Many of us have asked big questions: What is life all about? Is there a God? Why am I here? At Highland Church we cultivate an environment that extends an open invitation to spend some time exploring these big questions.
Jesus is the most well-known man to ever walk the Earth. The Gospels describe Jesus teaching thousands about the kingdom of God, performing miracles all over Israel, being crucified, and rising from the dead. Christians believe that Jesus is God and that everyone is invited to have a relationship with Him.
Jesus’ death and resurrection break the power of sin in our lives and make it possible to have a relationship with God. Jesus’ death is God’s display for all of us.
The Holy Spirit is God at work on earth. Jesus said it would be better for us to have the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is poured out on all people, filling the hearts of God’s children with His love and confirming their identity as part of His family.
Christianity is not a club someone joins. It’s the gift of a life-changing relationship with Jesus. It requires faith – not a blind leap – but a step of faith based on the truth about who Jesus is and what He has done.
Jesus gave His life so that we can have a relationship with God. We grow in our relationship with God by communicating with Him though prayer. Prayer is unique for each person. Jesus gave us a model to help us pray (Matthew 6 – “Our Father”).
The Bible is a book, but it’s unlike any other book in the world. It’s God’s word: His message to all the world. We can trust God to teach us, guide us, and comfort us through the Bible.
God has a great plan for our lives and he guides us into a new and better way of living. As we follow Jesus, our lifestyles are transformed.
The Devil is the source of much of the evil that we experience in our lives and see in the world around us. He hates God and God’s people and his mission is to spite God by hurting what God loves most – human beings. The Devil tempts us, lies to us and accuses us, but God has given us all we need to take a stand against the Devil’s work in our lives.
In heaven there will be no more suffering or pain, but while we are here on earth we are invited to pray for glimpses of heaven to collide with earth. God is a healer. It’s part of His character. Everyone is invited to ask God for physical healing. While not everyone will be healed instantly, we can expect to experience moments of God’s healing power demonstrated as we pray.
The Christian Church is God’s family. Jesus started with 12 disciples and today there are more than 2 billion Christians in the world because people have passed on the message of Jesus to others. The Bible encourages everyone to be part of a local community of Christians to share the message of Jesus with others.
We believe in the practice of the Lord’s Supper. Several times a year we dedicate a time in our services to remember sacrifice of Christ’s broken body and shed blood for the forgiveness of sin. All Christ followers are welcome to participate.
We believe that baptism is an outward expression of the inward decision to make Jesus Lord of your life. Baptism is not only an act of obedience but it is also a celebration of a transformed life.
We believe that we are better together. Generosity is an attitude that puts others and God’s kingdom before self. Generosity with our financial resources demonstrates our trust in God, our gratitude toward His provision, and it demonstrates our desire to be a part of advancing His kingdom.
We believe that every person within the Body of Christ has a purpose and a function. The Church works at its optimal level when all of its people are committed to advancing God’s kingdom. Therefore we place a high value on serving within our church, in our local community, and in our world.
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