Beliefs

Overflow’s Statement of Faith:

WE BELIEVE the Bible is God’s inspired Word. The Bible is authoritative and true. Holy Spirit inspired the authors of the Old and New Testaments to write down God’s words. (II Timothy 3:15-17, Hebrews 4:12, Isaiah 40:8)

WE BELIEVE in one God who has always existed and will always exist. He reveals Himself to us in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, I John 5:6-12)

WE BELIEVE God the Father through the power of His Word (Jesus), created all things and holds them together. God sent Jesus to save us and reveal His father heart to us. (John 1:1-14, Colossians 1:15-16)

WE BELIEVE Jesus Christ is the firstborn Son of God, the Word, who became a man. He was supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary’s womb. Mary was a virgin. Jesus lived on earth without sin and performed many miracles. He died on the cross so we could have a relationship with the Father.  There is no other way we can have this relationship. Jesus rose from the dead and went back to heaven and sits at His Father’s right hand. Jesus will one day return in person. (Matthew 3:16-17, John 14:6,23, Colossians 1:15-16)

WE BELIEVE Holy Spirit inspired the writers who recorded God’s Word – the Bible. Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, helps us understand the Bible, and continues to reveal God’s heart to people. (II Timothy 3:16, John 16:7-15)

WE BELIEVE that people cannot save themselves.  We are saved when we go “all in” with Jesus, and we are transformed by Holy Spirit’s working in our lives. (Acts 3:19-21, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:8-9, I Corinthians 15:21-22, II Corinthians 5:17)

WE BELIEVE that every Christian is given the privilege of being filled with Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit equips the Church and gives us the opportunity to have a fresh start, share the Gospel, and connect others to Jesus. Holy Spirit reveals Himself through us by helping us demonstrate His fruits such as love, joy, peace and self-control.   He gives supernatural gifts to equip and bring maturity to the Church.  Holy Spirit also releases supernatural abilities to us that enable us to show God’s heart to others.  (Matthew 3:11, John 20:21-22, Acts 1:4-8, Acts 2:1-4, Acts 2:38-29, Hebrews 2:4)

WE BELIEVE the Church is a spiritual family created by Holy Spirit, connected by Jesus, and designed to extend an invitation of family to all. The Church encourages, honors, challenges, prefers, and serves one another.  The Church administers three sacraments: baptism, communion, and marriage.  (Psalm 68:5-6, Romans 12, Ephesians 2:19-22, I Peter 2:5,9, Revelation 22:17)

WE BELIEVE baptism by water signifies a person’s decision to go “all in” with Jesus. (Matthew 3:13-17, Acts 2:38-38, Acts 8:26-29, Colossians 2:9-12)

WE BELIEVE Jesus taught the Church to share communion together to remember His sacrificial death.  Jesus has asked the Church to continue sharing communion together until He returns. (Luke 22:14-20, Acts 2:42-47, I Corinthians 11:23-28, Hebrews 9:11-15 )

WE BELIEVE that God’s relational gift of marriage is a holy and sacred covenant between one man and one woman. Marriage illustrates Jesus’ relationship with His Church. (Mark 10:6-9, Ephesians 5:21-33, Hebrews 13:4, Revelation 19:6-9)

WE BELIEVE each person will stand before Jesus and tell Him how they managed their life. If they are known by Jesus, they will be with God forever. If they are not known by Jesus, they will be forever separated from God. (Matthew 7:21-13, II Corinthians 5:6-10, II Thessalonians 1:6-10, Revelation 20:10-15, Revelation 21:1-4)

Overflow Community Church is a partner church with DOVE International. DOVE is a network of churches committed to building the Kingdom of God through common values that link us together. DOVE provides oversight to Overflow. Click here to view DOVE International’s mission, vision, values, and more.

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