Distinctive Convictions
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  1. We affirm Scripture above all. 
    The Bible instructs Christians to see it as sufficient, meaning that Christians shouldn't pursue secular philosophies, popular psychology, or any other prophetic utterances.  All of life and godliness should follow God's Holy Word. 
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  2. We affirm the sovereignty of God in salvation. 
    The Bible instructs Christians to believe and trust in God's control over both salvation and history. 
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  3. We affirm the lordship of Christ in salvation.
    The Bible instructs Christians to follow Christ as Lord in submission. 
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  4. We affirm biblical worship for our services.
    God commands what we should include in our worship services, and we're not free to add to it.  Everything, including our music, should be directed by Scripture.
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  5. We affirm the biblical model of church government.
    The Bible instructs churches to be governed independently by a plurality of elders and served by deacons. 
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  6. We affirm the importance of church membership.
    The Bible instructs Christians to join and to commit to a local church. 
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  7. We affirm the practice of church discipline.
    The Bible instructs both Christians and churches on how to handle disputes and sinfulness within the congregation. 
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  8. We affirm a biblical view of gender roles.
    The Bible instructs Christians as to how to operate as male and female, both inside marriage and insider the church. 
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  9. We affirm biblical evangelism and apologetics.
    The Bible instructs Christians how to share the gospel, and as such, we hold to a presuppositional approach to apologetics. 
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  10. We affirm biblical definitions and dispensations of spiritual gifts.
    The Bible instructs Christians to utilize their gifting as well as the temporary nature of some spiritual gifts.
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  11. We affirm biblical counseling.
    We believe God calls us to biblical or nouthetic counseling, for through it, He gives us hope to genuine change and growth in Christ.
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  12. We affirm biblical youth involvement.
    We've believe God calls parents to be responsible for the spiritual well-being of their children, and one way we seek to help parents is by inviting youth to stay in the main services.
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  13. We affirm a biblical view of the end-times.
    The Bible instructs us to anticipate a future rule of Christ over the nations in Israel before the final state.  We are therefore dispensational premillennialists. 
    [SERMON, PART 1: Read | Listen] | [SERMON, Part 2: Read | Listen] | [SERMON, Part 3 Read | Listen]

  14. We affirm the centrality of God’s grace in all.
    The Bible instructs Christians as to their ongoing necessity of God's grace for all of life and doctrine and their need to rest in it alone.
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