1. God is good and His character is constant.
As residents of His divine nature, we won't entertain misconceptions or lies about His Character.
II Peter 1:3-4 – His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.
2. His love endures forever and transcends each generation.
His love is deserving of all of our focus, worship and obedience.
Psalm 100: 5 – For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations
3. The DNA of the Father resides in us, so all things are possible by His Spirit.
Romans 8:11 – If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.
John 14:12-13 – “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father. Yes, ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it!
4. We approach God our Father as sons of inheritance, no longer as slaves.
Galatians 4:6 – Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
John 8:34-35 – Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
5. His word transforms everything that acknowledges His power and authority.
His word—written/spoken (logos/rhema) — is the standard by which we live our lives.
Isaiah 55:11 – So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; it will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.
II Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
6. We live under an open heaven and have direct access to all of the benefits of Heaven.
Habakkuk 2:14 – For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord.
Ephesians 2:4-7 – But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
7. We are generous because Our Father is extravagantly generous.
Matthew 10:8 – ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.
Acts 20:35 – “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
2 Corinthians 9:6 –“…whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.”
8. We value the resources God has given to us, and prepare for His increase.
Matthew 25:21 – His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
Amos 9:13 – “Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” God’s Decree. “Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once-and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills.”
9. Jesus commissioned us to go make disciples with demonstrations of His power.
Matthew 28:18-20 – Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Mark 16:15-18 – And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned. These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.
Doctrinal Statements of Belief
… in the Bible as the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:15, 17; II Peter 1:20-21).
… in one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew
3:16-17; John 1:14, 18; John 16:7-15).
… in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth. In His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious, atoning
death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, in His personal return to
receive the Church as His bride, and in His reign on the earth in power and glory for a thousand years (John 1:15;
John 9:18; I Thess. 4:7; Rev. 20:4).
… the only means of salvation and cleansing from sin is through repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His
shed blood, and confession of Jesus as Lord (John 3:16; Rom. 3:23; Rom. 6:23; Rom. 10:8-13).
… in water baptism of born-again Christians by immersion in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
(Matthew 28:19; Rom. 6:3,4).
… in the sanctifying power of the blood of Jesus, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the
Christian is enabled to live a holy life (I Thes. 4:1-7; John 17:17; Peter 1:2; Heb. 10:10).
… in the baptism in the Holy Spirit and speaking in other tongues as the spirit gives utterance, according to Acts 2:4,
and that the gifts of the spirit are available and functional in the church today (Acts 2:4; Acts 2:33; I Cor. 12:4-12).
… in the redemptive work of Christ on the cross as providing healing for the whole man: spirit, mind, and body, and
that healing is available through believing prayer and faith in God (Isaiah 53:4-6; Peter 2:24; James 5:14-16).
… in Scriptural praise and worship unto the Lord, in Spirit and in truth, in word and in song, in the Spirit and with
understanding, with instruments and dance, with lifting and clapping the hands, and that God inhabits the praise of
His people (Eph. 5:18-20; Ps. 150: 3-5; I Tim. 2:8; Ps. 47:1).
… in expelling evil spirits in the name and authority of Jesus Christ; concerning this that born-again Christians cannot
be demon possessed (Mark 16:17; II Cor. 6:15-16; Cor. 3:16-17).
… in the resurrection of the dead, both the saved and the lost, one to everlasting life in heaven and the other to
everlasting damnation in hell (I Cor. 15:51-57; Rev. 20:4-6, 11-15).
… in the fellowship of all members of the body of Christ, and that all Christians are to assemble regularly with the local
church and contribute to its support through tithes and offerings (Rom. 12:4-5; Heb. 10:24-25; Mal. 3:10; II Cor. 9:6-8). … in the sanctity of marriage, ordained by God as sacred institution which defines marriage as the union between one man as husband and one woman as wife and that in marriage “the two shall become one flesh” according to Gen. 1:27, Gen. 2;24, Eph. 5:31-32, Matt. 19:3-6, and Heb. 13:4.