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Death, Burial, and Resurrection of Christ
These and the physical appearance of Jesus is the focal point of the Christian faith (1 Corinthians 15:1-8)
The Word of God
The Bible is God’s inspired word and it is authoritative as it reveals God’s will for our lives – individually and collectively (2 Timothy 3:16).
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
The “tri-unity” of God – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit share the divine nature (Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Corinthians 13:14).
We are sinful, and unable to make ourselves right with God through our own efforts (Romans 3:23).
Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father (John 14:6). His death was on our behalf, that we might have the hope of eternal life.
We make a conscious decision to follow Jesus Christ. The “faith response” to God’s salvation offer includes repentance (turning away from a sinful life, Acts 2:38), public acknowledgment of one’s decision to follow Jesus (Romans 10:9-10, Matthew 10:32), and baptism (immersion) as a physical participation in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (Romans 6:1-4).
new life in Christ
The pattern of “death and resurrection” is applied to all areas of our life (Colossians 3:1-4:6), and the fruit of the Spirit grows to replace the old acts of our sinful nature (Galatians 5:16-26).
The Body of Christ
All believers are intended to live and grow as part of the church (Acts 2:41-47), where we receive instruction in the faith, grow in knowledge of God, use our gifts to serve, and share our faith.
Unity and Leadership
Jesus is the “Shepherd” of the church (Hebrews 13:20) and the Holy Spirit has appointed human shepherds to lead and guide the church (Acts 20:28-35). It is essential to maintain the unity of the church in our words and actions (Ephesians 4:1-6).
Jesus’ promises he will return, that he will raise us from the dead, and we look forward to being with the Lord forever in the new heavens and the new earth (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).