What we believe ?

July 22, 2014
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RBC CREED

How to choose a good church?

November 24, 2011
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Which Church?
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Reading: Acts 2:36-47
“The Lord added to the Church daily those who were being saved”
(Acts 2:47)
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New believers are usually advised in follow-up talks to attend a “spiritual” Church. How to identify a “spiritual” Church?
Local Churches can be broadly divided as Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal. The main difference is on how one understands the experience of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit. It is wrong to say that the Pentecostal Churches are all “spiritual” and others are not. In the Biblical sense, the word “spiritual” is the opposite of “carnal” or “natural.” Hence a spiritual Church would mean a Church without carnality. It is not the style of worship, the form of government, the mode of baptism or the method of breadbreaking that decides whether or not a Church is “spiritual.” The deciding factor is its character as a group and the lifestyle of its members. In spite of the fact that all the gifts of the Holy Spirit were in operation in the Corinthian Church (1 Cor 1:7; 14:12a), Paul calls it a “carnal” Church (1 Cor 3:1-3). If we honestly analyse today’s situation, there is always a mixture of spirituality and carnality. The percentage, of course, varies!
A Church is where one can “grow” into maturity following Re-birth. Some of the characteristics expected of a spiritual Church—
1. It should believe the Bible as the Word of God. It must provide solid Balanced Bible teaching which helps believers to grow steady and strong.
2. Worship should be rich in the “truth” content and enthusiastic in “Spirit” (Jn 4:23,24).
3. There must be a healthy relationship among the members of the Church. Upholding one another and sharing material blessings with the needy must be practised in the Church (Js 2:14-17).
4. It must be a Church where leadership is not vested on one man but responsibilities are shared.
5. The Church must keep missions and evangelism as its top priority. The Church must not be a clutch. Members should have the freedom to associate themselves with evangelistic agencies and involve themselves in any ministry of their choice.
Since no single Church has all these characteristics. Don’t expect too much and get disappointed. If disappointed, don’t get discouraged!
Youare welcome to come and worship in Rapha Believers Church, kakkanad, Kochi. Contact 9446035690.
(Courtesy Rev. R.Stanley)

PRAYER CELL

June 17, 2010
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Contact 09446035690. We shall pray for you over phone at any time of the day (6 am to 10 pm only). Call us. God answers prayers of His saints.

ENGLISH – HINDI WORSHIP SERVICE

June 17, 2010
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Rapha Believers Church Hindi Worship from 8.00 am to 9.30 am every Sunday.
Please come and attend. Send in your friends. Our vision is to reach out to the far ends of our nation.

God Answers Prayers

June 17, 2010
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Our God answers prayers. He listens to the cries of His children like a father answers his child’s requests. Whereas our human fathers have limitations, our heavenly father has no limitations at all. Why I write this ? Because the Lord has answered a number of our prayers. Words are not enough to describe them. If you want to know more, Please visit our church- RAPHA BELIEVERS CHURCH AT KAKKANAD, KOCHI.

RAPHA Believers Church, Kakkanad,Kochi,Kerala

January 29, 2010
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Rapha Believers Church is a Bible Centered non-denominational Believers Fellowship – A Church of Believing(Born Again) Brethren with Pentecostal experience.
The first RBC congregation ws started in Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala,India.
Worship services at Kakkanad – English and Hindi from 8.00 am to 9.45 am. Malayalam Worship from 9.45 am to 12.30 pm.
Hindi Bible study 2 pm to 3.30 pm.
Sunday School, Adult Bible class, New Life studies and Youth Meeting is from 12.30 pm -1.15pm. Fellowship Lunch at 1.15 pm.
Free medical aid from 1.00 pm to 1.30 pm every sunday.
Fasting Prayer from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm every Friday.
Weekly Bible study at Kakkanad at 7.30 pm on every Tuesday and Thursday.
Elder and Presiding Senior Pastor – Dr. Jacob K Jacob D.Th,B.D,MTh
Associate Pastors – Pastor Thomas Abraham, Pastor Thomji Varghese

LOCATION_ BEHIND VYAPARABHAVAN, NEAR HOTEL ROYAL RESIDENCY.KAKKANAD, 800 METERS FROM PANCHAYAT BUS STAND ALONG THE ROAD TO VEGALAND. , NEAR GOVT. PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE.
Contact – 9446035690/9447368404, 0484-2540855
PRAYER REQUESTS- That we may remain faithful to the Lord and be His powerful anointed true witnesses.