Evangelism – Discipleship – Church Planting, Into All The World!
We at The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship take seriously Christ’s commission to “Go into all the world ?and preach the gospel to every creature.” Therefore, our vision as a Fellowship has always been to fulfil Christ’s Great Commission through Evangelism, Discipleship and Church Planting both Domestically and Internationally. It was Christ Himself who commanded His followers to “make disciples of all the nations,” and the simple obedience to this command is the passion and driving force of our church.
With this focus, we are constantly endeavouring to reach unsaved and unchurched people with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to spread the good news of God’s love and saving grace throughout the world. Whether we use Christian bands, movies, dramas, street preaching or door-to-door evangelism… Our focus, vision and mission are to help lead people into their own personal and saving relationship with the Saviour Jesus Christ.
What we believe?
- There is only one God, and that He is eternally existent in Three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
- God the Father is the Creator of the universe. He created man in His own image for fellowship and called man back to Himself through Christ after the rebellion and fall of man.
- Jesus Christ is eternally God. He was together with the Father and the Holy Spirit from the beginning, and through Him, all things were made. He left heaven and became incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary; henceforth, He is forever one Christ with two natures, God and Man, in one Person.
- The Holy Spirit is God, the Lord and Giver of life, who was active in the Old Testament and given to the Church in fullness at Pentecost. He empowers the saints for service and witness, cleanses man from the old nature, and conforms us to the image of Christ.
- The baptism in the Holy Spirit with evidence of speaking in tongues, subsequent to conversion, releases the fullness of the Spirit and is evidenced by the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit.
- The Bible containing the Old and New Testaments is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction, correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct.
- Christ’s vicarious death on the cross paid the penalty for the sins of the whole world. Its benefits of healing (body, soul, and spirit) are provided for in the atonement as well.
- Salvation is a free gift of God, based on the merits of the death of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. Salvation is effected by personal repentance, belief in the Lord Jesus (justification), and personal acceptance of Him into one’s life as Lord and Savior (regeneration).
- The Christian life is to be one of consecration, devotion, and holiness. The shortcomings of the individual are due to the still-progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests, and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those abiding in Christ until their deaths or His return, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured.
- The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God among the saints through the Spirit. Every believer born of the Spirit has a place in the church designated by God; a place where Christ is working in the lives of the called-out ones and calling ministers to the Great Commission, to go into all the world and make disciples of every nation.
- In the ordinances of Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the outward sign of what God has already done in the individual’s life and is a public testimony that the person now belongs to Christ. In it, the new believer identifies with the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Baptisms are performed in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of the death of the Lord and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again. It is a sign of our participation in Him.
- In the bodily, personal, second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the saints, the millennium, and the final judgment. The final judgment will determine the eternal status of both the saints and the unbelievers, determined by their relationship to Jesus Christ.
How to know JESUS?
1. God’s purpose: peace and life
God loves you and wants you to experience peace and life – abundant and eternal.
The Bible says …
“We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:1 (NIV)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 (NIV)
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 (NIV)
Why don’t most people have this peace and abundant life that God planned for us to have?
2. The problem: our separation
God created us in His own image to have an abundant life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him. God gave us a will and a freedom of choice. We chose to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God.The Bible says …
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23 (NIV)
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23 (NIV)
Our attempts to reach God
People have tried in many ways to bridge this gap between themselves and God.
The Bible says …
“There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” – Proverbs 14:12 (NIV)
“But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” – Isaiah 59:2 (NIV)
No bridge reaches God … except one.
3. God’s bridge: the Cross
Jesus Christ died on the Cross and rose from the grave. He paid the penalty for our sin and bridged the gap between God and people.
The Bible says …
“For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ.” – 1 Timothy 2:5 (NIV)
“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” – 1 Peter 3:18 (NIV)
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8 (NIV)
God has provided the only way. Each person must make a choice.
4. Our response: receive Christ
We must trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and receive Him by personal invitation.
The Bible says …
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20 (NIV)
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” – John 1:12 (NIV)
“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” – Romans 10:9 (NIV)
Where are you?
Will you receive Jesus Christ right now?
Here is how you can receive Christ:
- Admit your need (I am a sinner).
- Be willing to turn from your sins (repent).
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the Cross and rose from the grave.
- Through prayer, invite Jesus Christ to come in and control your life through the Holy Spirit.(Receive Him as Lord and Savior.)
How to Pray:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life.
I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
God’s assurance: His Word
If you prayed this prayer, The Bible says … “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. ” – Romans 10:13 (NIV)
Did you sincerely ask Jesus Christ to come into your life? Where is He right now? What has He given you?
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” – Ephesians 2:8,9 (NIV)
Receiving Christ, we are born into God’s family through the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer. This is called regeneration, or the “new birth.”
This is just the beginning of a wonderful new life in Christ.
To deepen this relationship you should:
- Read your Bible every day to know Christ better.
- Talk to God in prayer every day.
- Tell others about Christ.
- Worship, fellowship, and serve with other Christians at The Potters House Christian Fellowship Church.
- As Christ’s representative in a needy world, demonstrate your new life by your love and concern for others
What to expect?
Welcome to The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship Church of Chennai. If you are looking for a church in the Chennai area, we hope that you will join us. We are a Bible-based, non-denominational Pentecostal church.
Each service begins with worship songs to encourage and edify you. We then pray for needs that people have and for needs of our fellowship and city. We take an offering in order to honour the Lord with our giving, as He has so generously given to us. Announcements are made, followed by the preaching of the Word of God before the service closes.
Although the preaching is in English we do have a Tamil translator who will also preach in the service so everyone can come and hear the Word of God
After the service, we hope you will take a few moments to stay for some coffee and tea, as we would love to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have.