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  • Living a Godly Life | The Family International
    lost regardless of a person s actions when our actions aren t in harmony with Jesus command to love God and others we can distance ourselves from Him We believe that we should strive to follow in Christ s footsteps to live according to the principles in His Word and to overcome personal weaknesses and sins that would interfere in our relationship with Him and others Because our bodies belong to the Lord and are the living temples in which the Holy Spirit dwells we believe that Christians should also strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle 1 Corinthians 6 19 20 1 John 2 5 6 James 2 26 1 John 2 15 17 Romans 12 1 2 Proverbs 16 6 James 3 17 18 Scriptural references 1 John 2 5 6 But whoever keeps His word truly the love of God is perfected in him By this we know that we are in Him He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked James 2 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead so faith without works is dead also 1 John 2 15 17 Do not love the world or the things in the world If anyone loves the world the love of the Father is not in him For all that is in the world the lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world And the world is passing away and the lust of it but he who does the will of God abides forever Romans 12 1 2 I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God that you present your bodies a living sacrifice holy acceptable to God which

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  • Communicating with God | The Family International
    signs of His presence God has promised to make His words known to His children through His Spirit Proverbs 1 23 The ability to receive direct messages from God is referred to in the Bible as the gift of prophecy Prophecy is a gift of the Holy Spirit which is available to believers and can play an active role in their daily lives Acts 2 17 Jeremiah 33 3 John 14 13 14 Matthew 7 7 8 1 John 5 14 15 1 Thessalonians 5 17 Romans 12 6 Acts 2 17 18 Proverbs 3 5 6 Ephesians 5 20 Psalm 34 1 Scriptural references Jeremiah 33 3 Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you do not know John 14 13 14 And whatsoever you ask in My name that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son If you ask anything in My name I will do it Matthew 7 7 8 Ask and it will be given to you seek and you will find knock and it will be opened to you For everyone who asks receives and he who seeks finds and to him who knocks it will be opened 1 John 5 14 15 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him that if we ask anything according to His will He hears us And if we know that He hears us whatever we ask we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him 1 Thessalonians 5 17 Pray without ceasing Romans 12 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us let us use them if prophecy let us prophesy in proportion to our faith Acts 2 17 18 And

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  • The Great Commission | The Family International
    including the poor and disadvantaged of His day We believe that Christians should likewise strive to comfort aid and minister to those in need Matthew 28 19 20 2 Timothy 4 2 Daniel 12 3 Acts 26 18 Matthew 5 14 16 Luke 9 1 2 Matthew 10 8 Proverbs 3 27 19 17 1 Corinthians 16 14 Scriptural references Matthew 28 19 20 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo I am with you always even to the end of the age 2 Timothy 4 2 Preach the word Be ready in season and out of season Convince rebuke exhort with all longsuffering and teaching Daniel 12 3 Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever Acts 26 18 To open their eyes in order to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me Matthew 5 14 16 You are the light of the world A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven Luke 9 1 2 Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all devils and to cure diseases And He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick Matthew 10 8 Heal the sick cleanse the lepers raise

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  • The Community of Faith | The Family International
    a worldwide community of faith and consider themselves brothers and sisters in spirit united in faith and purpose We believe that as Jesus laid down His life for us we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren 1 John 3 16 serving one another in love and deference Galatians 5 13 We believe that as Christians we should work in harmony with others to share God s love with the world and to improve people s quality of life 1 Peter 2 5 Ephesians 2 19 22 1 Corinthians 12 12 14 Acts 2 46 1 John 1 7 Psalm 133 1 1 Peter 4 8 John 15 13 Scriptural references 1 Peter 2 5 You also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house Ephesians 2 19 22 Now therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone in whom the whole building being fitted together grows into a holy temple in the Lord in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit 1 Corinthians 12 12 14 For as the body is one and has many members but all the members of that one body being many are one body so also is Christ For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body whether Jews or Greeks whether slaves or free and have all been made to drink into one Spirit For in fact the body is not one member but many Acts 2 46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple and breaking bread from house to house they ate

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  • The Bride of Christ | The Family International
    metaphor used in the Bible to describe the intimate spiritual relationship between Jesus and His Church is meant to represent the passionate union of heart mind and spirit that Jesus seeks with each of His followers Hosea 2 19 20 Isaiah 61 10 62 5 Ephesians 5 25 Revelation 19 7 9 Scriptural references Hosea 2 19 20 I will betroth you to Me forever yes I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice in lovingkindness and mercy I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness and you shall know the Lord Isaiah 61 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord my soul shall be joyful in my God for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation He has covered me with the robe of righteousness as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels Isaiah 62 5 And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride so shall your God rejoice over you Ephesians 5 25 Husbands love your wives just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her Revelation 19 7 9 Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory for the

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  • Discipleship | The Family International
    Gospels exemplify the life of Jesus and His closest disciples who made their service to God their life calling We believe that God still calls people today to a life dedicated to His service The manner and degree to which they commit their time or resources to Christ is a matter of personal faith and conviction Luke 9 23 24 John 8 31 32 15 16 12 26 Mark 8 34 38 Scriptural references Luke 9 23 24 Then He said to them all If anyone desires to come after Me let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me For whoever desires to save his life will lose it but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it John 8 31 32 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him If you abide in My word you are My disciples indeed And you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free John 15 16 You did not choose Me but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you John 12 26 If anyone serves Me let him follow Me and where I am there My servant will be also If anyone serves Me him My Father will honor Mark 8 34 38 When He had called the people to Himself with His disciples also He said to them Whoever desires to come after Me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me For whoever desires to save his life will lose it but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel s will save it For what will it

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  • God’s Law of Love | The Family International
    observe them Instead they are held to a higher law Christ s Law of Love which should guide all their interactions with others Romans 13 8 10 James 2 8 Galatians 2 16 3 23 25 John 13 34 Romans 10 4 Matthew 5 38 46 Scriptural references Romans 13 8 10 Owe no one anything except to love one another for he who loves another has fulfilled the law For the commandments You shall not commit adultery You shall not murder You shall not steal You shall not bear false witness You shall not covet and if there is any other commandment are all summed up in this saying namely You shall love your neighbor as yourself Love does no harm to a neighbor therefore love is the fulfillment of the law James 2 8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture You shall love your neighbor as yourself you do well Galatians 2 16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ even we have believed in Christ Jesus that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified Galatians 3 23 25 But before faith came we were kept under guard by the law kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ that we might be justified by faith But after faith has come we are no longer under a tutor John 13 34 A new commandment I give to you that you love one another Romans 10 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone

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  • The Lord's Supper | The Family International
    the healing of physical infirmities Matthew 26 26 28 Luke 22 17 20 John 6 51 1 Corinthians 11 23 26 Isaiah 53 5 Scriptural references Matthew 26 26 28 And as they were eating Jesus took bread blessed and broke it and gave it to the disciples and said Take eat this is My body Then He took the cup and gave thanks and gave it to them saying Drink from it all of you For this is My blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins Luke 22 17 20 Then He took the cup and gave thanks and said Take this and divide it among yourselves for I say to you I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes And He took bread gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them saying This is My body which is given for you do this in remembrance of Me Likewise He also took the cup after supper saying This cup is the new covenant in My blood which is shed for you John 6 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever and the bread that I shall give is My flesh which I shall give for the life of the world 1 Corinthians 11 23 26 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread and when He had given thanks He broke it and said Take eat this is My body which is broken for you do this in remembrance of Me In the same manner He also

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