OUR VISION MISSION BELIEFS

OUR VISION & MISSION

Vision Statement

 

“To touch the world with the Word of God, motivated by a passion for God and compassion for people.”

 

Mission Statement 

 

Smoky Hill Baptist Church is dedicated to sharing the love of Christ through evangelism, discipleship, ministry, fellowship, and worship. We seek to be compassionate and theologically conservative, as liberal as the love of God and as inclusive as the great invitation of God to man …“Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. (Revelations 22:17)

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Beliefs

What we believe as a church is commonly known as church doctrine. Our doctrine is the foundation by which we serve God. Smoky Hill Baptist Church's doctrinal statement has been organized into categories to assist you in understanding what we believe and teach through our various ministries. We specifically affirm the following doctrinal truths:

THE SCRIPTURES: Every word in the original writings is inspired by God and is without error. It is accurate in all matters to which it speaks, spiritual, historical, and scientific. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the foundation of the faith and practice of Smoky Hill Baptist Church (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21)

GOD: God exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The three have distinct personalities and yet are of the same substance, one God. (Gen. 1:1; John 10:30; John 4:24; Deut 6:4; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14)

MAN: Man is created in the image and likeness of God. In Adam, all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners. Men are justly condemned to eternal judgment and can do nothing to merit salvation. (Rom. 2:2, 3, 5; Eph. 2:8, 9; Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 5:12; 3:23; Eph. 2:1)

JESUS CHRIST: The eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, being born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. He died physically on the cross and was bodily resurrected three days later. (John 1:1, 14, 18; 5:18; Heb. 1:1-9; 5:8; I John 5:20; I Tim. 2:5; I Cor. 15:1-5 )

SALVATION: Salvation is given to those men chosen by God and drawn to Christ by the Holy Spirit. The only means to their salvation is belief in Christ's substitutionary death and resurrection. (Acts 4:12; 13:38, 39; I Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 4:4, 5; 5:1; John 3:16; Eph. 2:8, 9; Acts 16:31; Eph. 1:4, 5; Rom. 8:29, 30)

SANCTIFICATION: Every believer is promised positional, progressive, and ultimate sanctification. (Heb. 10:10, 14; John 17:15-17; Eph. 5:26-27; I Thess. 4:3, 4; I John 3:2; I Cor. 6:11)

ASSURANCE: All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ. (Rom. 5:1; I John 5:13; John 10:27-29; 17:12; II Tim. 1:12; Eph. 4:30; John 6:37)

THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers in Christ and empowers those yielded to God. (Matt. 28:19; John 3:3-7; Titus 3:5; I Cor. 6:19; Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 2:12; 12:13; Eph. 4:30; Col. 3:14)

THE CHURCH: The church is composed of all believers. It is the body and bride of Christ, formed by the baptism of the Holy Spirit and existing in two aspects, universal and local. The universal church is an elect company of believers, baptized by the Holy Spirit into one body. Its mission is to witness to its head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel among all nations. At the Rapture of the church, it will be caught up to meet the Lord, after which He will return to set up His Kingdom. The local church is a group of believers voluntarily joined together in love to worship God with praise and thanksgiving, and to glorify Jesus Christ in an effort to disciple others by the preaching of the gospel, and the exercise of spiritual gifts. (Eph. 1:22, 23; 5:24-30; I Cor. 12:4-13, 27)

SPIRITUAL GIFTS: Spiritual gifts are God-given abilities for service, i.e., "for the equipping of the saints for the work of service to the building up of the body of Christ." (Eph. 4:1-16; I Cor. 12:7, 11; I Pet. 4:10; Rom. 12:1-6)

CHRISTIAN LIFE: Christians are called to a holy life of service and testimony in the power of the Holy Spirit. This service includes the propagation of the gospel message to the whole world. All believers are promised rewards in heaven for their faithfulness in service. (I Pet. 1:15, 16; Acts 1:8; I Cor. 3:12-17; John 14:1-3)

ORDINANCES: The Bible sets forth two ordinances, the Lord's Supper and water baptism. The Lord's Supper is to be celebrated regularly in remembrance of Christ's death on the cross, and in expectation of His return. Water baptism is an outward testimony of a person's belief in Christ. Immersion is the ideal means set forth in Scripture. (Matt. 28:19, 20; Mark 16:15, 16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 9:18; 10:47; I Cor. 11:23-26)

ANGELS: Angels were originally created holy, but now because of Satan's rebellion, there is also an unholy angelic kingdom. (Col. 1:16; Job 38:6, 7; Ps. 148:2-5; Jude 6; Matt. 25:41; Eph. 6:11, 12; I Tim. 5:21; Rev. 12:9)

DISPENSATIONS: God has revealed different dispensations or stewardships, each with corresponding rules of life, which characterize the believer's relationship with God. However, salvation has always been on the basis of God's grace and received through the believer's faith alone. The present dispensation is the stewardship of grace. (Eph. 3:2-6, 9-11; Col. 1:25-27; Rom. 6:14; Heb. 7:18, 19)

SECOND COMING: The blessed hope of the church is the imminent return of Christ. The events of the return of Christ take place in the following order: the rapture of the church; the tribulation; the second advent; the establishment of the reign of Christ on earth for one thousand years; and finally, the eternal state of punishment for the unsaved and the eternal state of blessing for the saved. (Titus 2:13; I Thess. 1:10; 4:13-18; 5:4-10; John 14:1-3; Matt. 24:21, 29, 30; 25:31-46; Rev. 3:10)

 

THE GOOD NEWS

GRACE: Heaven Is A Free Gift

"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

We can't earn our way to heaven, and none of us deserve to go. It is a gift.

 

MAN: We Are All Sinners

"All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23)

Every person who has ever lived has missed God's standard of perfection.

 

GOD: He Loves Us

"God is love." (1 John 4:8)

While God loves us and doesn't want to punish us, we should also know that, as a just God, He must punish sin. "The soul who sins shall die." (Ezekiel 18:4)

 

CHRIST: God Balanced Justice and Love Through His Son Jesus

"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." (John 3:16) Jesus is the infinite God-man, God in the flesh. He died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay the penalty for our sins and to purchase a place for us in heaven, which He offers as a free gift.

 

FAITH: The Gift of Eternal Life Is Received by Faith

Saving faith is not merely intellectual assent. It is trusting in Jesus Christ alone and what He has done rather than what we can do to get ourselves to heaven. "What must I do to be saved? ... Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved." (Acts 16:30b, 31)

 

The Bible says, "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." You can do that now by simply praying:

 

Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and do not deserve eternal life. But I believe You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in heaven for me. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation, and I accept Your free gift of eternal life.

 

If this prayer is the sincere desire of your heart, look at the promise of Jesus: "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has eternal life." (John 6:47) 

 

If having read this, you trusted Jesus for eternal life, please let us know. We want to rejoice in what God has done in your life and help you to grow spiritually. Please call us at:  (303) 699-2129, or email us at: smokyhillbaptistchurch@gmail.com   

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19315 E. Smoky Hill Rd. Centennial. CO 80015

 

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