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Pastor Gregory L. UpShaw is the founder and lead pastor of Chariots of Fire International Ministries (CFIM) a non- denominational church located in Newnan, GA outside Atlanta Ga. The goal of CFIM is to build servant minded people to serve in excellence for Christ through practical and biblical based teaching of the word of God. We have agree to live in steadfast allegiance demonstrating faithful duty to the word of God and the set customs, beliefs, and vision God has giving us. As we grow spiritually, emotionally and financially.
In his early years after he received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he started to write plays in high school and soon move on to the big stage with Green Pasture with The KING OF GLORY play. In 1997, he recorded a video with Vicky Winnan (Long as I Got King Jesus).
Pastor UpShaw moved to Maryland where he met his wife Akysia (Armstrong) UpShaw, and is the father of three children, Justin, Dailyn and Chyna. Pastor UpShaw continues to serve God in several ministries in various capacities such as service coordinator and minister. He attended Immanuel Bible & Theological Seminary College.
In 2009 Pastor UpShaw began Chariots Of Fire with 6 people in his home.
Pastor Gregory L UpShaw now walks in his calling, to teach and preach the word of God.
PASTOR VERNON, PASTOR BILL WINSTON, PASTOR T D JAKES, PASTOR C L GUNBY, PASTOR G K TAYLOR
Greetings to you in the Precious Name Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Grace be with all those who love Our Lord Jesus Christ in Sincerity.
I am a Gospel Preacher from India,working for 5 small churches in villages and tribal areas in Andhra pradesh,India. It is just a great blessing to see you.I often provide food for the orphan kids and old Widows.Please keep them in your prayers.I would really love to share the Lord's work with you and the saints there.We need your kind love,encouragement,support and prayers for the Lord's work here.It would do a great help to bring many lost souls to Christ.It would be a great blessing to hear from you,
We are Bound to thank God always for you As It is Fitting because your Faith Grows Exceedingly and the Love of Every One of you all abounds to ward each other
I Thank my God always Concering you for the Grace of God which was Given to You by Christ Jesus.
A basic factor leading to the decline of spiritual discernment in the church is a widespread failure to interpret Scripture properly. Hermeneutics - Bible interpretation is an exacting science. Good preaching depends on careful hermeneutics. But too many preachers in today’s church ignore the meaning of Scripture altogether. Pulpits are filled with preachers who are unwilling to do the hard work necessary to interpret Scripture properly. They pad their messages with stories, anecdotes, and clever outlines - all of which disguises the weakness or lack of biblical content.
Certainly application is crucial, but careful interpretation must always come first. To attempt to apply the word without understanding is sheer stupidity. Unfortunately, the standard has sunk so low today that even well-known Christian leaders can twist Scripture beyond recognition, yet no one seems to notice.
Bible interpretation is a skill that requires diligent work, an understanding of the meaning of the original languages, a working knowledge of grammar and logic, a grasp of the historical settings, competence in theology, and a broad understanding of the whole of Scripture. Those who lack expertise in Greek and Hebrew must be all the more careful, checking commentaries, dictionaries and other study helps to analyze the text as carefully as possible.
One man who pastors a church of several thousand people recently preached a message on Acts 26:2, Paul’s defense before Agrippa. Paul said, “I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews.” This man pulled out the phrase “I think myself happy” and preached a sermon the importance of positive thinking in the midst of adversity! But Paul was not telling Agrippa anything about positive thinking; he was saying, “I consider myself fortunate (NASB) to be able to make a defense. That preacher had corrupted the intent of Paul’s inspired words because he was using the verse out of context to teach an unbiblical doctrine.
The person who is not a diligent student cannot be an accurate interpreter of God’s Word. Scripture indicates that such a person is not approved by God and should be ashamed of himself (2 Timothy 2:15).
may we experience Father as never before as we get into His presence, first to repent, and allow Him to change, restore, instruct, confirm, and take us deeper into the revelation of His Word, to show us His secret treasures." In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble." Prov. 15:6 KJV God wants to take us from our comfort zone and bestow upon us much more to advance the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This can only be done when we totally surrender the flesh, all of it, every member; not with mere words. "The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ." 1st Corinthians 12:12 NIV