2 Timothy 3:16. 2 Peter 1:20-21, Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 119:105, James 1:22, Matthew 24:35, Matthew 4:4

The Bible is the Holy Spirit inspired, prophetic in nature, alive, guiding, inspiring, eternal, and nourishing word of God.  The first and most concrete place we can go to hear God, know His will, and find what we need is the Bible.  


Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:21-22

God is made up of three distinct yet unified parts.  God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 

He has also made us in his image: Body, Soul, and Spirit. 

Likewise, the Kingdom of God is made up of three parts: Righteousness, Peace and Joy.  


Colossians 2:9, John 20:28, Titus 2:13, Isaiah 7:14, 2 Peter 1:1, Hebrews 4:15, Hebrews 13:8, John 10:17-18, Mark 15:37

Jesus was both 100% God and 100% man.  He is the Second Adam and God Incarnate, two things we are not.  He was the template, the model for us in this life.  If He were not fully man, then He would not be able to die on the cross.  He faced this life and all the challenges at the full brunt of humanity without falling even once.  This to show us 1. It is possible, and 2. How to overcome.  


Isaiah 7:14, Luke 1:26-38

The bible is infallible, Jesus is God, therefore the virgin birth is true and required.  He was created by God not a man and born to a virgin.  This miraculous beginning fulfilled prophecy and is proof positive of His origin.  


Revelation 1:18, 1 Cor 15:55, Matt 12:40, Hosea 13:14, Acts 2:31, Eph 4:8

Without the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Christianity would blend into the dull backdrop of all other religions.  Only Jesus conquered death, hell, and the grave.  His death and resurrection fulfilled yet more prophecies.  Not only did Jesus come back to life, but He is still alive, sitting at the right hand of the Father in heaven.  


John 14:16, 14:26, 15:26, 16:7-8, 16:13; Acts 1:8, I Cor 12:4

The price for us to have the precious presence of the Holy Spirit was the ascension of Jesus to heaven.  That is how important it was for the Holy Spirit to be sent to earth.  Jesus taught us that He: will be with us forever, teach us all things, remind us of what Jesus said, testifies of Jesus, brings conviction, guides us into truth, and speaks of what is to come.  The Holy Spirit brings the power of the Kingdom, brings the gifts of the Spirit, and much more.  


ORIGINAL SIN: The Unregenerate
Gen 3:22-23, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23

God designed us to have direct connection and fellowship with Him.  The original sin broke that because sin separates us from God.  The nature of mankind changed at that moment.  Adam and Eve were not created in sin, but after that act all of mankind was born into the world needing to overcome that sin nature.

1 Peter 3:21, Luke 3:21-22, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38

Baptism is a prophetic physical act that partners with the spiritual transformation at conversion.  Like Jesus died and rose again, we go into the water and come out again. It is the way that we physically partner with his death and powerful resurrection.  If we doubt the importance, we should take note that Jesus himself was baptized.  It pleased our Father in Haven when it happened.  If Jesus only did what the Father was doing, then Jesus’ baptism was what God was doing.  I need to be like Jesus.

Matt 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-39, John 13:1-17,26, John 6:53

The only way to pass from death to life is through the sacrifice of Jesus.  We can’t forget the price that was paid.  So when we take communion it’s to remember that price, and to take time to thank Jesus for what He has done for us. 

Acts 2, 1 Cor 14:33, Tutus 1:7, Hebrews 10:24-25, Matt 21:13, Mark 11:17, Eph 4:11-16

Equipping, Empowering, Educating, Enhancing, House of Prayer, Place of corporate Worship, Community, Sanctuary, Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministry, and Evangelism. 

In Acts we see the structure of the early church as both home and corporate expressions.  In Titus it’s referred to as God’s house.  The building does matter, but the church is not the brick and mortar, it’s the people.  We are designed as the sanctuary of God.  He can stay in the building but He lives in us.  It’s also important to remember that each home and local corporate expression is a part of the bigger regional and global church.  None of us are alone, and how we honor and bless that connection can define us.     

1 Cor 7:1-40, Heb 13:4, Prov 18:22, Gen 2:18,24, Eph 5:22-23 

Marriage is very clearly defined as union between one man and one woman, in a covenant before God.  There are no exceptions to this.