More Information & Useful Links from Christians Gathering
Documents on and about the Local Church Why Gather? Discover why Christians gather together and do this thing called 'Church'. To access and download this and other documents on and about the true nature of the gatherings and purpose of believers fellowshipping together in and as the Body of Christ click this link to open a folder on Dropbox and check them out for yourself. (Please read the Note below under the section titled, 'Other Documents' for instructions on using Dropbox.) Introduction to Gatherings | Guidelines for the Gathered Ekklesia | You're Invited -expanding on the theme (All are available free online as PDF docs from Dropbox -see note below.) Why Gather? is also available in full on it's own page on this site. Just click this link (or the one above) for it to open right in your browser window: Why Gather?
You may also like to read, 'Church, the Great Deception': This explains the origin of the institutional organisation with it's hierarchy of ordained 'clergy' and structured leadership called by this completely deceptive word, 'church'. This is available for download from Dropbox by clicking this link: 'Church the Great Deception'
(Note: When you open an item in Dropbox check the top right hand side of the page and choose an option that best suits you. E.g. if you click the 'Open' command you have the option to open in your default PDF reader. You can also click the '...' icon and choose to download the document to your local hard drive.)
The House Assembly, A Guide for Recapturing the First-Century Model for the Gathering of the Saints, by Albert James Dager (www.mediaspotlight.org). Another thorough and exhaustive presentation of the truths of Biblical fellowship that is an absolutely 'must' read for all Bible believing followers of the Lord Jesus. This book is, 'for those desiring to start a house assembly after the pattern of the first-century ekklesia. Includes biblical models for elders, teaching, fellowship and other aspects of gathering together for believers in Jesus Christ'. As such it is an invaluable resource for all those who love the simple, Biblical model for the gatherings of believers. Sadly, this is not available online (221 pages), however, it might be possible to find a source in NZ or Australia. If you do, please advise this Site Admin and I will post the details. Otherwise, it may be ordered direct from Media Spotlight at: www.mediaspotlight.org/
Other Documents: These are stored on Dropbox and by clicking the links you will be taken to a public folder where these documents are stored. Free to download and enjoy. Thank you. Note: When you access a file from a shared folder on Dropbox the best way is to double click the selected file and once it has opened as a web page then click the large blue Download button at the top right hand side of the page. Click it and then click on the 'Direct Download' option. Choose 'Save file' and then navigate to the folder where your Browser saves downloaded files and open it from there. That way you will have a saved local copy available for access or to print at any time. The Life of Faith | The Lord's Supper Reconsidered | Guide to Reading the Bible -all available free online from Dropbox.
The Most Important Thing in the World is to know that YOU have eternal life. Life is uncertain, our lives are fragile and our hold on this physical life is tenuous at best. Only one man spoke with absolute authority about life after death. His name is Jesus. Finding out what He said, believing and trusting in His words is the only way you can be sure of eternal life. For example, He said these words,
'Whoever hears my words and believes on Him who sent me has eternal life, will not come into condemnation but is passed from death into life.' John 5:24.
He also said, 'I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except by me'. John 14:6.
Jesus is, himself, the living incarnation of the truth. He spoke the truth. He did not, He will not, He cannot lie. As a result you can 'bet your life on Him'. He is utterly reliable and trustworthy.
Find out more about His life and how you can be sure of eternal life by watching this wonderful film taken from the Gospel of Luke and made available by The Jesus Project and provided in just about every language on earth by Jesusforallpeoples.org. To view the film click the 'More' button on the links bar above to go to the 'Media' page on this site. To visit the home of the Jesus Film, The Jesus Film Project, click this link: The Jesus Film Project.. Another link to the film in various languages: JesusFilmMedia.org from whom the copy on this site is gratefully sourced.
To find out more or just make contact with us here at CIF -Christians in Fellowship, just click the 'Contact Christians Gathering' link either here or at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you. Every blessing in Christ.
Beyond our shores... We encourage you to visit and support Water For Prosperity -a New Zealand based Charitable Trust that is a division of The International Church of Nelson involved in drilling wells in Africa to help seriously disadvantaged communities access life-giving water. To find our more visit their website: www.waterforprosperity.org/
Living Waters www.livingwaters.com A site dedicated to training and equipping followers of Jesus Christ to share the Good News of Salvation with all with whom we come in contact. Please be sure to read 'Hell's Best Kept Secret', previously called 'Evangelical Frustration' in order to understand the most important principle in sharing the Gospel with those who do not know Christ. Not only will this equip you to share the Gospel in a Biblical way, but it will enrich your own life and establish you in a foundational understanding of the place and function of God's Law in true Bible based evangelism and witnessing. This is available freely on PDF and also on MP3 from the same link, Also on YouTube with Kirk Cameron. Note: I have also posted it on this site -just click the link, 'The Ten Commandments' and scroll to the bottom of the page.
You can also enroll in the 'School of Biblical Evangelism', an 'online Bible School, dedicated to training men and women to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ'. Ray Comfort, a New Zealander, has also written many books that are well worth reading that will reinforce your faith and trust in the Lord Jesus and the Bible as the inspired Word of God. The site has many other useful tools that will encourage and equip you for fruitful service in the Kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.