CURBSIDE STATEMENT OF FAITH.

Showing Love – Sharing Truth … “bringing it straight to you!”

We believe in ONE GOD, who exists in three Persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  We believe God the Father is the Creator of heaven and earth and that he created all things visible from the invisible.  We believe God the Son (Jesus Christ) is Lord of all, fully God and fully man.  He is the eternal Son of God the Father made incarnate via the Holy Spirit through the Virgin Mary.  We believe that Jesus fulfilled the purpose of the Father by being a perfect sacrifice on the cross sufficient for taking away ALL our sins.  We believe Jesus substituted his perfect life for our sinful lives in order for us to have eternal life.  After Jesus was buried, he raised his own self up from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.  On a day predetermined by God the Father, Jesus will return in power and glory to judge both the living and the dead.  For all of those who believe in Jesus and have accepted him as their personal savior is justified by His shed blood.  Jesus, the savior, was and is and is to come our only way to heaven and eternal life.  We believe that all of us are sinners.  We believe that all of us fall short of what God requires.  Consequently, we are saved by grace through faith not human works and/or merit.  When we repent of our sins, and choose to follow Jesus, we are forgiven and spiritually reborn.  We believe at the moment of salvation, the Holy Spirit indwells in all believers.  The Holy Spirit gives believers the desire and ability to grow spiritually and become more and more “Christlike.”  We believe that the ultimate testament of our new life in Christ is resurrection/eternal life in heaven.  (Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26, Matthew 28:19, John 1:1, John 1:3, John 4:24, Acts 5:3-4, Romans 1:20, Ephesians 4:5, 2 Corinthians 13:14, Matthew 1:18-25, Luke 1:26-38, Romans 9:5, Titus 2:13, Isaiah 5:3, Matthew 20:18, John 3:16, Romans 3:24-26, Romans 5:1, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 2:2, Matthew 28:6, Romans 10:9, 1 Corinthians 15:14)

We believe the entire Bible, Old Testament and New Testament, is infallible and is the inspired word of God.  We believe the Bible to be the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.  (2 Timothy 3:16, 2 Peter 1:20-21)

We believe that salvation can be found in no other than Jesus Christ our Lord.  We need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him.  We believe we must be received personally through repentance and faith.  Jesus is the only mediator between God and us.  (John 3:3, John 3:5, John 3:16, John 1:12, 1 Peter 1:23, Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe in the unity of all Jesus followers.  Together all of us form the church, one Body, of which Jesus Christ is the Head.  We believe the church to Glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world.  The church exists for the purposes of worship, mission, ministry, fellowship, and discipleship. We believe it is our responsibility to help people grow their lives, both spiritually and relationally.  (Matthew 28:17-20, Acts 2:41-42, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31)

We believe all Christians should live for Jesus and not for themselves.  Every Christ follower should aspire to obey the Word of God and daily yield to the Spirit of God.  We believe every follower should mature and be conformed to the likeness of Christ. (James 1:1 to James 5:19)

We believe that Satan, the tempter, the accuser, and the enemy is real.  We believe Satan was defeated at the cross and will one day be destroyed by Jesus at His second coming.  We believe evil in this world is real.  We believe that if anyone persistently refuses God’s gift of salvation, they will spend an eternal death in Hell apart from the presence of God.  (John 5:28-29, 1 Corinthians 15, 2 Corinthians 5:10, Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 20:4-6, Revelation 20:11-15)

We believe that water baptism by immersion is the Biblical testimony of the professed Christ follower/believer in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  (Acts 2:28-41, Acts 2:47, Matthew 28: 18-20, Acts 8:36-40, Acts 10:47. Acts 18:8, Romans 6:3-4, 1 Corinthians 12:13)

We believe that anyone who partakes of the Lord’s Supper should be a born again believer, walking in fellowship with the Jesus Christ.  (Acts 2:42-46, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

We believe in taking the Gospel/Good News to the streets, hence “bringing it straight to you.”  When the angels announced the news of Jesus’ birth to the Shepherds, they proclaimed clearly that the gospel was good news to “ALL PEOPLE.”  EACH AND EVERY PERSON matters to God.  No person is beyond the reach of His love.  The truth is that we have been recipients of that love.  It is our soul desire and joy to pass it along to each one who crosses our path.  (Luke 2:10, Matthew 22:9)