Inspiration 2018-11-18

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. — John 17:17 (NIV)
What We Believe

What We Believe

We believe that the Resurrection of Jesus confirmed that He was the Messiah, the Son of the Living God. This revelation does not come from man or human argument, but by revelation from the Father and by His Spirit.

We believe that the Bible is the narrative of God’s interaction with man and his creation. The truths found in the Bible are to be used for training and discipline as we learn to live like Jesus. As a book that engages ‘real life’, it addresses many issues. Some of these are timeless, and others are culturally and historically isolated.

The natural order: Jesus often pointed to nature and its creatures for truths about God. The natural world was once considered the “first Bible” by very traditional Christians. We think this has been largely lost, and to gain it back, nature should be something at whose feet we sit lovingly and in awe to learn about its Creator.

We believe that the Holy Spirit is given to help us continue the work of Jesus in the earth. He is the One who leads us into all truth, and He is the One who empowers us to be witnesses to the Resurrection of Jesus. Historically, the Spirit of God has brought great healing, miracles, gifts of tongues and prophecy, and many other wonderful things to the body of Christ on Earth. We seek these things so that the power of the Resurrection might be known in our time.

Because we are interested in the real thing, we test all of it to know what is of God.

We believe that the entire Scripture is summed up in just two commandments:

1. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength

AND 2. Love your neighbor as yourself.

When we have put on both of these, we will then be perfected. Until then, we are seekers and sojourners.

If you have a question about what we believe that has not been answered in these brief statements, give us a call, or write!  Conversation about belief is part of what makes us grow and mature.