The Bible is our “Manual for Living” and gives us the blueprint for an abundant life. The Bible also shows us the foundation for building a church that influences the culture within our community. As we train up people in accordance with God’s word, we believe that God can then pour out the blessings that He intended for all of His children. These blessings are not reserved for an elect few, but for all believers, of all ages, and for all areas of our lives – spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, and financial.
The one true God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe, and the Savior of all mankind. He has eternally existed in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (the Trinity). These three are co-equal, and are one God.
See: 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, and God the Son. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed many miracles, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people of all time 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 at the right hand of the Father, and will return again to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.
See: 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 God, and is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation, and provides the believer with power for living, the understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift(s) to do ministry. The Bible teaches a “Baptism in the Holy Spirit,” whose purpose is empowering the believer for evangelism. As Christians we seek to live under the daily loving guidance of the Holy Spirit.
See: 2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:1-4; I Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18.
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit (“inspiration”). It is the supreme source of truth for Christian belief and lifestyle. Because it is inspired by God, it is Truth without any mixture of error.
See: 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; 1 Thessalonians 2:13;
Psalm 12:6, 19:7-11, 119:9-16, 105, 160; Proverbs 30:5.
About His People
People are the supreme object of God’s creation, and are created in His image. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin” – which caused mankind to fall from innocence and goodness, and brings physical and spiritual death. This attitude separates people from God, and causes many problems in life.
See: Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1-2; Romans 3:23.
Salvation is God’s free gift which we must receive to enter into relationship with Him. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works or religious effort. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins when a person, by repentance and faith, receives Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The evidence of this new relationship with Christ is a lifestyle of full devotion to the Lord thus we believe, we belong, we behave, we become.
See: Luke 22-24; Romans 5:1, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5;
Galatians 3:26; 1 John 5:13.
About the Church
The church is the family of God, the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of the Great Commission, and each Christ-follower is an integral part of that church. There are two ordinances/sacraments of the church: Water Baptism and Communion.
People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally with God in heaven, or eternally separated from God in hell. The Lord Jesus will one day return for His church in a great event called the Rapture (or “The Blessed Hope”). This will be followed by the visible return of the Lord with His saints in the Second Coming of Christ to reign on the earth for 1000 years (Millennial Reign), which will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace. There will be a final judgement of both the saved and the lost, and the creation of a New Heaven and a New Earth.
See: John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; 1 Corinthians 2:7-9; 15:51-52;
2 Corinthians 5:10; Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 2 Peter 3:11-13; Revelation 1:7, 19:11-15, 20:1-6, 11-15.