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What We Believe

What We Believe

We believe in God. He is powerful, loving, and involved in the world. God came to earth in the person of Jesus – who was a real human, and also really God. Jesus’ life is our model, his death is our restoration, and his resurrection is our hope. The Holy Spirit is the part of God that comforts, directs, and empowers us to live lives of worth for God’s kingdom.

God’s grace can restore any sin and God’s love is available to every single person. As we come to embrace God’s love for us, we are called to change our allegiance from whatever controls us over to God’s kingdom – that is repentance. We are then called to live lives worthy of the love God grants us: by respecting God’s will for our lives, by helping and serving others around us, and by telling people that they can be free in Jesus, too.

God gave us the Bible to instruct us, encourage us, challenge us, and guide us. It is the foundation of how we live our lives, and so we study it and cherish it.

As a United Methodist church we follow the spirit and beliefs of the Wesleyan theological family. John Wesley followed “Three Simple Rules”: 1. Do no harm. 2. Do good. 3. Stay in love with God. In doing this Wesley believed that Scripture was the primary authority to which we model our lives and we use Experience, Reason, and Tradition to guide us on our Spiritual journey.

We invite you to come and participate in the mission and ministry of McCutchanville Community Church as we share Jesus Christ through our church with the world. Together “we work out our salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in us to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” Philippians 2:12-13

Who or what should I worship? Why should I worship? Who should I worship with? But really, what is worship? A simple definition of worship is to regard with great devotion or to honor as a divine being. Take a second to think about what you are most devoted to in this life and ask yourself, "Is it worthy of my devotion; do I worship a divine being?" In the church, the One that we worship is the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Also, worship is personal.

The ongoing quest of humankind is to find answers to the fundamental questions of human origin, human nature, and human destiny. There is one book that has the answers to all these questions, including our questions about worship. The Bible is the wonderful and mysterious book that God has chosen to communicate with us.

God is the focus of our devotion in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. In Exodus 20:2-3, God says, "I am the LORD your God...You shall have no other gods before me." In Matthew 4:10, Jesus says, "Worship the Lord your God and serve him only." So, worship is not merely a natural instinct, it's a command from God.