My name is Stanley McCall. I am a deacon in the Church of God in Hamilton Ontario Canada which meets at Sheldon Gospel Hall on Anabel Street.     For Church  Web site click here

The Church of God in Hamilton is in fellowship with other Churches of God in other cities around the world. Each church follow the Apostles teaching regarding how saints everywhere should gather together in every city to form Churches of God.  We believe that God views saints in Churches of God to collectively form the House of God on earth today. Therefore it is important to live holy lives that are well pleasing to God.

I believe that the purpose of joining a church is not for what I can get out of it but so that I can give collective worship to God. I can worship God at home, in my car or anywhere at any time but I can’t worship God as a priest in His house unless I am gathered with saints in a Church of God. To worship God collectively I have to come prepared to take part. The Churches of God are brethren churches where the Spirit of God leads brethren to stand and lead the people of God in worship to God through our Great High Priest Jesus Christ.

When we gather on a Lord’s Day morning to worship God in the breaking of the bread and the wine we draw near to God in spirit in heaven where God is.  Jesus said to the woman at the well that the time was coming when neither in this mountain or in Jerusalem shall men worship God but that God desires true worshipers to worship the Father in spirit and in truth.

It is not the place that matters. It is not how good the minister or the worship leader is or how good the band or quire it that determines whither the worship is well pleasing to God. It is the hearts of the people whither the people come with something to offer. David said “I will not offer to God something that does not cost me anything”  If we are going to offer to God the fruit of lips it is going to cost us the time alone with God and with His word so that we can come with an overflowing heart with something to offer.

Her 10v 19 -23

Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
And [having] an high priest over the house of God;
Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil
conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised ;)”
Eph 2 v 19-22

Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; in whom all the building fitly framed together  groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.

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