Beliefs

 

our beliefs


GOD

The one true God exists eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God created everything and everyone as an outpouring of his love. He is both totally powerful and radically personal.
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6, Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5; Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

SIN

God created us in his image, but human kind chose to rebel. We call that rebellion sin. As a result of this sin we are all born into a state of brokenness. We see the effects of this sin all around us as everything, even creation, is crying out for us to be right with God. The deserved penalty for sin is death, and without God stepping in to help, man is helpless in our state of guilt and brokenness, separated from God.
(Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21; 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3, Genesis 2:15-17; Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15)

JESUS

Jesus is God, both fully man and fully God. He came into this world to love and restore us. For the joy set before him… Jesus, the Christ, joyfully gave his life for us and rose again to give us hope.
(John 1:1, 29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 2:1, 8-9, 1 Peter 3:18, 2 Peter 1:4)

THE CHURCH

The church is not a building, an event, or a business — it is a community, a people, God’s holy nation built on the foundation that Jesus is the Christ, son of the living God. No matter who you are or where you have been, you belong here.
(Matthew 16:15-19; Acts 2:41-42, 47; 5:11-14; 6:3-6; 14:23,27; 15:1-30; 16:5; 20:17-32; I Corinthians 3:16; 7:17; 9:13-14; 12:1-31; Colossians 1:18; I Timothy 3:1-15; 4:14; Titus 1:5-9;I Peter 2:9-10, 5:1-4; Revelation 2-3; 21:2-3)

HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit opens our ears to hear God’s truth, brings conviction in our hearts to turn away from sin, empowers us to love those around us, grows us more into the likeness of Jesus, assures us of our eternal inheritance as children of God, and works through us as we carry God’s hope and healing into the world.
(John 14:16,17,26; 15:26-27; John 16:9-14; I Corinthians 12:13; I Corinthians 2:10-11; 3:16; 6:19; II Corinthians 3: 6; Galatians 5:22-26; Titus 3:5; Romans 8:9,12-13; Ephesians 6:11-18)

THE BIBLE

Written by men under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit, the Old and New Testaments are true in content, supreme in authority, and complete in sufficiency.
(Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

 
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