Living Apostolic in San Antonio

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Why Are We Called “Apostolic”?

 

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Pastor Kelly Nix

We get lots of questions because of the name. So, I thought it might be a good idea to post a brief explanation of who we are.

Apostolics are Pentecostal in experience. That means we believe in receiving a personal infilling of God’s Spirit evidenced with speaking in other tongues, just as it happened on the Day of Pentecost in Acts chapter 2 and in numerous other places in the Scriptures. Our worship is joyful and expressive, because we take very literally the Bible’s instructions to clap our hands and shout to God with the voice of triumph (Psalm 47:1), to make a joyful noise unto the Lord, come before His presence with singing, enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise (Psalm 100), and to praise Him with different musical instruments and dance for joy in His presence (Psalm 150).

We’re called “Apostolic” because we believe and preach the same doctrine Jesus’ apostles preached after He sent them to make disciples of all nations. In Acts 2:38, Peter commanded his audience to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and promised them that God would fill them with the gift of the Holy Ghost. We preach, believe and practice the very same thing!

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and that it is correct in every way. We accept the Word of God as the final authority for every point of doctrine, and we love to study the Word.

Apostolics are easily distinguished by the way they dress and appear. We believe the Scripture gives clear guidelines for how God wants His people to live, dress, speak and look. Men honor the Lord by presenting a clean-cut and modest appearance that accentuates their masculinity in a godly way. Ladies wear modest dresses that declare their femininity, and they have beautiful uncut hair — which, according to I Corinthians 11:15, is their glory. After all, the Bible tells us God has chosen us to be kings and priests unto Him! This is a great privilege, but with every great privilege comes great responsibility. God put it this way: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2 Corinthians 7:1). We do these things not because we are bound by some legalistic system, but because we consider it a privilege to glorify God in our appearance.

Different? Sure. But then again, God called us to be different! In 1 Peter 2:9, the Bible says we are called to be a “peculiar” (different) people. And in Romans 12:2, the Apostle Paul warned us not to be conformed to (pressed into the mold of) this world.

The Bible says in Acts 2:42 that the early believers “continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” This describes Alamo City Apostolic Church! Come visit one of our services and get to know us. Without a doubt, you’ll find Apostolics to be the happiest, most fun-loving and most uplifting people you’ve ever been around.

See you Sunday!

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January 16, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

2 Comments »

  1. Five and a half months since the last update. Good or bad? In this case good, as a result of the busyness of decipling hungry souls born into the kingdom of God, 16 Baptized in Jesus Name in less than a year and six filled with the Holy Ghost in the past six months! No seven – I forgot Rico.

    I cannot get over the many wonderful things the Lord has done, mainly, has visited us in a majestic and powerful way everytime we have met, either in homes for Bible study and church services!
    He has:
    Saved (16 Baptized in Jesus Name/7 filled with the Holy Ghost) and healed some,
    Delivered many from false doctrine,
    Enlightened many to truth,
    Is raising true worshippers,
    Called some to different areas of leadership,
    Provided a place to worship – Alamo City Apostolic Church on Braun Rd., and more…..just like in Acts 8: 5-8,

    Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria,and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, seeing and hearing the miracles which he did. And there was great joy in that city.

    Thank you Pastor Kelly Nix and family for obeying the Lord and relocating to San Antonio, Texas to preach Christ to souls searching for the way, the truth and the life and seasoned saints thirsty and hungry for more of Him! God Bless you and your family and keep you in his will and refuge. I pray that the Lord anoint you and your family even more for the great work He has ordained for the city of San Antonio. May He pour out even greater GRACE on you and family! In Jesus Name!

    Comment by Julia Garcia | June 30, 2009 | Reply

    • Indeed it has been a busy and exciting time…and make that 9 filled with the Holy Ghost this year!!! Praise God!!!

      Comment by alamocityapostolic | June 30, 2009 | Reply


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