About Thankfully Christian Ministries

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Thankfully Christian Ministries spins the very best in Contemporary Christian Music. We want to represent Christian songs only from Christian bands and artists that released songs rivaling popular mainstream secular music. We’re creating a showcase of CCM in Christian music genres such as CEDM (Christian Dance), Christian Rap, Christian Rock, and Christian Pop. We love Contemporary Worship Music and Christian songs about the Christian life.

We like to move our feet and shake our heads to fast-paced Christian songs. If we slow it down now and then, the song stands out sonically and vocally and draws profound emotion. We showcase music from every decade including new Christian music releases. Many Christian music videos are created with moving visuals provided by Thankfully Christian Ministries. In the 1990s David Benic was a full-time Christian DJ. Now once again in the 2020s, David is back at spinning the best in Christian music. We invite you to join us.

Share The Love Of Jesus

Once you invite Jesus in as your savior, He will do the rest. We share Christian media that inspires and keeps you focused on Christ so you can have those conversations with Him. As He leads you to read the Bible you will hear His words in the text, and you will begin to see and hear Jesus in all things of life. God is Love. Thankfully Christian Ministries has a simple mission: To share the love of Christ.

Why We Are A Biblically Based Ministry What We Believe

Our Inception Is Based On The Book Of Acts
During the early years of the Church, no New Testament book was written. Paul only began writing about 20 years later, and the Gospels only started to appear about 40 years after Jesus ascended into heaven. The book of Acts narrates vital moments during this early period. Near the end of the ministry of Jesus, many had abandoned him. Yet some women, unnamed disciples, and 12 disciples stuck with him. On the night of his betrayal, even his disciples fled from him. Peter himself denied the Lord 3 times.

Most of his disciples returned. The risen Lord Jesus appeared to them in Acts 1:3. At this time, there were over 500 disciples (1 Cor 15:6). When Jesus appeared, He taught the disciples for 40 days. That was the beginning of the Christian Church (Acts 1:3). The early Christian community is called the “Church.” Afterward, Jesus ascended into heaven. One week later, Pentecost came, and 120 disciples devoted themselves to prayer and appointed Matthias the 12th apostle to replace Judas, who betrayed Jesus. These disciples were first called “Christians at Antioch.” Known by a variety of names, including “Followers of the Way.” CC Online Church is non-denominational, and consider ourselves “Followers of the Way”. We are lead only by Jesus, the Head of the Church, and the bible is our blueprint.

The Book of Acts (2:44-47) describes the life of the first Christian Church community this way: “All who believed were together and shared all things in common, sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need. And day by day attending the temple together, breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day, those who were being saved.”

Thankfully Christian Ministries is a community of all people who profess faith in Jesus Christ. No matter if you are alone or gathered in His name. Whether you are home alone or with friends and family, you and I are the Church.

Our Statement Of Faith

The Bible
We believe that the Holy Bible or the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments are the verbally inspired Word of God, written by men under the control of the Holy Spirit, inerrant and infallible in the original manuscripts and the final authority in the faith and life. They are accurate, reliable, and faithful in everything they address. We believe the Bible is our absolute authority in all to which it speaks. We understand the Bible literally and accept the historical record of the Bible as accurate. Therefore, we employ a literal, grammatical-historical approach to interpreting the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Matthew 5:18).

One and Only God
We believe in one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29; James 2:19). We also believe that God is eternally existing in three persons: the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit, who are identical in essence, substance, equal in power and glory, equal and perfect in every divine attribute. (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:7; Isaiah 6:3; 48:16; Zechariah 2:8-9; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 5:3-4).

The Father
We teach that God the Father is the Creator and master planner of all things (Genesis 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9). He is the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6, 8; 45:5, 21; 46: 9; 48:12, 16; Daniel 4:17). He is neither the author nor approver of sin (Habakkuk 1:13; John 8:38-47).

Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is completely God and completely man in every sense (Romans 1:2-3; Galatians 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-7; 1 John 4:1-3). He existed prior to being conceived in the virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit (Micah 5:2-4; Matthew 2:1-6; compare John 1:15 and Luke 1:57-59 with Luke 2:6-7). He became man without ceasing to be God (Hebrews 1:1-9; 2:9,14-18). He was virgin born so that He could as the perfect Lamb of God vicariously die for our sins (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:22-25; John 1:29; Hebrews 2:17). He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15; ). The scriptures accurately describe His life, His death on the cross, His bodily resurrection from the dead, and His ascension into heaven, where He now sits at the right hand of God the Father. He is now our Savior, Lord, High Priest and Advocate (Acts 7:56; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 2:17; 2 Peter 1:11; 1 John 2:1-2).

The Holy Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit is completely and fully God. He is not a force but a person who possesses intellect (1 Corinthians 2:10-13), emotions (Ephesians 4:30), and will (1 Corinthians 12:11). We teach that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:26), and during this age, to convict men of sin (John 16:7-11), to regenerate the believing sinner (Titus 3:5), and to guide, to instruct and to empower the believer for godly living and service (1 Corinthians 2:11-14; Galatians 5:16; Ephesians 3:16; 5:18). The Holy Spirit places all believers into the one true Church which is the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:13). He indwells them permanently (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Galatians 4:6), seals them unto the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13), bestows spiritual gifts upon them (Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31), helps us to pray (Romans 8:26). He fills believers (Galatians 5:16-23; Ephesians 5:17-6:9) and leads them (Romans 8:12-15).

Man and Sin
We believe that humanity, male and female, was created in the image of God but sinned by disobeying God (Genesis 1:26; 2:22-25; 3:1-21; Romans 5:12-19). When Adam sinned, the human race fell, inherited the consequence and guilt of his sin, received a sinful nature, became spiritually dead and alienated from God so that man is a sinner both by nature and by personal choice (Romans 3:23; 5:12-19; 6:23). Man, of himself, is incapable of remedying his lost and depraved condition because he cannot do any good that will gain him favor with God (Luke 18:19; Acts 4:12; Ephesians 2:8-10). Not only is every person a sinner, but also every person’s sins prove that they are sinners (Romans 3:23; 5:12; Galatians 3:22-23; James 1:12-15). Therefore, they are completely lost, being totally spiritually dead (Ephesians 2:1-2; James 2:10). Only through faith in Jesus Christ can a person be forgiven of his or her sins (John 3:16; Col. 1:13-14).

We believe that only those men and women who believe that Jesus Christ is God (John 1:1-3; 5:18; 8:24, 58; 10:30-33; 20:28; 1 John 4:1-3), died for the forgiveness of our sins, rose the third day and ascended back to heaven are born of the Holy Spirit and are children of God (John 1:12, 3:5; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8). Salvation is a gift, freely given by God’s grace through the gift of faith in Jesus Christ (Acts 3:16; Ephesians 1:3-7; 2:8-9). A person is saved only once (John 6:37; Hebrews 6:4-6; 1 Peter 1:5). Jesus Christ is the only means of salvation (Acts 4:12). There is no other way to heaven, except through Jesus Christ because He is the only One who did everything that is necessary for our salvation.

This salvation is the result of God choosing men and women before the foundation of the world to believe in Jesus. Consequently, to those whom He lovingly chose in Christ, He gives the gift of saving faith (Acts 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Peter 1:1). At the moment of saving faith, the believer is justified or forgiven of their sins, regenerated, and made a new creature in Christ (Romans 5:1; 8:28-30; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:4-11; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 2:10; 1 Peter 1:1-2; 2 Peter 1:10). This salvation cannot be gained by doing good works because it is a free gift for all who put their trust in Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. All who trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord are forgiven their sins and declared to be as righteous as Christ. (Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38; 3:19; 11:18; Romans 2:4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 7:10; Isaiah 55:6-7). Since Christ promised that every believer would have eternal life at the moment of saving faith and be raised up on the last day (John 3:16; 6:37, 39, 40, 44, 47, 54; 1 Peter 1:3-8), every believer is eternally secure in Christ since He did all the work for our salvation (John 19:30; Romans 3:23-25; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18). God the Father has promised to transform every believer who truly belongs to Him until their physical death. Then he or she will go to heaven (Romans 8:30; Ephesians 2:6; Philippians 1:6; 1 Peter 1:1-2, 9).

The Church
We believe that the true Church is composed of all persons who believe in Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:13) We teach that Jesus Christ is the Lord and Head of the Church and that every local church has the right to govern its own affairs (Ephesians 5:23-24). We teach that all believers of the local church are believers’ baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3; 1 Corinthians 11:23-30).

The Future
We believe in the premillennial and imminent, personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ, called the second coming. We believe that the next major event in God’s prophetic timeline is the rapture of the body of Christ, the church (John 14:2-3; 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:9). We believe that after the rapture of the church a terrible period of time will occur upon the earth called the Tribulation (Daniel 7:1-8, 15-28; 9:27; Zechariah 12:1-14; 14:1-7; Matthew 24:15-28; Revelation 6:1-19:21).

The second coming of the Lord Jesus will occur at the close of the tribulation period (Daniel 7:13, 26; Joel 3:1-17; Zechariah 14:1-7; Matthew 24:29-31; 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 3:13; 4:15; 5:23; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2; James 5:8; 2 Peter 1:16; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 19:11-21; 22:20). The tribulation occurs prior to the literal, earthly 1,000 year kingdom (Daniel 2:44-45; 7:14, 27; Joel 3:18-21; Zechariah 14:9-21; Matthew 24:36; 25:31-46; Acts 1:6-7, 11; Revelation 20:4-6). We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead (Revelation 20:4-5, 11-15). The believer in Jesus Christ will go to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord in a new heaven and new earth (Matthew 25:46; Jude 21; Revelation 21:1-2). The unbeliever will be judged and sent to an everlasting, literal punishment (Matthew 25:46; Revelation 20:11-15).

Meet Our Pastor David With His Wife Ranae & Dogs

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I love gardening, nature, and am an avid bird watcher. I am truly blessed to know the Lord, my loving wife, and my three dogs. I live only to serve Jesus and fulfill the Will of God. Christian music and video are my hobbies and using them to bring you closer to Christ is my passion.

I believe the eternal struggle to find meaning in life cannot occur without recognizing how God designed us, and how to apply that design to the context in which we live. My prayer is that you too may build a deeper relationship with Christ when you visit Thankfully Christian Ministries.

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