Faith Statement

There is only one God, the creator of all things, eternal, perfect, and existing as a triune God: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Bible is the inerrant inspired Word of God and the only authority in matters of faith and doctrine.

 Genesis 1, Exodus 24:1-4, Deuteronomy 4:1-2, Matthew 3: 15-17, Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:44-49, John 1:1-5, John 10:25-38, John 14:7-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:19-21, 2 Peter 3:14-18

Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the “Almighty God with us,” or God in the flesh. He lived a perfect and sinless life and willingly died on the cross to save us from our sins and reconcile us to God. God raised Him bodily from the dead and He ascended into heaven, where He sits at the right hand of the Lord. Through Christ, all who believe in him in faith, receive grace and eternal life. Jesus will one day return to judge the living and the dead and usher in God’s kingdom.

* Isaiah 7, Isaiah 53, Matthew 24, Luke 1:31-35, Mark 15:23-26, John 10:31-38, John 14:1-7, John 19:16-18, Acts 4:11-12, Acts 13:22-39, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, Ephesians 1:6-7, Collosians 1:15,

   2 Timothy 1:8-10, 2 Timothy 4:1, Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 2:16-17, Hebrews 9:13-15, 1 John 2:1-3, Revelation

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit acts on the individual to convict them of sin and bring them to believe in Jesus Christ. Once a person accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit descends upon the believer and seals them. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, all believers are fully equipped to serve God as He calls, even if called to Pastor a flock.

 Acts 20:28, John 16:5-15, Romans 8, Romans 15:13-14, 1 Corinthians 12, 2 Corinthians 12:10-14, Philippians 3:2-11, 1 John 2:25-29

Mankind

From the beginning man was created in God’s image, both male and female. Through choice, man and all of creation fell into sin and were cursed. It is only through repentance from sin and faith in Jesus Christ that man can receive the free gift of grace and salvation by a new birth in the Holy Spirit. Marriage was ordained by God between one man and one woman. All believers fall short of the glory of God and although they have been washed clean of their sins (past, present, and future) and the Holy Spirit dwells within, they will struggle with their sin nature while in this world.

 Genesis 1:26-31, Genesis 3, Isaiah 64:6, Mark 10:5-9, John 1:5-10, John 3:1-8, Romans 3:10-12, Romans 3:21-26, Romans 8:13-14, 2 Corinthians 7:10, Ephesians 2:1-10, 1 John 2:1-2,

The Church

All people that have repented of their sins, accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior, and have been born again by the Holy Spirit are united together as one body (the church) in Christ. The church is called to assemble together in fellowship and understanding, speaking the truth in love and praying for one another. When gathering together, believers are to celebrate the Last Supper in thanksgiving and remembrance of what Christ has done for us. The water baptism is an act of choice and is a believer’s public declaration that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. Jesus commanded the church to make disciples of the world and to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and this requires that the church regularly offer water baptism to believers. Every person who has committed their life to Jesus Christ is to strive to grow in their walk with Christ and to be the light upon the hill letting the world see their love so they can be a compelling witness to the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

 Matthew 5-7, Matthew 26:26-30, Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 22:14-23, Mark 16:15-18, Acts 2:37-39,

    Romans 5:1-6, Romans 8:28, Romans 12:4-5, Romans 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 11:23-34,

    1 Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:23-29, Ephesians 1 & 2, Ephesians 4, 1 Timothy 2:1-8,

    Hebrews 10:19-25, Hebrews 13:6-14, James 5, 1 Pet 3:18-22, 1 John 5:19-21

Hope

As believers in Christ, we know we live in a world that has fallen to sin. It is only through the saving grace of Jesus Christ that we can hope to escape this world to everlasting life and fellowship with God. We know that in this world we will struggle against our sin nature and that if we are obedient to Christ, we will suffer…for if they hated Him, they will surely hate us!

Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and perseverance, we will grow stronger in our walk to the point that turning from sin will be easier, but when we fail, we are already forgiven. We know that through studying scripture and prayer, we can have fellowship with the Lord and if we pray for those we love, He hears! Like the thief on the cross, we know that if we have truly repented of our sins and accepted the Lord Jesus as our one and only Savior when we die physically, we will wake to life eternal in the presence of our Lord!

* All of the scripture