Before Jesus left the disciples and returned to Heaven, He gave them His final final instructions: This is known as "The Great Commission". Here Jesus tells us the most important thing we can do for those we love. Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Then Jesus continued, "And the second is like it, love your neighbor as yourself."
Understanding New Life Christian Church
To provide a Christ-centered ministry of evangelism, discipleship and spiritual growth in an atmosphere of love and acceptance.
To pattern our lives after the "Great Commission".
Our Priorities Are To:
What We Believe
We believe the Bible is God's inspired word and was given to provide instruction for what we should believe and how we should live our lives. We believe that the Bible is accurate and reliable, was written under direct inspiration from God and is completely authoritative for all Christians.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:19-21)
We believe that there is one true God, the Creator of the universe, who eternally exists in three persons:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19; John 1:1,14; John 14:26; 1 Peter 1:2)
We believe that Jesus was God's only begotten Son, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, voluntarily died on the cross for our sins and was bodily raised from the dead. He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of God and acts as an intermediary on our behalf. One day Jesus will return to earth and initiate the consummation of human history.
(John 1:1-18; Acts 2:22-41; Philippians 2:1-11)
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit is equal with God and with Jesus. The Holy Spirit provides power to overcome sin, insight into Scripture and personal direction in life. All believers are given the gift of the Holy Spirit at conversion, and through the Holy Spirit's presence and power are enabled to attain spiritual maturity in Christ. Through the Holy Spirit each person in the body is given certain gifts to use in ministry.
(Luke 11:13; John 16:13; Acts 1:8; Romans 8:11)
We believe that a human being's central purpose for existence is to have a close and personal relationship with God. Originally created for that purpose, humans defied God, choosing to go their own independent way and were separated from God. This "Fall" took place at the beginning of human history, all individuals since have felt these consequences and are in need of God's forgiveness and mercy. A person can be forgiven by God and have that close, personal relationship restored by believing that Jesus is God's Son, repenting of their sin and being baptized by immersion for the forgiveness of their sins (John 3:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 3:23, 10:9; 1 John 1:9). Baptism is when a person is immersed under water. It is a dying of your old self, a burying of your past, being totally cleaned of all your guilt, and being raised up to a new life in Jesus Christ
(Romans 6:3-4; Galatians 3:26-27; 1 Peter 3:20-22).
We believe that everyone will live forever after they die. Where one spends eternity will depend on what they do with Jesus. For all humankind there will be a resurrection into the spiritual world and a judgment that will determine the fate of each individual. Because unbelievers have rejected Jesus, they will be separated from his presence for all eternity in hell. Believers will be received into heaven to be with God for all eternity.
(John 3:36; Revelation 20-22)
New Life Christian Church (NLCC) is a non-denominational, independent Christian church that is led by leaders from within its own church, not an outside denominational office or headquarters. NLCC is loosely associated with a fellowship of over 6,000 similar churches nationwide called, "Independent Christian Churches," claiming over 1.5 million members in the United States alone. Independent Christian Churches are among the fastest growing churches in the United States. Independent Christian Churches combine their efforts, at different times, to support church planting organizations,
cross-cultural missionaries, benevolent associations
and over 30 Christian Colleges and Seminaries.
When Jesus was asked, "Which is the greatest commandment in the law?" He answered this way ... "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment."
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