“AWAKEN and EQUIP for PURPOSE.”
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,”
Sunday morning: 10:am 4465 Hansen Road
Wednesday night: 6:30pm 4465 Hansen Road
Prophetic Vision (Proverbs 29:18)
Where there is no prophetic vision the people perish (loosen, dismiss, and go backwards). The Message Bible states, “If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; but when they attend to what He reveals, they are most blessed.
Hearing the voice of God and studying the Scriptures are extremely important to the life of a believer. We test the prophetic voices according to the revelation of the Scripture. As we read what He has said, we listen for what He is saying. Preaching declares what He has said, and prophecy declares what He is saying. Here are some foundational prophecies that shapes our approach to ministry in this region
“God is going to do great and mighty things at the place where the four rivers meet.”
“Your ministry is a beautiful, unique flower and people are coming from all directions — north, south, east and west. They are coming to see the beauty, the unique beauty of the flower — ministry — but they’re staying because of the fragrance…”
…Pastor Jack Hayford began prophesying and saying that he saw Paducah and our region from across the nation and he saw a forest and out of the forest he saw trees springing up and some trees were rising higher than the others. There was fruitfulness and a fragrance coming forth from the trees and people were coming from all directions to where the trees were and that there was increase and multiplication and a spreading out of the trees.
Ezekiel 47 illustrates the river of God flowing from His throne. As the river runs through the land, the prophet describes four measurements of its depth (ankle deep, knee deep, waist deep, swimming only). Our goal is to lead people deeper into the river of God. In Genesis we see the Garden of Eden had one river flowing into four rivers as it spread through the land. Jesus declared in John 7:38 that rivers of living water will flow out of our hearts.
What We Believe
What we believe is important. The Bible is our final authority in matters of faith and practice. Therefore, the statements below reflect our best attempt to express what we believe, and how we are to live out that faith.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe the Bible is God-inspired and that the Old Testament and New Testament need to be taught for believers to have a proper biblical foundation. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; Luke 24:27).
The Eternal Godhead
We believe God is Triune: God eternally exists in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:4-6; 1 Peter 1:2) who are co-eternal in being, co-equal in person and glory, and completely unified in purpose.
The Fall of Man
We believe that God created mankind in His own image, for relationship with Himself and to govern the earth. Under the temptation of Satan, mankind fell from grace, bringing sin, sickness and God’s judgment of death to the earth. (Genesis 1:26-27; Isaiah 14:12-16; Ezekiel 28:12-19; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:14; Ephesians 2:1-3).
God’s Providence, Kingdom Law, and Covenants
We believe that God did not abandon His rule over the earth, which He continues to uphold by His providence. In order to bring redemption, God established His covenants, which revealed His grace to sinful people.
The Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith
We believe that the Scripture, Jesus Christ, and salvation came through the Jewish people. We also believe that we are grafted into the Jewish nation when we are saved. (Romans 3:1-2; Acts 13:46; Romans 1:16; Matthew 5:17; Romans 5:17; Galatians 3:14-16, 29; Ephesians 2:11-19)
We believe that salvation is wholly through grace and that no human righteousness or merit can contribute to our receiving God’s love and favor (Ephesians 2:8). We believe that one must be born-again to enter the kingdom of God. The person of the Holy Spirit indwells the believer at the time of conversion (John 3:3-8; 1 Peter 1:23; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20).
We believe that as we enter the waters of baptism, by faith, a very real transaction takes place in the realm of the Spirit. Baptism buries our old sinful nature, clothes us with Christ, and is the New Testament circumcision. (Matthew 28:19; Col. 2:8-15; Col. 2:9-12; Romans 6:3-4; Gal. 3:26-27).
Baptism with the Holy Spirit
We believe that the baptism or filling with the Holy Spirit endues the believer with power. (Luke 4:1; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:5; Acts 8:15-16; Acts 9:17; Acts 10:44; Acts 19:2-6; Ephesians 5:18).
The Gifts and Fruit of the Spirit
We believe that the Holy Spirit has gifts to bestow upon the Christian and that we should show spiritual fruit as evidence of our submission to Christ (1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Galatians 5:22).
We believe that Christ is the Healer. (Psalm 103:2-3; Matthew 8:16-17; Mark 16:16-18; Acts 10:38; James 5:14-16).
The Lord’s Supper (Communion)
We believe in communion with the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 11:23-34)
The Kingdom of God and the Final Judgment
We believe that God’s kingdom has come in the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, that it continues to come in the ministry of the Spirit through the Church, and that it will be consummated in the triumphant appearing of Christ and His return to the earth as King.