We are a family helping the people of Arlington discover the real Jesus in the everyday stuff of life.
We believe that the only true God is the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – revealed in the Bible (Deut. 6:4; John 10:30; Matt. 28:19);
We believe that God has given us the Bible as His fully inerrant, fully sufficient, and inspired Word (John 10:35; 2 Tim. 3:16a) , by which He teaches us the only way of salvation (Luke 24:25-27; John 20:31) and guides us in godly living ( 2 Tim. 3:16b);
We believe that all people are by nature alienated from God both by the corrupted nature inherited from Adam (Gen. 3:6; Rom. 5:12; Ps. 51:5) and by their own sinful thoughts, words, and actions (Rom. 3:23; Mark 7:21-23);
We believe that rescue from the punishment deserved for our sin and restoration to fellowship with God is not something man could work out for himself (Rom. 8:7; 1 Cor. 2:14); it was provided as a free gift of God’s grace through the sacrifice of His own Son, Jesus Christ, who lived a perfect life under the Law of God in man’s place (Gal. 4:4-5) and bore the full punishment for our sin for us (John 3:17; 2 Cor. 5:21; 1 Pet. 3:18);
We believe that though Christ died for all (1 John 2:2), the benefits of His work are held only by those who come to a personal trust in Jesus as their Savior (Eph. 2:8; Rom. 5:1-2);
We believe that saving faith is also a gift of God, since it is the Holy Spirit who convinces the person in his heart of the need for forgiveness and leads him to put his trust in the completed word of Jesus as the only solution (1 Cor. 12:3b; Eph 2:8-9);
We believe that a gradually transformed life filled with Christ-like love and good works will be the natural fruit of faith in the Christian (John 15:5; Rom. 6:1-2); this transformation is made possible by the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer from the moment of salvation; the realization that the Christian life is lived not in the believer’s power but by Christ’s power in and through the believer is the basis for real joy, freedom, power, and victory in the Christian life (Gal. 2:20).