bible with those around Him. And, while it is true that little children won’t have the same depth and understanding as a well read and knowledgeable adult, they are still deeply inquisitive and will understand and retain Biblical concepts if given a chance to. Children know that this world is imperfect, they can see the evidence of sin and pain everywhere. Children also know what it is like to be loved and can understand the need for a love that is deeper than our own. Children can not only understand these things but can pursue them with a fervor virtually unseen in adults. Let your children be passionate about God. Introduce them to God’s love as a child. Bring them to a Bible believing Spirit Filled Apostolic United Pentecostal Church San Antonio Texas or one near you, and let your little children pursue Him from that day onwards. The sooner they connect to Jesus and a local Spirit filled Church San Antonio TX the sooner Jesus can be a foundational part of their own.
We invite you and your Children to connect with us at Pentecostal Life Church. Pentecostal Life Church is a Spirit Filled Pentecostal Church San Antonio Area and beyond. Our desire is to provide an Apostolic environment geared for Christian growth and development for those living in or near San Antonio Texas. Pentecostal Life Church is located in a Suburb of San Antonio TX called Schertz Texas.
The address for Pentecostal Life Church is 102 FM-78, Schertz, Texas 78154.
Moving to a new state, city, or even neighborhood can be a tough transition. There are new routes to work that must be learned, new people to meet, and dozens of other transitions that can pile up. One of those transitions can be finding a Holy Spirit filled Church San Antonio TX. Perhaps it is your first time seeking a Pentecostal Church body to join with, or perhaps you’re looking for something to fulfill you the same way that your previous United Pentecostal Church body did. There are many different things that can factor into this decision such as, style of worship, method of preaching, and even the individuals in the congregation. If you’re new to the San Antonio Texas area, we’d like to share a bit about Pentecostal Life Church with you for your consideration if you are looking for a Pentecostal Church in or near San Antonio Texas.
We are a group of Spirit filled believers with a desire to spread the Good News of Christ Jesus. We strive to be an Apostolic Church in San Antonio Texas area and to exemplify Jesus with our lives. Pentecostal Life Church was founded in 2014 by Pastor Joel & Amy Slayer in the San Antonio TX suburb of Schertz Texas. Schertz TX is unique in the since that it is claimed by three Texas counties. They are Bexar county Texas; Comal County Texas; Guadalupe County Texas. There are people that live close by that attend Pentecostal Life Church, but there are others that drive close to an hour one way twice a week to be at Pentecostal Life Church, because they feel the Lord has sent them to Pentecostal Life Church. Not only is Pentecostal Life Church a blessing to them, but they are a blessing as well. Sure there are other places that are bigger, but if they are growing in Jesus and being a blessing at the same time they feel Pentecostal Life Church is the home Church they need to be members of.
Pentecostal Life Church is a Holy Spirit Filled Apostolic United Pentecostal Church. We Believe in the power of the Holy Ghost to change lives.
We believe the words of 2 Timothy 3:15-17, The Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. It is God’s universal instruction manual for every human and is the sole authority on salvation and Christian living. We believe that the Bible was divinely inspired by God into the hearts and minds of its authors, and that it was designed so to guide us through life to Heaven.
We believe that Christians are called to live differently than they did before becoming Christians.
Romans 12: 1-2
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
We believe in the power of Spirit filled worship and the impact that it can have on the lives of those who participate in it. We believe in the Biblical expressions of worship, and that they are just as relevant today as they were at the time of inception.
We believe in the power of audible prayer, praying together verbally and in unity. (They lifted up their voice to God with one accord” Acts 4:24)
We believe in lifting our praises to the Lord, hands held high. (Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord” Psalm 134:2)
We believe in singing with all of our hearts and with full-fledged genuine enthusiasm. (Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise” Psalm 98:4). (“O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph” Psalm 47:1, “Praise Him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him with stringed instruments and organs” Psalm 150:4).
We hope that you prayerfully take these things into account as you search for an Apostolic Holy Spirit filled Pentecostal Church home. We hope that you might find a place among the Spirit filled and enthusiastic believers who have already come to call Pentecostal Life Church their Church home. We hope that you and your family will find a connection with each of the members of our Church body and a renewed purpose in Christ’s calling for your life. In short, we hope to see you on Sunday.
Pentecostal Life Church currently meets Sunday 10:30 am & Thursday 7pm @ 102 FM-78, Schertz, Texas, 78154. Schertz Texas is a suburb of San Antonio. For more information come on to Pentecostal Life Church! 😀
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.