"Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
- John 2:19
People often think of the church as a building but she is not. The church is far more than a collection of old buildings she is a living, viable Force in our world today impacting families and communities all across the globe. In order to ensure our local church’s continued ministry in our community the Lord has led us into a property redevelopment project. Wadsworth is now temporarily meeting at the Juan Pablo Public School (P.S. 132) located at 185 Wadsworth Avenue between 182nd and 183rd streets, just one block south of the churches property being redeveloped. On Wednesdays we are meeting t the Fort Washington Heights Presbyterian Church located at 21 Wadsworth Avenue at 174th Street. Thank you for understanding that the Living, New Testament Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is far more than brick and mortar. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of faith. We hope we can be a blessing in your life and we hope to see you soon.
Sincerely, Rev. Joshua D. Blair
Bearing Precious Seed (BPS) is a means for the local church to have hands on involvement with Bible publishing for the world. This is accomplished by taking the printed page and collating it, folding the covers, putting the Scripture in the cover, stapling it, cutting the book and boxing them for the Field. This ministry is simple, rewarding and Biblical. Psalm 126:6 says, “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
In Luke 8:11 Jesus taught, “The Seed is the Word of God”. Down through the ages there has been a line of Scribes and local churches who have stayed true to God’s Holy Word and to His commandment to make Christ known to all nations by “the Scriptures of the prophets” (Romans 16:26). The apostle Paul wrote in Colossians 4:16, "And when this epistle is read among you, cause that it be read also in the church." He also wrote in Thessalonians 5:27, "I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren." Under Moses’ law only kings and priests were both permitted and commanded to make copies of the Word of God. In the New Testament, the local Churches were to be the publishers of the Word of God, we are after all in the "Church Age." God still wants the Church to publish His Word. It is God's commandment that we make Christ known to the world by the Scriptures, for the obedience of the faith (Romans 16:26).
We believe that our local church BPS Ministry gives an opportunity for everyone to have a personal, hands-on involvement in worldwide Missions!
Beginning April 2 (Saturday)- Evangelism/Bible Publishing - 10:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m
August 22-26 - Trip to Bearing Precious Seed in Milford Ohio (http://bpsmilford.org/)
God led the Pastor to lead the church to begin a year long Bible reading plan together.
We have selected the KJV in chronological order and we began reading together in January of 2013.
We are following this reading plan - http://www.biblegateway.com/resources/readingplans/index.php/today?plan=2&version=9
If you miss a day(s) here and there its OK, just begin with the current days reading and move on.
Forgetting those things which are behind let us reach forward toward the things that are before! as we continue to be conformed to the image of Christ by the Word of God which lives and abides forever.
It is also OK to share something from the "Proverb of the Day". Reading one chapter of Proverbs that coincides with the current day of the month offers continual exposure to the book of wisdom! So for example if it is the first day of the month we can read the first chapter of Proverbs; the eighth day, the eighth chapter, etc..
In order to get the most out of your time in God's Word may we suggest a very simple Bible Journal. The daily journal entries only have four parts and will exponentially increase your blessing by time spent in the Word of God. The four elements to the simple daily Bible journal are:
a. the Date
b. the Bible reference (book, chapter and verse)
c. one main truth of the scripture referenced
d. today's application for same timeless truth
Don't be afraid to jump right in and share what God has shared with your heart.
God bless you and thank you for spending even five minutes in God's precious Word,
Welcome to the Wadsworth Summer Internship Program