Thank you, God, for your Holy Spirit ?

    As we look forward to Pentecost Sunday, we are filled with thankfulness that not only did God give Jesus for the forgiveness of sins, but He GAVE us his Holy Spirit to dwell in us, comfort us, and lead us!

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    We are blessed by each and every one of you!

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    First Baptist Church Nokomis 05/12/2024
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  • We believe in ONE GOD (Deut. 6:4), Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (2 Cor. 13:14; Mat. 28:19)

  • We believe that JESUS CHRIST is wholly God (John 1:1) and wholly man (Hebrews 2:14), having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:34, 35). He died on the cross, a sacrifice for our sins (1 Corinthians 15:3; 20:24-29), was physically resurrected (Romans 8:10,11; 1 Cor. 6:14; 1 Cor.15:20-23), and ascended into heaven (Acts 1:1-9), where he is at the right hand of God the Father (Colossians 3:1) and acting as our High Priest and Advocate (Hebrews 7:25, 26; 1 John 2:1; Phil. 2:5-7).

  • We believe that the HOLY SPIRIT is given to us to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ (John 16:14) and to convict humanity (John 16:8), save the sinner (John 3:5-8), indwell (1 Cor. 12:13), guide, instruct (John 14:26), and empower the believer for Godly living and service (Eph. 5:18-21).

  • We believe THE BIBLEboth Old and New Testaments, are the inspired word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of God’s will for salvation, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life (2 Tim. 3:16-17; John 14:26; 16:12-15).

  • We believe in the special creation of HUMANITY which is created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27). Humanity, through the covenant of marriage between one man and one woman, is called to be co-creators of future generations and co-governors of all of God’s creation (Gen. 1:28). The married couple creates the foundation for all humanity – the family. 

  • We believe the SANCTITY OF LIFE begins at conception and enters us into God’s eternal plan upon death. We believe that children are not condemned until an age of accountability; at which point every person is accountable for their sins (Genesis 3) and are therefore lost (Romans 5:12-21) and separated from God. It is only through faith in Jesus Christ, being born of the Holy Spirit, through which salvation and restoration with God may be obtained (John 3:5-8). 

  • We believe that the CHURCH is composed of all such persons through whom the power of the Holy Spirit are united together in the Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head (Col. 1:18-22). A person’s salvation enters one into the community of God, His Church through which we are responsible, both locally and globally, to grow in health, maturity, and service toward building the Kingdom of God on Earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10) until the day of Christ’s return (Eph. 4:13). 

  • We believe in the physical and spiritual realities of HEAVEN and HELL; that the believer will spend everlasting life and joy with the Lord (1 Cor. 15:51-53; 1 Thes. 4:13-18), while the unbeliever will go to judgment and everlasting punishment (Rev. 20:7-15).

  • We, therefore, also believe in the personal (Acts 1:11) and imminent (Mark 13:33-37; Revelation 22:20) RETURN OF OUR LORD, JESUS and that this “Blessed Hope” has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer (Titus 2:11-14).

  • We believe that BELIEVER’S BAPTISM and THE LORD’S SUPPER are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present age (Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). They are, however, not to be regarded as a means of salvation (Ephesians 2: 8-9) but as the faithful practices of the followers of Jesus Christ through the shared experiences of the local church.