Jesus commands His followers to Love God and Love people. Loving God means we pursue a personal relationship with Jesus and commit to following His teachings. Loving people means we care for all people with grace and truth, welcoming and embracing them no matter who they are or what they’ve done.
Jesus encourages us to come together and live in close relationship with other people. When we connect with others to do life in circles, we built meaningful communities where we can thrive together. We cannot find freedom alone so we courageously connect.
Jesus calls His followers to give their lives away for the sake of others. He wants us to see beyond ourselves and tangibly demonstrate compassion to those in need, especially the most vulnerable among us. We serve not out of obligation, but out of love.
Jesus desires us to be generous with our finances because He is generous with everything. All we have belongs to Him! So we give beyond what is comfortable as an act of faith, trusting that God will provide for our needs and use what we give to serve His purpose.
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Because of historical, literary, archeological, and experiential evidence, we hold that the sixty-six books of the Bible are inspired by God, without error, and the final authority on all matters of life.
God is an Eternal and Personal Being and the only true God. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and is present everywhere at all times. He exists as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Exodus 3:14; Psalm 8:4; John 8:58; John 10:30; John 14:16, 17; Genesis 1:2, 26
Jesus is God's only Son. He was born of the virgin Mary to become a perfect sacrifice for the sins of mankind by His death on the cross and presently lives in heaven at the right hand of God. (John 1:1, 14; Hebrews 4:15; 1 John 4:10)
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God living in every believer to commune with him, lead him, produce Godly character, impart spiritual gifts, and empower him for service in the local church community. (Acts 1:8; II Corinthians 13:14; Romans 8:14; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4
Angels are spirit beings created by God for the purpose of serving in His kingdom. Fallen angels are those spirit beings who followed Satan in rebellion against God and presently work for the destruction of God's kingdom. Holy angels are those spirit beings who remained in God's service and presently work for the advancement of God's kingdom. (Hebrews 1:14; John 10:10, 12; Ephesians 6:10-12; Revelation 12:9, 10, 12)
The good news is that Jesus Christ died on the cross as the full sin payment for mankind. After His death, He was placed in a tomb where He remained three days. Jesus was then resurrected to life and presently lives in all believers by His Spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 8:16
Eternal life is God's free gift to anyone who trusts Christ's death on the cross as payment for the sins that separate him from God. (John 3:16; Romans 3:26; Romans 6:23; Romans 5:8; Colossians 2:14)
God's church is expressed on earth through local communities of believers who exist to do whatever it takes to reach unbelievers with the good news of Jesus Christ and help them become fully devoted followers of Christ. (Matthew 28:19, 20; Acts 1:8)
God created man in His image. Man has a body, soul, and spirit and exists to fellowship with God and govern His creation. (I Thessalonians 5:23; Revelation 3:20; Genesis 1:26)
Jesus will soon physically return to establish His earthly kingdom, reward His faithful followers, and condemn unbelievers to eternal separation from God.