The Finished Work of Christ – the Mosaic Law of the Old Testament served to condemn sin, constantly reminding the sinner that humanity at its best was and continues to be unable to meet God’s standard of righteousness and holiness. Jesus fulfilled “The Law” while on earth, offering Himself as a perfect sacrifice for our sin. In so doing, everyone who believes in Him becomes a New Creation in Christ, where we are made righteous as He is righteous and holy as He is holy. Believers are not under the jurisdiction of the law, but are under grace. God did His part completely. The part that remains for us is to believe and receive by faith the fullness of who Christ is and what He accomplished for us.
God loved us enough to give His Son, Jesus, who would willingly lay down His life as a perfect sacrifice for our sin and failure. What we could not do on our own, Jesus did! We are saved by grace, though faith. The Scripture tells us, “whoever believes in Jesus will be saved”.
God the Father
The eternally existent One, forever holy and loving Creator, whose ultimate intention is to have many sons and daughters. God is what He is, but Father is who He is.
God’s only Son, eternal and holy, entered into creation, having been conceived by the Spirit and born of a virgin, revealing God the Father by living His life without sin, choosing to suffer and die for the sins of the world, rising from the dead on the third day, offering salvation and eternal life to everyone who believes.
The life and presence of God living within the believer, teaching, comforting, equipping, and empowering each one to live life in its fullness as sons and daughters of God. We believe in the filling or the empowering of the Holy Spirit, often a conscious experience, for ministry today. We believe in the present ministry of the Spirit and in the exercise of all of the Biblical gifts of the Spirit. We practice the laying on of hands for the empowering of the Spirit, for healing, and for recognition and empowering of those whom God has ordained to lead and serve the Church.
The organic expression of God’s purpose and love, demonstrated through believers who gather to worship, love, encourage, and care for one another and then scatter to express the great love of Jesus.
The inspired and miraculously preserved Word of God, used by God, to reveal His love and redemptive purpose in Christ to the world.
Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God was the central mission and message of Jesus. To miss the significance of the Kingdom in the gospels is to fail to understand the life, work, and teaching of Christ. His ministry was the ministry of the Kingdom; his teaching showed men and women how to enter it; his works proved it had come; his parables taught its mysteries; and his prayers taught the disciples to desire its full expression.