Neighborhood Church is not affiliated with any denomination or church planting network. Our lead pastor, Kyle Coffin, is licensed and ordained with the Christian & Missionary Alliance.
Pastor Kyle and the elder team began a sermon series titled “Foundations” Sunday, September 8, 2019, highlighting our statement of faith over 15 teachings. With each statement below, you can click on a PDF of the sermon notes used to teach that statement.
There is one God, the Creator and Sustainer of all things. He is all powerful, all wise, and ever-present. He is infinitely perfect and exists eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 5:48, 28:19)
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust, as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified (made righteous) by His shed blood. He was resurrected from the dead and is now at the right hand of God as our great High Priest. He will come again to establish His kingdom of righteousness and peace. (Isaiah 9:6; Luke 1:30–35; Philippians 2:6-11; John 1:14; I Peter 3:18; Hebrews 1:3; 2:9; 8:1; 9:28; Acts 1:11; 2:23–24; Matthew 24:36, 44; 26:64)
The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, sanctify, and empower the believer. He convinces the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. The Holy Spirit gifts each believer for service to God, one another, and our neighbors. (John 14:15–18; 16: 7–11, 13; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Acts 1:8; Romans 6:1-14; 12:6-8; 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, 28-30; Ephesians 4:11)
The Bible (the Old and New Testaments) is inerrant and verbally inspired by God; it is a complete revelation of His will. The Bible is the standard for all truth. (2 Pet. 1:20–21; 2 Tim. 3:15–16; John 17:17; Rom. 15:4)
Mankind was created in the image of God: falling from grace through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All are born with a sinful nature and are therefore separated from God. Mankind does not possess the ability to pay the debt of sin that is required for us to have a restored relationship with God. By God’s grace, mankind can be justified only by faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. (Genesis 1:27; 3:1-15; Romans 3:23; 5:1-8; John 3:3-6; Ephesians 2:8)
All mankind will give a personal account to God. Salvation from sin is provided by God’s grace through Jesus Christ alone. He carried our sins in his body to the cross as a once-for-all sacrifice. All who trust in Jesus for salvation are declared righteous by God through faith, will experience the fullness of life through a restored relationship with God, are born again of the Holy Spirit, and receive the gift of eternal life. All who choose not to receive God’s gift of salvation will be eternally separated from God in hell. (Romans 5:1-2; 14:10-12; Titus 3:4–7; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Corinthians 15:20–23; John 5:28-29; 14:6; Revelation 21:1–4, 8)
“Foundations: Salvation, Part 1” – November 17, 2019, Pastor Kyle Coffin
The very moment the believer is saved in Christ he/she is also immediately cleansed from sin and begins the process of being conformed to the image of Christ. God’s children are secure in Christ, sealed by the Holy Spirit, and set apart from the world to carry out God’s divine purposes unto eternity. Believers can experience joy and suffering, peace and trial, love and heartache, but are encouraged to take heart because Jesus Christ has overcome the world. (Hebrews 10:10, 14, 22; John 16:33; Galatians 5:22-23; Romans 8:29-39; Ephesians 1:13-14)
The Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the body, the Church, whose purpose is to Love God, love one another, and love our neighbors. The local church is a community of believers in Christ who are joined together for edification through the Word of God, prayer, worship, fellowship, evangelism, service to one another, the believer’s baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. (Ephesians 1:22–23; 1 Corinthians 11:3; 1 Thessalonians 2:8; Matthew 28:19–20; Acts 2:41–47)
The return of Jesus Christ is imminent and will be personal, visible, and premillennial. This is the hope of every believer, and is a vital truth which spurs us on to pursue holiness, love, and good deeds. (Hebrews 10:24,37; Luke 21:27; Titus 2:11–14; Revelation 20:1-6)