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  1. I will build my churchMatt 16:18 Christ's Church

  2. I will build my churchMatt 16:18 Christ's Church

  3. GGF is a Corporation The government requires the corporation has Bylaws. The Bylaws define what the purpose of the corporation is and how it will operate or act. Our Corporate status is granted by the authority of the government. So what does the Word of God (Our authority) tell us about the government?

  4. Romans 13:1-2 Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

  5. Article FourMembership Sec. 1:Obtaining Membership Status A person may become a member of Gospel of Grace Fellowship by declaring in writing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and a willingness to abide by the membership requirements of the church and stating a willingness to submit to the leadership of this church

  6. Article FourMembership • Sec. 2: Membership Requirements • Each member must openly confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (John 3:3, Romans 10:9-10, and Ephesians 1:22-23),…

  7. RECAP • GGF is a church/corporation in the USA • GGF bylaws require members • The corporation is in subjection to the authorities • We honor YAHWEH by obeying His ordinances

  8. Protection of the Body • Article 6 - Sec. 7:Removal of Elders • The removal of an elder shall be in accordance with 1 Timothy 5:17-24. • If an elder seeking a subsequent term fails to be affirmed by three-fifths of the congregation… • An elder may also be removed at any time for biblical reasons, including sin and failure of duty by two-thirds of the elders or three-fifths of the active membership of the congregation.

  9. DeaconsDeaconess 1Tim 3:8-10 Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. 1Cor 12:12-27If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body (vs 15)

  10. Article TwoPurpose • This corporation is organized for religious purposes (including charitable purposes as described in the Scripture). Our mission is three-fold: first, to reach the lost with the Gospel of Jesus Christ as commissioned by our Lord when He said “…go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20);

  11. Article TwoPurpose • second, to equip the saints for the work of ministry by devoting ourselves to prayer, fellowship, searching the Scriptures, and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:42); and third, to strive together with one mind and one spirit around the truth of the Gospel as Paul exhorts the church to do in Philippians 1:27 ”Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel”

  12. Final Note • Applications processed in order received • First membership affirmation in January

  13. Please Stand for the Benediction Numbers 6:24-26 (HCSB)