What We Believe

Jesus, the Bible, the Church, and more. 

Here are the essentials.

Core Beliefs
 

Jesus’ death on the cross offers forgiveness by paying the price for our sins

Matthew 26:28

“…for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.”

 

Jesus is risen and alive

Luke 24:46

And he said, “Yes, it was written long ago that the Messiah would suffer and die and rise from the dead on the third day.”

 

A relationship with God can only be found through faith in Jesus Christ

John 14:6

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.”

 

The Holy Spirit indwells every person at the moment they become a Christian 

John 14:26

“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative—that is, the Holy Spirit—he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.”

Jesus promises abundant life

John 10:10

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.

 

The primary purpose of of Christian is to love God and love others

Matthew 22:37-39

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Christians must share the Good News of Jesus 

Acts 1:8

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

 

Christians must help others grow in faith 

Matthew 28:19-20

“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

 

Christians must place a high priority on unity within the church

John 17:20-21

“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.”

 

The Bible is the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings

Matthew 5:17-18

“Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish their purpose. I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear until its purpose is achieved.”

To learn more about our theological beliefs at Christ Community Church, please see our Statement of Faith.