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Core Convictions

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  • God is the creator of all things (Ps. 115:15,16; Isa. 44:24; John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17)

  • God loves creation, and desires its full restoration (Acts 3:21; John 3:16,17; Col. 1:20; Rom. 8:19-22)

  • All that can be known of God is that which God chooses to reveal (John 1:18)

  • God chose to reveal the divine nature through creation (Ps. 19:1; Rom. 1:20)

  • Humans were created in the image of God (Gen. 1:26,27; 2:7)

  • Jesus is God in flesh and fully reveals the character and nature of God (John 1:14; Col. 1:15,19; Heb. 1:3,4)

  • The Church is the continuing expression of Christ as the Body of Christ. Emphasis must be placed on Godís witness through the Church (Eph. 1:15-23; 2:19-22; 3:14-21), not on Christians as individuals. The purpose of each Christian should be to function as part of the whole (John 15:1-13; I Cor. 12:4-31; Rom. 12:1-8; Eph. 4:1-16; I Peter 4:7-11)

  • The wisdom of God is to provide local, specific, concrete and particular witness in places through local, specific, concrete and particular communities most often formed in local congregations

  • The mission of God is broader than our personal salvation from hell to heaven. God is at work reconciling all things and people in creation through Christ (Acts 3:19-26; Rom. 8:12-25; Col. 1:13-23; Heb. 13:1-19; I Peter 2:4-10; Rev. 21:1)

  • Discipleship begins with self-denial and self-sacrifice (Mt. 16:21-28; Luke 9:18-27; and continues through our submitting to Godís transformation of our mind (Rom. 12:1,2) into the mind of Christ (Phil. 2:1-11)

  • God is love (I John 4:8). Jesus is the personification of love, and love is the trans- forming power of God in the world (I John 3:1 - 4:21; I Cor. 13; Rom. 8:26-39)

  • Our life together is shaped by:
God's Provision:
II Peter 1:2-4
I Cor. 12:4-7; 11, 18
Ephesians 1:2-6
Matthew 6:25-34
II Timothy 3:16,17
Ephesians 4:1-16
Our Contentment
Through Thanksgiving:

II Corinthians 12:7-10
James 1:2-4
Philippians 4:11-13
Ephesians 5:20
Philippians 4:4-7


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