God Is Sovereign
We are neither captains of our ships nor masters of our fates. "The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak" (Isaiah 40:28-29).
Jesus Is Lord
In your heart-felt worship, your transparent prayers, your purposeful integrity, and in your willing submission to His guiding hand, you authenticate your voiced confession:
"Jesus is Lord" (Romans10:9)
The Spirit Is Active
The Holy Spirit lives within us (Romans 8:9-11). Our hearts are set upon what He desires (Romans 8:5-6).We crave His filling (Ephesians 5:18). Since our spiritual lives are dependent upon Him, we diligently try to match our steps with His (Galatians 5:25).
The Scriptures are so much a part of God, and God so much a part of them, that the Bible is described as His breath (II Timothy 3:16). All of us who share these words with others know of their indescribable power, and even knowing what we know, are recurrently blown away by their force. The Scriptures have a single-minded goal: To bring people to faith in Jesus (John 6:37-40; 20:31; 10:42; 17:3; 18:23; II Timothy 3:15). We do not draw our life from the Bible, but from the one of whom the Bible speaks (John 6:37-40).
There is one true church universal, comprised of all those who have acknowledged and obeyed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. All these believers are members of His Body, the Church. The scripture commands believers to assemble to devote themselves to worship, prayers, instruction from the Word, fellowship, and partaking of the Lord's Supper. As an outgrowth of one's spiritual development, a servant heart within the believer leads one to employ their talents and gifts to serve the Body and reach out to the world.
Faith And Practice
Scripture is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. The Church recognizes that it cannot bind the conscience of individual members in areas where scripture is silent. Rather, each believer is to be led in those areas by the Lord, to whom he or she alone is ultimately responsible.
People Need Jesus
We really do. For salvation (John 4:42; Ephesians 5:23; Titus 3:6). For meaning (Matthew 16:24-26). For eternity (I Thessalonians 4:13-18). And we have the incredible privilege of telling the world about Him. (II Corinthians 5:17-2 1). Thank you Father, for your Son, Jesus Christ!