Beliefs & Purpose
What We Believe
1. The Bible
The Old and New Testaments are inerrant as inspired by God, and the only authority for faith and practice. (II Tim. 3:16; II Peter 1:20, 21)
In one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Gen. 1:26; Col. 1:15-17; Gen. 1:2; Acts 13:2)
3. The Fall of Man
In the fall of man, his universal depravity, and that of himself he is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Gen. 1:26 & 31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12; Psa.14:1-3; Rom. 3:10 & 23)
In salvation by grace through faith in the atoning blood of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
– who is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, became man and was sinless, in order that He might redeem mankind and reveal the Father -and that all who receive the Lord Jesus are “born again” of the Holy Spirit and become children of God.
(Job 10:12,22:2; Eph.2:8, 9; Lev. 17:11; Heb. 9:22; Rev. 12:11; John 3:16; Matt. 1:20; Isa. 7:14; Matt. 1:23; Isa. 53; John 1:1 & 14; John 1:18; John 3:3; I Peter 1:23; Rom. 8:16; Gal. 4:6,7)
5. The Resurrection of Christ
In the literal, physical resurrection of Christ that guarantees a believer’s right standing before God and is the hope of eternal life.
(I Peter 1:3-5; Rom. 4:35; 1Cor. 15:17; John 11:25; Col. 3:1-4).
6. The Church
In the universal, “body of Christ,” composed of all believers; and the church (“local called out assembly,”) a part of the greater.
(Psa. 135:1; I Cor. 12:12-14; Acts 11:26)
In the personality of Satan, angels, and other spirit beings both good and evil.
(Job 1:6; Matt. 4:1; Psa. 34:7; Luke 22:43; Psa. 106:37; Mark 5:1-9; Eph. 3:10; Rom. 8:38)
8. The Second Coming
In the blessed hope, the personal, visible and bodily return of the Lord Jesus.
(Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13)
To Love God and Love Others
(Matthew 22:37-39, Mark 12:30-31, Luke 10:27)
“S C S” Share Christ, Connect People for the purpose of becoming more like Christ, Serve Others.
SHARING CHRIST is being a witness so that the world will see God’s love at work in us and desire to know Him.
Vertical: -Acts 1:8; Proverbs 11:30
Horizontal: -John 1:12; Proverbs 30:4 ________________________________________________________________________________________
CONNECTING PEOPLE is getting people together with the purpose socializing (hanging out in order to getting to know one another), fellowshipping (desiring to be united in spirit), breaking bread (growing in the knowledge of God’s word).
Vertical: – Genesis 4:26 – Acts 2:42
Horizontal: – Deuteronomy 1:15 _________________________________________________________________________________________
SERVING OTHERS is living for God in a such a way that, just as the love of God was seen in a humble, self – sacrificing Christ, so that love might be demonstrated through us.
Vertical: -Deuteronomy 6:5; 1 Corinthians 10:31
Horizontal: -Ezekiel 34; Mark 10:45