We Should Not Be Ashamed

By Bishop Nicholson Sep 8, 2008, 09:25 The Just Shall Live By Faith Paul literally in his opening remarks to the Church at Rome addressed the readers and listeners as a bondservant of Jesus Christ.  He says in his greeting in verse 1, “Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an Apostle, separated to the gospel of God.”  Paul gives us a model of faith; he was literally a servant of Jesus Christ who had given up all of his personal rights for the sake of the gospel.  All of his selfish desires were taken away for the … Read More…

We Are All in the Same Boat

By Bishop Nicholson Sep 22, 2008, 14:33 The fleshly thing to do is to go to someone else and gossip about how bad that person is. This is a terrible sin.  We’ve all failed in this area and we need to seek forgiveness.  If we gossip this destroys the peace and unity of the church and takes away from the blessing we can receive from God.  Psalms 64:4 RV tells us that gossip is like shooting an arrow from a secret place at a person (Ps. 64:4 RV). It is no coincidence that the word translated ” devil” essentially means … Read More…

The Baptism Policy of the Alaska Moravian Church

      What is baptism? Christian baptism is the outward evidence or sign of the New Testament Covenant of Grace. It is a symbol of the inner cleansing from sin which is received only by faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism illustrates how a Christian dies to sin and is raised to new life in Christ (Romans 6:1-11). Why are people baptized? Christ commanded his followers to be baptized. He was baptized and it is a way for us to visibly follow Him. It is not merely a traditional ceremony, nor does it automatically make one a Christian. Why are … Read More…

The Observance of the Lord’s Supper

The Anchorage Moravian Church and United Alaska Moravian Ministry group Churches and Fellowships encourages believers to participate in Holy Communion when it is offered. This is one of the most sacred services of the Church. As the Apostle Paul relates to Christ’s followers in I Corinthians 11, no one should ever partake of Communion without proper spiritual preparation. Who may receive Communion? a. Every communicant member of the congregation. A communicant member is one who has been admitted to the communion of the Moravian Church by authority of the Board of Elders. b. Every associate communicant who is a member … Read More…

The Wedding Policy of the Anchorage Moravian Church

A CHRISTIAN WEDDING: A Christian wedding is one in which both the bride and groom are believers in Jesus Christ and are active in the fellowship of His Church. It is fitting for such a wedding to be held in the church building because it is a worship service, a time of commitment to a God-centered marriage, and the beginning of a permanent Christian home which can expect the blessing of God. “It is therefore a duty and a privilege among all members of the Church to uphold the highest ideals of Christian marriage and family life, and to avoid … Read More…