Luke 4:16–21, 24:27 | John 5:39 | Acts 17:2–3 | 2 Timothy 3:16–17 | 2 Peter 1:21
Matthew 28:18–19 | Mark 12:29 | John 1:14 | Acts 5:3–5 | 2 Corinthians 13:14 | Hebrews 1:1–3 | Revelation 1:4–6
Genesis 1:1; 2:7 | Exodus 3:14 | Matthew 6:9–15; 7:11; 23:9; 28:19 | Mark 1:9–11 | John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6–13; 17:1–8 | Acts 1:7 | Romans 8:14–15 | 1 Corinthians 8:6 | Galatians 4:6 | Ephesians 4:6 | Colossians 1:15 | 1 Timothy 1:17 | Hebrews 11:6; 12:9 | 1 Peter 1:17 | 1 John 5:7
Christ, in taking on flesh, lived His life in full and perfect obedience to the Father’s will and the Law. We believe that He was crucified, died for our sins, was buried, and was resurrected on the third day. After showing Himself to many witnesses, He ascended into heaven where He now sits at the right hand of God and awaits to return in power and glory to consummate His redemptive mission.
Isaiah 7:14 | Matthew 1:18–25 | Luke 1:26–38 | John 1:1, 14, 18, 20:28 | 1 Corinthians 15:3–8 | Ephesians 1:20–21 | Philippians 2:5–7 | Colossians 1:15 | Hebrews 1:3, 8, 10
Genesis 1:2 | John 14:14–15, 16:18 | Acts 5:3–5 | Romans 8:26
Through Adam’s sin all men have entered into his guilt and have inherited a nature of sinful rebellion against God bringing him under God’s condemnation. It is by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone that God brings men back into right relationship with Himself.
Genesis 1:26–28 | Psalm 8:3–8 | Romans 5:12, 15–21 | Ephesians 2:8–9
Salvation happens when we receive this gospel – confessing with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and believing in our hearts that God raised Him from the dead. Upon salvation, the Holy Spirit indwells and seals the believer until the day we meet Him face to face.
John 14:6 | Romans 10:9–10 | 1 Corinthians 15:1–7 | 2 Corinthians 4:4 | Ephesians 1:13–14, 2:8–9 | Philippians 1:6
We also believe that the New Testament church is a local body of members – Spirit-indwelt, baptized believers – who gather to observe baptism and the Lord’s Supper, who are committed to accurately preaching and teaching God’s Word, and who seek to spread the gospel to the ends of the earth.
In such a local body, members are equally responsible to one another to employ their God-given gifts in service to the Body.
The church’s biblical officers are pastors, who are called to shepherd and teach, and deacons who are called to serve the Body.
Ephesians 4:11–12 | 1 Timothy 3:8–13 | 1 Corinthians 12
Matthew 28:18–20 | John 17 | 2 Corinthians 5:14–21
Baptism is also a testimony to the believer’s faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privilege of church membership. Communion, also called The Lord’s Supper, is a symbolic act of obedience whereby those who profess faith in Jesus Christ, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize and proclaim the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
Matthew 26:26–29, 28:19 | Mark 14:22–25 | Luke 22:14–23 | Romans 6:1–4 | 1 Corinthians 11:23–26
Matthew 25:31–46 | Mark 13:32–36 | Revelation 21–22
Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.
Genesis 2:24 | Exodus 20:12 | Deuteronomy 6:4–9 | Psalm 139:13–16 | Matthew 19:4–5 | Ephesians 5:31–32, 6:1–3