WHAT WE BELIEVE
"Revealing God's love through relationship, not religion."
At Grace we believe and teach the message of Grace, Faith, and Peace. Grace is God’s ability in us to do that which we could not do ourselves. It is a supernatural power that raised Christ from the grave, and it transforms us daily into the image of Christ. Faith puts action to Biblical hope (the confident expectation of God’s goodness in your life). Faith shows God's provision through the context of an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. Through Jesus we are at Peace with God. We are now declared innocent and the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus because of the finished work of the cross.
Through Jesus dying on the cross, we can recieve forgiveness, and salvation has been made possible for anyone who puts their faith in Him. The only way to obtain Salvation is through putting your trust in Jesus, and giving him command over your life. (John 14:6)
It doesn’t matter what you’ve done or who you are, God wants you.
Scripture References: Romans 10:13, Acts 2:21, John 14:6
Water Baptism is our outward expression of our inward decision and transformation. It is to show the world that we identify with the redemption Jesus purchased for us. Jesus was baptised, and by being baptised we follow Jesus' example.
Scripture References: Mathew 3:13-17, 28:19, Acts 2:41)
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
As Christians, the Holy Spirit is always in us to guide us, comfort us, empower us, and teach us to act more like Jesus. The presence and baptism of the Holy Spirit are gifts from the Father, available to all believers. The confirmation of receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is received subsequent to salvation, is speaking in other tongues.
Acts 1:4-8, Isaiah 61:1-3, Joel 2:28-32, Matthew 3:11, Luke 1:35, Luke 11:13, Luke 12:12, John 15:26, John 16:7-14, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:42-43, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 19:2-6, Romans 8:9-11, Romans 8:14-16, Romans 8:27-27, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13-14