WHAT WE BELIEVE
WE BELIEVE IN THE FATHER – THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS
WE BELIEVE IN JESUS – THE ONLY WAY TO THE FATHER
WE BELIEVE IN THE PRESENT DAY MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
THE LORD'S PRAYER • MATTHEW 6:9-13 (KJV)
V9. AFTER THIS MANNER THEREFORE PRAY YE: OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN.
We believe in the connected, community of believers — The Church, and value gathering together on a regular basis in weekly services and life groups. In this passage of scripture Jesus teaches us to let go of our “me” mentality and approach God as “our” Father. Since God is our Father, we are all the children of God, made in His image.
V9. HALLOWED BE THY NAME.
God is holy all by Himself without any other validation. He alone possesses holiness and, therefore, He alone can choose to call something else holy. Accepting Jesus, you and I share in God’s holiness because he has chosen us.
V10. THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN.
We maintain a posture of keeping the Kingdom of God first in our lives. We reflect a Kingdom priority in our speech, our schedules, our finances and our relationships. We believe it is the role of believers everywhere to make the will of God known and evident, we exist to see the culture of Heaven present in our neighborhood.
V11. GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD.
Every day God will bring into my life whatever I need for that day. We rely and depend on God to bless the whole person: spirit, soul and body.
V12. AND FORGIVE US OUR DEBTS, AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS.
Because God has forgiven us, we extend forgiveness to others. We believe that God has given His people a supernatural ability to extend forgiveness that releases us from the captivity of resentment and hatred.
V13. AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL: FOR THINE IS THE KINGDOM, AND THE POWER, AND THE GLORY, FOR EVER. AMEN.
When Jesus walked on earth, he spent time healing the sick and delivering the spiritually captive; as Christians, we have access to this same spiritual power.