North Grand Christian Church

 

For an in-depth study of our beliefs click what we believe.
BASIC BELIEFS

About God

God is the creator and ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed (and will continue to exist for all time) in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one with God.

Related Bible Verses:  Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Cor. 13:14

About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus was born of a virgin and He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to heaven's glory and will return again someday to reign as King of Kings and Lords of Lords.

Related Bible Verses:  Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every person from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, quidance in doing what is right and equipping us to witness to those who are lost.  As Christians we seek to live under His control daily.

Related Bible Verses:  2 Cor. 3:17; John 16:7-13; Acts 1:8; 2:38-39; 1 Cor. 2:12; 3:16; Eph. 1:13; 5:18; Galatians 5:25

About The Bible
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the final and only authority of truth and revelation for all people.

Related Bible Verses:  2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16; Psalm 12:6; 119:105, 160; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5

About Sin
We believe that all people are created in the image of God and have tremendous potential for good, but we are all marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin.  As a result of our sin, we have a shattered and broken relationship with God that can only be made whole through Jesus Christ.

Related Bible Verses:  Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; 59:1-2; Romans 3:23

About Salvation
Salvation is God's free gift (grace) to us but we must accept it by acknowledging Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (confessing); turning from our sinful lifestyle (repentance); and being baptized (immersion) for the forgiveness of our sins.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.


Related Bible Verses:  Romans 5:1; 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12; 14:6; Titus 3:5: Galatians 3:26; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 1:9-11; Acts 8:26-40; 9:17-19; 10:47-48; 16:15; 16:29-33; Mark 16:15-16; John 3:3-5; Acts 2:38-39; Acts 22:16; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Cor. 12:13; Galatians 3:26-27; Ephesians 5:25-27; Colossians 2:11-13; Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21

About Eternity
We are created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through the forgiveness and salvation of Jesus Christ.  To be eternally separated from God is called Hell.  To be eternally in union with God is called Heaven.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.  Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior of our life.

Related Bible Verses:  John 3:16; 14:17; Romans 6:23; 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 21:27; 1 Cor. 2:7-9; Matthew 25:41

About Equality
Jesus Christ came to restore not only our relationship with God, but also to bring unity and dignity to men and women of all races, ages, and classes.  All persons are made in the image of God, and every disciple of Jesus Christ is to reflect that image in the home and in society.

Related Bible Verses:  Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:11-22; John 17:20-26; Acts 10:9-23; Colosians 3:11-14


North Grand Christian Church - 919 30th St. - Ames IA, 50010 - 515-232-1060 - Sunday Worship 10:15AM & Sunday School 9AM