Ouray Christian Fellowship
What We Believe
Where the hope and truth of the Good News is announced
Our aim is to make Jesus known. Helping others discover a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ, one that leads people to become complete in Christ.
Scripture: Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 1:8 and Romans 10:14-15, Colossians 1:28
We are a Bible-centered community that seeks daily to be like Jesus in our love for God and in our love of others.
Scripture: Matthew 22:34-40
What We Value
We are a community of imperfect people in need of Jesus’ redeeming love. We strive to demonstrate patience and understanding with each other as we live in community together. Collectively, we seek to understand the Word of God in how it instructs us to maturity in faith. We are committed to gathering together, encouraging one another on toward love and good deeds. Our goal is that we grow into the men and women God desires us to become through the reliance of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture: Proverbs 27:17, John 15:12-13, Romans 12:3-21, Hebrews 10:24-25, 1 Thessalonians 5:14, Colossians 3:13, Galatians 6:2
We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God through the work of the Holy Spirit. We believe God’s Word is reliable, that God’s Word can be completely trusted to accomplish all that it promises to do in matters of faith and Christian practice. We believe the Bible is useful for teaching and training us in righteousness, equipping the person for every good work the Lord calls us to do. We believe following the words of the scripture is the key to life and all its abundance!
Scripture: Psalm 119:105, Matthew 6:9-13, Romans 12:1-2, 2 Timothy 3:10-17
Heart for Worship
We value the redeeming sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We believe that when a person is changed by the love of Jesus, this leads to a life of gratitude. We believe worship points to what we value most. Our hope is that our worship points people to the transforming love of Jesus.
Scripture: Psalm 29:2; 40:1-5, Acts 3:1-10, Colossians 3:14-17
We are committed to developing healthy and positive relationships among our neighbors. We are constantly looking for ways to win the right to be heard within our community and remove obstacles that might hinder a person from hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 15:11, Isaiah 1:17, Micah 6:8, Proverbs 11:25, Romans 12:18, James 2:14-17
Statement Of Faith
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, holy, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in a loving unity of three equally divine Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Having limitless knowledge and sovereign power, God has graciously purposed from eternity to redeem a people for Himself and to make all things new for His own glory.
We believe that God has spoken in the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, through the words of human authors. As the verbally inspired Word of God, the Bible is without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for salvation, and the ultimate authority by which every realm of human knowledge and endeavor should be judged. Therefore, it is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises.
THE HUMAN CONDITION
We believe that God created Adam and Eve in His image, but they sinned when tempted by Satan. In union with Adam, human beings are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God, and under His wrath. Only through God’s saving work in Jesus Christ can we be rescued, reconciled and renewed.
We believe that Jesus Christ is God incarnate, fully God and fully man, one Person in two natures. Jesus—Israel’s promised Messiah—was conceived through the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified under Pontius Pilate, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate.
THE WORK OF CHRIST
We believe that Jesus Christ, as our representative and substitute, shed His blood on the cross as the perfect, all-sufficient sacrifice for our sins. His atoning death and victorious resurrection constitute the only ground for salvation.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the Holy Spirit, in all that He does, glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ. He convicts the world of its guilt. He regenerates sinners, and in Him they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted as heirs in the family of God. He also indwells, illuminates, guides, equips and empowers believers for Christ-like living and service.
We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head. The true church is manifest in local churches, whose membership should be composed only of believers. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, which visibly and tangibly express the gospel. Though they are not the means of salvation, when celebrated by the church in genuine faith, these ordinances confirm and nourish the believer.
We believe that God’s justifying grace must not be separated from His sanctifying power and purpose. God commands us to love Him supremely and others sacrificially, and to live out our faith with care for one another, compassion toward the poor and justice for the oppressed. With God’s Word, the Spirit’s power, and fervent prayer in Christ’s name, we are to combat the spiritual forces of evil. In obedience to Christ’s commission, we are to make disciples among all people, always bearing witness to the gospel in word and deed.
We believe in the personal, bodily and glorious return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The coming of Christ, at a time known only to God, demands constant expectancy and, as our blessed hope, motivates the believer to godly living, sacrificial service and energetic mission.
RESPONSE AND ETERNAL DESTINY
We believe that God commands everyone everywhere to believe the gospel by turning to Him in repentance and receiving the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world, assigning the unbeliever to condemnation and eternal conscious punishment and the believer to eternal blessedness and joy with the Lord in the new heaven and the new earth, to the praise of His glorious grace. Amen.
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