Who are we?
We are a local body of believers endeavoring to be faithful to the Word of God. In this present religious environment, we use labels to identify each other – Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Emergent, Reformed…on and on the list goes. The term “Christian” has been applied to a broad range of ideologies, everything from an ethnic group in Serbia to weird and strange cults here in America. No one knows what is meant when the term “Christian” is used anymore. We are definitely “Christians” in that we follow Christ. Yet, we don’t want to be confused with the fans of cultural Christianity so popular in America today. We do not view the Bible as simply a storybook to be read in Sunday school, but we apply the truths contained to every part of our lives. We use it as our standard of justice, our model of conduct and our guide to culture. We are willing to follow the Master’s teachings even when they are unpopular. We have been criticized as being “too hard core”. We accept that as a compliment. As the missionary C.T Studd once said: “If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”
If you too “consider everything to be a loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus (Phil. 3:8)”, then we invite you to come join us. Let us serve the Master together!
Isn't the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,
and to not ignore your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will appear like the dawn,
and your recovery will come quickly.
Your righteousness will go before you,
and the LORD's glory will be your rear guard.
At that time, when you call, the LORD will answer;
when you cry out, He will say: Here I am.
If you get rid of the yoke from those around you,
the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,
and if you offer yourself to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted one,
then your light will shine in the darkness,
and your night will be like noonday.
The LORD will always lead you,
satisfy you in a parched land,
and strengthen your bones.
You will be like a watered garden
and like a spring whose waters never run dry. - Isaiah 58:6-11