We are a "Person Driven Church." We are devoted to, and have placed all our confidence in Jesus Christ. We have discovered and have received the magnificent reconciliation between God and human beings that God offers all people through simple faith in Jesus. God granted us complete and total forgiveness through the Cross of Jesus, so that He could grant us eternal life through the Resurrection of Jesus. In Romans 5:10 the Apostle Paul celebrates: "For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life." (ESV) And Jesus said; "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes in Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned: he has crossed over from death to life." John 5:24 (NIV)
This is what we celebrate each Sunday.
It is our heart's desire that you join us and discover what we have discovered in Jesus Christ.
Our confidence and faith is in the Truth of the Word of God. Here are the truths we are convinced of:
The Bible is the Holy Scriptures; the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit it has supreme authority in all maters of faith and conduct. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12-13; Hebrews 4:12
The Trinity is the One living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. These are equal in every divine perfection and they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, and have provided redemption. Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Mark 12:29; Matthew 28:19; Isaiah 43:10-11
Jesus Christ is deity in his virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return for His church and with His church in power and glory. Philippians 2:6; Hebrews 1:8; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20; Romans 3:25; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; John 20:31
The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, the third Person of the Trinity. In the present age He convicts of sin, of judgment, and of righteousness, He bears witness to the truth of the Gospel in preaching and testimony, He is the agent of the new birth, indwells all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, baptizes them into the body of Christ, seals them unto the day of redemption, and every believer is commanded by God to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and He bestows gifts as He wills. Acts 1:8; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 5:18-20; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17
Salvation: humanity is depraved; all people are sinners by nature and by choice and therefore are eternally condemned by God and in need of salvation, divine redemption through personal regeneration. Those who repent of their sins and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior are "saved," and are "regenerated" by the Holy Spirit. Acts 10:47-48; Acts 4:12
Sanctification: all believers are indwelt with the person of the Holy Spirit at the time of regeneration, given every spiritual blessing, all things pertaining to life and godliness, and empowered with the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit, drawing upon the resources available through the resurrected Christ, to the end that our lives increasingly manifest the very life, character, and power of Christ. Acts 2:38; 2 Peter 1:3; Ephesians 2:1-6; 2 Corinthians 3:16; Romans 12:1-3; Galatians 2:20
The Church is the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the Head and all regenerated persons are members. We celebrate the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ who have a credible profession of faith, and have associated for worship, work and fellowship. The calling of the church is to be the very presence of Jesus in the midst of the world, standing as a testimony of His life and character. The testimony of Jesus' life is seen most fully in the corporate expression of His life that is the church, and that when God calls people unto life with Himself. He necessarily calls them into fellowship with other believers as well. Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 5:25-27; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14
The Ordinances: Jesus Christ committed two ordinances to the local church: water baptism and the Lord's Supper. Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer into the name of the Triune God. Baptism signifies and symbolizes Chirstian life that has begun. The Lord's Supper was instituted by Jesus for commemoration of His death and signifies Christian life continued. These two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Matthew 28:18-20;
Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4
The Last Things: there will be a resurrection of the bodies of believers, the final judgment, the eternal blessedness of those made righteous in and through Jesus Christ, and the endless suffering of the wicked. Mark 9:43-48; John 5:28-29;
John 11:25-26; Revelation 20:5-15
Attitude: we wish to stress the importance of essential Christian doctrines as being absolutely necessary and to seek understanding in non-essential differences that so often are merely differences in terminology or custom: "In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, Liberty, in all things, Charity."
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