What We Believe

God


There is one and only one living and true God. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe to whom we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit; these three are co-equal and are one God.   

Gen. 1:1   Gen 1:26-27   Gen 3:22   Psa 90:2   Matt 28:19 1 Peter 1:1-2  2 Corinthians 13:14


Jesus Christ


Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, perfectly revealed and did the will of God. Jesus lived a sinless human life. His death on the cross made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body, ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living, and ever present, Lord.  


Matthew 1:22, 23   Isaiah 9:6   John 1:1-5   John 14:10-30   Heb 4:14-15    Romans 1:3-4    1 Timothy 6:3-4   Titus 2:13


Holy Spirit


The Holy Spirit as part of the Trinity is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.


2 Corinthians 3:17   John 16:7-13  John 14:16-17   Acts 1:8   1 Corinthians 2:12   1 Corinthians 3:16



The Bible


The Holy Bible is God's Word to us. Human authors, under the divine guidance of the Holy Spirit, wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.


2 Timothy 3:16   2 Peter 1:20-21 2   Timothy 1:13   Psalm 119:105   Psalm 119:160   Psalm 12:6   Proverbs 30:5



People


People are made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God's creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.


Genesis 1:27   Psalm 8:3-6   Isaiah 53:6a   Romans 3:23   Isaiah 59:1-2



Salvation


Salvation is God's free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by belief in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Reconnection with God and eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his/her life by faith.


Romans 6:23   Ephesians 2:8-9   John 14:6   John 1:12   Titus 3:5   Galatians 3:26   Romans 5:1



Eternal Security


Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.


John 10:28-29   2 Timothy 1:12   Hebrews 7:25  John 3:16



The Church


The church is the body of Christ in the world today. The members of the Church are those who trust by faith the finished work of Christ. The mission of the church is to make disciples.  At Life Connection Church we believe it is our calling to be "God's love with skin".  As Christian individuals and a community of believers we are to focus on Loving God, Loving People, serving God and people inside and outside the church, and telling others through our lives and our words the Good News of Jesus Christ.


Acts 2:41-47  1 John 4:12  Matt 28:18-20  1 Peter 4:10  1 Peter 3:15-16



Baptism


Baptism is the immersion of a believer into water. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior. It illustrates the believer's death to sin, the burial of his old life, and the resurrection into newness of life in Christ Jesus.


John 1:29-34  Matthew 28:19  Acts 10:47-48  Romans 6:3-4



Communion (Lord's Supper)


Communion or The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience by God’s family to remember the sacrificial death of Jesus and anticipating His second Coming.  The bread symbolizes the Body of Christ sacrificed and broken for us.  The wine (grape juice) symbolizes the blood of Christ shed for us.


Matt 26:26-29  1 Corinthians 11:23-26


 




Our Purpose at Life Connection Church

Before Jesus ascended to heaven he commissioned His followers to "go out and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father,  and the Son, and the Holy Spirit."  He said, "Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you."  Matt 28:19-20

Earlier Jesus had said that the most important commands are to "Love God and Love People".  He said "All the other commands are based on these two."  Matt 22:36-40

Life Connection Church exists to introduce people to a relationship with Jesus Christ and lead people to become maturing followers of Jesus Christ.

Our vision purpose is simple: Life Connection church exists to:   


Love God


Love People


Change the World



 

We practice being "God's love with skin."