About God…

There is one God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4)

God is the Creator of all things (Genesis 1-2; John 1:3)

Pursuing anything else in life apart from Him will be meaningless 
(Ecclesiastes 1-2; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Matthew 6:33)

It is foolish to deny His existence (Psalm 14:1)

Many have and will continue to try to explain Him away to their own demise (Romans 1:18-32)

About the Bible…

God’s Word is reliable and flawless (2 Samuel 22:31)

His Word is inspired & God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

His Word was received by men “carried along by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21)

His Word lights our path (Psalm 119:105); guards our heart (Psalm 119:11); penetrates our heart (Hebrews 4:12); purifies our hearts (John 15:3); and transforms our lives (Romans 12:1-2)

His Word is to be used to mature us (Colossians 1:28) and to be held out to people (Philippians 2:16)

About Man…

Man was created in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26-27)

Man’s nature from birth is sinful (Jeremiah 17:9)

Man has sinned against God’s law and needs forgiveness (Romans 3:23)

About Jesus…

He is fully God who left heaven and came to save us. (Philippians 2:5-7)

He is the only Son of the Living God, born of a virgin (Matthew 16:16; Acts 2:36; Luke 1:26-38)

He died for our sins, was buried and was raised to life again, and appeared to the disciples and more than 500 people at the same time. (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)

His death satisfied God’s anger toward our sin, which allows that act of love to be a substitutionary death for us (Isaiah 53:3-6)

He is our only hope to be saved from God’s wrath toward sin (Acts 4:12; John 14:6)

He will literally return to this earth as He promised (John 14:1-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; 2 Peter 3:3-4, 10, 13)

About Baptism…

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and is your public declaration that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. (Acts 2:38-41, 22:16)

Baptism does not save you, but shows the world that you have already been saved. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates your love and obedience to Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20)

About the Holy Spirit…

He teaches and reminds us (John 14:26); He convicts the world of guilt (John 16:8); He guides us into all truth (John 16:13); He glorifies Jesus (John 16:14);

He sets believers apart (2 Thessalonians 2:13); He intercedes on our behalf (Romans 8:26); He brings freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17); He helps us overcome timidity (2 Timothy 1:7)

We are to receive Him (Acts 2:28); to be filled with Him (Ephesians 5:18); to bear fruit from Him (Galatians 5:22-23); and to keep in step with Him (Galatians 5:24-25)

We are to not quench His fire in us (1 Thessalonians 5:19); not grieve Him (Ephesians 5:18); not insult Him (Hebrews 10:29); and certainly not blaspheme Him (Mark 3:28-29)

About Salvation…

A repentant life is a prerequisite as we come before God inviting Him into our hearts (Acts 20:21; 2 Peter 3:9; Acts 17:30; Revelation 3:20)

We are saved by grace through faith and for good works (Ephesians 2:8-10)

We are to “grow up” in our salvation (1 Peter 2:2)

We are to “work out” our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12)

It is based on the gospel of Jesus Christ and available for all who would believe (Romans 1:16)

God does the drawing (John 6:44) and the adding. (Acts 2:47)

It is an urgent matter; today is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:2)

God’s patience allows more people to be saved  (2 Peter 3:15)

The Church is to go into the world with the message of salvation through Christ (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)

About Life…

Life is sacred and begins at conception (Psalm 139:13-16)

About Death…

It is appointed man once to die and then face judgment (Hebrews 9:27)

It is the separation of body and spirit (Ecclesiastes 12:7) with the body returning to the ground from which it came and our spirit returning to God who gave it.

A believer in Christ goes to be with the Lord immediately after they die (2 Corinthians 5:6-9)

About Marriage…

It was created by God to be between a man and a woman and intended to be for this lifetime (Genesis 2:24-25; Matthew 22:30)

We believe heterosexual immorality and homosexual behavior are outside of God’s intentions (Ephesians 5:3; Leviticus 18:22; Romans 1:26-27)

About Communion…

We take it weekly in remembrance of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (1 Corinthians 11:24-26)

It’s for believers in Christ to take and it’s to be a meaningful time (1 Corinthians 11:27-29)

It is not a Biblical mandate to take it weekly, but often times the early Church would take it even daily.

About the Church….

Our Foundation is Jesus (Matthew 16:13-18)

Our Head is Jesus (Ephesians 5:23)

The elders are shepherds of each local congregation in the Church (Acts 20:28)

The Church is the Body of Christ (Colossians 1:18)

The Church is the Bride of Christ (Revelation 19:7;21:1-4)

We are on a mission with Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20)