Jamestown Christian Fellowship
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
--------Building a Kingdom Culture--------
What We Believe
We believe that the most blessed people on the planet are those who have a personal relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Because we are so blessed and we know that the kingdom of God does not exist in words, but in power, we feel a personal responsibility to offer those we meet an encounter with God that will transform their lives. We believe that when Jesus told the disciples in Matthew 10:8, "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons," He intended for those of us to come in the future to pick up that baton from the early church and run with it. We believe we are called to release and sustain a move of God in the earth that will bring glory to God and strength to His people. May revival fire burn in each of us individually and may it light a corporate fire that will never go out!
We know some of you may want a clearer definition of who we are and what we believe, so we've listed the rest of the information below:
A great commitment to the great commandment and the great commission will grow a great church; a diversified body of believers pursuing unity in the body of Christ and demonstrating the power of the Kingdom of God.
We Believe in…
God, the Father—He is the Creator of Heaven and earth. We also believe that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit exist as one God.
Jesus, the Son of God—He is the sinless One who came and sacrificed His life to save ours from sin. He died. He rose again. He is seated with the Father in Heaven. He will come again.
The Holy Spirit—The Spirit is sent to indwell, guide, instruct, and empower believers for Godly living and service. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts according to 1 Corinthians 12.
The Bible—It is God’s Word to us, given by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to human authors. It is divine truth and guidance for the life of every believer. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Salvation by Faith— It is a free gift given to us by trusting in Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made for us on the cross. The only way we can be in right relationship with God the Father is through the shed blood of Jesus. (Ephesians 2:8)
Baptism—We believe in baptism by immersion in obedience to God’s Word. It demonstrates our being buried with Christ and being raised with Him to newness of life. (Romans 6:4)
The Lord’s Supper—We make the Lord’s Supper available weekly. Feel free to stay in your seat if you are not a believer or if you prefer to refrain. We ask you to examine your heart in accordance with scripture before coming to the communion table. We usually ask family and friends to join together to pray and take the bread and cup. (I Corinthians 11:23-29)