what we believe

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:19-20

BELIEFS

  • We believe there is one God, who is Creator and Redeemer (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3 and John 14:25-26).  He exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
     

  • God the Father is Lord of heaven and earth.  He seeks worshipers who worship Him in spirit and in truth.  Out of His love, He gave His only begotten Son to redeem the world.  (John 3:16 and John 4:24)
     

  • God the Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.  He brought the good news of the Kingdom of God in His preaching, teaching, and healing, fulfilling the Law and word of the Prophets.  He died for our sins, was raised from the dead, and set us free from the law of sin and death.  He ascended into heaven, where He sits in authority at God’s right hand, and reigns as the Head of His Body, the Church.  
     

  • His return is certain and imminent, at which time He will judge the living and the dead. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Matthew 25:31-46).
     

  • God the Holy Spirit is the effective agent in our conviction of sin, regeneration, and sanctification.  The Holy Spirit is the church’s life and witnessing power.  He equips the individual and church for practical, efficient, and joyous proclamation of the Gospel message.  In His gifts, He enables the believer to build and increase the church, achieving the common good to glorify the Son.  (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).
     

  • (Salvation) – In Jesus Christ, we find the only way to salvation.  This salvation, a free gift of God’s grace, is received by faith, through believing in His death and resurrection.  God is faithful to forgive, when we confess and repent of our sins and acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord.  We acknowledge the need for each believer to make this Christian faith their own.  (Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8-11, Romans 6:23, and Philippians 2:9-11). 
     

  • (The Bible) – We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant Word of God.  (Revelation 22:18-19).  
     

  • We affirm the faith of the historic Church as expressed in the Apostles’ and the Nicene Creeds reclaimed in the basic insights of the Protestant Reformers.
     

  • (Prayer) – We believe in the power of individual and corporate prayer, as exemplified by our Lord Jesus Christ.  (Matthew 6:5-13 and Matthew 26:40-41)
     

  • (Marriage) – We believe in fidelity in marriage between a man and a woman and chastity in singleness, as ordained by God.  (Genesis 2:18-24)
     

  • (Sanctity of Human Life) – We believe in the sanctity of human life.  (Psalms 139:13-16 and Isaiah 44:24)
     

  • (The Sacraments) – We recognize the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 and Matthew 28:18-20)

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Phone: 260.824.3161

Fax: 260-824-3299

 

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firstref@adamswells.com

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Service Times

SUNDAY SCHOOL
9:15am to 10:15 am

(Fall, Winter and Spring)


WORSHIP SERVICE

Every Sunday from 10:30am to 11:30am

 

ADDRESS:

301 West Cherry Street

Bluffton, IN. 46714

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