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Out of love for Jesus and resting our Faith in Him we will strive to obey all of the commands He set forth, through the empowering of the Holy Spirit. There are many commands of Jesus that are for our benefit and spiritual protection, but here are the core beliefs from the New Testament (New Covenant) for this congregation.
•We model after the early Christians by participating in communion weekly (after personal examination)
Matthew 26:26-28, Luke 22:14-20, Acts 2:42, Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11:23-30
•The Word teaches us that God owns everything.
We are just managers. We are to personally evaluate the way we spend the money with which God has entrusted us. God is very clear in the Bible that He wants us to be good stewards.
1 Corinthians 10:26, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 1 Tim. 6:6-10, Matt. 6:19-34, Matthew 23:23, Mark 12:17, 1 Corinthians. 16:2, 2 Corinthians. 9:6-12, Hebrews 7:8
•The inspiration of scripture teaches us that we are to be accountable to church leadership.
Hebrews 13:17, Titus 1:5-9
•The Word says we are to be teachable and to diligently search the scriptures.
Acts 17:11, John 8:31, John 8:47.
•Our love for Jesus compels us to show love and concern for all people and to share our faith and the hope we have in Jesus.
Matt. 28:19, Acts 26:18, John 15:12
•The Inspired writers expected Christians to be called out of the world.
We are to think, act and live differently than the rest of the world. We are to strive to set our goals according to God's priorities. 1 Peter 2:9-11, 2 Corinthians. 7:1, Phil. 2:12-13
•We are to keep in step with the Holy Spirit.
Gal. 5:25, Rom. 8:11, Matt. 28:20
•Jesus commanded us to teach people to obey all that Jesus commands.
We do this in two different ways:
1.By formative teaching
We teach from God's inspired Word, the Bible. Heb. 4:12-13, 2 Timothy 3:16
2.By mutual accountability
Why? Because we love each other, we have to correct a brother or sister in Christ who is sinning willfully to help restore them back on the path to Christ! Matthew 18: 15-17, 1 Corinthians. 5:1-13, Titus 2:11-15, Rev. 2:20-21, 1 Corinthians. 6, Gal. 5: 16-21, Rev. 2:18-22, 1 Tim. 5:20, Acts 20:28, 1 John 3
The second reason is to not affect the rest of the church by approving their sin.
•The New Testament says all Christians are priests. All Christians have the opportunity to come boldly to the throne of God.
1 Peter 2: 5, Matt. 27: 50-51, Heb. 10:19-22, Heb. 4: 15-16
•Christians are to be living sacrifices. Our examples can either lead someone to Jesus or lead someone away from Jesus! Our activities must never weaken the scriptural convictions of another Christian! Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and must not be defiled.
Romans 12:1-2, 1 Peter 4:1-6, Mark 9:42, 1 Corinthians. 6:19-20, Romans 14:13-21
•The Inspired Word says grace is not an excuse to sin.
Romans 6:12, Jude 4, Titus 2:11-15, Heb. 6:4-6, Heb 12:14-15, Galatians 5:13, 2 Corinthians 6:1
•Jesus expects us to have a deep prayer life.
Matt. 6:5,6 1 Thessalonians. 5:17, James 5: 13-16
•The Word tells us to set our minds on things above and to look with excitement towards the Prize.
2 Tim. 4:7-8, 2 Corinthians. 4:17-18, Col. 3:1-3
•Jesus said there is hell and Jesus wants no one to go there.
2 Peter 2:9, Matt. 13:36-43, Luke 16:19-31, Matt. 10:28, Jude 7
• Children and grandchildren belong to God and are tremendous blessings!
We believe that it is primarily the family's responsibility to train their children through teaching, and the example of parents. This church will help give you the tools and encouragement to become Godly trainers of children.
Deut. 6:4-9, Psalm 127:3, Eph. 6:4, 3 John 4
•Our focus should be on God and people and not on buildings and numerous programs.
Acts 2:42, Acts 7:48, 1 Corinthians. 6:19
• We desire to be consistent in quiet time alone with God. We will continue to evaluate how busy we become and what our first love is! We believe Satan will try to make us be busy, even in the good things, to keep us from a relationship with Jesus, our family, and church.
Psalm 46:10, Mark 6: 30-32
• God has given everyone gifts and talents and He expects us to use them for His glory.
1 Corinthians. 12:4-6, Eph. 2:10, 1 Peter 4:10
•The Word tells to be consistent in fellowship with other believers
• Scripture says we are never to take another believer to court.
The Church has been set up to be the arbiter if disputes arise.
1 Corinthians. 6:1-8
• Scripture says marriage is a covenant.
God himself created the universal law of marriage in the Garden of Eden, therefore we believe that marriage is part of God’s CREATED ORDER. We believe marriage, based on Gen 2:24, is between one man, and one woman, till death.
Gen. 2:24, Proverbs 2:17, Malachi 2:13-16, Matthew 5:32, Mark 10, Luke 16:18, Romans 7:1-3, 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, 1 Corinthians 7:39, Ephesians 5:22-33, Hebrews 13:4.
• Scripture says marriage is between a man and a woman. The Bible warns against the behavior of homosexuality. It is scripturally incorrect to have same sex marriage
Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, Jude 7
• Scripture says remarriage is biblically acceptable only for those whose spouses have died, and only to those “in the Lord.”
Romans 7:3, I Corinthians 7:39
• Scripture says Christians should only marry Christians.
II Corinthians 6:14, 1 Corinthians 7:39
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