One Heart at a Time
Red Stone Ministries
Red Stone Ministries has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know and be conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God is the creator of the universe creating both of the seen (physical) and the unseen (spiritual) realms and that God the creator is also the giver of life.
We believe the Holy Bible is God's word Personally spoken by God for mankind for the purpose of revealing who He is and it is without error in all issues to which it speaks.
We believe in the Triunity (Trinity), one God in three Persons, consisting of Father, Son Jesus, and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ is Divine God who came from Heaven to mankind as a man yet retaining the Divinity of God and who while living a sinless life was rejected and betrayed by man to be crucified and die on the cross yet not to remain dead but to Resurrect the third day in accordance with His Everlasting Divine life.
We believe that the death of Jesus on the cross provided complete atonement for all the sins of the world therefore cleansing those who choose to be cleansed from their sin to then receive the Holy Spirit and by receiving the Holy Spirit becoming "Born Again" and being Born Again becoming children of God. Children in the family of God and as children in a personal relationship with their Father who is God above all and as children also inheritors in the Heavenly Kingdom of Jesus the kingdom that is without end.
We believe that Jesus is the judge of all of mankind's thoughts, intentions and actions and that He is just and wise in His judgment. As judge, Jesus will judge the unjust to everlasting condemnation while to the righteous He will give of His life, His gifts, and His glory.
We believe Jesus physically rose from the dead, was seen by and interacted with many eyewitnesses including the Disciples and Apostles and that Jesus has now ascended back into Heaven where He originally came from. Jesus is currently seated in Majesty, Power and Authority alongside the Father and He is now accessible to us in both Prayer and Fellowship.
Here, in the simplest of words, is the Gospel that we preach. Jesus was born without sin, and He lived without sinning. When He died on the cross, having no sins of His own to pay for, He paid the price for our sins. He was buried. He descended into the depths of the earth and took the keys to hell and death from Satan’s hand. Since Death had no rightful claim upon a sinless man on the third day God raised Him from the dead. He was then taken into heaven and declared to be the Lord of all, the evidence of which is the Holy Spirit poured forth in our world establishing the influence of Christ's Kingdom in the hearts and lives of men and women from every tribe and every nation. One day, at a time known only to God, Christ will return to this earth and abolish sin and death by creating a new heaven and a new earth, filled with the glory of God.
Shine in the love of God's grace, every day.
CHANGED FROM THE INSIDE OUT
When you believe in Christ, He works a miracle in you. You are permanently purified and empowered by God Himself. The message from Jesus to the true Christian is simple: It's not what you do. It's what I have already done. I have moved in an in time you can say with the Apostle Paul, "It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me" (Galatians 2:20).
You may have asked yourself, “If I am born again, why do I fall so often?” Why did you fall so often after your first birth? Did you exit the womb wearing cross trainers? Did you do the two step on the day of your delivery? Of course not. And when you started to walk, you fell more than you stood. Should we expect anything different from out spiritual walk?
“But” you may add, “I fall so often I sometimes question my salvation.”
Again, we return to your first birth. Didn’t you stumble as you were learning to walk? And when you stumbled, did you question the validity of your physical birth? Did you, as a one-year-old, flopped on the floor, shake your head and think, “I have fallen again. I must not be human.” Of course not. The stumbles of a toddler do not invalidate the act of birth. And the stumbles of a Christian do not annul his spiritual birth.
Do you understand what God has done? He has deposited a “Christ Seed” in you. As it grows, you will change. It’s not that sin has no more presence in your life, but rather that sin has no more power over your life. Temptation will pester you, but temptation will not master you. What hope that brings!
Hear this. It’s not up to you! Within you abides a budding power. Trust Him! “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Think of it this way. Suppose you, for the most of your life, have had a heart condition. Your frail pumper restricts your activities. Each morning at work the healthy employees take the stairs, you wait for the elevator.
But then comes the transplant. A healthy heart is placed within you. After recovery, you return to work and encounter the flight of stairs — the same flight of stairs you earlier avoided. By habit you start for the elevator. But then you remember. You aren’t the same person. You have a new heart. Within you dwells a new power.
Do you live like the old person or the new? Do you count yourself as having a new heart or old? You have a choice to make.
You might say, “I can’t climb stairs, I’m too weak.” Does your choice negate the presence of a new heart? Does it dismiss the work of the surgeon? No. Choosing the elevator would suggest only one fact — you haven’t learned to trust your new power.
It takes time. But at some point you’ve got to try those stairs. You’ve got to test the new ticker. You’ve got to experiment with the new you. For if you don’t, you will run out of steam.
Religious rule-keeping can sap your strength. It’s endless. No prison is as endless as the prison of perfection. Its inmates find work, but never find peace. How could they? They never know when they are finished!
Christ, however, gifts you with a finished work. He fulfilled the law for you. Bid farewell to the burden of religion. Gone is the fear that having done everything, you might not have done enough. You climb the stairs, not by your strength, but His, “For it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure,” so you might say, “I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me” (Philippians 2:13 & 4:13). God pledges to help those who stop trying to help themselves. “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Philippians 1:6).
If you are serious about wanting a change in your life, find yourself a group of Bible believing, Bible living bikers to start hanging out with and let God start changing you from the inside out.
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In Christ and in the wind.
Rev. Dooley (803) 351-2503
Red Stone Ministries
236 Hollis Road
PO Box 84517
Lexington, SC 29073
The One seated on the throne will shelter them: no longer will they hunger; no longer will they thirst; no longer will the sun strike them, or any heat. Because the Lamb who is at the center of the throne will shepherd them; He will guide them to springs of living waters, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes (Rev 7:15-17).
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