I was reading through some old study papers that I had received several years ago and ran across this from Student Life. These are 8 doctrinal statements that they were going to start using for a new teaching method.
1.GOD IS: the one true living God; 2. THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD: truth without any mixture of error; 3. PEOPLE ARE GOD’S TREASURE: fashioned in His image; 4. JESUS IS GOD AND SAVIOR: fully God and fully human; 5. THE HOLY SPIRT IS GOD: living within every believer; 6. SALVATION IS BY FAITH ALONE: secure in Christ forever; 7. THE CHURCH IS GOD’S PLAN: with Christ as the head; 8.GOD HOLDS THE FUTURE: which should motivate our daily lives. I may add to number 6 that it tells us in Ephesians 2:8 that we are saved by grace through faith. I’m not saying that we should change our way or our methods of teaching; I just believe that these are some good things to remember as we live for Christ day to day.
Paul says in Colossians 1:10, “that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” If we want to walk in a matter worthy of the Lord, we need to pray, read His Word, and live in such a way that brings glory to God. Others need to see that we truly believe what we say we believe.
I would like to personally invite you to Crossroads Baptist Church. You will find our church to be a place where life-long friendships can be cultivated. Crossroads is an environment where you can love God, connect with people, and be empowered for ministry and service.
Randy Smith, Pastor