JESUS IS THE CENTER The Bible is the Word of God written by over 40 men over 1500 years under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible is 100% truth, without any error, and is the living Word of God that is completely relevant to our lives today.
2 Timothy 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV) “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
Isaiah 40:8 New King James Version (NKJV) “The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.”
God exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Matthew 28:19 New King James Version (NKJV) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 13:14 New King James Version (NKJV) “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.”
God the Father is the giver and sustainer of life. He is a loving, benevolent, gracious spiritual Father who instructs and disciplines His children. He is all powerful, all knowing, and ever present. It is in Him that we live, move, and exist. He is faithful to His people and His promises.
John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV) “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
1 Corinthians 8:6 New King James Version (NKJV) “Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.”
Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is fully man, and at the same time, completely God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to a virgin named Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on our behalf so that we could be brought back into a right relationship with God. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life with Him in eternity.
Isaiah 7:14 New King James Version (NKJV) “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
Luke 22:70 New King James Version (NKJV) “Then they all said, “Are You then the Son of God?” So He said to them, “You rightly say that I am.”
Colossians 1:15 New King James Version (NKJV) “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.”
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit inspired the writers of Scripture with the words of God. His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He convicts us of our sin, yet comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ. He empowers the Church and draws people to the Father through Jesus.
Psalm 139:7 New King James Version (NKJV) “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?”
Acts 1:8 New King James Version (NKJV) “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
The soul of man was created to exist forever, as in, never-ending. That’s a long time. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. You have two options: Union with God through forgiveness and salvation or separation from God by sin. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven.
Romans 6:23 King James Version (KJV) “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Revelation 20:15 New King James Version (NKJV) “And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”
Man is created in the image of God, as a being designed to have a relationship with God. Man became separated in the relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot have a right relationship with God through his own effort. God loved man so much that he provided a way for the broken relations to be mended through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Every man is uniquely created and is worthy of respect and Godly love.
Genesis 1:27 New King James Version (NKJV) “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
Colossians 1:21-22 New King James Version (NKJV) “And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled 22 in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.”
Salvation is a gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts or good works. The price for your sin was already paid by the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross. It is the ONLY way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation takes place when people put their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
Isaiah 1:18 New King James Version (NKJV) “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.”
Matthew 1:21 New King James Version (NKJV) “And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”
The Church is described in the New Testament as the Body of Christ. It is the local community of believers unified under the headship of Jesus Christ. The Church seeks to bring the Gospel to the world, and to work together in love and unity with the purpose of glorifying Christ.
Romans 12:5 New King James Version (NKJV) “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.”
Colossians 1:18 New King James Version (NKJV) “And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.”
Water baptism is one of the first things that Jesus asks us to do when we decide to follow Him. It is the outward sign of an inward change that has already taken place and a way to publicly show that you have made a choice to follow Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20 New King James Version (NKJV) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.”