The Bible (old and new testaments) is the infallible word of God to man1, leading to redemption in Christ alone2, giving authoritative training for real Christlike living3, and bringing total comfort4. The Bible offers living power for every believer who listens to it (God’s voice) and responds5. The Bible is the perfection of God’s word to which every doctrine of man must be measured against6. We believe this about the bible, because Jesus believed it7.

  1. Prov. 30:5, Psalm 119:160, Matt 4:4; 5:18, John 17:17
  2. 1 Peter 1:23, John 14:6, Gal 1:6-10, 2 Tim 3:15
  3. Psalm 119: 105, Matt 4:4, 1Cor. 11:2, 1 Tim 3:14-17, 2 Tim 3:16-17
  4. John 8:51; 14:23, 1 John 2:5
  5. 1 Tim 4:16, 2 Tim 3:15-16 (Neg. Matt 22:29)
  6. Luke 1:2 Acts 17:11, 1 Cor. 11:2, 2 Thess. 2:13-15, Titus 1:9 (Neg. 2 Thess. 3:16)
  7. Matt 19:4-5

Outcome: Everybody is able to say that God has spoken.  Everything we know about God is found in the bible. We know that God wants to bring man into right relationship with Himself. Man’s doctrines and traditions must be measured by the bible. As we open His word in personal study or expository preaching, God’s voice comes into our lives, communities, and church, causing comfort, confidence and change.

The Bible (old and new testaments) is the infallible word of god to man1, leading to redemption in christ alone2, giving authoritative training for real christlike living3, and bringing total comfort4. The Bible offers living power for every believer who listens to it (God’s voice) and responds5. The Bible is the perfection of Gods word to which every doctrine of man must be measured against6. We believe this about the bible, because jesus believed it7.

  1. Deut 4:35, 39; 6:4; 32:39; 1 Sam 2:2; 1 Kings 8:60; Mark 12:32; John 5:44; Rom 3:30; 1 Cor. 8:4; 1 Tim 1:17; 2:5
  2. Gen. 1:1; Deut. 33:27; Psalm 90:2; 93:2; John 1:1; 1 Tim 1:17
  3. Gen 1:26-27; Matt 28:19; John 17:11; 2 Cor. 13:14; 2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Peter 1:2; Jude 20-21; (Gen 1:1-2 With John 1:2)
  4. Perfect (Matt 5:48), Wise (Rom 11:33), Infinite (Psalm 90:2), Omniscient – Knowing Everything (Heb 4:13), Supreme (1 Chron. 29:11-12), Sovereign (Psalm 115:3; Eph 1:11), Immutable – Never Changing (James 1:17), Holy (Ex 15:11; Rev 15:4), Omnipotent – All Powerful (Psalm 62:11; Heb 1:3), Faithful (Deut 7:9; Heb 10:23), Good (Psalm 119:68), Patient (Col 3:12), Grace (Heb 4:16), Mercy (Psalm 136:1), Love (1John 4:8), Wrathful (Rom 1:18), Omnipresent – Being Always Everywhere (Jer. 23:24), Beauty (Psalm 73:25).
  5. Rom 1:20
  6. Eph 2:18

Outcome: Christianity is monotheistic – one God. The unity and diversity of the godhead is the basis for understanding the unity and diversity in life. For example, the church is ‘one body’ yet made up by ‘many parts’ (1 cor. 12:12). It is diverse in ethnicity, nationality, culture, language, gifting, roles, and yet all members are equal before God and form one body. In marriage a man and a woman are equal before God, but with distinct and differing roles (1Cor. 11:3). We gain access with God, through the differing roles of the Godhead (Eph 2:18).

The Bible (old and new testaments) is the infallible word of god to man1, leading to redemption in christ alone2, giving authoritative training for real christlike living3, and bringing total comfort4. The Bible offers living power for every believer who listens to it (God’s voice) and responds5. The Bible is the perfection of Gods word to which every doctrine of man must be measured against6. We believe this about the bible, because jesus believed it7.

  1. Gen 1:1; 1 Cor. 8:6
  2. Job 10:12; Matt 6:26; Heb 1:3
  3. John 1:12; Gal 3:26: 1 John 3:1
  4. John 3:16; Rom 5:8; 8:3; Eph 1:7
  5. Rom 11:36

Outcome: It is the Christians unique privilege, given through Jesus, to call God father. As father, he seeks an intimate relationship with his family, lavishing his love upon us, and guiding us with loving discipline. He leads his family with ways that are always good, right and purposeful. We respond with thankfulness, glorifying him for who he is and what he has done in our lives. We are humble but confident, always dependent on him.

God the son, exists eternally1, participated in creation2, physically entered our world supernaturally conceived by the holy spirit3, and naturally born of the virgin mary4 to reveal God to the world5 and redeem sinful man6. Remaining what he was-fully God7 he became what he was not-fully man8. Jesus died a vicarious (substitutionary) death on the cross9, for our redemption10, three days later literally rose to life11 defeating death12, for 40 days and to many witnesses he gave convincing proofs of his resurrection13. He promised the holy spirit would empower his followers to continue his redemptive ministry14, and then ascended into heaven to sit at the right hand of God the father15, where he is now interceding for us16. He has been given authority over all things17, and is head of the church18. He will one day return to judge the living and the dead19.

  1. John 1:1,14
  2. John 1:3,10; 1 Cor. 8:6; Col 1:16
  3. Matt 1:18; Luke 1:35
  4. Matt 1:20; Luke 2:5
  5. John 1:14; 14:9; 2 Cor. 4:4; Col 1:15, Heb 1:3
  6. Isaiah 9:6: John 1:17; 3:16, 18, 36; 6:40; Rom 5:8; 8:3; Eph 1:7; Heb 2:17; Rev 1:5
  7. John 1:1,14; Luke 9:32; 1 John 1:1
  8. Isaiah 53:4; Luke 2:52; John 1:14; 4:6; 19:28; Rom 8:3; Phil 2:7; Heb 2:14
  9. Phil 2:8; Heb 12:2
  10. Isaiah 53:4; Rom 3:26; 1 Peter 2:24
  11. Matt 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Acts 2:24,32; 3:15;
  12. 1 Cor. 15:26; 2 Tim 1:10;
  13. Acts 1:3; 1 Cor. 15:6
  14. Acts 1:8
  15. Mark 16:19; Luke 24:51; Acts 1:9
  16. Acts 8:34; Heb 7:25; 1 John 2:1
  17. Psalm 8:6; Eph 1:22
  18. Eph 1:22; 5:23; Col 1:18
  19. Mark 14:62; Acts 10:42; 2 Tim 4:1; 1 Peter 4:5

Outcome: When we see that our sin has separated us from God, we become instantly grateful that we can repent and place our faith in the loving and sacrificial death of Jesus. Jesus becomes the object of our gratitude, the person of our affection, and the lord of our lives. We seek to become more and more like him, and as one of his followers, testify about him to everyone. We seek to give him glory by worshiping him with our lives.

The holy spirit convicts the world of sin and righteousness and judgement1, leading to repentance2 and rebirth3. He saves because of kindness, love and mercy4. He dwells in every believer5, seals adoption6, and guarantees inheritance7, until the day of redemption8. He causes christlike living9, revealing truth10. He baptizes believers into the body of Christ11, gives spiritual gifts12, and empowers for mission13.

  1. John 16:8
  2. Acts 11:15-18
  3. John 3:6-8, Titus 3:5
  4. Titus 3:4-5
  5. John 14:17, Rom 8:9; 11, 1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19
  6. Rom 8:16, 2 Cor. 1:22, Eph 1:13-14, 1 John 4:13
  7. Eph 1:14
  8. Eph 4:30
  9. Gal 5:16-25, Eph 1:4, 1 Thess. 4:7-8, Titus 2:14
  10. Isaiah 11:2, John 14:26; 15:26; 16:13
  11. 1 Cor. 12:12-14, Eph 4:4
  12. 1 Cor. 12:1-11, Heb 2:4
  13. Matt 28:19-20, Acts 1:8

Outcome: The holy spirit draws the unbeliever to conversion, as he reveals christ. Once reborn, the holy spirit gives the believer assurance by sealing ownership to god, bringing inner witness, and guaranteeing final inheritance. The spirit not only reveals Christ, but also forms Christ in the new believer, empowering the believer to ruthlessly reject everything he knows to be wrong as the believer keeps in step with the holy spirit, being sanctified by the word of truth. The believer is united with all believers for all of time, and is called to participate in building up the church in the love of Christ, professing faith, pursuing mission, and entering worship.

God created man (male and female) in his image and likeness, to enjoy unique fellowship with god and govern over all creation1. Man rebelled against God2, corrupting his very nature3, leaving him separated from god and without hope4. In his sin man became the enemy of god5. The nature of man is corrupted6, man is totally depraved – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually7. Man is of himself utterly unable to return to his original condition and make peace with God8.

  1. Gen 1:26-27; 5:1, Matt 19:4,
  2. Gen 3:1-6
  3. Gen 3:7, Psalm 51:5, Gal 5:16, Eph 2:3
  4. 1 Cor. 1:21, Col 1:21, Gal 4:8
  5. Eph 2:3
  6. Rom 5:12, 1 Cor. 15:21
  7. Gen 6:5, Rom 3:10-12, Eph 2:1
  8. Rom 3:23; 5:8; 8:6, James 1:15

Outcome: We are humbly confident, humble because we know we could not reach out to God, confident because we know that God reached out to us while we were still sinners. We view others with humility and confidence. Humility because we know that all, including ourselves, have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory, and the end to which sin leads. Confident, knowing what God has done to save the sinner. We seek to reach people, by being missional; showing Jesus to the people we live with, engage with, and encounter along life’s journey. The consequence of this is that we will grow, churches will be planted, and God’s kingdom rule will continue to multiply.

Salvation is ‘being made alive’, the free gift of God – by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to glorify God alone1.

1 Acts 15:11, Eph 2:4-10

God promised to make Abram a great nation1, through Jesus Christ the true son of Abraham2, salvation has come to all people3. The mystery of the new people of God, promised in scripture is fulfilled in the coming of the church4. This has made gentiles fellow heirs with jews in the body of Christ5.

  1. Gen 12:2
  2. Gal 3:16, Matt 1:1
  3. Gal 3:7-8, Luke 19:9, Acts 3:25, Romans 3:22; 4:16
  4. Eph 3:1-11
  5. Rom 11:17-24, Gal 3:28; Eph 3:6

Jesus is personally and physically coming back in glory1, visible and triumphant2. Jesus will end history, raise the dead, and judge the world3 he will give his people indescribable glory4, and deliver a reconstructed universe5. The redemptive plan will then be fully achieved6 and eternity will ‘begin’.

  1. (Matt 24:44, Acts 1:11, Heb 9:28)
  2. (Mark 8:38, 2 Thess. 1:10, Rev 1:7)
  3. (John 5:28-29)
  4. (Rom 8:17-18, Col. 3:4
  5. (Rom 8: 19-21, 2 Pet. 3:10-13)
  6. (1 Cor. 15:24-28)

Outcome: We view all of life qualitatively different to the rest of the world. We have the undeniable joy of knowing that we will spend eternity enjoying the presence of God. Our affections for this world are transformed into a loving commitment to show Christ in this world. Temptation looses its lure, suffering is bearable, sacrifices are acceptable, death has lost its sting, and hope is constant through every situation and trial. We wait constantly for Jesus to return, and every moment he does not, we work to make him known.

Core Values

We were sent! After many years at Kingscross, a great church in Subiaco, a core group was planted into Scarborough to enlarge the gospel footprint in the city. Same values, different expression. We’re an unsophisticated bunch, who believe that all of life stems from and revolves around Jesus, that His Word (the bible) is absolutely true and that he determines History, and we have the privilege to play a part in it. Our core values determine our meetings. We have a passion for worship, the bible, connecting together and for touching our community. This is lived out through Sunday morning meetings, midweek homegroups & everyday community connect activities. We relate to a group of apostolic men, church master builders, who hold us accountable and keep us connected to what is happening around the world. We relate to an international family of churches and work together to establish and build churches in every city, town and village across the world.

Nations

We are passionate about the nations, with our main emphasis currently focused on a church planted in Udon Thani, Thailand, that we visit, pray for and support. We do regular trips and are looking to expand into Vietnam in the near future. Going is essential – for some its to the nations, and for some its going next door.

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