Family Beliefs

 

BIBLE

The scriptures are God’s divinely inspired words and therefore are our sole authority for life.

“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” -2 Timothy 3:16

THE TRINITY

There is one God who co-exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Trinity is equal in authority and nature and fulfills three distinct roles.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” -Matthew 28:19

SALVATION

Salvation is the free gift of God for all humanity. The power and penalty of sin (doing things my way instead of God’s way) has broken our relationship with God and can ONLY be restored through Jesus. His death and resurrection provided the work and payment for salvation.

Perfect Design. God didn’t originally create a broken world. It was once a perfect design with no brokenness. We still feel the evidence of this by craving beauty, purpose, and justice. But humanity chose to ignore God and do things apart from God’s original design. We selfishly insist on doing things our own way. The Bible calls this sin. Sin has led us to this place of brokenness. //Genesis 1:31, Romans 1:25

Brokenness. One commonality of every human is brokenness. We live in a broken world, surrounded by broken lives, relationships, and systems. This brokenness is seen in suffering, violence poverty, pain, and death. We have all tried to escape it, but like a bungee, it fails and snaps us back causing greater pain. //Romans 3:23

Hope. This is the hope, promise, and solution. God did not leave us in our brokenness. He doesn’t just sit back and watch, but like a great Father, He responded to His children by becoming like them in human form, fully man and fully God, taking the name Jesus. Jesus came to rescue us by doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. He took our sin and shame to the cross, paying the penalty for our sin. Jesus offered His life as the final sacrifice to restore humanity back to God. //Romans 6:23, Colossians 2:14, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Respond. Admit you are broken and need to be rescued. Ask God to forgive you, turn from your sin and trust Jesus. You will receive new life through Jesus by believing in Him and following His ways. //Mark 1:15


Family Practices

 

BELIEVER’S BAPTISM

An outward symbol of your commitment and obedience to Jesus.

Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church that day—about 3,000 in all.” Acts 2:41

COMMUNION

A remembrance of Jesus and His mission to unite us together as a church.

As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.” And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many. Matthew 26:26-28

TITHING

God allows you to manage His money by giving you an income. A tithe (10%) is returning a portion of God’s money back to Him. This is a biblical, obedient, and joyful act of giving.

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10