Teaching

  • Our role as believers is to study the Word of God and pass it on. (2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Our preferred method to accomplish this task is to teach the Word of God verse-by-verse and passage-by-passage studying what the Bible says in light of the context. Therefore, we mainly use expository preaching and teaching of books of the Bible rather than topical studies.
  • Through systematic explanation of God’s inerrant, infallible, and sufficient Word, the congregation is built up in the faith and equipped for the work of service.
  • We gather together for teaching, training, and fellowship and scatter throughout the world for evangelism, application, and discipleship.

The Bible

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written without error and preserved for our instruction. (1 Cor. 2:7-14; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1: 20-21)

God

  • God exists eternally in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19; John 14:16-26)
  • God is the absolute and sole creator of this world and the universe. (Gen. 1:1-2:25; John 1:1-4)
  • God, because of His compelling love, sent Jesus Christ into the world to save sinners by His atoning death on the cross. (Isa. 53:1-6; John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 1:3-7) (Isa. 53:1-6; John 3:16; Rom. 5:8; Eph. 1:3-7))

Jesus Christ

  • Jesus Christ is both God and man.
  • He was born of a virgin and lived a sinless life.
  • He revealed the mind of God in His teaching and performed miracles exactly as described in the four gospels.equipped for the work of service.
  • He was crucified, died as the penalty for our sins, and was raised from the dead, bodily, on the third day.
  • He ascended to the Father, He is head of the church, and He intercedes for believers. (Phil. 2:5-8; Luke 1:26-35; Heb. 4:14-15; 1 Pet. 2:21-24; 1 Cor. 15:3-5; Acts 1:9-11; Eph. 1:18-23)

Salvation

  • Man’s relationship with God has been broken by his own sin; therefore, we can’t get to God on our own.
  • We can be restored to a relationship with God only through the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ.
  • Apart from Christ, man remains eternally separated from God and is ultimately consigned to Hell.
  • This restored relationship is based on God’s grace, not our efforts. Our response is to believe in Jesus Christ for Eternal Life.

Justification

  • God declares us righteous when we accept His gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ. (John 3:1-21; Acts 16:30-31; Rom. 3:21-31, 5:6-11)

Sanctification

  • The believer is empowered to grow in spiritual maturity through obedience to the Word of God by the indwelling Spirit. (Eph. 4:11-16; Col. 1:9-12, 3:12-17; Rom. 6:1-23)

Glorification

  • At death, the Christian’s spirit departs to be with Jesus Christ.
  • At the return of the Lord our bodies will be reunited with our spirits and raised to the likeness of His resurrected body to live forever in His divine presence in Heaven. (1 Thes. 4:13-18; 1 Cor. 15:1-58)