What We Believe

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Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.  We believe that there is One God, eternally existent in Three Persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.We believe in the Blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.We believe that the only means of being cleansed from sin, is through repentance and faith in the precious Blood of Jesus Christ.We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing for the human body in answer to “believing” prayer.We believe that the baptism in the Holy Ghost, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it.We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by Whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in this present world; Amen.

THE WAY WE WORSHIP

WHY DO WE WORSHIP GOD?

Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say, you must worship the Lord your God and serve only him.” (Luke 4:8 NLT)

( Matthew 4:10;  Psalm 95:6; Revelation 15:4 )

HOW SHOULD WE WORSHIP GOD?

But the time is coming—indeed it’s here now—when true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth. ( John 4:23-24 NLT)

(Psalm 96:9)

WHY DO WE CLAP OUR HANDS?

Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! (Psalm 47:1 NLT)

WHY DO WE LIFT OUR HANDS?

Lift your hands toward the sanctuary, and praise the Lord. (Psalm 134:2 NLT)

(Psalm 63:4; 1 Timothy 2:8)

WHY DO WE HAVE AUDIBLE PRAISE UNTO GOD?

Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. (Psalm 103:1 NLT)

(Revelation 19:1-6)

WHY ARE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS A  PART OF THE WORSHIP SERVICE?

Praise him with a blast of the ram’s horn; praise him with the lyre and harp! Praise him with the tambourine and dancing;
praise him with strings and flutes! Praise him with a clash of cymbals; praise him with loud clanging cymbals. (Psalm 150:3-5 NLT)

(Revelation 14:2)

WHY DO WE PRAY WITH LAYING ON OF HANDS AND ANOINTING WITH OIL?

“…They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”(Mark 16:18 NLT) Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord (James 5:14 NLT)

WHY DO WE SPEAK IN TONGUES AND INTERPRET IN CHURCH?

To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the benefit of all. (1 Corinthians 12:7 NET)

(1 Corinthians 15:5, 27, 39)

WHY DO WE PROPHESY?

A person who speaks in tongues is strengthened personally, but one who speaks a word of prophecy strengthens the entire church. (1 Corinthians 14:4 NLT)