- The Scripture Inspired: II Timothy 3:15-17
The Bible is the inspired word of God, a revelation from God to Man, our infallible rule of faith and conduct.
- Man, His Fall and Redemption: Genesis 1:26-31
Man was created good and upright. But man, voluntarily fell, our only hope is through Jesus Christ the Son of God.
- Baptism in Water: Matthew 28:19
We observe as commanded in the scriptures, by immersion in water, by all that have repented and believe. This is an outward sign of Salvation and repentance.
- The Lord’s Supper, Communion: Luke 22:9-22
The Meals that Heals. We can experience Healing in our body, mind and spirit. By partaking of the Bread, which represents His Body, and the juice as His shed blood, By His stripes we were healed. “Do this in remembrance of me”, By all who have repented and believe in Jesus, the Son of God.
- Feet washing: John 13:4-15
Jesus is our example of servant hood. We should serve one other. At the end of supper He washed the disciple’s feet; an act of love and service.
- The Promise of the Father: Acts 1:4-8
We should ask for the promise of the Father, the Holy Spirit, to be given to us, even as the early Christians were endowed with power for the ministry and daily living.
- Sanctification: Acts 26:18
Both an Act – Positional and a Process – Experiential
- The Evidence of the Holy Spirit: Acts 2:4
Evidence by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues, as the spirit gives the utterance.
- The Church: Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22
The church is the Body of Christ. We the people are His church. The habitation of God through the Spirit with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission.
- Divine Healing: James 5:16
Deliverance from sickness is provided and a privilege for all believers. Call for prayer, and be anointed with oil.
God’s word teaches us one-tenth of all increase belongs to Him. God has entrusted us with His portion which is to be given back to Him. Bring your tithes into the storehouse (church) so there is meat in my house. Offerings are separate from the tithes.
- The Kingdom: Matthew 6:33
We are called to manifest the Kingdom of Heaven on the earth. Let us all strive to see the will of God accomplished as it is in Heaven here on earth.
- The Blessed Hope: I Thessalonians 4:16-18
The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ, along with translation of those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord.
- The Millennial Reign of Jesus: II Thessalonians 1:7
The revelation of the Jesus from Heaven, the Salvation of the Nation of Israel, the millennial reign of Christ on earth, is the scriptural promise and the world’s hope.
- Lake of Fire: Revelation 19:20
The devil and his angels, the beast, false prophets and whoever is not in the Book of Life will be punished and burn in the lake of fire.
- The New Heaven and New Earth: II Peter 3:13
We, according to His promise, look for the new heaven and a new earth wherein dwelled righteousness.
- Holiness Becomes Your House: Psalms 93:5
Respect God’s house with reverence, in all ways.
- Christian Love and Duties: Matthew 5:38-48
We believe that those of this church should be good and respectable citizens of our country, and should live a life of love and peace. We should also look to each other in brotherly love, remembering each other in prayer, aid each other in sickness or distress; slow to take offense, always ready for reconciliation to the commandments of Christ. To Love, Honor and Respect one another.
Encountering the Presence of God in our Services
We witness people everywhere shouting over things that excite them and move them to shout enthusiastically. But nowhere are the shouts more appropriate than in the presence of the Lord.
Psalm 47:1; Psalm 66:1; Psalm 95:1; Psalm 12:6; Psalm 40:9; Isaiah 54:1
We have much to shout about concerning the life we now have in Christ. We must let the whole world know the one who has redeemed us and set us free. Whether the shout is a part of our personal nature or not, it is indeed a real part of His Divine Nature. It should be practiced at its appropriate time by the believer.
The lifting of our hands is an act of worship, and biblical important.
Psalms 63:4; 1 Timothy 2:8; Psalms 134:2
The lifting of hands signifies our surrender to the Lord and the recognition of who He is as Lord of Lords.
There will be periods during a service when we take time to just wait on God. We are careful not to allow our agenda to interfere with what God desires to do. We don’t ever want to interrupt the moving of the Holy Spirit to have the service go our way. We encourage everyone to enter into the hunger for the presence of God. He will never disappoint us if we just reach out for Him. He will renew our strength. Our goal is for each service to be led completely by the Spirit of God, so we wait upon Him to lead us.
In agreement with the Word of God, we lay hands on people to pray for them.
Mark 16:8; Mark 6:13; Acts 9:17; Acts 28:8; James 5:14
We have no healing ability or power in and of ourselves, but simply serve as obedient vessels that God can use as a point of contact and agreement with those for whom we are praying. Anointing with oil signifies the presence of the Holy Spirit as we pray.
- The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Acts 1:8 says: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me in both Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and the uttermost part of the earth.” We believe that baptism of the Holy Spirit is for every believer and can be accepted just by asking God for it. The baptism of the Holy Spirit provides great boldness and power to witness to the believer. It enables the believer to do what Paul wrote concerning praying in the Spirit and praying with the understanding, singing with understanding. When someone is baptized in the Holy Spirit, it is evidenced by speaking in tongues, a heavenly language.
Acts 10:46; Acts 19:6; Acts 2:4
These languages are used by the believer to pray, worship and sing to the Lord as the Holy Spirit flows through them. We are not seeking tongues, but rather His glorious baptism in the Holy Spirit. Tongues will come with the baptism as an evidence of your having been filled. As a result, you may hear those around you speaking in tongues.
There will be times when you might experience or see someone fall to the floor. We call this being “slain in the spirit” or having “gone out” under the power of God. Please know that the awesome power of God is something more than our frail human bodies can handle and will often cause us to be unable to stand. God is always doing something in the lives of the persons who are in the floor such as: healing, giving direction, refreshing, changing, or speaking to them. This is the wonder of the God we serve, caring so much to meet with us individually.
11 Chronicles 5:14; John 18:6; Revelation 1:17; Acts 9:4; Acts 22:7
- About the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
Other times you will hear someone speak in tongues and then you hear another person speak in English. This is a message in tongues followed by interpretation as described in 1 Corinthians 12 & 14. The gifts of tongues must be followed by the gift of interpretation so that all in attendance can understand what God is trying to say to the church. God uses messages in tongues and interpretation to guide, instruct, encourage and support His church. What an awesome thought that the God of Heaven speaks in this way to His Bride.