|"Connecting with Christ and Caring for the World!"
|Please join us each Sunday:
8:15 a.m. - Traditional Service
9:30 a.m. - Sunday School
10:45 a.m. - Contemporary Service
6:00 p.m. - Youth (grades 6-12) Sept.~May
Kids' Klub (grades 1-6) Sept.~May
September 6, 2015
"Faith and/or Works?"
JAMES 2: 1-10, 14-17
September 27: Pastor Arnie Rhoades
October 11: Pastor Dan Myers
We believe in God the Father, Almighty, Who is awesome in every way. He is holy, powerful, everywhere, can do anything, and knows everything. He created us, forgives us, and shares with us ways to know Him more all so we can be with Him forever. He alone is God and worthy of our worship.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son. He was born of the Virgin Mary making Him totally God and totally man. Only He can save us. While He lived on the earth, Jesus taught us, did miracles, gave us an example to follow and showed us what God is like. He died on the cross to pay our price in full and rose again to bring us a new life. He is now with God in heaven, ruling over all things and will come back again to judge all people and bring His children home to live with Him forever. Jesus is always with us and nothing can separate us from His love.
We believe in the Holy Spirit as God living in our hearts and lives. He helps us, guides us, heals us, convicts us when we do wrong and teaches us His Word. He gives us His presence, fruits and gifts so we can live fully for God.
We believe that each of us are made in God’s image and called to be in relationship with Him and one another. Even though that relationship was broken by sin, Jesus made us right with God again. Only through accepting and living with Him can we do God’s will.
We believe that the Church is made up of people who believe and want to live for Jesus. Church happens when people come together to worship God, learn more about Him, and serve Him throughout the world. Together we make up the Body of Christ, being alive and active in our worship, fellowship and ministry. Each person is vital and needed to do this. Our purpose is to make disciples of all nations by Connecting to Christ and Caring for the World. Together we become a bridge that connects Christ to the world and invites all to come to know and receive Him into their lives.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Holy Word that allows us to know Him and help us in our walks with Jesus. It shows us who God is and how we can live for Him as His people. The Bible is also our norm of truth showing us what is good and right for us to do. We should read it every day and allow it to direct our lives in all things.
We believe that as God’s people we need to keep growing. We can become more like Jesus by worshiping together, reading our Bibles, praying, doing good deeds and sharing our faith with others. These don’t just happen but need to grow in all areas of our lives. We also commit ourselves to support our church with our prayers, presence, gifts and service so that we all can share in our love for Christ. We know that some day we will be in heaven where we will be with God forever and all our hearts’ desires will be fulfilled.
We know we can not do these things by ourselves. We need to stay connected to Jesus and to one another. Thus, we commit ourselves to live for Christ every day and to serve one another in love, so that all the world might know we are His disciples. To God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be all the glory and honor forever and ever. Amen