Some of our core beliefs
ABOUT THE FATHER
He is the One true, eternal, omniscient, omnipotent God who created all things (visible and invisible) through Jesus (The Son). He gives breath to every living thing and holds all things together through Christ (Gen. 1:1, Col. 1:16, Matt. 28:19, Rev. 4:11, Eph. 3:9, Isa. 42:5, Deut. 6:4, Heb. 1:3).
He created mankind (male and female) in His image and loves us with an everlasting love (Gen. 1:26-27, Gen. 5:1-2, Gen. 9:6, Jer. 31:3, Ps. 118:1, Ps. 136:1, Ro. 8:39).
His desire is that every person come into an intimate relationship with Him through faith in Jesus Christ- His remedy for the separation of mankind caused by the original fall of mankind (Gen. 3:1-7, Ro. 3:23, John 3:16, 2 Peter 3:9, Ro. 10:9-10, Gal. 2:16, Gal. 3:26).
He demonstrated His love for us by sending Jesus to die on the cross, to take our place of punishment for willfully turning our backs on Him and His ways. In doing this, He purchased us back to Himself for all eternity, and now all who call upon Him, and place their faith in Jesus Christ alone (in His death, burial, and resurrection) are brought into right relationship and standing with Him (Ro. 5:8, John 3:16, Ro. 6:10, 1 Cor. 15:3, 1 Pe. 3:18).
With our faith centered in Christ, He loves us as His sons and daughters the same way that He loves Jesus (Matt. 3:17, John 16:27, John 14:21, John 17:23, 1 John 3:1, Ro. 8:15).
His voice frames our identity, assures us that He delights in us, approves of us, and releases us to represent Him (Matt. 3:17, John 6:27, John 17:20-22, John 17:26, Ro. 8:17).
Every good and perfect gift comes from Him, He longs to be wth us, He sings over us, and He is always looking for us- should we stray from His presence (James 1:17, Jer. 31:3, Zeph. 3:17, Lk. 15:20).
He is a good "Abba" (Daddy) who wants us to feel absolutely at peace around Him. He is inviting us to dream big, and to ask Him to release heaven's resources to manifest His nature through what we imagine possible (Jer. 29:11, James 1:17, Ro. 8:15, Eph. 3:20, Matt. 7:11, Lk. 11:13, Matt. 6:9-10).
He is the second member of The Holy Trinity (The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). He is fully God and fully man and the exact representation of God's glory (John 3:16, John 1:14, Matt. 3:17, Matt. 17:5, Col. 2:9, John 14:9, Heb. 1:3).
He died on the cross, at one time in history, to pay the full price for the sins of all mankind. Making peace with God through His blood, He is the only way to the Father (John 3:16, 1 John 2:2, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Pe. 3:18, Ro. 6:10, Heb. 7:27)
He rose from the dead, conquered sin and death, and is now seated with God in heaven- having authority over all things (Mk 16:6, Eph. 1:20, Jn 11:25, 2 Tim. 1:10, Rev. 1:18, Ro. 8:34, 1 Pe. 3:22, 1 Cor. 5:14).
In His humanity, He modeled what it looks like to be aligned with the Father and led and empowered by the Holy Spirit (John 5:19, John 14:10, John 10:30, John 17:11, Matt. 4:1, Lk 14:4, Lk. 4:18, Mk. 4:35-41).
He intercedes, prays for, and represents the Father on behalf of every Christ-follower (Ro. 8:34, Heb. 7:25, John 17:15-26, 1 John 2:1).
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
He is a person not an "it." He is the third member of the Godhead (The Holy Trinity). He incarnates (lives in) Christ-followers and leads them into experiencing God's truth and into revelatory understanding of the limitless glory and majesty of Jesus (John 16:13-15, Ro. 8:14, Acts 2:38, Acts 10:45, Luke 2:26, 1 Cor. 2:13, Eph. 3:5, 1 John 3:24).
He is in full agreement with The Father and The Son, and it is He who convicts the world of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness, and judgement (1 John 5:7, John 16:8-11).
He encourages, comforts, renews, fills, teaches, empowers, sends out, sanctifies, and inspires Christ followers (Acts 9:31, Phil. 2:1, Tit. 3:5, Acts 4:31, Acts 7:55, Lk 1:41, Jn 14:26, Acts 1:8, Ro. 15:16).
He has deposited gifts in every Christ-follower that are to be used to serve others, motivated by love (Eph. 4:8, 1 Cor. 12:4,9,28,30,31, 1 Cor. 13:2, 1 Cor. 14:1,12, 1 Tim. 4:14, 1 Pe. 4:10).
In Christ-followers, He produces "fruit," tangible manifestations of God's nature, such as (but not limited to): love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, righteousness, discernment, hope, and power (Gal. 2:22-23, Ro. 14:17, 1 Thes. 1:6, Acts 15:28, Ro. 15:13)
"Man" (men and women) was created in God's image to rule over the earth, manifest His creative genius, enjoy life together, and walk with God in full confidence and security (Gen. 1:26-28, Gen. 2:21-23 Gen. 2:21-23, Gen. 5:1, Gen. 9:6, Eph. 4:24, 1 Cor. 11:7, Col. 3:10, Rev. 21:3).
Because of "The Fall," man became separated from God. He can only be reconciled and reunited with God through faith in Jesus Christ alone (Jn 3:3, Jn 14:6, Acts 4:12, Ro. 10:9-10, Acts. 2:21, Ro. 10:13, Ro. 3:23, Gal. 2:20)
Once man (men and women) comes into saving faith in Jesus Christ, he is no longer separate from God. Rather, he is heaven-bound and no longer a "sinner" but a "saint." Through faith in Christ, man is forgiven for all sins and re-created holy, blameless, righteous, free from accusation, and no loner under a weight of condemnation (Ezek. 36:26, Col. 1:22-23, Eph. 1:4, Eph. 2:13, Ro. 8:1-2, Gal. 3:26, John 3:36, 1 John 5:11).
"Man" (men and women) have epic, fulfilling, meaningful, hope-filled, fruitful, legacy-altering, assignments and destinies. As they exchange and surrender their wills for God's perfect, good, pleasing, and beautiful, plans and purposes for them... they release heavenly realities on earth that spill over into eternity (Jer. 29:11, John 10:10, Isa. 61:4-7, Ro. 12:2, 1 Pe.1:3, Isa. 49:6, Isa. 58:12, Matt. 28:19-20, Ezk. 36:33-36, 1 Pe. 2:9, Ps. 2:8).
ABOUT THE ENEMY
Satan (the Devil), once known as Lucifer, is a fallen created being, who, along with his fallen cohort-demons, was cast out of God's presence and now lives in a parallel-to-humans unseen dimension (Rev. 12:7-9, Isa. 14:12, Ezek. 28:15, 17, Rev. 12:4, Eph. 6:12).
The Devil accuses mankind (men and women) day and night; he has a specific malignant hatred for those who put their trust in Jesus (Christians). He seeks to steal mankind's authority, kill his hopes, and destroy his destiny (Rev. 12:10, Rev. 12:17, 1 Pet. 5:8, John 10:10, Luke 4:6).
The Devil is a defeated foe for those who put their trust in Jesus. However, those who put their trust in Christ carry the stewardship of enforcing what He (Jesus) purchased for them through the cross (1 John 3:8, Col. 2:15, Matt. 28:18, Rev. 1:18, Heb. 10:13, Luke 10:19, Isa. 54:17, Ps. 149:9).
The enemy can only touch/oppress Christians who are hosting offenses (John 20:23, Matt. 18:34-35, Zech. 3:1, Luke 22:31, Job 3:25). Offenses can be categorized in one of three categories: 1.) Omission, 2.) Past Experiences 3.) Circumstantial “Evidence.” The highest ranking offense is an “orphan-spirit.” An orphan-spirit is a sense of being fatherless/deficient in any particular area of life. When we remove the enemy's legal right to oppress us, by forgiving (sending away) offenses, we (like Jesus) give him nothing to “pair” with (John 14:30). We can then cast out demons (Mark 16:17) and become river-of-life portals for the Holy Spirit to flow through (John 7:38, John 4:14, Rom. 8:11, Ezek. 47:8-9, Isa. 12:3).
Demons are terrified of Christians who engage their positional authority and power to issue their eternal sentence/demise- in Jesus name (Rev. 12:11, Luke 9:1, Luke 10:19, Heb. 10:13, Isa. 54:17, Ps. 149:9, Dan. 7:26, Mark 16:17, 1 Cor. 6:3, Luke 10:20).