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26Nov
Sunday School
Sun Nov 26 @ 9:30AM
26Nov
Morning Worship Service
Sun Nov 26 @10:30AM
26Nov
Connect Groups
Sun Nov 26 @ 6:00PM
29Nov
Mid Week Service
Wed Nov 29 @ 7:00PM
03Dec
Sunday School
Sun Dec 03 @ 9:30AM
 
What We Believe

About the Bible

It is the Inspired Word of God.  The Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God and the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is infallible and the ultimate authority for living (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13 & 1 Peter 1:21).

About God

There is one true God.  God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is One (Deuteronomy 6:4). God is super-dimensional and eternally self-existent (John 8:54-59). God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1&2). While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

About Jesus

Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. The Scripture declares his virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23); His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26 & I Peter 2:22 & I John 3:4,5); His miracles (Acts 2:22, 10:37-38); His substitutionary death on the cross (II Corinthians 5:21 & I Peter 2:24 & I Corinthians 15:4); His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:1-6 & I Corinthians 15:4); His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11 & Philippians 2:9-11).

About Mankind:

Mankind has a fallen nature.  Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 2:26). However, by a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6). That first sin had severe repercussions. Man was excommunicated from the garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23), a curse was pronounced upon him (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17), and man died spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). Sin separated humankind from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left man in a fallen or sinful condition (Romans 3:23).

Mankind can be saved.  The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins (I Peter 2:24). He offers each of us a pardon for our sins (Hebrews 9:26) and wants us to become children of God (John 1:12).

When we put our faith in Christ, it triggers a spiritual chain reaction. We become the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19). Our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Rev. 3:5). We become citizens of heaven (Phil. 3:20-21). We are given eternal life (John 3:16). We are adopted and become children of God (Gal. 4:4-7). Our sins are forgiven and forgotten (Heb. 8:12). We are credited with the righteousness of Christ (Rom. 4:4-5). We are born-again (John 3:3). God takes ownership of us (I Cor. 6:20). We receive an eternal inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14 & I Peter 1:3-5).

The evidence of salvation is two-fold. The internal evidence is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16). The external evidence is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). We become a new creation (II Cor. 5:17) and are transformed into the image of Christ (II Cor. 3:18). In other words, "we do what we do because we are what we are." The nature of a thing dictates what it does. Salvation is the birth of a new nature.

About the Church

Baptism in Water  The Scripture teaches that all who repent and believe in Christ are to be baptized by immersion (Matthew 28:19). Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is symbolic of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. It is a declaration to the world that we have died to sin and have been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4).
 
Communion The Lord's table consists of two elements: the bread and cup. Those elements are symbolic of the body and blood of Christ. Communion is a memorial of Christ's sufferings on the cross and a celebration of our salvation. It is an opportunity for a believer to examine himself and experience forgiveness.
The Church is the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose: To evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16), to worship God (I Cor. 12:13), and to equip people for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 & I Cor. 12:28, 14:12).

About the Holy Spirit

The baptism in the Holy Spirit was the promise given to the church by Jesus that they would receive power to fulfill the Great Commission (Luke 24:46-49; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4). This baptism is subsequent to the experience of salvation, and should be accompanied by the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues (Acts 2:4; 10:45-46; 11:15-17; 19:4-7). The ninefold fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) are the evidence of a Spirit-filled life and the mark of spiritual maturity. The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (I Cor. 12:1-11). We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts (I Cor. 12:31, 14:1), but they must be exercised in an orderly way (I Cor. 14:26-33) and in the context of love (I Cor. 13:1-13).

About the Future

There are two resurrections at some point in th future. One is the resurrection of the righteous, and the other is the resurrection of the wicked (John 5:28-29). Both will stand before God and receive rewards according to their deeds. Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds (I Cor. 4:5). At the Great White Thorne judgment everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, along with the devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Rev. 20:11-15).
 

 

 
     
     
 
 
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