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Live Jesus-What We Believe 2017-03-14T23:17:24+00:00

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Imperfect people following a perfect savior

We recognize the sheer weight of what our Father in Heaven did for us when He sent His son to die on the cross for our sins. Therefore our goal as transformed followers is to lead others to a new life in Christ. We know that in all things we are not, nor ever will be, perfect, but we follow a Savior who is.

About the Bible:

The Bible is God’s word to all of us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the complete source of truth for who we are, what we believe and how we live.

About God:

The God of the Bible is the only true God, infinite in power, wisdom, goodness, and love. He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. God reveals himself as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, three equal, distinct but inseparable persons.

About Jesus:

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was born to the Virgin Mary by miraculous conception, lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of every person who has ever lived by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days, demonstrating his power over sin and death, and his ability to fulfill all his promises. He ascended to heaven’s glory where he intercedes on our behalf with God. Someday he will return to earth and reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

About the Holy Spirit:

The Holy Spirit is the living presence of Jesus Christ, active in the world to help people become aware of their sin and their need for Jesus Christ. He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living a fruitful life, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and endows each believer with spiritual gifts according to his will. He empowers the Church to carry out Christ’s mission in the world.

About Humanity:

Men and women are created by God in His image. Therefore, each person possesses great self-worth and all are loved by God. We are made to know God personally and to glorify Him in our lives. However, each of us also has an inner attitude of self-centeredness and rebellion against God’s leadership in our lives, which is called sin. Sin separates us from God, others and even ourselves. No one has lived a sinless life (except Jesus), and therefore all of us need God’s forgiveness and salvation through Christ.

About Salvation:

Salvation is a free gift offered by God to all that restores our relationship with Him. We can never earn it or achieve it by self-improvement or good works. We accept God’s gift of a new life when we turn from our self-ruled life and accept Jesus as our Savior. By faith we believe our sins are forgiven and we no longer have to give in to our sins. The new life that God gives us provides meaning and purpose and joy to our lives now and eternal life with Christ in heaven.

About the Church:

The church is the hope of the world, for it is God’s primary instrument of salvation and making disciples for Jesus Christ. The church was begun by Christ and is empowered by the Holy Spirit. The church serves as the body of Christ, spreading his message, offering his forgiveness, enjoying his community, and serving as his hands and feet in the world today. The church is both a divine institution and a human enterprise, and therefore, is not and cannot be perfect here on earth. However, the church offers the love of God, the salvation found in Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit to all.

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