FOR THE ONE.
Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did. – 1 John 2:6
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. – Luke 19:10
Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. – Hebrews 10:24-25
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10
Jesus is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. – Colossians 1:28
What We Believe.
The Scriptures of both the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, and divinely preserved for our generation. It is our sufficiency and final authority in faith and life.
II Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21
God is the creator, redeemer, and sustainer of all things. He exists in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are equal in perfection and power, and execute distinct offices.
John 15:26; 1 John 5:7
God the Father, is an infinite, personal Spirit that is perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, knowledge, and love. As creator He is omnipresent, eternal, just, and unchanging. He offers forgiveness through His Son, Jesus Christ.
Genesis 1:1; Psalm 90:2; Psalm 95:1-7
Jesus Christ is God’s only Son. He is not only true God but true Man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and gave that life on the Cross as a sacrifice for our sins. After three days, He rose from the dead proving He is the Son of God.
Matthew 1:18-25; John 1:1,14; Colossians 1:14-19
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to awaken the minds of sinners to their need of a Savior. He permanently indwells every Believer and becomes their source of assurance, strength, wisdom, comfort and power in serving the Lord.
Genesis 1:26; John 14:16-17; John 15:26-27
Mankind was created, male and female, in the image of God, free from sin but by his own will fell into sin. Because of this fall, all persons are born with a sin nature and are in need of Forgiveness.
Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3:1-24; Romans 3:10,23
Salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. His death on the cross for man’s sin paid that debt of sin. Salvation is a gift from God apart from any human efforts.
John 1:12; John 3:1-16; Ephesians 2:8-9
Receiving Christ as personal Savior begins a new relationship with God. This new bond brings a new identity, a new heart, and a new life, one that is deeply loved, fully accepted, and highly valued by God.
John 1:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Ephesians 2:4-8
There is one true Church which is called the Body of Christ. It is comprised of all those who accept Him as personal Savior. God has ordained the local Church to carry out the Great Commission, to edify each other, to find community, and to serve together by using their gifts.
Matthew 16:16-18; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:42-47
Scripture teaches that Baptism is to be with water and by immersion. It is the testimony of the new Believer’s obedience to Christ. While baptism does not save, it is an important first step. Baptism is to follow one’s profession of faith and is an acknowledgment of one’s new life in Christ.
Matthew 3:13-17; Romans 6:3-4; Acts 8:36-39
As believers, we are to practice the ordinance called the Lord’s Supper (sometimes referred to as communion). The bread represents of Body of Christ while the grape juice represents His blood that was shed for our sins. This is to be a time of worship, remembering Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
Matthew 26:26-31; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-29
Every individual is created in God’s image and will spend eternity in either heaven or hell. Those who have trusted Christ as personal Savior will have everlasting life with Christ. Those who reject Christ will spend eternity in everlasting punishment separated from Him.
John 3:36; John 5:24; John 10:28