Our objective is to reach and teach as mandated in the Bible. For the lost, we evangelize. For the believer, we instruct using the Word of God. We believe that salvation is a “gift” which can never be merited by works. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
In our day and age, there has been much confusion regarding the subject of spirituality. Spirituality is open to all believers, just as salvation is open to all humanity. Spirituality is available as salvation is available, but it is specifically for all believers (FAB)! In the broadest sense of the word, spirituality is being properly adjusted to God the Holy Spirit. Power to engage the internal and external challenges of life are the direct consequence of the “filling” ministry of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit’s empowerment in the life of a believer is an example of spirituality. The believer through much discipline is able to recall the promises of God and apply them to any given situation. The result is inner happiness and perfect peace (stability). Christianity on the other hand is based on a relationship with Jesus Christ. This is realized when a person receives Christ as Savior.
We encourage “fruit” to back up the root. In other words, though we are saved solely by grace, we encourage / challenge believers to live their lives as unto God. The motivation is out of obedience which reflects our love for Him. We work because that is our desire, not because of fear. We strive hard in order to be rewarded in the future.
The sad reality in most modern day churches is that they short change the congregation by failing to “teach” the Word of God contextually. Many pastors today develop and build their teachings on what people want to hear. This is usually accomplished through submitted prayer cards and the like. The trend today is to be a good orator and get people to come back by speaking on subjects that appeal to the emotions. When led to its logical conclusion what you have is mass sheep dictating to the pastor(s) what they believe is important to hear. The result is an anemic church unable to stand and defend herself.
Today, if you’re not sure where you stand with regards to eternal life, you can make the adjustment right now. The moment you believe in Christ as the guarantor of eternal life, you have passed from death unto life.
ONLINE STREAMING FOR SERVICE/CLASS TIMES IS AS FOLLOWS:
THURSDAY NIGHTS: 8-9:30PM Basic Bible Interpretation- learn the rules for interpreting Scripture. This is part of the Hope Bible Institute track and is eligible for credit towards the Diploma track.
SUNDAY 1ST HOUR: 2-3:15PM James Series (In-depth exegetical analysis)
SUNDAY 2ND HOUR: 4-5PM Major Bible Themes- look through the various themes throughout the books of the Bible. This is part of the Hope Bible Institute track and is eligible for credit towards the Diploma track.
Those in the area are encouraged to join us. Address and location can be found on our website: churchofhopeontheweb.org
Teachers: Bret Turcek, Pastor in Training Denny Fusek, Pastor in Training Ryan Bareng, Pastor-Teacher Alfredo I. Cortez, Jr., Pastor-Teacher