The Bible is the Word of God
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the foundation for all we believe, say, and do. It is a true and trustworthy revelation of God to humans. All Scripture was written by divinely inspired people and points to Jesus Christ. Not only is the Bible a guide to life, but also it is effective in its very nature; namely, it will accomplish the intentions of God and will shape the intentions of humans.

Jesus is the Son of God
There is one God who exists in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is a member of this Trinity and is therefore fully God. Jesus is also fully human, though he was born of a virgin and completely sinless. During his life he proved himself to be Godís Son through what he taught and the miracles he performed. His resurrection from the dead vindicated his life and established him as the Lord of all creation and Savior of the world.

The Gospel is the Way to God
Even though humans were created by God, we turned away from God in order to live for ourselves, beginning with Adam and Eve. Since we are nothing apart from God, this departure from him proved to be detrimental to all of life, human or not. However, God sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins in order to die in our place and bring us back to our Creator, once and for all. The Gospel is the good news about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that gives us abundant and eternal life by his grace.

The Church is the People of God
The Church is the missio dei or very mission of God, established to continue the saving work of Jesus and empowered by the Holy Spirit to accomplish every task on the heart of God. While there are many local church gatherings throughout the world, at the same time, there is only one Church. The purpose of this Church is to lead people into a new way of life with Jesus Christ as Lord. No matter our location, the same Holy Spirit indwells and leads us in the building of Godís kingdom, brick by brick, until Jesus returns in glory.

The Spirit is the Power of God
The Holy Spirit is the member of the Trinity who connects us to Jesus and all of the benefits Jesus purchased for us on the cross. Without the Spirit, we would not be able to enjoy all of the blessings of God. The Spirit shows us that we are adopted as Godís children and have a right to call him Father. The Spirit also empowers us to subdue the sinful nature so that we can conform more fully to the image of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit gives Godís children various gifts which enable them to embody the grace of Jesus in this world, edify the church, and become a pleasing aroma of Godís love.

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