About God: God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed (and will continue to exist for all time) in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one with God. Related Bible Verses: Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3-22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14.
About Jesus Christ: Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again someday to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Related Bible Verses: Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1: 1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13.
About the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every person from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right. As Christians we seek to live under His control. Related Bible Verses: 2 Tim. 1:13; 3:16; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5.
About The Bible: The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit and is without error. It is the final and only authority of truth and revelation for all people. Related Bible Verses: 2 Tim. 1:13; 3:16; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5.
About Sin: We believe that all people are created in the image of God and have tremendous potential for good, but we are all marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. As a result of our sin, we have a shattered and broken relationship with God that can only be made whole through Jesus Christ. Related Bible Verses: Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23.
About Salvation: Salvation is God's free gift (grace) to us but we must accept it by acknowledging Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (confessing); turning from our sinful lifestyle (repentance); and being baptized (immersion) for the forgiveness of our sins. We can never make up for our sins by self improvement and good works. Related Bible Verses: Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5; Gal. 3:26; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Acts 2:38-39; 8:26-40; 9:17-19; 10:47-48; 16:15; 16:29-33; 22:16; Mark 16:15-16; John 3:3-5; Romans 6:3-4; Corinthians 12:13; Galatians 3:26-27; Colossians 2:11-13; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21.
About Eternity: We are created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through the forgiveness and salvation of Jesus Christ. To be eternally separated from God is called Hell. To be eternally in union with God is called Heaven. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of our life. Related Bible Verses: John 3:16; 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 21:27; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; Matthew 25:41.
About Spiritual Gifts: Every disciple of Jesus Christ has been given specific gifts by the Holy Spirit to advance the Kingdom of God. These gifts are to be diligently developed and used for the growth of the body. The exercise or use of any spiritual gifts must be operated in accordance with Scriptural principals. Related Bible Verses: Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Ephisians 4:11-13; Matthew 25:14-30.
About The Church: We believe the church represents Jesus Christ to a needy world. The Bible speaks of the church as Christ's body. It is compared to a living organism, where Jesus is the head. God arranges the parts of the body, Christ followers, just as He wants them to be. He gives each Christ follower special functions to perform for the good of the body. To remain healthy, the body's members must work together. Each part contributes to the growth and maturity of the body. God works through the church to reconcile a lost world to himself through Jesus Christ. For this reason, it is important for Christ followers to regularly gather together for the purpose of celebration. During celebration, Christ's followers are equipped, built up, and encouraged through teaching, fellowship, prayer, and communion. Celebration in this way enables believers to serve one another and the un-churched people in their sphere of influence. Related Bible Verses: Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 2:18-22; 3:7-11; 4:15-16; Colossians 1:18-22; Hebrews 10:24-25.