at Calvary Chapel Twin Tiers
By Pastor Fred
Ultimately, we (Calvary Chapel Twin Tiers) desire to bring glory to God through trust (faith) in God, through Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death and resurrection. When we consider what He went through for us, taking the eternal punishment that we deserved, we cannot help but desire to please Him. Though we can never repay Him, we can certainly give Him our lives, living for Him. (Romans 12:1-3)
Share Jesus with Others
We believe that God created men and women in his image, but due to sin we are separated from God and therefore, are unable to have a relationship with Him. Because God is merciful, He sent His only begotten son, Jesus, to live among us, to take the punishment and to die for our sins, and He then rose from the dead, so that we can have victory over death, and enabling a relationship with God once again. This same victory is available to anyone willing to accept what Jesus did for them by trusting him, and accepting this wonderful gift of eternal life. It is our mission to share the hope of eternal life with others in our community.
Lead Others in Living for Jesus
We certainly rejoice when someone receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior but we know this is not the end of the journey- it’s the beginning. Jesus, in Matthew· 28, encourages us to “Go make disciples”, and to teach them what it means to live the Christian life. We want folks to know that they can depend on the Word of God, and trust that Jesus will enable them to grow strong in their relationship with the Lord so that the trials of this life will not hinder them or defeat them. The Word of God (the Bible) is “given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). We believe that Jesus came to give us “life abundantly” (John 10:10) and in order for us to realize this, we need to walk closely to Him, living daily, in and through His Word.
Encourage Biblical Application
Living daily, in and through His Word, means that we must know His Word but also that we must do something with that knowledge. (James 1:22). Today there are many in the Church who are “pew sitters”. Many are well taught but never apply the Word of God to their lives. The “Church”, in general, has become lethargic. They continue to eat, but lack a servant’s heart. (Rev 3:14-22) Therefore, it is our desire to encourage and exhort the church to apply the Word of God to our lives: to live for Jesus; to allow him to change us into His image: to become servants to Him and to each other; and ultimately to glorify God by our lives.