We aim to facilitate a safe and Godly environment where individuals and families can come together to fellowship
John 17:20-23 New King James Version (NKJV)
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who [a]will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
1 Corinthians 12 New King James Version (NKJV)
Spiritual Gifts: Unity in Diversity
1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant: 2 You know that[a] you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led. 3 Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God calls Jesus accursed, and no one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit.
4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. 6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. 7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: 8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same[b] Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills.
Unity and Diversity in One Body
12 For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. 13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into[c] one Spirit. 14 For in fact the body is not one member but many.
15 If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 16 And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not of the body,” is it therefore not of the body? 17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where would be the smelling? 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be?
20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” 22 No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. 23 And those members of the body which we think to be less honorable, on these we bestow greater honor; and our unpresentable parts have greater modesty, 24 but our presentable parts have no need. But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, 25 that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healings? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? 31 But earnestly desire the best[d] gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way.1 Corinthians 13 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Greatest Gift
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a]but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
The whole Bible and every word in the Bible is inspired by God, infallible and inerrant. (Jeremiah 1:9; Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16) . It’s the ultimate source for knowledge about God, as well as the definitive guide for our daily lives.
We believe that through the personal acceptance of Jesus Christ by faith, and asking Christ to forgive our sins, a person becomes a Christian (John 1:12; Romans 10:13), and our relationship with God is established. The acceptance of Christ assures us that:
Christ comes into our life (Ephesians 1:13-14) * Our sins are forgiven (Colossians 1:14)
We become a child of God (John 1:12) * We begin a new life with Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17; John 10:10b)
We are assured of eternity in heaven (John 11:25, 26; 17:3)
By God’s grace, Jesus Christ – Who is fully God and fully man – was sent to save us from our bondage to sin. We believe that Christ was born of a virgin, died for our sins, physically rose from the dead, and will one day return to judge the world and deliver His people. Faith in Christ alone (not faith + works) is the only means by which an individual can escape eternal damnation and judgment.
God is one and is the only one God. Within the unified essence of the Godhead, there are three distinct persons who are coeternal, coequal, and cosubstantial. (Deuteronomy 4:35; 32:29; Isaiah 45:14; 46:9; Exodus 20:3) This God is self-existent, eternal, unchanging, omnipotent, omnipresent, holy, righteous, and loving. God created the universe from nothing and He rules sovereign over His creation, including both human and angelic beings.
WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?
The Son of God became man in the divine-human person of Jesus Christ. (John 1:1-18)
Jesus was fully God (John 10:30), and at the same time fully man. (Philippians 2:7-8)
His death on the cross was the answer for mankind’s sins. (Romans 3:23-26; 1 Corinthians 15:3)
He physically rose again on the third day. (Matthew 28:6; Romans 1:4)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a life pleasing to God. (1 Corinthians 6:19; Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians 5:18).
Finally, we recognize the church as God’s ordained institution headed by Christ. The church is composed of all believers, and is organized for teaching, worship, fellowship, for spiritual growth and support, and for evangelizing the world. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13; Acts 2:1, 42).
The head of the church is Jesus Christ (Colossians 1:18).
THERE ARE TWO FORMS THAT THE CHURCH CAN BE REFERRED TO:
The Universal Church – is all believers who have ever lived from the past to the present (1 Corinthians 12:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:13-17; Hebrews 12:23).
The Local Church – is the visible church. It is a voluntary assembly of believers (1 Corinthians 1:2).