What We Believe

What We Believe

Family Worship Church believes God is honored by loving people through real life experiences. Family Worship Church is committed to gospel-centered worship, gospel-centered service, gospel-centered community, and gospel-centered teachings. Here is what we believe:

The Scripture

The Old and New Testament are inspired by Holy Spirit, the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for all people (II Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13, II Peter 1:21).

One God

God reveals himself as having always existed.  He is the Creator of heaven and earth and the One who redeems, saves, and rescues mankind from sin.  God has revealed himself as a single Being consisting of three interrelated persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Isaiah 43:10-11, Genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22).

The Person and Work of Jesus Christ

Jesus is the second person of the Trinity; He is the Son of God.  The Bible declares he was born of a virgin as conceived by the Holy Spirit.  In order to restore fallen mankind, Jesus died on the cross as a substitute for the sin of every person.  He was raised from the dead by the power of God, and is seated at the right hand of God (Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31,35, I Corinthians 15:3, II Corinthians 5:21, Luke 24:39, Hebrews 1:3).

The Fall of Man

Man was created in the image of God.  However, by willful choice ignoring God’s instructions, choosing to engage in sin.  As a result, mankind fell from innocence and goodness incurring both physical and spiritual death, which is separation from God (Romans 5:12-19, Genesis 1:26-27).

Salvation

Salvation is deliverance from spiritual enslavement.  God provides salvation for fallen mankind through the blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son.  Salvation is received as a person 1) repents before God for sins and sinful nature, 2) believes or has faith in the fact that the death of Jesus Christ removes and brings forgiveness of sin, 3) accepts the gift of eternal life through Christ Jesus in becoming heir to all that God has for you (Matthew 27, Luke 24:47, Romans 10:13-15).

The Ordinances of the Church

Baptism in Water

Immersion in water is a commandment in the Scriptures.  The act of water baptism is symbolic in declaring to everyone the old sinful life and old lifestyle is dead and the baptized believer is raised to a new life in Christ Jesus (Matthew 28:19, Acts 10:47-48, Romans 6:4).

Communion

The Lord’s table consists of two elements: the bread and the cup.  These elements represent the body of Christ and the blood of Christ. In eating and drinking these symbols, the believer expresses that through salvation he is a partaker of Christ’s death and resurrection (I Corinthians 11:26, II Peter 1:4).

The Church

The Church is the body of Christ with a three-fold mission 1) to evangelize, 2) to worship God, 3) equip others for the work of the ministry (Matthew 28:19-20, I Corinthians 12:13, Ephesians 4:11-16).

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity.  The Holy Spirit gives to the church gifts through signs and wonders empowering and edifying the church.  These gifts are different manifestations of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy spirit is to be earnestly desired and the gifts practiced in an orderly fashion as described in the New Testament (Acts 2:4, Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4,8, I Corinthians 12:1-31).

The Final Judgement

There will be a final judgement when all will be judged according to their works.  Those whose names are not found in the Book of Life, will be condemned to eternal separation from God.  Those whose names are found written in the Book of Life, will be resurrected to stand at the judgement seat of Christ to be rewarded for their works (Matthew 25:31-46, Revelation 20:11-15, I Corinthians 4:5).