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Jesus is our key.
We were created to live Christ-centered lives. John 14:6 NIV: "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the
life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
People are our point.
All people matter to God. Acts 1:8 NIV: “But you will receive
power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in
Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the
Worship is our passion.
We express our love toward God through worship, every day and in many ways. John 4:24 NIV: “God
is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in
Community is our design.
Life is best lived in a faith-filled community. Hebrews 10:24–25 NIV: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love
and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of
doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day
Faith is our response.
Believe big and ask boldly. Hebrews 11:6 NIV: “And without faith
it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe
that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek
Generosity is our norm.
Be generous and steward wisely. 1 Peter 4:10 NIV: “Each of you
should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards
of God’s grace in its various forms.”
Serving is our privilege.
We are most like Jesus when we serve. Mark 10:45 NIV: "For even the Son of Man
did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
The Holy Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It
alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its
original writing, it is inspired, infallible, and inerrant (2 Timothy 3:16; 2
Peter 1:20–21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25–26).
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy
Spirit. These three are coequal and coeternal (1 John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew
3:16–17; 28:19; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7–11).
Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second person of the Trinity. On earth,
Jesus was 100 percent God and 100 percent man. He is the only man ever to have
lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed
miracles, and died on the cross for mankind, thus atoning for our sins through
the shedding of His blood. According to the Scriptures, He rose from the dead on
the third day, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again
in power and glory (John 1:1,14; 20:28; 1 Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians
2:5–6; 1 Timothy 2:5).
Jesus Christ was conceived by God the Father, through the Holy Spirit (the
third person of the Trinity), in the Virgin Mary’s womb; therefore, He
is the Son of God (Matthew 1:18, 23–25; Luke 1:27–35; Isaiah
Man was created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression, he fell;
his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis
1:26–31; 3:1–7; Romans 5:12–21).
For anyone to know God, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely
essential (John 6:44, 65).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ: His death, burial, and
resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of
any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8–9; Galatians 2:16; 3:8; Titus 3:5;
Romans 10:9–10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
Repentance is the commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives
and to follow Christ, which allows us to receive His redemption and to be
regenerated by the Holy Spirit. Thus through repentance, we receive forgiveness
of sins and appropriate salvation (Acts 2:21; 3:19; 1 John 1:9).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of yielding to God’s Word and
His Spirit in order to complete the development of Christ’s character
in us. It is through the present ministry of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God
that Christians are enabled to live godly lives (1 Thessalonians 4:3; 5:23; 2
Corinthians 3:18; 6:14–18, 2 Thessalonians 2:1–3; Romans
8:29; 12:1–2; Hebrews 2:11).
The blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross of Calvary was sinless and is
100 percent sufficient to cleanse mankind of all sin. Jesus allowed Himself to
be punished for both our sinfulness and our sins, enabling all those who believe
in Him to receive eternal life, thus overcoming the penalty of sin, which is
death (1 John 1:7; Revelation 1:5; 5:9; Colossians 1:20;
Romans 3:10–12, 23; 5:9; John 1:29).
The Holy Spirit Indwells All Believers
Christians are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to live inside
them by His Holy Spirit. They relinquish to Jesus authority over their lives,
thus making Him not only their Savior, but also the Lord of their lives. They
put their trust in what Jesus accomplished for them when He died, was buried,
and rose again from the dead (John 1:12; 14:17, 23; 15:4; Romans 8:11;
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Given at Pentecost, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the promise of the
Father, sent by Jesus after His ascension, to empower the church to preach the
gospel throughout the whole earth (Joel 2:28–29; Matthew 3:11; Mark
16:17; Acts 1:5; 2:1–4, 17, 38–39; 8:14–17; 10:38,
44–47; 11:15–17; 19:1–6).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build
and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and
confirm the power of the gospel. The Bible’s list of these gifts is
not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All
believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in
their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and
should never be used in violation of biblical parameters (Hebrews 2:4; Romans
1:11; 12:4–8; Ephesians 4:16; 2 Timothy 1:5–16; 4:14; 1
Corinthians 12:1–31; 14:1–40; 1 Peter 4:10).
The church is the body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit,
with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ Great
Commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the
church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all
believers in our Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:22; 2:19–22; Hebrews
12:23; John 17:11, 20–23).
Following their profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, new converts
are commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38).
The Lord’s Supper:
The Lord’s Supper is a unique time of communion in the presence of
God when the elements of bread and grape juice (representing the body and blood
of the Lord Jesus Christ) are taken in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice
on the cross (Matthew 26:26–29; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12,
36–38; 10:47–48; 1 Corinthians 10:16;
Healing of the Sick
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Jesus and
included in the commission of Jesus to His disciples. It is given as a sign that
is to follow believers. It is also a part of Jesus’ work on the cross
and one of the gifts of the Spirit (Psalm 103:2–3; Isaiah 53:5;
Matthew 8:16–17; Mark 16:17–18; Acts 8:6–7; James
5:14–16; 1 Corinthians 12:9, 28; Romans 11:29).
God’s Will for Provision
It is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy, and
successful in all areas of life. Because of the fall, however, many will not
receive the full benefits of God’s will while they are on earth. That
fact, though, should never prevent believers from seeking the full benefits of
Christ’s provision in order to better serve others.
John 3:3–11; 2 Corinthians 5:17–21; Romans
Mental and Emotional
2 Timothy 1:7; 2:11; Philippians 4:7–8; Romans 12:2; Isaiah
Isaiah 53:4–5; Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24
Joshua 1:8; Malachi 3:10–11; Luke 6:38; 2 Corinthians
9:6–10; Deuteronomy 28:1–14; Psalm 34:10; 84:11; Philippians
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body
three days after His death on the cross. In addition, both the saved and the
lost will be resurrected—they who are saved to the resurrection of
life, and they who are lost to the resurrection of eternal damnation (Luke
24:16, 36, 39; John 2:19–21; 20:26–28; 21:4; Acts 24:15; 1
Corinthians 15:42, 44; Philippians 1:21–23; 3:21).
Heaven is the eternal dwelling place for all believers in the gospel of Jesus
Christ (Matthew 5:3, 12, 20; 6:20; 19:21; 25:34; John 17:24; 2 Corinthians 5:1;
Hebrews 11:16; 1 Peter 1:4).
After living one life on earth, all unbelievers will be judged by God and
sent to hell, where they will be eternally tormented by the devil and the fallen
angels (Matthew 25:41; Mark 9:43–48; Hebrews 9:27; Revelation
14:9–11; 20:12–15; 21:8).
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth for a second time to
establish His kingdom. This will occur at a date undisclosed by the Scriptures
(Matthew 24:30; 26:63–64; Acts 1:9–11; 1 Thessalonians
4:15–17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7–8; Revelation 1:7).