The Bible tells us that the consequence of sin is death (or separation from God) but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ. So there is hope! Jesus died for all of our sins! And he arose three days later with all glory and power.
Imagine that you were speeding down the highway and pulled over by a highway patrol officer and given a speeding ticket. You appeared before the judge for the speeding ticket. He informed you that you have been found guilty of breaking the law and he must uphold the law and as such he must sentence you to pay a fine of $300 or spend a day in jail. You told the Judge that you could not afford to pay the ticket. He then replied “I must sentence you today…” and at that moment a gracious friend stood to his feet and asked the judge if he could pay the fine on your behalf. The judge responded “The state will accept the payment on your behalf, the law will be upheld and the state will be satisfied.” You didn’t have to go to jail and the law was upheld. Jesus did this for you! Jesus did this for everyone!
As long as there is air in our lungs we have an opportunity to repent of our sins and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and savior! We encourage you to accept him today! If you have already accepted Christ as your Lord and savior and you are looking for a church home, we offer many opportunities for spiritual growth here at Rising Star. We hope to see you and your family very soon!
Frequently asked questions of the new believer?
What are the scriptures?
The scriptures comprise the Holy Bible. We believe that the Holy Bible is the divine, infallible word of God by which we live in relationship with Him. (2 Timothy 3:16)
Who is God?
God is the head of the Holy Trinity. We believe that there is only one true and living God who engages humanity as our Father, His Son, and Holy Spirit. (I Corinthians 8:6; Matthew 3:16; Galatians 4:4-6)
Who is Jesus?
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God who was born into humanity to die on the cross for the sins of the world and was resurrected on the third day with all power in heaven and in earth. (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
Who is the Holy Spirit (aka Holy Ghost or the Comforter)?
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of God, holy and divine who:
- Regenerates the believer (Titus 3:5-6; John 3:5-6)
- Adopts/baptizes the believer into the family of God (1 Cor. 12:13)
- Indwells the believer (Romans 8:9; 1 Cor. 6:19)
- Seals the believer (Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 4:30)
- Fills/controls the believer daily (Acts 7:55; 13:52)
What is my role?
We believe that humanity was created by God in His own image and having been breathed into with the breath of life, we became living souls. (Genesis 1:26; 2:7)
What is salvation?
We believe that Salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ is necessary to redeem those separated from God by sin. (Romans 5:8-9)
What is the Church?
We believe that the church is the body of our Lord Jesus Christ comprised of baptized believers bonded by faith and connected through fellowship. (1 Corinthians 12:13)
What is the Lord’s Day?
We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, a day of celebratory worship and instruction in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 16:1-2; Revelations 1:10-11; Matthew 28:1-8)
What is the Kingdom of God?
We believe that this world will not last forever and that our Creator will create a new heaven and a new earth. (Isaiah 65:17; Revelations 21:1) We believe the promise that Jesus Christ will return; the dead will be raised; and that Christ will judge all men in righteousness. (Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:52) We believe that those who die in relationship with Christ will be resurrected into their glorified bodies, receive their reward, and spend eternity in the presence of the Lord. (1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17) We believe that God is the source of all blessings and that everything belongs to Him. (Psalm 24:1-5)
What is stewardship?
We believe that it is our responsibility as followers of Christ to actively engage in evangelism and mission work in our local communities and abroad. (Matthew 28: 18-20) We believe that God has commended us to be responsible caretakers of what He has entrusted to us and that we are obligated to serve Him with our time, talents, and our material possessions. (Luke 12:42-44) We are expected to give cheerfully, consistently, and generously according to scripture for the advancement of God’s Church and the kingdom work on earth.(Malachi 3:20; 1 Corinthians 16:2; 2 Corinthians 9: 6-8)