Living Fire Worship Ministries is a Bible-believing fellowship of believers in Jesus Christ ("Yeshua" is His Hebrew name). We are a 501 C-3 Church-related ministry who believes in studying the WHOLE Bible, understanding the Hebrew Roots of Christianity, and celebrating the LORD's appointed feasts.
We hold Shabbat/Sabbath services at 10am every Saturday morning at our current location in the historical Shady Grove Church, 3146 Miser School Road in Friendsville. We invite everyone to come and worship with us.
We have no denominational affiliation.
Our Statement of Faith
We believe that the physical universe, the realm of nature, is the visible creation of God. It declares God's existence and gives a trustworthy revelation of God's character and purpose. In Scripture, God declares that through His creation all humanity recognizes His existence, power, glory, and wisdom. An honest study of nature -- its physical, biological, and social aspects -- can prove useful in a person's search for truth. Properly understood, God's Word (Scripture) and God's world (nature), as two revelations (one verbal, one physical) from the same God, will never contradict each other.
Deuteronomy 6:4 - "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:"
We believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. His Name is Yahweh. He is one infinitely perfect, eternal and personal God, the transcendent Creator and sovereign Sustainer of the universe. This one God is Triune, existing eternally and simultaneously as three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. All three persons in the Godhead share equally and completely the one divine nature, and are therefore the same God, coequal in power, nature, and glory.
Person of Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMashiach)
We believe in the deity of the man called Jesus Christ of Nazareth as the promised Messiah.
We believe that Jesus Christ (Yeshua) is both true God (the second Person of the Trinity) and true man (the Incarnate Son of God). We also believe in the great events surrounding Yeshua's/Jesus' life and ministry, including: His eternal preexistence, His conception by the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit, His virgin birth, His attesting miracles, His sinless life, His sacrificial death on the cross, His shed blood as the ultimate and final atonement for sin, His glorious bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into heaven where He sits at the right hand of God the Father, and His present work in heaven as High Priest and Advocate. He will return in glory to resurrect and judge all mankind.
Person of the Holy Spirit (Ruach HaKodesh)
We believe that the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, is indeed a Divine Person, coequal with the Father and the Son. We believe in the ministry of the uach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit in salvation, a ministry which includes anointing and glorifying Yeshua/Jesus, convicting men of their sin, bringing about the regeneration of lost sinners, and indwelling believers and empowering them for godly living and spiritual service. We also believe in the baptism of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as an event separate from salvation. While it is not a requirement for salvation, we believe it is essential for living an overcoming and victorious life of holiness and righteousness unto God. We also believe there is a difference between "speaking in a tongue publicly" with the interpretation for the edification of the body and "praying in tongues privately" for personal edification.
We believe God created mankind in His image and likeness (having rational, moral, relational, and spiritual capacities) to fellowship with Him and give Him glory. Human beings are therefore the crown of God's creation (possessing inherent dignity and moral worth), and thus distinct in kind from all other life on earth. Adam and Eve, the first human beings, chose to rebel against God and go their own autonomous way. As a result, all of mankind became separated from God, the image of God in man distorted, and the sinful nature passed on to all their progeny. Because of original sin (which includes both corruption and guilt), unregenerate human beings are incapable of pleasing or commending themselves to God. The only remedy for mankind's pitiful predicament is redemption through faith in Yeshua/Jesus.
We believe God has acted sovereignly to bridge the gap that separates people from Himself. He sent His Son, born of a virgin, attested by miracles and by a sinless life, to bear the full penalty for humanity's sin. Yeshua/Jesus suffered and died in the place of sinners, thus satisfying the Father's just wrath against human sin, and effecting true reconciliation between God and mankind for those who believe. In the atoning death of Yeshua/Jesus, both God's love and God's justice are fully manifested. The righteousness of Yeshua/Jesus in perfectly fulfilling the law of God has been graciously credited to all believers. Redemption is solely a work of God's grace, received exclusively through faith in Yeshua/Jesus, and never by works of human merit.
We believe justification is a judicial act of God's grace wherein He acquits a person of all sin and accepts that person as righteous in His sight because of the imputed righteousness of Yeshua/Jesus. Justification is strictly a work of God's grace, apprehended through faith alone, and solely on the account of Yeshua/Jesus.
We believe Yeshua/Jesus rose bodily from the dead, conquering sin, death, and all the powers of Satan. The resurrection is God's historical affirmation and vindication of Yeshua's/Jesus' unique identity, mission, and message. Historical evidence of the resurrection is manifest in Christ's empty tomb, His many resurrection appearances, and in the emergence of the Christian church. Yeshua/Jesus now resides at the right hand of the Father, and lives to indwell all who recognize their sinfulness, who repent, and who turn their lives over to His authority.
We believe the church is the spiritual body of Yeshua/Jesus (its Founder, Head, and Shepherd) and that it encompasses all true believers at all times and places. The function of the church is to carry out the Lord's expressed will through the power of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit. One of the central purposes of the church is to preach the Gospel (in both word and life), the good news that humankind can find salvation from sin through faith in Yeshua/Jesus. All people who have placed their faith (confident trust) in Yeshua/Jesus for salvation belong to the church and are, thus, the people of God. This community of believers is made up of people who are neither perfect nor sinless, but by grace their lives are coming more and more under the control of the Ruach HaKodesh/Holy Spirit, expressing His love, joy, peace, and other Christ-like qualities.
We believe in the reconciliation and unity of both Judaism and Christianity ~ Zion ~ God's elect, as one faith, one body, one tree, together being reconciled/fulfilled in one by Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah through the finished work of the cross in the here and now, and not at some future date. We do *not* support replacement or separation theology. We *do* support “Grafted-In/Remnant” Theology.
Ephesians 2:14-16 tells us. "For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the DIVIDING WALL, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of Commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into ONE NEW MAN, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them BOTH in ONE BODY to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity." NASB
We believe in physical miracles, healing, and prosperity according to the Word of God and not according to the will or desire of man.
We believe in the power of prayer and supplication to God the Father for ourselves and for others. We pray TO the Father, THROUGH (in the Name of) Yeshua/Jesus.
We believe in the practice of righteous acts of charity and kindness ("Tzedakah" in Hebrew) according to conscience.
We believe in obedience to the laws and authority over us in our home, church, community, and government.
We believe in the responsibility of Believers in Yeshua/Jesus to understand and identify with our Hebrew Roots ~ however, we do *not* support the idea that Christians or Messianic Jews need to become followers of Rabbinical (Talmudic) Judaism. We *do* support, IF ONE DESRIES to experience the richness and joy of participating in God's Sabbaths, Festivals, and appointed times as set forth in the Torah (Word of God), it should be done BY CHOICE and *not* requirement.
We believe the Yeshua Ha Mashiach/Jesus the Messiah will return to this earth, personally, bodily, and visibly to establish His glorious reign in a kingdom that will never end. As the sovereign Lord, He will resurrect and judge all humanity. Those who have received His offer of life through the Gospel will go to eternal blessings in heaven; those who have rejected it, to eternal conscious torment in hell. We look forward to the blessed hope, Christ's Second Coming in glory.
The Great Commission
We believe Yeshua/Jesus is the only way of salvation. And since He has commissioned His people, the church, to go into all the world to disciple, to baptize, and to teach everyone everywhere to obey His Word, we desire, by His grace, to play our part in reaching the world with the Gospel.
Igniting a Passion for the Presence of God.
NEW Saturday Services start April 4, 2015 @ 10am
3146 Miser School Rd
VISION & MISSION
The VISION: The vision of Living Fire Worship Ministries is to see families, cities and nations worship Jesus Christ ("Yeshua" is His Hebrew name), Who is THE Living Fire! We desire to “Ignite a Passion for the Presence of God!"