The bible is the foundation for all of our beliefs and the driving force behind all of our actions. These six core values are the essential teachings of scripture that make us who we are and guide what we do.
"...but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more..." Romans 5:20
Even if you have only sinned once in your life you still need grace. If, however, you are like us, you have sinned much more than just once. We are dependent on God's grace for the forgiveness of our sin. We believe that if you are still breathing there is still a chance to find forgiveness, begin again, and get it right.
"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart." Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
A wise old man once said, "It's dangerous to go alone." We are not meant to live this life apart from others. Come be part of our family of faith.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you..." Matthew 28:19-20
When you've been found by a love so great you can't help but tell people.
"The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” Luke 17:5
Easy answers are not real answers. So no easy answers here. Bad things happen and there is not always a reason. Sometimes God is silent and sometimes God hides. Even the largest of faiths can be stretched thin in situations like these. The good news is that stretched faith is growing faith and a faith that is growing is a faith that wins the day.
"...each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband. Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." Ephesians 5:33-6:4
Love yours or hate yours, family is the foundation of our society. Families may look different and act different but they are all important to God and important to us. It is possible through Jesus for families of all make ups to be stable and supportive.
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. 1 John 4:20-21
If you say you love God but don't love people we don't believe you. If you say you love God and you want to love people we will help you.