We are a church made up of people belonging to Jesus Christ. Each of us has a unique past, but we share a common future because of God’s love, which is manifested in Jesus, His Son and our Savior. With the help of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, we are to continually offer our sacrifice of praise to God by proclaiming the glory of His name. We are to love and serve people like Jesus did – acting as the body of Christ. By doing those two things, we honor the Great Commands as spoken by Jesus, “Love God with all your heart, soul, and strength, and your neighbor as yourself.” Every other part of God’s Word is built on those two statements.
This church is actively pursuing an uncomplicated environment - one that values Christ above all else. As a church, we are interested in helping people come to a loving relationship with God and His people. We invite anyone that is seeking God to join us in our life’s work of being Jesus to the Bowling Green community.
Matthew 22:36-40; Matthew 28:18-20; Hebrews 13:15-16
As people who belong to the LORD, the Bible is our guide. Please click on a section below to read other passages.
God is bigger, better, and closer than we can imagine. He is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
Man is made in the image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God’s creation. God’s grace is the basis for man’s relationship with Him. Man’s faith is the basis for growth in that relationship. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he still sins (literally “miss the mark”). Sin separates man from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1, 2
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell (eternal destruction). To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven (eternal life). Death is a beginning, not the end.
John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11-12; Matthew 25:31-46
about JESUS CHRIST
God has revealed himself to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and is anxiously awaiting our arrival.
Matthew 1:22,23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30, 17:24; Hebrews 4:14,15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins when someone one takes on Jesus Christ by being baptized into his life, burial, and resurrection.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
about THE HOLY SPIRIT
Through His Spirit, God lives in and through us. The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
about THE BIBLE
The Bible is God’s perfect guidebook for living; it is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5
about OUR ASSEMBLIES
We meet together as a family on Sundays solely to encourage and strengthen each other in the Lord. During our time together we build each other up through congregational praise and worship of God, we encourage each other through our mutual study of God’s Word, we help each other through prayer and service, and we remind each other of God’s grace as we eat the Lord’s Supper together.
In addition, we meet at various homes around Bowling Green during the week for Neighborhood Bible Studies. They are a great place to bring friends because they are geared toward “searching souls.” These classes deal with very foundational and basic concepts in the life of the Christian.
John 13; Acts 2:42-47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; James 5:13-20