The Bible as God’s Word God has spoken to us through His Word. His Word is as needed today as ever. It is from His perfect Word that we learn who God is and what He has done.
The Greatness of God God alone is glorious and His majesty is more than mortal man can take. The weightiness of God and His greatness should be realities that not only the Christian believes and speaks of, but that is felt. God the Father and God the Son deserve our worship, adoration, and praise.
The Sinfulness of Man The Bible declares that lost man is both sinful and not good, and in need of the grace of God. Lost man proves his wickedness by refusing to believe, worship, and obey the teachings of God’s Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Only God’s grace and the power of the Holy Spirit can save man.
The Gift of Salvation Though man has sinned against God, God so loved the world that He sent Jesus to die for our sins, even when we were His enemies, so we could be brought back to God. Through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God offers the gift of salvation to all who repent (turn from their sins) and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. Righteousness is given to us through faith.
Holiness of Life Though salvation is a free gift, that does not mean we can live in sin and still have peace with God. Christians must live holy lives or they will not see God (Hebrews 12:14). God has given us everything we need to live godly in this wicked world.
Assurance of Salvation The Bible teaches that we can know we are saved. We should not first look at our past life for assurance, but at what we believe and how we are living now.
The Church Christians are to hold up the local church above all other human institutions. The church is where Christians grow more like Jesus, fellowship with each other, use their spiritual gifts, and are held accountable.
Missions Christians should be evangelizing in their everyday life, but we must also seek to spread the gospel beyond our area. Though not every Christian has the opportunity or calling to be a missionary to a different area, the church is to help those who do by supporting missionaries financially and by prayer.
The Family The family is so important to God. He gives clear directions in His Word to fathers, mothers, and children. God wants us to have strong families that follow His teachings.