The Lord gave the Apostle Paul the meaning of the New Covenant, which pertains to what Christ has done at the Cross (the crucifixion). Someone has said and rightly so, that the Old Testament was the New Testament concealed and the New Testament was the Old Testament revealed. On the very first pages of the Bible we see the cross. In Genesis 3:15 the Lord said unto Satan through the serpent, “I will put enmity (animosity, hostility, and hatred) between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” The seed of the woman spoke of the Virgin birth of Christ (Is. 7:14) and the seed of the Serpent spoke of Satan and all of his followers. The bruising of the serpents head spoke of the powers of darkness (Satan and his henchmen) being defeated and Satan taken a fatal blow to the head because all sin was atoned for at the Cross (Colossians 2:14-15). Sin is what gives Satan the legal right to hold man in captivity and as his captive, but due to all sin being atoned for at the Cross Satan no longer has legal right to hold man as his inmate or prisoner, because he that the Son makes free is free indeed (John 8:32, 36) Satan hates the Message of the Cross and he hates nothing else, because nothing else is a threat to him. It was only at the Cross that Satans kingdom was wrecked and destroyed. This is why Paul said in 1 Corinthians 1:17- 18 “ For Christ sent me not to baptize but to preach the Gospel; not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ be made of none effect, for the Preaching of the Cross is to them who perish foolishness; but unto us which are Saved it is the Power of God. He also said in 1 Corinthians 1:23 “But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God. I could go on and on, but I believe you get the picture. The message of the Cross is the only message that can set the sinner free from the bondages of sin and the powers of darkness, as it is preached under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit (1 Thess. 1:5) The Holy Spirit who is the one who actually carries out the work, functions totally and completely within the legal parameters of the Cross of Christ (Rom. 8:2) and He will not function in no other capacity. Christ is the Source and the Cross is the means. The way to God is through Jesus (John. 14:6), the way to Jesus is through the Cross (Luke 9:23) and the way to the Cross is by and through an abnegation of self (Luke 9:23-25).
Pastor Louis James
Pastor Louis James
Pastor James, started with 5 members in his church and now the building is filled to the capacity. Pastor James is blessed with a lovely wife Temeshia James, and two wonderful children.
When he was born, the nurse that was present some 39 years ago, looked at his mother with amazement, as she held him in her arms and said, ” Mam the son that you just given birth to is anointed by the Lord, and he will grow into a mature young man, and he shall lead Gods people those that are lost into Salvation, and he will touch many all over the world”. That Prophecy has come true and is coming into fruition.
Pastor James, knowledge of the word of God is astounding and amazing. He has been ministering since 2001 and has been Pastoring since 2003 in Bastrop, Louisiana and Arkansas, while presently ministering in Illinois.
About the message
Michael Brown was born August 21, 1977. Michael grew up in the little town of Perryville, LA. Michael accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior on May 21, 2001 and has been following Christ from that day forward. Michael surrendered to the call of ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ November 11, 2002.
As the journey began to progress, he met his beautiful wife Lashonda Wroten of Bastrop, LA. They proceeded in marriage on September 20, 2008. Michael became a member of New Evergreen Church under the leadership of Pastor Louis James, as an Assistant Pastor he continues to preach Jesus Christ and Him Crucified.
Marvin Milton was born March 17, 1982, in Bastrop, LA. raised by two lovely parents Jimmie and Patsy Milton. In November of 2002 he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and has since dedicated his life to the Carrying out of the Work of God.
In 2007 he received a Heavenly call from God to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God has blessed him with a lovely wife Chasity Milton and two beautiful children.
His desire is to reach the world with the Gospel, see souls saved, and to reach as many young people as he can before the Lord’s return. He is an assistant minister and youth pastor of Louis James Ministries.
Frederick R. Kennedy was born March 12, 1982, Bastrop, LA. He and his wife Verlie M. Kennedy are the parents of three wonderful children. Frederick accepted Jesus Christ in his heart 13 years ago and his life has never been the same.
In 2005, he received the call of God to preach and teach Gods word. Frederick’s passion is to see sinners saved and Christians grow through the preaching and teaching of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. He is a gifted teacher of Louis James Ministries.
Frederick R. Kennedy
How to be saved
According to the Canon of Scripture the word of God Romans 10:9; the Holy Spirit said through the Apostle Paul “that if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead you shall be saved.” A long time ago approximately two thousand plus years ago A Roman jailer asked of the Apostle Paul the greatest question that could be asked by any human being, “what must I do to be Saved?” and Paul’s answer to him was immediate and he replied “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house” (Acts 16:30-31) The Holy Spirit also says through the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:8-9 “for by Grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the Gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.” Paul said in Galatians 6:14 “But God forbid that I should Glory (boast), save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by Whom the world is Crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Whenever the thief would hang on the Cross next to the Lamb of God, he made a profound statement “He said Lord remember me”. And Jesus turned toward the penitent thief and replied “This day shall you be with me in Paradise.” He did not have to perform any type of work, all he had to do was believe and he was saved. How was he saved? By evidencing faith in Christ, in who he was and what he came to do, it’s just that simple. Jesus said in the Gospel of John 10:9 “I am the Door: by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and go in and out, and find pasture. Jesus also said in the Gospel of John 14:6 “I am the way, the Truth, and the Life: no man comes unto the father, but by me. The only requirement for one to be saved is that one must evidence faith in Christ and in Christ alone and what He has done at the Cross, “without faith it is impossible to please God,” (Faith in the Cross of Christ Hebrews 11:16) According to Romans 3:23 “All have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” The Holy Spirit said through Paul in Romans 5:12. “Wherefore, as by one man (the First Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” But John the Baptist in introducing Christ uttered the words “Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.” (John 1:29) Romans 6:23 reads “the wages of sin in death but the Gift of God is Eternal Life through Jesus Christ our Lord. So one is saved by simple faith in Christ and what He has done at the Cross of Golgotha Hill.
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New Evergreen Church
5597 Dr. Jones Rd.
Bastrop, LA. 71220
Sunday @ 10 am
Sunday @ 11 am
4th and 5th Sunday evenings @ 6 pm
Tuesday @ 6 pm – Associate Minister Rosemary Brooks
Wednesday @ 6 pm – Pastor Louis James
Thursday @ 6 pm – Assistant Pastor Michael Brown and Assistant Pastor Marvin Milton
Friday @ 6 pm – Pastor Louis James and Assistant Pastor Frederick Kennedy
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Harvest Christian Life Center
12212 Cedar Grove Road
Marion, Illinois 62959
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