What We Believe

Covenant Fellowship Church is a family of believers committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ, discipling the believer, exalting the Savior, and transforming the culture.

OUR PURPOSE

We are called to make our ministry PURPOSEFUL, not personal.

- Acts 26:16

In making disciples, our purpose is to:

  • Be filled with, and led by, the Holy Spirit - Ephesians 5:18

  • Boldly share the good news of Jesus Christ - Romans 1:16

  • Intercede in Prayer - James 5:16

  • Meet and welcome all people at their point of need - Luke 14:21-23

  • Equip and strengthen believers of all ages through God's Word - Ephesians 4:11-12

  • Create a close fellowship of cooperation, service, and accountability - Acts 2:42.47

  • Honor the Lord through the stewardship of our time, talents, tithes, and offerings - Proverbs 3:9

  • Praise and worship our great God in spirit and truth - John 4:23

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THE TRINITY

We believe in one GOD, eternally existent as three distinct co-eternal persons called the GODHEAD (i.e. GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, and GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT)

- Genesis 1:1, 26;  Acts 17:29;  Romans 1:20;  Colossians 2:9;  1 John 5:7

 

JESUS CHRIST:  We believe in the deity of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrections, His ascension to the right hand of the FATHER, and in His personal return in power and glory.

- Matthew 1:18-23;  1 Corinthians 5:21;  Acts 2:22;  Isaiah 53;  Matthew 28:6;  Acts 1:9-11

​HOLY SPIRIT:  We believe in the personality of the HOLY SPIRIT and that He is fully equal with the FATHER and the SON. 

  • His ministry is to reveal CHRIST to men, to convict of sin, to regenerate repentant sinners and, by His presence and power, to comfort and sanctify the lives of the redeemed. - John 16:7-11;  Ephesians 1:13-14

  • We also believe that the “Sign gifts” (i.e., speaking in tongues, miracles and healing) are gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT as described in 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 27-30, and are for the purpose of reaching the unsaved. - Mark 16:16-20;  1 Corinthians 1:22 & 14:21, 22

  • Speaking in tongues is not a visible evidence of being Spirit-filled.  An examination of Acts 10:44-46 & 19:6 will reveal just the opposite.

CREATION: We believe that the TRIUNE GODHEAD, according to His sovereign will and His own glory, created an order of spirits known as angels before the formation of the world and the creation of mankind and the heavens and the earth without the use of pre-existent material.

  • All living things, we believe, came into being by a direct creative act of GOD and not by an evolutionary or random process, and thus have an existence distinct from Him and yet always dependent on Him. - Genesis 2:4;  Proverbs 16:4;  Acts 17:24;  Colossians 1:16, 17  

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SALVATION

MAN AND SIN: We believe that man was created in the image of God, but by willful transgression became sinful and is justly under the condemnation and wrath of Almighty God.  We believe that through Adam’s transgression the entire human race has inherited a corrupt nature which is essentially evil and unable to please GOD.

- Genesis 1-3;  Romans 3:10, 23 & 5:12 & 6:23;  Ephesians 2:1-3).

 

We believe that the only salvation from the guilt and condemnation is through faith in the righteousness and atonement of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, and that this salvation is the free gift of GOD’s love and grace.

- Acts 4:12;  Ephesians 2:8-9;  Titus 3:5

  • The first time the word “grace” appears in the Bible is in Genesis 6:8. Grace is but one of three by-products of faith - Eph 2:8

  • The other two are mercy and peace. Grace is an “undeserved blessing” that is freely bestowed upon us by God whenever we accept His solutions to our failures - Jeremiah 18:2

  • Thus, the whole point of grace is that it doesn’t start with us; it starts with God. Grace is not earned or merited, but is freely and lovingly given to those who come to God by faith - Heb 11:1

  • God says, “I’ve got something for you that you don’t deserve, but if you’ll give me the “last say” in your life, I’ll bestow it upon you.”

  • The greatest description of grace given in the Bible is found in Genesis 19. It is the story of Lot. Like Noah - Gen 6:8

  • Lot also experienced the grace of God when he, by faith, “agreed” (repented – Jonah 3:5) to leave the city of Sodom - Genesis 19:14a,16,19

  • Again, grace describes God’s attitude towards the law-breaker and rebel.  Whereas mercy is defined as not receiving what we do deserve (which is Hell), grace is defined as receiving what we don’t deserve (which is deliverance from Hell). In other words, what we all deserve is Hell and what we don’t deserve is deliverance from Hell.

Because of the grace of God, we are delivered from what we deserve - Ephesians 2:8-9

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