Statement of Faith
The Bible is the inerrant, infallible, and sufficient "Word of God." In addition, the Scriptures have the power to save and transform sinful, fallen man. It's for these reasons that we place great emphasis on the corporate and individual study of God's Word.
Heb 4:12; 1 Thes 2:13; 2 Tim 3:16-17 Jesus Christ is the foundation and builder of the church, as well as the focus and central theme of all Scripture. His finished work on the cross made it possible to restore man's broken fellowship with God. To ensure our fellowship and growth, Christ now imparts His overcoming life within the heart of every believer.
Acts 4:12; Col 1:18; Rom 11:36 The Holy Spirit is the third person of the trinity who lives within the heart of the believer. We are convinced through the study of Scripture that the gifts of the Spirit are available to the church today. In addition, it's by the Spirit that we have victory over the flesh, and power to minister God's love to theirs. We are instructed in the Word to fully depend upon the Spirit's power rather than our own strength and might.
Zech 4:6; 1 Cor 12:4-11; 14:1; Eph 5:18; Acts 1:8
Grace is received by faith and is the vital resource for salvation as well as for spiritual growth. Whatever is needed in our Christian walk is abundantly supplied by the grace of God. Grace is one of the major keys in unlocking the Scriptures and in understanding the heart of God.
Eph 2:8-9; 2 Cor 12:9; 2 Pet 3:18; Heb 4:16 Worship is the believer's response to who God is and what He's done. We not only worship Him in song, but in everything we do. The Lord takes great delight when His children worship Him with their entire lives.
Rom 12:1-2; John 4:23; Phil 3:3 The Church is founded, built, and grown by Jesus Christ Himself. Jesus Himself is the head of the church in which Calvary Chapel Living Hope is a part of the whole.
Matt 16:18; Eph 1:22; 1 Cor 10:31; 1 Pet 4:10-11; Acts 2:42-47