What We Believe
At Grace United we submit to God’s Word & preach the Bible. Our goal is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a Non-Denominational Christian church that encourages unity around the gospel & stands firm on the foundational truths of the Christian faith.
The Gospel is the “good news” of what God has done to save sinners. As a church we are passionate about the Gospel of Jesus Christ because we believe that it’s the foundation of everything we believe. The gospel is the good news that God has graciously pursued a relationship with sinners through the sinless life, sacrificial death, and bodily resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. Through Jesus we have forgiveness from all of our sin and complete justification before God.
The Gospel is not only the means by which people are saved, but also the truth and power by which people grow; it is the promises of the Gospel that enable us to genuinely and joyfully do what is pleasing to God and to grow in continual conformity to the image of Christ.
The salvation offered in the gospel message is received by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work, or any other activity on the part of man is required in order to be saved. It is ultimately the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit of God that points us to the good news of Jesus Christ.
( Mark 1:1 ; Luke 24:46-47 ; John 3:16-18 ; Romans 1:16-17 ;Romans 1:18-25 ; Ⅰ Corinthians 1:18-25 ; Ⅰ Corinthians 2:2 ;Ⅰ Corinthians 15:1-4 ; Ⅱ Corinthians 4:1-6 ; Ⅱ Corinthians 9:13 ;Galatians 1:6-9 ; Ephesians 1:7-10 ; Colossians 1:19-20 ;Ⅱ Timothy 1:8-14 ; Ⅱ Peter 3:11-13 Jude 3-4 ; Revelation 21-22 )
There is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. All things exist for the glory of God.
(Matthew 3:16-17; 1 John 5:7-8; Deut 6:4; Isaiah 64:8; John 16:7-15; Heb 1:2-3)
We believe that man was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated from that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, humanity is spiritually dead and totally incapable of coming back into a right relationship with God by his or her own effort.
(Genesis 1:26; John 3:16; Acts 2:22-39; Rom 3:21-24)
We believe that Jesus Christ (the Son of God) became flesh to reveal God to man and from the foundation of the world is the promised Savior to the lost. He, being fully God and fully man, is the only person to have lived a sinless life and pay the full atoning penalty for sin on the cross. He physically resurrected from the dead and is alive today seated at the right hand of God the Father. Jesus will return to earth in power and glory.
(Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1, 14; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 4:15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Ephesians 1:7; Hebrews 2:9; John 11:25; Acts 1:11; Revelation 19:11-16)
We believe that salvation only occurs when a person places their faith in the perfect life, death & resurrection of Jesus Christ as the sufficient & full payment for their sin. This justification before God is by His grace. We believe that salvation is a free gift given at God’s initiative, and must be received personally by faith through the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Luke 24:46-47; John 1:29; Acts 3:19; 1 John 1:7-9; Revelation 5:9)
The Christian Life…
We believe that God has equipped every Christian with the power of the Holy Spirit to live the Christian life. It is only because of God’s mercy and grace that we are saved and sanctified, so we live a life of complete dependance on God for change in our lives. It is only through His strength that we will be able to be conformed to the image of Christ, not because we are able to change ourselves.
(Matthew 16:24; John 14:23; Galatians 5:25; II Corinthians 3:18; I Thessalonians 4:3)
We believe that the church is the body of Christ of which Jesus Christ is the Head. Through the gospel we are invited into God’s family. The members of the body are those who have placed their faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to a lost world.
(I Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 1:22-23, 3:10-11)
The Holy Spirit…
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a distinct person within the eternal Trinity. The Holy Spirit’s purpose is to convict the world of sin, open the heart of sinful humanity to salvation, edify and empower the individual believer and church, and reveal to us the beauties of Jesus. The Holy Spirit is alive and active today, as well as the gifts of the Spirit chronicled in the New Testament.
(Acts 1:5, 8; Ephesians 3:16; 1 Cor. 12:4-6; 2 Cor. 13:14; John 3:16-19; 1 Peter 1:2; Titus 3:5)
We believe the entire Bible is the Word of God and God is the hero of the story. It was written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit to write the inspired words of Scripture. It is God-breathed and without error. It is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that all may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
(Luke 24:26-17; John 5:39-40; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the leader of the Church and the Source of eternal life.
In honoring Christ as the Head of the Church through authentic worship.
That the Bible is God’s life-changing message of truth to all people.
The principles of the New Testament church are the guiding influence in the shape of our Church.
That the Church should communicate the truth in a relevant way.
That the Church should be characterized by unity and compassion.
In consistent, life-long spiritual growth.
That loving God means giving Him our best.
Following Christ means a life of service to others.
In building healthy, God-honoring relationships.
In a courageous life of full devotion to Christ.