Jesus is the Son of God who came into the world to die for our sins on the cross and to make a way for us to know our Father God. He is the only way to God. He shows us what God is really like. He also shows us what true humanity is supposed to be like. Through faith in Him and His work for us on the cross, we are forgiven of sins and reconciled to God. By Jesus’ resurrection from death, we see that God has begun preparing a new creation. When we join Jesus in doing the things he loves to do (making wrong things right, working for love and peace in relationships, and helping people find God) we take part in God’s work of setting the world free from sin and death. When we come to true faith in Christ we are given the same Holy Spirit who empowered Christ. Through faith in Christ we are brought into relationship with God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) and into relationship with the family of God around the world (all those who have put their hope and faith in Jesus Christ). Our hope is that you will put your faith, hope, and life into the hands of the Lord and Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
The church is the gathering of God’s people who have truly put their faith and hope in Jesus Christ. The church gathers to celebrate that Christ has set them free from bondage to sin and death. It is all those who have a share in the resurrection life of Jesus Christ by the Holy Spirit, who forms believers from all backgrounds together into one family of our Father God. In the church, Jesus is treasured and honored as Lord and Savior of the world. The church eagerly expects the return of Christ from heaven at any moment as king to judge the living and the dead. The highest priority for believers in the church is to love as Christ loved and to live in a way that glorifies the Father and furthers God’s purpose to set the world free from the frustrations of sin and death. A great description of church life is found in Acts 2:42-47. Our dream at Christ Fellowship has always been to see the church actually be the church that we read about in the book of Acts. We hope you will join us on that journey.