YOUR FAMILY NEEDS CHURCH!
Our nation and society stands, or falls, on the spiritual strength of our homes. However, no structure or system is more sound than that upon which it is built. There is no foundation that will support a home like a relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
Every family needs the wholesome influence of a spiritual, 'Bible-believing' assembly. Less than ½ of 1% of the young people who attend church regularly ever have a court record. At church, you meet the best people of your community. Your family needs this association.
It also needs to be established in confident faith. Man must rest his faith in something. The object of that faith must prove to be worthy, capable, good and helpful in every sense of the word. No one qualifies for this except Jesus. Through worship and Bible instruction at SJV Worship and Praise Center, your family will be led to a personal faith in God.
Parental responsibility demands that we impart to our children a quality of character that will guide them into honest and productive lives. Getting them to their knees may be infinitely more important than getting them to college. If they are lost, their lives ruined, or bring shame to your home, who will be to blame? Will they have been cast into the proper mold?
EXCITEMENT! Underscores everything that we do at SJV Worship and Praise Center. The thrill of being deeply involved in miracles, workings, and salvation through Jesus Christ has gripped us with its fulfillment.
INVOLVMENT – the greatest necessity of all is that of being 'needed and loved,' an emptiness that can never be completely filled until Jesus Christ is an active part of your living. Become involved and find God’s place for you as you grow with us.
HOW about bringing your family to church this week. At SJV Worship and Praise Center your family will find a spiritual program designed to meet all your needs. You will find friendship, warmth, and understanding. Best of all, you will find God! We hope to see you soon.
San Jacinto Valley Worship & Praise Center is an Apostolic, Pentecostal, UPCI (United Pentecostal Church, Int'l.) church located in the San Jacinto Valley of Hemet, California.
When you visit SJV Worship and Praise Center, you will find out why our reputation is “The Most Friendly Church” around. We did not give ourselves that title, our visitors did….. because our philosophy is that we are honored to have you visit our church. We feel confident that once you attend you will be back to visit again.
The first time you walk through our doors someone will greet and welcome you to our church. In fact, many others will greet and welcome you. It is easy for us because we also had ‘our first visit.’ We try to never forget the apprehension we felt that ‘first time.’ We understand that all of us had to start somewhere, at some time. We also understand that we are still not perfect; we still need more and more of God to grow to become more like Him. We are all on our journey and we are all not at the same place in our travels. And that is why we gather together to share and grow together in God’s kingdom.
Every service starts with a prayer welcoming the presence of Jesus Christ into our service. Without Him, the service is nothing more than a gathering of people. With Him the possibilities are limitless.
The second thing we do is read from God’s word. The combination of God’s Spirit and His Word creates an atmosphere for anything to happen; miracles, forgiveness, salvation, encouragement, whatever the need is… God knows and will supply if we will submit to Him.
Next comes our “Worship and Praise.” We are called SJV Worship and Praise Center for a reason. The name is exactly what we do, Worship and Praise.
- ‘Worship’ is what we do because of whom He is; Holy, Righteous, Truth, Everlasting, All-powerful, All-knowing, and many other attributes too numerous to name.
- Praise is what we give because of what He does for us; giving us strength, His Holy Spirit, love, salvation, forgiveness, encouragement… you get the picture, too numerous to name.
- These two acts give God the glory He deserves and prepares us to receive His many gifts.
The worship and praise is part of ALL the service and is accelerated during our singing. The Psalmist says in chapter 57:7, “I will sing and give praise.” Music is wonderful, but alone it does not compare to lifting up our hearts in Praise and Worship to experience the Holy, mighty presence of God as an individual.
You will also notice that during this time of Worship many will ‘bring’ their Tithes and/or Offerings to the offering basket on the altar. This is also an important part of Worship. Don’t worry or be embarrassed if you cannot participate, everything is a growing process and we truly understand.
The preaching, or teaching, of God’s Word is one of the most important parts of the service. The Scripture tells us in I Cor. 1:21 “….it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.” Just remember, it is not the messenger as much as it is the message, and the Message is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Every sermon or Bible Study is designed to make this wonderful message from God applicable to this modern age with all its’ complexities and problems…. just like the expression, “where the rubber meets the road.”
You might hear “Hallelujah,” “Praise be to God,” or “Amen” anytime during the service. These are expressions to others and to God of your involvement of Worship, adoration of God and Praise. Again, don’t feel pressured to give your expression of outward praise, it will happen in its’ own time.
At the end of the sermon/lesson, there is an opportunity to pray and ask God for your specific need to be answered. Sometimes what we think is our greatest need is not always what God thinks is our greatest need. Take the time to let Him talk to your heart to show you your greatest need. You will be glad you did.
See, you made it through your first service at SJV Worship and Praise Center. We hope it was a wonderful experience, not complicated, and remember, there is no wrong way to worship. After all, everyone’s experience is a little different.
We are looking forward to your ‘first visit.’
The SJV Worship and Praise Center is a Bible-based church. We're 'Bible-based' in that we seek to base all of our beliefs and our lifestyle on explicit passages of the Bible or on biblical principles. Based on Scripture, we believe the following . . .
The basic and fundamental doctrine of SJV Worship and Praise Center shall be the Bible standard of full salvation, which is repentance, baptism in water by immersion in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost with the initial sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives the utterance. (Acts 2:38-39)
About the Bible
The Bible is the infallible Word of God and the authority for salvation and Christian living. (See II Timothy 3:15-17.)
There is one God, who has revealed Himself as our Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and as the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is God manifested in flesh. He is both God and man. (See Deuteronomy 6:4; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 2:9; I Timothy 3:16.)
About Sin and Salvation
Everyone has sinned and needs salvation. Salvation comes by grace through faith based on the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (See Romans 3:23-25; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9.)
About the Gospel
The saving gospel is the good news that Jesus died for our sins, was buried, and rose again. We obey the gospel (II Thessalonians 1:8; I Peter 4:17) by repentance (death to sin), water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ (burial), and receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit (resurrection). (See I Corinthians 15:1-4; Acts 2:4, 37-39; Romans 6:3-4.)
About Christian Living
As Christians we are to love God and others. We should live a holy life inwardly and outwardly, and worship God joyfully. The supernatural gifts of the Spirit, including healing, are for the church today. (See Mark 12:28-31; II Corinthians 7:1; Hebrews 12:14; I Corinthians 12:8-10.)
About the Future
Jesus Christ is coming again to catch away His church. In the end will be the final resurrection and the final judgment. The righteous will inherit eternal life, and the unrighteous eternal death. (See I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 20:11-15.)
SJV Worship and Praise Center (formerly Truth Tabernacle) is a part of the United Pentecostal Church, lnt'l. organization. For more information visit UPCI.ORG.
It is the vision of SJV Worship and Praise Center to preach the gospel to every creature as expressed in Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV)
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.
Luke 24:46-49 (NKJV)
"Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high."
Acts 1:8 (NKJV)
"But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
We also help support missionaries that can go into the other parts of the world to preach this precious message of Jesus Christ.
It is our intent to be 'The Light for Jesus Christ' in the San Jacinto Valley and share what God has done for each of us with the washing away of our sins and filling us with His Spirit. It is NOT what we do, but what He does through us.