Here at Chattanooga Church we know that our beliefs are the basis of who we are. We aim to reach our community by helping others connect with God, encouraging them to reconnect with God, and equipping all who we encounter to Live for God.
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All people are created in the image of God and are designed to live in His presence. (Genesis 1:26-27)
Each one of us sins by disobeying God. This sin separates us from God, who is perfect and holy. (Romans 3:23)
God sent His son, miraculously conceived and born to a virgin, to live on earth. That son, Jesus, came to us to provide a way for man to commune with God again. (Luke 1:30-33, John 1:14; 3:16)
Jesus, also known as the Christ, lived among us as a man who was also God. He was tempted like us. However, He never sinned. He was killed by being nailed to a cross, becoming the innocent sacrifice for our sins. After three days Jesus came back to life, the eternal victor over death and sin.
Jesus’ death was the sacrifice that completely paid the debt we owe God for our offending sins. This is God’s gift of grace to us, giving us mercy and forgiveness when we deserve punishment. (Ephesians 2:1-10)
The only way for us to be saved from our evil and selfish natures is to accept God’s gift of grace and ask Jesus to live inside us. This salvation provides a more fulfilled life on earth and the promise of eternal life in the presence of God for all who believe. (Romans 10:9-10)
Jesus modeled baptism for us by being immersed in the Jordan River. We practice baptism by immersion as a symbol of our individual commitment to die to our selfish ways and to live for Jesus as a Christian, or follower of the Christ. (Matthew 3:13-17; 28:19, Romans 6:3-4)
Jesus’ example of loving service is our pattern and inspiration for performing good works. Our good works are our offering of gratitude to Him for His gift of salvation to us rather than our futile effort to earn salvation. (Matthew 5:16)
Each week we share in Communion. This is a symbolic act commanded by Jesus, where the cup represents His blood and the bread represents His body. Frequent observation of Communion unifies us and reminds us that Jesus sacrificed His blood and body for our sins. Visiting believers in Jesus are encouraged to share Communion with us. (1 Corinthians 11:20-34, Acts 2:42-47)
The Holy Spirit empowers the Christian and lives within each believer, teaching us, comforting us and giving us a new life and a new nature. (Romans 8:5-17)
While our worship is not “charismatic”, we believe the Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts, listed in the Bible, to believers. These gifts should be used to honor God, to encourage fellow believers and to share the power and love of God with unbelievers. (1 Corinthians 12)
Our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit are each God. These three are, wondrously and mysteriously, one being.
The Church is made up of all true believers in and followers of Christ. Jesus has commissioned the Church to act as His body on earth, continuing to do His work. (Ephesians 1:22-23)
All believers should share the Gospel, which is the good news of salvation in Jesus, with others. (1 Peter 3:15)
Both men and women should use their skills, gifts and talents to serve the Church. Public service, such as teaching and worship, is not limited to one gender. (Romans 16:1-16)
Members of the body of Christ should humbly support each other in prayer, attitude and action. (Acts 2:42, James 5:15-16)
The Bible is infallible and is inspired by God. The writings of the Bible are useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in the ways of God. Therefore, every believer should carefully study them. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
Each Christian should make every effort to live up to the standards revealed in the Bible. (1 Peter 1:13-15, Galatians 5:22-26)
Worship is the means by which we praise, adore and exalt God. Doing so should be joyful and uplifting to the believer. (Psalm 100:1-4)