"To Know Jesus and make Him known"
Maranatha was founded in 1982 and is part of the Assembly of God fellowship. We are a protestant Christian fellowship that believes in one God in three persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. We believe that eternal salvation can only come through a saving knowledge of and relationship with Jesus Christ.
Maranatha may sound unfamiliar to our ears, but it didn’t to the ears of Christians in the early church. Aramaic was the speaking language of Jews in Israel during Jesus’ day and this word was used to greet one another. Maranatha comes from two Aramaic words—marana tha—which means “Come, Lord” or “Lord, come!” This is found in 1 Corinthians 16:22.
“To Know Jesus and Make Him Known” at Maranatha means we desire to know and experience Jesus Christ’s love and presence through authentic worship, biblical teaching, and encouraging fellowship. We seek to share Jesus with everyone, and we are called to tell others who He is and what He has done for us.
However, we cannot make Him known unless we first know Him. The Bible tells us that eternal life is based upon knowing Jesus—a relationship. Jesus says, “Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3). This relationship with Jesus Christ often begins with a prayer but then continues into a deeper understanding far beyond “book knowledge.”
To begin this relationship, the Bible tells us that “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9). 1 Peter 2:24 tells us that the reason Jesus died on the cross was to pay the price for our sin.
We invite you to join the journey with us at Maranatha.......
“To Know Jesus and Make Him Known!”