The Gospel- The Good News of Jesus Christ
God loves each of us and wants us to have a personal relationship with Him both in this world and for eternity (John 3;16; 2 Peter 3:19)
We all have sin in our lives that prevents us from having a personal relationship with God. (Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23)
The price we must pay for our sins is eternal death and separation from God. Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth, lived a sinless life, and died on the cross to pay the price for our sins. (1 Peter: 2:24)
The only way we can have a relationship with God is to personally receive Jesus as our Savior, believe that He paid for our sins on the cross, and look to Him as the Lord of our lives (John 14:6)
We believe in one God revealed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth and the giver of all good gifts
God the Son – Jesus Christ – came to earth as God in human form. He lived a sinless life and paid the penalty for our sins by dying on a Roman cross. He rose from the grave and ascended into heaven where He judges the nations and all people. As His followers, we strive to live up to His example of service to others and sacrifice.
God the Holy Spirit – God present in the world today. The Holy Spirit lives in everyone who has received Jesus as Savior and Lord to guide, comfort, encourage and strengthen us so that we can live according to God’s will.
We believe the Bible as revealed in the Old and New Testaments is inspired by God. Its truths are inerrant.
2 Timothy 3:16 says “All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof [an expression of blame or disapproval], for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
We believe prayer is our direct communication with God. Through prayer, we can worship God, give thanks, confess our sins, and ask God to move in our lives, the lives of others, and the world around us.
Prayer is also a way through which God reveals His will, peace, encouragement, wisdom, comfort, and strength to us.
The Old and New Testaments use many Hebrew and Greek words that we translate as “sin”. The most common words are literally translated as “missing the mark.” But this “missing the mark” is not passive. When we miss the right mark, we hit the wrong mark.
There are two ways in which we sin:
We sin by thinking, saying, or doing the wrong things. (Sin of commission)
We sin by failing to do what we know is the right and good thing. (Sin of omission)
Sin is serious. It makes us unrighteous and unholy. Nothing unrighteous or unholy can stand in the presence of God. The price of our sin is eternal death, but Jesus paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross.
We can receive forgiveness of our sins by receiving Jesus Christ as our Savior. Jesus also calls on us to “repent” or turn away from our sinful ways.
We believe the church is made up of everyone in the world who has accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior. While we each have a personal relationship with God through the sacrifice of Jesus, we are called to join with other believers to worship together, serve together, and encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25)
We believe in Communion through the breaking of the bread and the receiving of the cup as symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, which He gave as the offering for our sins. Communion is a reminder that God’s Grace is available to us for repentance, restoration.