What we Believe
The Priority of The Word
A primary distinctive of Living Streams is our endeavor to declare to people the whole counsel of God. The Word of God is what builds us, corrects us and draws us closer to The Lord. We teach the Bible verse by verse, from Genesis to Revelation in its entirety. It is the word of God through the Spirit of God that builds the believer.
Empowered By The Spirit
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Act 1:8
Jesus said; without me, you can do nothing. True ministry is not about programs or human ability. It is about the God working through us in the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe without that anointing our efforts are in vain.
The Rapture of the Church
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13
Jesus plainly declared that he would return to bring us home. Keeping that perspective is what keeps us on track in these last days. We are servants waiting for our Master’s return.
The Supremacy of Love
By this shall all men know that you are my disciples, if you have love one to another. John 13:35
Without love, all the gifts and powers of the Holy Spirit are meaningless and worthless. All our doctrinal orthodoxy and understanding of the Scriptures are of no value without love. We put great emphasis on our fellowship with each other and believe the true evidence of a growing relationship with Jesus is our love one to another.
Our Statement of Faith
JESUS CHRIST is the foundation and cornerstone of the church. He came to restore man’s broken relationship with God. His finished work on the cross made that possible. Because of His love demonstrated on the cross by dying for our sins, we now have reason to fellowship with one another and proclaim salvation through His life, death, and resurrection. (1 Corinthians 3:11, Ephesians 2:20, Romans 5:6-10)
WORSHIP – We believe God is worthy of all praise, reverence, and love. We take special time to worship Him in church through song. It is our goal to worship Him with our whole lives as well; at home, at work, and at play. (John 15:5, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 4:15)
JESUS CHRIST is the foundation and cornerstone of the church.
THE BIBLE is the inspired, infallible word of God and is relevant and applicable to man today. Therefore we place great emphasis upon teaching it in public, studying it in private, and using it as a guide for our daily lives. Our teaching ministry is expository and generally verse by verse through the Bible. We have found this to be the most effective method of teaching the Bible. Additionally the believer receives the whole counsel of God in the process and the teacher’s agenda is set by the Bible itself. (1 Timothy 4:13, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
CHRISTIAN GROWTH – Our supreme desire is to know Jesus and to be conformed to His image, likeness, and example by the power of the Holy Spirit. We encourage this by abiding in Jesus Christ through His Word, prayer, fellowship, and by yielding our lives to the Holy Spirit. (John 4:23 Colossians 3:16, 1 Thessalonians 2:13)
LOVE is the greatest virtue and demonstration of the reality of Christ Jesus. We endeavor to show a Christ-like love to all men. We embrace all of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit knowing they are for the edification of the body and the glorification of God. (John 13:34-35, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Philippians 2:3-5, Hebrews 2:4, 1 Corinthians 14:26)
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