We Believe

The Priesthood of All Believers

The Priesthood of All Believers

Every believer is a priest, a minister of the Gospel! This shouldn’t surprise us. It’s been God’s plan all along.

God chose Israel from among the nations and made her his own. Why? 

You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. (Exodus 19:4-6, NIV, emphasis added)

Easter Eternal Life Starts Today

Easter Eternal Life Starts Today

When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days…Many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them about their brother.

As soon as Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went to meet him, but Mary remained seated in the house. Then Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died. Yet even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.

The Church

The Church

The Church is the Body of Christ.  Wow! That is a metaphor, right? Yes, it is a metaphor, but it is also a physical reality. 

You have probably heard of this word: Incarnation.  This is the word we use to describe what Jesus did when he came to earth as a human being. He who was spirit put on flesh. This is what incarnation means: God put on flesh and made himself known to men and women.  So what does incarnation have to do with the church?

In Eternal Life and Death (Part 2)

In Eternal Life and Death (Part 2)

We believe those who have remained faithful to Jesus will reign with him through all eternity and those who reject him will be eternally separated from him.

Last week, we explored how sin separates us from the life-giving presence of God. The Bible teaches that if people continue on this trajectory apart from God, they’ll experience eternal separation from him (i.e., death/hell).

But how can we experience eternal life in God’s presence?

In Eternal Life and Death (Part 1)

In Eternal Life and Death (Part 1)

We believe those who have remained faithful to Jesus will reign with him through all eternity and those who reject him will be eternally separated from him.

God’s judgment is one of Christianity’s most offensive doctrines – especially to people living in Western cultures. (In other societies, the idea of a forgiving, compassionate God would be cause for offense.) So the question is: Will God really judge people and send them to Hell?