Church @ Park City
The following statements are simple statements that are THE most important statements any person can internally believe, as well as share with a broken/lost/confused world. Let the Lord’s LOVE resound and reign, using His word in and through us to pierce bone and marrow! Let the relationship with Him begin in your life, and the reality shift is undeniable.
The Bible is the perfect Word of God. Inspired through imperfect men, by THE perfect God. The Holy Spirit in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 makes it clear that He used man (we are thankful He includes us in His plans!), by His Holy Spirit. Also 2 Peter 1:20-21 clarifies this.
There is one God, who has always been and always will be. He is equal in 3 different parts (don’t try too hard to understand how He existed before existence….it’s a losing battle):
God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
John 14:10-11, Matthew 28:19, 2 Corinthians 13:14
Jesus is the Son of God, born of a virgin,
and is both fully God and fully man. John 1:1-2, 14. Luke 1:34-35.
Holy Spirit lives in and through every Christian and is real and necessary for every day life, eternal, and co-equal with the Father and Son.
John 16:7-15, Romans 8:9-11, 1 John 2:26-27, 2 Corinthians 3:6
Man was created in the image of and for the purposes of God.
Ephesians 2:10, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Genesis 1:26-27, Psalms 139:13
Human beings sinned which led the way to physical and spiritual death.
Genesis chapter 3. Ephesians 2:1-3. Romans 6:23
All of humanity - except Christ - have sinned
and fallen short of the glory of God.
People are saved by grace through faith in Jesus.
The church is the body of Christ
and has the mission of making disciples.
Romans 12:4-5, Matthew 28:16-20
To summarize, if you don’t know where you stand and if you have questions, ask an unseen God for His presence and understanding. We know that talking to air or the sky can make you seem crazy at times, but that’s the beauty in that FAITH step. Believe that He loves you! Believe that He cares! Believe that HE IS THERE. Then literally start anywhere in the Bible by asking for His help with the road map of life, then flip open His Word!
To speak personally, I have tried multiple times to “read” the Bible. NEVER worked for me, and I always ended up getting bored and leaving it for a while. Always still seeking truth, and usually thinking I could find it in myself. That failed miserably. I went back and this time didn’t try to read it for myself but asked for His HELP! I wanted to understand, and I wanted to really “Get It”. We believe the Holy Spirit shows up at those times, and gives an understanding and hunger for Him at that time. Which comes in abundance with His word!