WHAT WE BELIEVE

  • We believe the bible is the inspired Word of God.  A revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct.  (II Timothy 3:15-16).

 

  • We believe that there is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three manifestations: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Genesis 1:1, Deut 6:4, Colossians 1:16; Colossians 2:9

  • We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures.  He arose bodily from the dead, ascended in heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.

 

  • We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance.  (Acts 2:4 and I Corinthians 12:13-14).

 

  • We believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation (Romans 3:23).  Salvation has been provided through the shed blood of Jesus Christ for all people. (Romans 10:13 and Luke 24:47).  By confessing our sins to God all will be forgiven and cleansed from all unrighteousness.  (1 John 1:9).

 

  • We believe in divine healing which is provided in the redemptive work of Christ and is available to every believer.  (Isaiah 53:3, Matthew 8:17 and I Peter 2:24).

 

  • We believe in the resurrection of the dead, those who have fallen asleep in Christ an their translation together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, which is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 8:23 and I Corinthians 15:51-53).

  • We believe there will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works.  (Matthew 25:46; Romans 14:9-12 and Revelations 19:20).

 

  • We believe in the imminent, personal pre-millennial second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  (I Thessalonians 4:15-18 and Matthew 24:29-44)

 

  • We believe in water baptism, and the observance of the Lords Supper.   (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, Acts 10:47-48; I Corinthians 11:17-34).

 

  • We believe in intensive world evangelism and missionary work in obedience to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ our Lord. (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15-20 and Acts 1:8).

 

  • We believe in the manifestations or gifts of the Holy Spirit as taught in the Scriptures  (I Corinthians 12:4-12 and Ephesians 4:11-12).

 

  • We believe in the five-fold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, Evangelist and Teachers; the foundation of the Church being the ministry of Apostles and Prophets. These callings are the authority gifts of the Church that the saints might be edified and equipped to do every good work.  (I Corinthians 12:27-28; Ephesians 2:20; 4:11-13)

 

In Worship

  • WHY DO WE WORSHIP GOD?

    • "Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and Him only shall thy serve.(Matthew 4:10, Psalm 95:6 and Revelation 15:4)

 

  • HOW SHOULD WE WORSHIP GOD?    

    • “God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him, must worship Him in and in truth." (John 4:24)

 

  • WHY DO WE CLAP OUR HANDS?

    • "O clap your hands all ye people, shout unto God with a voice of triumph."  (Psalm 47:1)

 

  • WHY DO WE LIFT OUR HANDS?

    • "Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord." (Psalm 134:2, 63:4 and I Timothy 2:8)

 

  • WHY DO WE SAY AUDIBLE PRAISE UNTO GOD?

    • "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his Holy name." (Psalm 103:1 and Psalm 34:1)

 

  • WHY ARE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS A PART OF THE WORSHIP SERVICE?

    • "Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet with the psaltery and harp with the timbrel and dance with the stringed instruments and organs upon the loud cymbals." (Psalm 150:3-5 and Psalm 98:4-6)   

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