Committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
What is The Gospel?
The gospel is the good news of God’s grace invading the darkness of this world. It is the grand narrative of creation, fall, redemption and consummation ordained by God and orchestrated through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. Christ’s crucifixion is the heart of the gospel. His resurrection is the power of the gospel. His ascension is the glory of the gospel.
Christ’s death is a substitutionary and propitiatory sacrifice to God for our sins. It satisfies the demands of God’s holy justice and appeases His holy wrath. It also demonstrates His mysterious love and reveals His amazing grace. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man. There is no other name by which men can be saved. At the heart of all sound doctrine is the cross of Jesus Christ and the infinite privilege that redeemed sinners have in glorifying God because of what He has accomplished. Therefore, we want all that takes place in our hearts, churches and ministries to proceed from and be related to the gospel.
The Triune God
We believe there is one God: infinite, eternal, almighty and perfect in holiness, truth and love. In the unity of the Godhead, there are three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, co-existent, co-equal and co-eternal. The Father is not the Son. The Son is not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not the Father. Yet each is truly Deity. One God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—is the foundation of Christian faith and life.
Gen 1:1; Exo 3:14; Deut 6:4, 32:36-39, 33:27; Isa 40:28, 45:5; Mark 12:29; John 1:1, 8:58; Rom 16:26; Heb 9:14
God The Father
We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He infallibly foreknows all that shall come to pass, that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Matt 23:9; Luke 10:21-22; John 3:16, 6:27; Rom 1:7; I Tim 1:1,2; 2:5,6; I Pet 1:3; Rev 1:6
Matt 1:18-25, 20:28; Luke 1:26-38; John 1:1; 20:28, 20:30-31; Acts 1:11; Rom 5:6-8, 6:9-10, 8:46, 9:5; II Cor 5:21; I Pet 2:21-23; Eph 1:4; Heb 7:25; 9:28; I Tim 3:16
The Holy Spirit
John 14:16-17, 14:26, 15:26-27; 16:9-14; Rom 8:9; I Cor 3:16, 6:19; Gal 5:22-26
Mark 13:31; John 8:31-32, 20:31; Acts 20:32; II Tim 3:16; II Pet 1:20,21;
Gen 1:26, 2:17, 3:19, 5:2; Eccl 2:11; John 1:3, 3:14, 3:16, 5:24, 5:30, 7:13, 8:12, 10:26; Rom 8:1, 9:22; II Thess 1:9; Rev. 19:3, 19:20; 20:10; 14,15; 21:18; Ps 51:7; Jer 17:9; Jam 1:14; Rom 3:19; 5:19; Prov 28:13; I John 1:9; II Cor 5:17
Ordinances of The Church
Matt 28:18-20; Rom 6:3-5; I Cor 11:23-26
The Last Things
Matt 16:27; Mark 14:62; John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:20; I Thess 4:15; II Tim 4:1; Tit 2:13; I Cor 4:5; I Cor 15; II Thess1:7-10; Rev 20:4-6,11-15
Our Theological Distinctives mark our convictions on areas that are debated even among Bible-believing, gospel-centered churches. Though agreement with these distinctives isn’t necessary for membership, we will preach, teach and counsel on the basis of them.
The role of men and women in the church and home