Our Beliefs

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Our Beliefs 2017-11-08T15:50:20+00:00

God is the Creator, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. He has an immeasurable love for the all the world.

Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He died on the cross for the sins of the world according to the Scriptures, was raised to life, ascended to heaven, and is now at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, Strength and Guide, whose ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ by convicting men and empowering Christians in service and godly living.

The Bible, (Old and New Testaments) is the written word of God, inspired by Him. It is God’s complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind and the final authority for Christian faith and practice.

People were created in God’s image, sinned and therefore became separated from God and in need of spiritual regeneration. A person makes peace with God only by believing in Jesus Christ as Savior and receiving his death and resurrection on their own behalf and for their own salvation.

The Gospel is the distinguishing mark of the Christian church, and sets the goals and agenda for all we do.

Please refer to the EFC-ER Faith and Practice for a more complete description of our beliefs and doctrine. This document can be found online at: http://efcer.org/media/1/9/Faith-and-Practice-2013.pdf

 

 

Morning Star Friends Church desires to make disciples as Jesus commanded. Our description of a disciple is: A follower of Jesus who is seeking to become Christ-like by learning to love God and others through Worship, Small Groups, Service and Witness.

WORSHIP – we teach how to connect with Jesus.
SMALL GROUPS – we teach how to connect with followers of Jesus.
SERVICE – we teach how to connect as servants in the church.
WITNESS – we teach how to connect with neighbors.

Mark 12:28-31
28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[b] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no commandment greater than these.”

Matthew 28:16-20
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

2 Corinthians 3:18
And we . . . are being transformed into His likeness.