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Statement of Faith

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What do we believe?

In the vast array of theological discussion and debate, the Christian has a lot of ground to cover.  At times, the task of defining each facet of our faith can seem daunting.  We do not want to be overly-simplistic, but the Stanwood Community Church communicates first and foremost that the sole foundation for its beliefs is Jesus Christ.  He is the cornerstone of our faith, the fulfiller of the Law, and the only True Way to the Father.  Keep that in mind as you look through the beliefs of Stanwood below.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to communicate with us.  Just click the "contact Stanwood" link at the bottom of the page.


The Bible

We believe that the entire Bible in its original writings is verbally inspired of God, and is of plenary authority.

(II Tim. 3:16, 17; II Peter 1:21)


The Trinity

 We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(Deut. 6:4; Matt 28:19,20; John 10:30)

 

The Lord Jesus Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true Man.

(Luke 1:35; Isa. 9:6, 7:14; John 1:1; Phil. 2:6-9)


The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, regenerates, indwells, enlightens, and empowers the believer.

(John 16:8; I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:13, 17, 18; 3:16)

 

Resurrection

 We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected bodily from the dead, and that He will raise from the dead both the just and the unjust.  The just to resurrection unto life, and the unjust to the resurrection unto condemnation.

(John 5:29; 20:24-29; Acts 24:15; I Cor. 15:4-18; 42-46)

 

Ascension

We believe that Christ ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of God the Father.

(John 6:62; Eph. 4:8-10; I Peter 3:22)

 

The Second Coming of Christ

We believe that the second coming of Christ will be personal, visible, and glorious, and could be imminent.

(John 14:3; Acts 1:11; Phil. 3:20, 21; Col. 3:4)

 

Natural Sin

We believe that all men, by nature, are dead in trespasses and sins; as we, therefore, are totally unable to make ourselves acceptable unto God.

(Eph. 2:1-3; Romans 3:23; 5:12, 18; 8:7, 8)


Redemption

We believe that man can be redeemed from sin only through the voluntary death of the Lord Jesus Christ upon the cross of Calvary; and that His blood accomplished, once and for all, complete redemption.

(Eph. 1:7; Heb. 10:10, 12, 14)

 

Salvation

We believe that man, by faith, receives salvation and that it is a gift of God, apart from works.  We believe that man who trusts in the substitutionary death of Jesus Christ is justified freely by God's Grace.

(Romans 3:24-28; 4:5; Eph. 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9,10)

 

The Church

We believe the church is called the Body of Christ, having a membership composed of all saved people.

(I Cor. 12:13; Eph. 1:22; 3:1-6)

 

Mission

We believe that the mission of the church is to preach and teach the gospel of the Grace of God.

(Acts 20:24; Romans 1:1-5)

 

Believer's Walk

We believe that as Christians, we should seek to walk worthily of the Lord and that we should consciously endeavor to manifest that quality of life that truly pleases and glorifies God.

(Romans 13:12-14; Eph. 5:1-17; I Thess. 4:1; Matt 3:8)

 

Biblical Marriage

We believe that God has divinely ordained the institution of marriage to be a Covenant of Companionship which is a lifelong commitment shared only between one man and one woman and based on the principles of biblical love.

(Mal. 2:15; Matt. 19:3-6; Eph 5:21-33)

 

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This Week at Stanwood

Monday - December 11th

FC - Ellington

Tuesday - December 12th

Consistory Meeting

Wednesday - December 13th

FC and Church reserved

Community Group West & Central, 7:00 pm

Thursday - December 14th

Community Group East, 7:00 pm

Friday - December 15th

Saturday - December 16th

Salvation Army Bell Ringing, 10 am - 8 pm

Sunday - December 17th

Sunday School 9:00 am

Worship 10:15 am

Children's Christmas Program

Christmas Caroling, 2:30