Directions To El Sobrante Gurdwara
Sat Sri Akal ji,
Where can I find the information on time of Rehras at Gurdwara Sahib every evening? I tried to call the number listed 510-223-1102 but it appears to be for fax not phone. Thank you.
Sat Shri Akal Sukhdeep,
Rehras Shaib and evening Shabad Kirtan takes place everyday from 05:30PM – 08:30PM PST
I recently purchased an Indian harmonium and would like to take some lessons. I heard from my Sikh friends that you are offering free music lessons at the temple. Could you please let me know when these classes are being offered? I have some musical background, however, I am new to the harmonium. I would be very grateful if you could send me some information in the classes that are being offered. Thank you!
Sat Sri Akal ji. I am looking for a used Harmonium and am willing to pay for it if it plays well. Where do you suggest I look? Thank you
Waheguru ji ka khalsa Waheguru ji ki fateh ji Is there any arrange for Gurmat classes in Gurdwara Sahib for kids and youth
Please visit Sundays. There is Sunday school at the Gurdwara Sahib.
My names are CHARLES MWANGI GACHICHIO. I am The True High Priest of the one and only TRUE GOD, the one who created heaven and earth and all things which are there-in. He is the one who created you for his own purpose and he has told me to write to you as follows:-
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
6 And God said, “Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water.” 7 So God made the vault and separated the water under the vault from the water above it. And it was so. 8 God called the vault “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.
9 And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. 12 The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.
14 And God said, “Let there be lights in the vault of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark sacred times, and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. 16 God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. 17 God set them in the vault of the sky to give light on the earth, 18 to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day.
20 And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.” 21 So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the water teems and that moves about in it, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” 23 And there was evening, and there was morning—the fifth day.
24 And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. 25 God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.
2 Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.
2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.
Adam and Eve
4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
5 Now no shrub had yet appeared on the earth[a] and no plant had yet sprung up, for the Lord God had not sent rain on the earth and there was no one to work the ground, 6 but streams[b] came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. 7 Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
8 Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters. 11 The name of the first is the Pishon; it winds through the entire land of Havilah, where there is gold. 12 (The gold of that land is good; aromatic resin[d] and onyx are also there.) 13 The name of the second river is the Gihon; it winds through the entire land of Cush.[e] 14 The name of the third river is the Tigris; it runs along the east side of Ashur. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam[f] no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs[g] and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib[h] he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”
12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”
13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock
and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust
all the days of your life.
15 And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
he will crush[b] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
16 To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’
“Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”
20 Adam[c] named his wife Eve,[d] because she would become the mother of all the living.
21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side[e] of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
So man disobeyed God and suffered the consequences, As a result, they eventually died and their children do die. Diseases and other sufferings came to the world.
Now, before the creation of man, God had created some other beings in the heavens called angels who dwell in heaven while men dwell on earth. At some point, a leading angel rebelled against God in the heavens and led astray one third of all the angels in heaven that also came to disobey God. The rebelling angels therefore fell from the favour and goodness of God. The chief of the rebelling angels is called the devil or Satan, while those angels who followed Satan into rebellion against God are also called devils, demons or evil spirits. They do not have physical bodies of meat and bones, but they have spiritual bodies that generally cannot be felt by touch. Yet they are very crafty beings or persons which deceive people into doing things which are wrong. It is the devil who being transformed as a big serpent (big snake) deceived Adam and Eve into doing what their creator had told them not to do.
After they were chased from the garden by God, Adam and Eve went to toil to be able to feed themselves. They bore children who in turn also bore children and their descendants after them likewise, until we also have been born. The devils do continue deceiving mankind into doing bad things to this day, but God as ordained a day when the devils and those human beings who do what the devils want will be thrown into a lake burning with fire and sulfur for ever and ever.
God observed the sufferings of the world and decided to send someone to save the world from their sufferings and reconcile mankind to him. When he found it appropriate, God sent his own son to the world, which son is called JESUS CHRIST. Jesus was living with God his father in heaven, in spirit form even before heaven and earth were created. But about 2,000 years ago, God used a virgin girl called Mary who was in Israel to conceive a male child without sexual intercourse. God covered Mary with his Holy Spirit and made the Spiritual Jesus to become an egg in the womb of Mary, and after the usual 9 months Jesus was born on earth like a baby. He grew up like an ordinary baby but did no wrong. When he was 30 years old, he was baptized by a man called John by immersion in a river.
John was sent by God to prepare the nation of Israel about the appearance of the savior of mankind. He was preaching and telling them to abandon their bad ways and live the way God wants. Those who were willing to change from the bad ways, John was immersing them in the river briefly and removing them from the water, as a sign that they have become new creatures who would thereafter live in accordance with the will of God. Jesus was also baptized, but he was not changing from any bad way because he had no bad ways, but he was baptized so as to show us that it is necessary for us to be baptized so that we get reunited with the true God.
After Jesus was baptized, he was tempted by the devil for 40 days to do what is displeasing to God his father , but Jesus overcame the devil and did no wrong. Then he started telling people that they should start doing good and following God because the kingdom of God has come to the world. He also taught people how to live good lives, loving God and other people, ad taking good care of themselves, not to do harmful things with their bodies. He told people to stop engaging in sexual immoralities, worshiping of idols,lying, killing each other, witchcraft, envy, hatred and the like, but to be kind, gentle, loving and the like. He taught that those who turn to God will eventually be given by God bodies which will never die, and those who are dead having believed and followed God will be raised from the dead in new bodies which will never grow old, suffer any illnesses or death.
Jesus also taught very many things about the true God, how good he is and what he wants of us. He also taught that those who believe in him will actually never die, and even if they die, they will be raised back to life in new bodies which will never die. He also taught that a time is coming when God will judge all human beings, both living and dead, and those who agree to obey God will live forever and ever with God in a City called New Jerusalem which is presently in heaven, a very huge city made of pure gold and precious stones.
Together with the teachings, Jesus also did lots and lots of other good things like miraculously curing the sick, deaf, blind, paralyzed, even raising the dead.
Jesus became so popular, and the religious people of his day became jealous. These were following false religions, and Jesus was rebuking them.
The religious ones therefore decided to use the government of Rome which had colonized Israel to have Jesus put to death on false accusations. Jesus was thus condemned to die by being nailed to a wooden cross and hung, bleeding, from the raised cross.
Jesus was therefore nailed and hung on the cross. He was also very brutally beaten and wounded. His face and body were so wounded that he lost human semblance due to being torn apart. And he hung on the cross for 6 hours, and then he died. He was buried but on the 3rd day God raised him from the dead, in a glorified body which will never die again.
After he rose from death, Jesus appeared to his followers for a period of 40 days, then he went up to heaven and they saw him no more.
Before he went to heaven, Jesus told his followers that by his death, he was offering his body as a sacrifice for the many bad things human beings have committed. The word of God says that the reward for doing what is wrong before God is death. Jesus had done no wrong yet he died. He decided to die on our behalf, so that whoever accepts the sacrifice of the death of Jesus on his behalf, God treats that person as if he never did anything wrong because his punishment has been carried out by Jesus Christ. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ therefore bought us peace with God and God’s forgiveness for all wrongful things we have ever done.When any human being gets out of this world having accepted the sacrifice of Jesus, he or she will live with God in his paradise ( place of everlasting happiness) for ever and ever. When someone gets out of this world having not accepted the sacrifice which Jesus made for us, that person will live for ever and ever burning in the lake of fire and sulfur.
Jesus told his followers to go throughout the world telling people about the good news of Jesus Christ, and to baptize everyone who believes in Jesus and turns away from doing bad things and decides to obey the teachings of the true God as taught by Jesus.
On the 10th day after Jesus went to heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit of God to his followers. The Holy Spirit enabled the followers of Jesus to have wisdom and to be bold and courageous as they informed the world the good news of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit even today helps those who believe in Jesus to live in accordance with the will of God.
Jesus also told his followers that at the end of our times, he shall return to earth and rule the world as its king, and he will rule with those who believe him. The world will try to resist him led by the devil and a man called in the word of God “the beast”, “antichrist”, “man of sin” , “666” and many other names, and a false prophet of the beast. But Jesus will conquer them and rule the earth for 1,000 years during which time the earth will be like a paradise. Then after the 1,000 years the world will rebel against the rule of Jesus Christ, but those rebelling will be killed by God. Then we will have a judgment seat set up, and the present earth and heaven will disappear. All those people who will be found not to be on the side of Jesus Christ will be thrown by God into the lake burning with fire and sulfur. Then we will have a new heaven and a new earth, and the Holy City, the heavenly Jerusalem, will descend onto the new earth, where God and those people who decide to follow Jesus will live for ever and ever, all happily for ever and ever.
You too can rule with Jesus Christ and live in the heavenly city with God for ever and ever. You just need to believe and obey Jesus, and be baptized in His name by immersion in a river by so doing getting united with Him and becoming a new person, moving away from the old you and beoming a new person in union with Jesus Christ and true God.
If you die without a knowledge of and union with Jesus, you shall end up burning for ever and ever in the lake burning with fire and sulfur.
God does not want you to end up in the fire.
Also, when you get united with the true God, God gives you a lot of peace of heart, mind and life. He also helps you meet your daily needs, especially when you also work for him in telling others about him.
You can also ask him to help you know him well and to help you in your daily life. He is near you, in spirit form. And he loves you very much.
You can know more about God and Jesus Christ in the book called the Holy Bible.
Please note that I do not ask for money or donations in my service to God. God provides for me.
PLEASE NOTE THAT SIKHISM, ISLAM, BUDDHISM, HINDUISM, IDOL WORSHIP, SUN WORSHIP, YOGA, TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION,ASTROLOGY, WORSHIP OF NATURAL AND MAN-MADE OBJECTS, ATHEISM, DARWINISM AND OTHER RELIGIONS WHICH DO NOT BELIEVE JESUS CHRIST AND OBEY HIM ARE LIES OF THE DEVIL TO MAKE PEOPLE TO FAIL TO KNOW AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST THEREFORE END UP IN THE LAKE OF FIRE AND SULFUR. COME OUT OF THOSE FALSE FORMS OF WORSHIP AND FALSE RELIGIONS AND FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST IN TRUTH. SOME ALSO CLAIM TO FOLLOW JESUS WHILE THEY DO NOT DO SO. FALSE CHRISTIANS WILL ALSO END UP IN THE LAKE BURNING WITH FIRE AND SULFUR.
Please forward this message to as many people as you can and the true God will bless you very much. You will help them to live good and fulfilled lives on earth and also go to God’s Paradise.
SERVANT OF THE TRUE GOD
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