We Believe in Jesus Christ
Our Vision Statement
Imagine a vast multitude of people surrendered, transformed and radically changed from the inside out by the power of God. They are mesmerized by the idea that this is not about them, but all about Jesus. They are transfixed by His story and His heart for their city. They are seed-throwers and fire-starters, hope-peddlers and grace-givers, risk-takers and dreamers, young and old. They link arms with anyone who tells the story of Jesus. They empower the poor, strengthen the weak, embrace the outcast and seek the lost. They serve together, play together, worship together and live life together. They impact their city for the glory of God and by His special grace and favor, we are those PEOPLE!
What We Believe
Three In One • Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14
There is one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21
The Bible is God’s Word.
JESUS, THE SON OF GOD
John 1:1; Acts 1:9-11; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Revelation 20:6
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was crucified, died and was buried. He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where He remains at the right hand of God.
Luke 24:47; I Peter 1:18-19; Romans 10:9-10
Salvation is through the blood of Jesus and calling on His name.
BAPTISM AND COMMUNION
Matthew 28:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24-30
Water Baptism in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit, and Communion are to be observed by the church today.
Matthew 8:17; 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:14-15
God provides divine healing through prayer and laying on of hands.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
Acts 1:4-8; 2:38-39
The baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.
Titus 2:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
The church will be raptured and there will be a second coming of Jesus Christ.
Who is Jesus?
Jesus Christ is the sum of all of our beliefs. He’s the reason we exist, He is the purpose and explanation of life. He is to date the most famous person in all of human history. More songs have been sung to him, artwork created of him, and books written about him than anyone who’s ever lived. He is the answer to man’s desperate need for salvation. Sin separated us from God, but because of His great love for us, he sent His Son Jesus to give His life as a sacrifice to pay the price for our sin. In the Bible, John 3:16, illustrates just this, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only son. That whoever believes in Him, will not perish but have everlasting life.”
Jesus is more than a famous historical figure or a great teacher who once lived. He came to carry our weaknesses, our sickness, our pain, so that we can live an abundant life In Him and have total freedom, peace, power and purpose. Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with us. All we have to do is receive it by faith, and come to Him just the way we are.
A personal relationship with Jesus
The way to get in Christ is to be born again. Jesus said that it is a person’s spirit that must be born again. We don’t have to earn His love and salvation, it’s a free gift to all who will believe. This miracle, by the Holy Spirit, will happen within you the moment you call on Jesus to be your personal Lord and Savior. God is now offering you a new life, and an eternal home in Heaven with Him.
Salvation is as simple as A, B, C
Acknowledge that you are a sinner, separated from God, and in need of salvation.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
Believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for your sins and rose again from the dead.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)
Confess (say) with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord!”
That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
To receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior simply pray this prayer that can change your life forever.
God in heaven, I turn from sin to You. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sin and rose again. Jesus, come into my life and be my Lord. Thank you for saving me. Today, I am born again! Amen.
If you prayed the prayer to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior or to rededicate your life, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.