We exist to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Here at CIBOLOCREEK, we believe church is not a building, the services, or even the lessons - a church is people. Our real work is relationships. We help guide people into friendships with other people who may be asking the same questions, dealing with similar issues, or who are interested in shared experiences or discovering how our faith intersects with everyday life.
The Bible is a written record of divine revelation through
human authors who were directed by God to record accurately what He wanted us to
know about Himself. The Bible is our authority and guide in faith and living.
Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20,21;
Psalm 119:160; John 16:12-13;
There is one true God, eternally co-existing as three perfect divine persons
who share complete equality in their godly attributes. In keeping with the
pattern of the Scriptures, we refer to the individuals of this Trinity as the
Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Genesis 1:1, 26, 27; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19;
1 Peter 1:2; 2
Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:3JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is that divine person of the Trinity who
willingly chose to become a man in order to offer himself as the sinless
sacrifice and divine substitute for the sins of mankind. Jesus resurrected from the dead to demonstrate
His authority over sin and his ability to provide eternal life to those who
would trust in Him.
Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 7:14; John 1:1-14; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14,15; Hebrews
1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Acts
1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13; Romans 3:24,25; 1 Peter 2:21-25THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is that divine person of the Trinity that
assumes the most active role in accomplishing the spiritual growth of a Christ
follower. The Christian’s demonstration
of Christ-like convictions, attitudes and actions is proof of the Spirit’s work
in his/her life.
Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12; 3:16;
Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:22-23,25; Ephesians 5:18; 1 John 2:20-27; Romans
God’s greatest passion for humanity is to enjoy a loving relationship with
every human being that He has created.
However, sin has jeopardized the relationship between man and God and
left them alienated from each other. But
God’s love is so great that He accepts the death of Jesus Christ as the payment
for the sins of each person who would recognize his/her need for salvation and
trust in Christ as his/her Savior and Lord.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:4-10; John
14:6; 1:12; 3:16-36; 5:24; Titus 3:5;
Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1,9,10;
8:1; Titus 3:4-7HUMAN DESTINY
The Scriptures declare that all human beings will continue to live for an
eternity following their time on this earth. According to the Scriptures,
eternity includes the two realities of Heaven and Hell. We believe Heaven will be inhabited to those
who have been reconciled to God through a relationship with Jesus Christ as
their Savior. We believe that the souls
of those who have not been reconciled to God through a relationship with Jesus
Christ will live in Hell, separated from God, for all eternity.
16:19-26; 23:43; John 3:16; John 14:1-7; Romans 6:23; 2 Corinthians 5:8;
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation
The Church is a biblically functioning community of fully devoted followers of
Jesus Christ who partner together in the work of ministry for the advance of
God’s redemptive purposes throughout the world. While all believers are part of
the universal Church, the physical reflection of their spiritual adoption into
God’s family is manifested by their participation in a local church where
encouragement and accountability are provided and the expressions of their
spiritual gifts are shared.
Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 2:42-47;
4:32-34; Romans 12:1-16; 1 Corinthians
Ephesians 4:1-16; Colossians
3:12-17 THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
The moment that a person places his/her faith in Jesus Christ for salvation,
he/she receives a spiritual capacity for obedience to the will of God as
described in the Scriptures. As a
disciple of Jesus Christ, the Christian begins a journey of spiritual growth
intended to reflect to others the attitudes, values, priorities and actions of
Jesus Christ. Spiritual maturity, then,
is most accurately demonstrated in a Christ-like character and conduct in the
life of a Christian. However, recognizing that the Christian life is a journey,
it is ever-present progress toward Christ-like maturity that the Christian
should expect rather than perfection.
See 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 1 Timothy 4:7-8; 1 John; 2 Peter 1:3-10;
1 Peter 1:13-16; 2:1,2; The Book of
James; Colossians 3; Ephesians 4:17-5:21;
Philippians 2:1-18; 3:7-16; Romans
13:14; 12:1-21; John 15:1-17