Isaiah 61:1 "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and liberty for the prisoners."
Matthew 10:7-8 "As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give."
We believe Christ’s power is alive and active today. As regenerated believers, God has instilled His Holy Spirit within our hearts (Eph 1:13-14) (1 Cor. 6:19-20). His Spirit empowers us daily to complete the work, which He started during His earthly ministry. We display His power visibly by preaching, proclaiming, and pursuing broken people. No depth of wickedness, physical ailment, broken heartedness, or despair is to far for the power of the Holy Spirit to redeem it. We believe in the ongoing provision of His power for personal freedom from the bondage of sin. We constantly seek out opportunities to be used for His glory.
Romans 3:23 - “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
As a body of Christ, we live in the knowledge that we are BROKEN people liberated by a flawless, and merciful God. We were born into a sinful nature, and destined to be separated from God by the consequences of our sinful acts. However through the sacrifice of Christ on the cross we have been set free from our sin and washed clean by His blood. This magnificent gift was not given to us due to any of our own action or deed, but rather offered purely as an act of mercy and compassion. Therefore, NO-ONE may boast in their strength or actions. The only reason we have hope is due to Christ’s sacrifice. We are also aware that the only way a sinful human being can perform an eternally spiritual act is through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. (Eph 1 & 2) (John 15:5)
We are eternally thankful people who are dependent on a faithful Father for strength and wisdom. Furthermore, due to the saving act of Christ on the cross and Hisd power over death and life, we see no reason to glorify any other name but the name of Jesus Christ. He is the only perfect being, and the only one deserving of praise.
Matthew 28:19-20 - "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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
As a body of believers we exist to complete the great commission that Jesus proclaimed to His disciples. This commission commands us to deliberately leverage our resources, energy, and talents (individually and corporately) for the proclamation of the gospel to our communities, regions, nation, and world.
With every perfect gift coming from the Father’s hand, we believe God has supplied us with the necessary resources to extend His kingdom and equip new believers. (James 1:17) No platform (i.e. community/region/nation/world) will be neglected. We take this mandate to heart and desire to fulfill His commission in entirety. (John 14:15)
Romans 5:6-8 "You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Ephesians 3:18-21 "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."
We pray that our body of believers will be united in a passionate love for Jesus. We pray that our desire to love Him will draw us into earthly relationships that are characterized by spirituality, sacrifice, support, honesty and encouragement (Acts 2:42). We desire to be a community of believers that never grows tired of searching the depths and heights of the love of Christ. Furthermore, we desire to put His passionate love on display by pursuing those who have been afflicted, rejected, oppressed, and marginalized. We are determined to love the unlovable and introduce them to the love that fulfills and completes us. (John 15:13)
Acts 4:12 - "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
Matthew 11:27 - “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
John 3:18 - "Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son."
John 14:6 - Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"
1 John 5:12 - "Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life."
We exist to glorify the name of Jesus as our Savior, King, Mediator, Defender, and Forgiver of sins. Knowing Christ is the highest privilege we have as believers, and it is our duty to love others in hopes of leading them into a relationship with Him. Jesus is not a means to an end. He is our end. He is the essence of our joy, life, and contentment, and it is our greatest honor to know and worship Him intimately. Without Jesus there is no hope, future, or way to heaven. Jesus is our King, now and forevermore.