we believe god exists.
God created us for relationship.
Men and women have spoken of God and described mankind’s relationship to him throughout the centuries. They have written down their confessions. The Apostle’s Creed, Nicene Creed and The Westminster Confession work together to explain what we believe to be true about God and ourselves, his children.
We believe that all men and women have failed to live up to God’s perfect standard and are separated from God because of it. There was a brokenness, a divide between us and God. We deserved nothing less than death, eternal separation from God. But he wasn’t surprised by this. He always had a plan to buy us back, to redeem us, from the slavery of sin. God showed his outrageous love for us by having compassion even though we deserved to be punished.
GOD FIRST LOVED US.
He did this through the life and work of Jesus.
When Jesus was crucified on the cross, he took our punishment, our death sentence, on himself. Our death sentence, or eternal separation from God, was wiped out.
We love others in response to god’s love.
We believe that Christians of all stripes must compassionately work together to tell the world about God’s crazy love and desire for relationship with us.
What can I do in response?
1. Repent of my sin.
2. Surrender to Jesus.
3. Call out to God, himself.
4. Tell others what God has done for me.
To do this I can pray a simple prayer such as this:
Lord Jesus, I humbly acknowledge that I have sinned in my thinking and speaking and acting, and that my sins have separated me from you and your Father, and I am helpless to change this myself.
I firmly believe that you died on the cross for my sins.
I have carefully thought about what it means to accept you as my Savior, and I sincerely repent, turning away from my past sins. I surrender myself to you as my Lord. Help me not to ever be ashamed of following you, but to love you with all my heart.
I believe you have been waiting for me to allow you into my life, and I ask you now, Lord Jesus, come into my life, take away my sin and make me a new creation.
I thank you and praise you that you always keep your word.
Welcome to the family!
If you have prayed this prayer for the first time, please let us know so that we can pray for you and send you some materials to help you get started in this wonderful new life in Christ.