RESURRECTION BAPTIST CHURCH
WHEN WE GATHER
Sundays at 10:15 am
We worship the Lord in the preaching of the Word and in Song.
Sundays at 9:15 am
Third Monday of the month at 7 PM
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
All are welcome and there is no pressure to pray aloud.
BIBLE STUDY DISCUSSION GROUPS
Sundays at 1PM
Come and participate as much as you feel comfortable. We have a women's group and a men's group. Children are welcome to stay with a family member in their group.
Wednesdays at 7 pm
Paul Keller leads a Bible lesson.
FROM THE PASTOR
Irene and I are so grateful to be here and serve the Lord. I strive for our church to be grounded and guided solely by the truth of God’s Word.
If you have any questions about God, the Bible, or our church please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via FB, phone, or using the form below. We would love to have you join us as our guest.
Grace & Peace,
Paul Keller, Pastor
Weekly and Monthly
On Sundays, we meet to work on learning foundational pieces of the Christian faith at 1 PM.
We also get together once a month at a local restaurant or for a ministry outreach. We keep in touch during the week to share praises and prayer requests.
Sundays , 1PM
This class is led by Pastor Paul
Sundays 9:15 AM
Life Prep Bible Study for Children 4-12
Child Safety matters to us:
We want you to be assured that all of our adults in children's ministry have completed background checks and we have a policy of always having 2 adults present.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
I. The Scriptures
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God. Therefore, all Scripture is authoritative, infallible, and inerrant. The Scriptures are the only sufficient rule for faith and practice (Psalms 19:7; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; and 2 Peter 1:20-21).
There is but one God, the Maker, Preserver, and Ruler of all things, having in and of Himself, all perfections, and being infinite in them all; and to Him all creatures owe the highest love, reference, and obedience that springs from faith (Deuteronomy 6:4; Psalms 145:3; John 1:3; I Corinthians 8:4-6; and I Timothy 1:17).
III. The Trinity
The Scriptures reveal that the one God eternally exists in three persons: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Each person has distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19; and 2 Corinthians 13:14).
God has decreed in Himself, from all eternity, by the most wise and holy counsel of His own will, all things that come to pass, and perpetually upholds, governs, and directs all creatures and events. In all of this, God is neither the author of, nor has any fellowship with sin; nor does God violate the will or responsibility of intelligent creatures (Isaiah 46:9-11; Proverbs 16:33; Colossians 1:17; Romans 11:33-36; and James 1:13-15).
Election is God’s eternal choice of some persons unto everlasting life – not because of foreseen merit or foreseen faith in them, but of His mere, gratuitous mercy in Christ – in consequence of which choice they are called, justified, and glorified (Romans 8:28-30; I Corinthians 1:27-30; and Ephesians 1:4, 11).
VI. The Fall of Man
God originally created man in His own image, and free from sin; but, through the temptation of Satan, Adam transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original holiness and righteousness; whereby his posterity inherit a nature corrupt and wholly opposed to God and His law. As a result they are under condemnation, and as soon as they are capable of moral action, become actual transgressors (Genesis 1:26-27; 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-19; and Ephesians 2:1-3).
VII. The Mediator
Since Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, is fully God and fully man, He is the divinely appointed mediator between God and man. Having taken upon Himself human nature, yet without sin, He perfectly fulfilled the law; suffered and died upon the cross for the salvation of sinners. He was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended to His Father, at whose right hand He ever lives to make intercession for His people. He will return again visibly and bodily. He is the only Mediator, the Prophet, Priest, and King of the Church, and Sovereign of the Universe (Isaiah 53:10-12; John 1:1, 14; Acts 1:9-11; Romans 3:21-26; 8:34; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Galatians 3:13; I Timothy 2:5; and Hebrews 1:1-3).
VIII. The Holy Spirit
We believe that God, the Holy Spirit brings glory to the Father and the Son. He applies the work of Christ to believers, and distributes spiritual gifts to every believer according to His sovereign good pleasure for the purpose of building up the body of Christ. He is the Comforter, The Spirit of Adoption, the Seal of our Salvation, and the Earnest of our inheritance in Christ (John 14:16-17; 16:14; Acts 5:3; Romans 8:14-17; and Ephesians 1:13-14).
Regeneration is a change of heart, wrought by the Holy Spirit, who gives life to those dead in trespasses and sins, enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the Word of God, renewing their whole nature, so that they love and practice holiness. It is a work of God’s free and special grace alone, so that the ultimate cause of regeneration is God’s grace, not man’s free will (Ezekiel 36:25-27; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:5; and I John 5:1).
Repentance is an evangelical grace, wherein a person being by the Holy Spirit, made sensible of the manifold evil of his sin, humbles himself for it, with godly sorrow, detestation of it, and self-abhorrence, with a purpose and endeavor to walk before God so as to please Him in all things (Acts 2:37-38; 11:18; 2 Corinthians 7:10-11; and 2 Timothy 2:25).
Saving faith is the belief, on God’s authority, of the Good News, as revealed in His Word concerning Christ; accepting and resting on Him alone for justification and eternal life. It is wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, and is accompanied by all other saving graces, and leads to a life of holiness (Romans 3:27-28; 4:1-5; 4:17-25; 10:14, 17; Philippians 1:29; Ephesians 2:8; and James 2:14-26).
Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal from all sin, for sinners who believe in Christ, through the satisfaction that Christ has made, not for anything wrought in them or done by them, but on account of the obedience and satisfaction of Christ. Only those are justified who rest on the righteous person and work of Jesus Christ by faith (Acts 13:38-39; Romans 3:21-26; 8:34; 10:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:11; 5:4; and Philippians 3:9).
Those who have been regenerated are also sanctified by God’s Word and Spirit dwelling in them. This sanctification is progressive through the supply of Divine strength, which all saints seek to obtain, pressing after a heavenly life in cordial obedience to all Christ’s commands (Jeremiah 31:31-34; Ezekiel 36:27; Romans 8:1-17; Galatians 5:13-24; and 2 Peter 1:3-11).
XIV. Perseverance of the Saints
All those whom God has regenerated will never totally nor finally fall from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere to the end; and though they may fall through neglect and temptation, into sin, whereby they grieve the Spirit, impair their graces and comforts, bring reproach on the church, and temporal judgments upon themselves, yet they shall be renewed again unto repentance, and be kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation. This perseverance in holiness is evidence of regeneration and God’s preserving grace (John 6:37-40; 10:27-29; Romans 8:28-39; I Corinthians 1:8-9; and Philippians 1-6).
XV. The Church
The Lord Jesus is the head of the church, which is composed of all His true disciples, and in Him is invested supremely all power for its government. According to His commandment, Christians are to associate themselves into particular churches; and to each of these churches He has given needful authority for administering that order, discipline, and worship which He has appointed. The regular officers of a church are Elders (Pastors) and Deacons (John 10:16; Acts 20:17, 28; Ephesians 1:22; 5:23; I Thessalonians 5:12-13; I Timothy 3:1-13; 5:17-18; Titus 1:5-9; and Hebrews 10:25).
Baptism is an ordinance of the Lord Jesus, obligatory upon every believer, an obedient evidence of regeneration, wherein he is immersed in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, as a sign of his fellowship with the death and resurrection of Christ, of remission of sins, and of giving himself up to God, to live and walk in newness of life. It is prerequisite to church membership and to participation in the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 28:19; Romans 6:3-5; and I Corinthians 12:13).
XVII. The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of Jesus Christ, to be administered with the elements of bread and the fruit of the vine, and to be observed by His churches till the end of the world. It is in no sense a sacrifice, but is designed to commemorate His death, to confirm the faith and other graces of Christians, and to be a bond, pledge, and renewal of their communion with Him, and of their church membership (Matthew 26:26-29; and I Corinthians 10:16-17; 11:23-34).
VVIII. The Lord’s Day
The Lord’s Day is a Christian institution for regular observance, and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion, both public and private (Acts 20:7; I Corinthians 16:1-2; and Revelation 1:10).
XIX. Liberty of Conscience
Christ has purchased for all in Him freedom from guilt of sin, from the condemning wrath of God, the severity of the Law, this present evil world, and the bondage to sin and Satan. The Christian is free to know, love, and obey his Creator. As civil magistrates are ordained by God, the Christian is to obey the laws of the land for conscience sake, keeping Christ as Lord. Those who use Christian liberty as an excuse for the practice of sin do so at their own destruction (Matthew 15:9; Romans 13:1-8; 14:4; Acts 5:29; and Colossians 2:20-23).
Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church, and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage for the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race (Matthew 19:4-6).
XXI. The Resurrection
The bodies of men after death return to dust, but their spirits return immediately to God – the righteous to rest with Him; the wicked to be reserved under darkness to judgment. The bodies of all the dead, both just and unjust, will be raised (John 5:28-29; I Corinthians 15:12-28; 2 Corinthians 5:1-10; and Philippians 1:23).
XXII. The Judgment
God has appointed a day, wherein He will judge the world by Jesus Christ, when everyone shall receive according to his deeds; the wicked shall go into everlasting and conscious punishment; the righteous, into everlasting life (Matthew 25:46; John 5:22, 27-29; Acts 17:31; Romans 2:6-11; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; 2 Timothy 4:8; and Revelation 7:13-17; 14:9-11).
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