Sunday Worship Services | 8:30AM & 11:00AM
7201 W. Britton Road, OKC
(corner of N Rockwell Ave & W Britton Rd)

OUR BASIC BELIEFS:

ABOUT GOD

God is the creator and sustainer of the universe. He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are of one essence and are one God. (Psalm 90:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

ABOUT JESUS

Jesus Christ is the Son of God, eternally co-existent with the Father. He came to earth conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, and so, had a human body and a sinless human nature. He was fully God and fully man.

Jesus lived a sinless life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people when He died on the cross. He satisfied the righteousness of the Father and purchased our redemption with His blood. Christ arose from the dead on the third day, according to the scriptures, left earth to be with the Father and will return victoriously to earth to set up His kingdom. (Matthew 1:20-21; John 1:1,14; Ephesians 1:7)

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit is eternally co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is at work 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 Christians with power for victory over temptation, conviction of sin, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance for doing what is right. The Christian life is to be led and controlled by the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Romans 8:14,16)

ABOUT THE BIBLE

The Bible is God’s word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Because the very words of scripture are inspired by God (God-breathed), they are perfect, complete and without error as originally written. The Bible is the supreme and final authority for Christian beliefs and direction of daily living. (2 Timothy 3:15-16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

ABOUT MANKIND

People are made in the spiritual 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 attitudes and acts of disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates mankind from God. The only hope for spiritual life, including fellowship with God in this life and eternity with God is divine grace through faith in Christ Jesus. (Genesis 1:27-28a; Romans 3:23-24)

ABOUT SALVATION

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it by faith. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our own efforts and self-ruled life, turning to Jesus and trusting totally in the price He paid on the cross for our redemption, we are saved. Eternal life begins at that moment. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 2:24; Titus 3:5-7)

ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have placed your faith in Christ alone for your salvation and been born again by the Holy Spirit, you cannot lose it. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. God’s power, promises and grace are our security. (John 10:28-29; 1 Peter 1:3-5)

ABOUT ETERNITY

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; 2 Peter 2:4,9)

ABOUT LIVING A MORAL LIFE AND GOOD WORKS

Living a moral life and doing good works are a result of being saved and have no part in salvation. When a person receives Christ, they are said to be born again spiritually because the Holy Spirit indwells them. This new nature causes new desires to live for God and to do what pleases Him. The Holy Spirit also gives the Christian power and wisdom to overcome sin and to do what is right. Christians are commanded to live holy lives and to do good works. (Titus 2:11-12; Ephesians 2:10)

ABOUT SPIRITUAL GIFTS

New believers receive supernatural spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit as He comes into their hearts and lives. Each Christian has at least one spiritual gift. The purpose of these gifts is ministry to others within the body of Christ and the proclamation of the gospel in the world by word and deed.

We believe that certain gifts mentioned in the Bible, sometimes called “sign gifts”, are no longer being given as they were at the beginning of the early church. These gifts included powerful miracles such as sudden, miraculous healings, raising the dead, the sudden ability to speak in other tongues and other dramatic manifestations of the power of the Spirit. Their purpose was to prove that Jesus was the Messiah and to demonstrate the authenticity of the gospel message as Christianity was being founded. The other gifts are very important in the life and ministry of Christ’s church today. (1 Peter 4:10; 1 Corinthians 13:8)

ABOUT THE CHURCH

The church began at Pentecost and can be thought of as including all believers in Christ since that time. Most references to the church in the Bible concern a local group of believers, also called the body of Christ. The purpose of the church to its members is to provide a loving fellowship that uses their God given spiritual gifts to minister to the needs of each member as they face the challenges of life and nurture them in their spiritual growth and worship. The purpose of the church to the world is the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel in word and deed, encouraging others to receive Christ by faith and become a part of the body of believers. (Romans 12:4-5; Matthew 28:19-20; Galatians 6:10; Ephesians 3:10)

ABOUT THE ORDINANCES – BAPTISM AND THE LORD’S SUPPER

As a believer, to be baptized and to participate in the Lord’s supper is to follow the command of Christ. The ordinance of baptism symbolizes the death of the old life and the resurrection to a new life in Christ. It is also a public proclamation of faith in Christ and identification with other believers. The ordinance of the Lord’s Supper helps us to remember and honor the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus for our sins. It also proclaims the purpose of His death to those present who are not believers. Neither of these ordinances has any part in a believer’s salvation nor are they requirements for church membership. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 8:35-38; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)