Our Beliefs

 
 

 
Purpose
 
The Purpose of the church is to meet each person where they are spiritually and lead them
to a devoted relationship with Jesus Christ
We follow five simple principles making the
acronym Bread:
 
Believe: That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart
that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 NIV
 
Renew: Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is
—his good, pleasing and perfect will Romans 12:2 NIV
 
Encourage: Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you
are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV
 
Accept: Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to
God Romans 15:7
 
Disciple: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I
have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Matthew 28: 19-20 NIV
 
Our Beliefs
 
God
The church believes that there is only one true, living God. He has eternally existed in
three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three are coequal and are one
God. God is perfect and holy.
Genesis 1:1, 26-27; Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 90:2; Isaiah 64:8; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 28:19; Romans 8:14-15,
11:33-36; 2 Corinthians 13: 14; Ephesians 4:6; 1 Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6; 1 Peter 1:2
 
Jesus Christ
The church believes Jesus Christ is the eternal and only son of God. He is coequal with
the Father. In His incarnation as Jesus He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of
the Virgin Mary. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect
sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. He arose from the dead on the
third day to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory
and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.
Psalm 2:7; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:22-23; John 1:1-5,14, 14: 10-20; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 1:34, 8:34; 10:4;
1Corinthians 1:30, 8:6, 15: 1-8; Galatians 4:4-5: Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1: 15-22, 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6,
6:14-15; Titus 2:13-14; 1: 1-3, 4:14-15, 9:11-15,24-28, 13:8; 1 Peter 2:21-25
 
The Holy Spirit
The church believes the Holy Spirit is the eternal Spirit of God. He is coequal with God
the Father and Jesus the son, He is present in the world to make men aware of their need
for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He
provides the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and
guidance in doing what is right. He gives the believer a spiritual gift when they are saved.
As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.
Genesis 1:2; Isaiah 61: 1-3; Matthew 1:18, 12: 28-32: Luke 1:35, 11:13, 12:12; John 14:16-17, 26, 15:26, 16:7-14;
Acts 1:8, Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:17; Galatians 5:25; Peter 1:21; 1 John 4:13, 5:6-7
 
The Bible
The Church believes the Bible (Old and New Testament containing 66 books) has God as
its author> It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy
Spirit. As God’s word, it is the supreme source of truth for the Christian beliefs and
living. Because it is inspired by God, it is completely true, without any mixture of error
and is the final authority in all matters of truth.
Exodus 24:4; Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 19:7-10; 119: 11,89,105,140,160; Proverbs 30:5; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew
5:17-18; Luke 21:33; John 5:39, 17:17; Romans 15:4, 16: 25-26; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1: 1-2, 4:12; 2 Peter
1:19-20
 
Man
The Church believes people are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in
character. People are special, the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every
person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by sin and an attitude that
separates us from God and causes many problems in life. Because of this, only the grace
of God through the sacrificial death of Jesus can bring man back into relationship with
Him and allow man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.
Geneses 1:26-30, 2:7, 9:6, Psalm 8:3-6, 32: 1-5, 51:5; Isaiah 6:5, 53:6, Isaiah 59: 1-2; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31;
Romans 3:23, 5:6-8, 12, 19; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22, Colossians 1:21-22
 
Salvation
The Church believes salvation regards the redemption of the whole man. It is God’s free
gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement
or goods works. Only by trusting in Jesus as God’s offer of forgiveness, can anyone be
saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith,
we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by
Faith.
Matthew 1:21, 16:21-26; John 1:1-5, 11-14, 3:3-21, 36, 5:24, 10;28-29, 14:6; Acts 2:21, 4:12, 15:11, 16:30-31,
Romans 1:16-18, 2:4, 3:23-25, 5:8-10, 6:23, 8:1, 10:9-10, 13; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians
2:20, 3:13; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10; Philippians 1:6, 2:12-13; Colossians 1:22; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 2 Timothy
1:12; Titus 2:11-14; Hebrews 9:24-28, 11:1-12:8, 14; James 2:14-16; 1 Peter 1:2-9; 1 John 5:12-13; Revelation 20;15
 
Security of the Believer
Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that
salvation for eternity. If one has been genuinely saved, he cannot “lose” it. Salvation is
maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the
grace and keeping power of God and the specific ministry of the Holy Spirit that gives us
this security.
John 5:24, 10:28-29; Romans 5:8-10, 8: 1,30, 9:16; Philippians 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10,14; 1 Peter
1:3-5
 
The Church
As a part of the church we believe that the church is the true body of Christ in our world,
Jesus Christ is its Head. Universally, the church is made up of all redeemed people of
God who by faith have trusted in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation. It includes people
from all nations, people groups, and ethnic backgrounds. Locally, they gather in a
community of love and care to worship, pray, encourage, evangelize and fellowship in the
name of Jesus Christ. The Church observes the ordinance of baptism and the Lord’s
Supper exercises its gifts in ministry and shares the message of Jesus with the world.
 
Eternity
The church believes people were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally
separated from God by our sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.
To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal
life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
Matthew 1:8, 2:44, 46; John 2:25, 3:16, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15
 
Baptism
The church believes baptism is by immersion and the Lord’s Supper is a memorial to
Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. Heart of Worship observes theses ordnances, but
they are not a means by which men are saved.
Matthew 1:8, 2:44, 46; John 2:25, 3:16, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15
 
 

 

 
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