WHO WE ARE:
It is simple – we are a multi-ethnic group of people from all walks of life – connected with a sense of Family and Purpose. We have been transformed by the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ. Church is more than an event at The Lighthouse Church, it is the opportunity for salvation, needed direction, and the touch of the miraculous. Every service is used to Open the Door between God and Humanity. Anointed Praise, Worship, and Celebration are always in order as we encourage all who enter to entertain the King with us!
WHAT WE BELIEVE:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, giving a true history of the creation of heaven, earth, and humanity and containing a correct prophecy of the ages to come regarding heaven, earth, and the destiny of humanity. Moreover, there is no salvation outside of what is taught in its pages.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16
There is only one God (Deuteronomy 6:4). He is the creator of heaven and earth, and of all living beings. He has revealed Himself to humanity as the Father (Creator), in the son (Savior), and as the Holy Ghost (indwelling Spirit).
God is a Spirit (John 4:24). He is the Eternal One, the Creator of all things, and the Father of all humanity by creation. He is the First and the Last, and beside Him there is no God (Isaiah 44:6). There was no God formed before Him; neither shall be there any after Him (Isaiah 43:10).
Jesus is the Son of God according to the flesh (Romans 1:3) and the very God Himself according to the Spirit (Matthew 1:23). Jesus is the Christ (Matthew 16:16); the creator of all things (Colossians 1:16-17); God with us (Matthew 1:23); God made flesh (John 1:1-14); God manifested in the flesh (I Timothy 3:16);He which was, which is, and which is to come, the Almighty (Revelation 1:8); the mighty God, everlasting Father, and Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6). Jesus Himself testified of His identity as God when He said, "He that hath seen me hath seen the Father" (John 14:7-11) and "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30). It took shedding of blood for the remission of the sins of the world (Hebrews 9:22), but God the Father was a Spirit and had no blood to shed. Thus He prepared a body of flesh and blood (Hebrews 10:5) and came to earth as a man in order to save us, for in Isaiah 43:11 He said, "Beside me there is no Saviour." When He came in flesh the angels sang, "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:11).
The Holy Ghost is the Spirit of God (the Creator), the Spirit of the resurrected Christ. The Holy Ghost comes to dwell in the hearts and lives of everyone who believes and obeys the gospel, as the Comforter, Sustainer, and Keeper (John 14:16-26; Romans 8:9-11).
Salvation consists of deliverance from all sin and unrighteousness through the blood of Jesus Christ. The New Testament experience of salvation consists of repentance from sin, water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, after which the Christian is to live a godly life (Acts 2:36-41).
We believe the Church is the living, spiritual body of believers of which the Lord Jesus Christ is the Head. The church functions as Christ would function in the earth, seeking to reach the unchurched for the purpose of bringing them to salvation. Signs and wonders, including divine healing, are part of the Church’s ministry, as they were part of the ministry of Jesus on earth.
The scriptures teach us the importance of all believers attaching themselves to a church that teaches Biblical truth where they can grow in their faith, have fellowship with other believers and be equipped to serve.
Mark 16:17; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Colossians 1:18; Hebrews 10:25
The gospel, or “good news,” is that “…Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.” (I Corinthians 15:3-4) We are commanded by Jesus to spread this “good news” throughout the whole world and to make disciples of all men.
Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:45-47, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
The physical suffering of the Lord Jesus Christ provided for healing for our bodies. Isaiah said, “…with his stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) Matthew 8:17 reads, “…Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.” We believe that healing was provided by the work of Jesus Christ and is available to all believers.
Jesus said of the believer, “…they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” (Mark 16:17-18) Later James wrote in his epistle to all the church; “and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick…”
Isaiah 53:5; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:17-18 James 5:14-16; I Peter 2:24