One God and creator of all things. God is one essence and three in distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
One Savior Jesus Christ. Who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect life, died a horrible death, and was raised to new life. He is now in heaven interceding for sinners (Rom 8:34) and preparing an eternal home for his people (John 14:3)
One Holy Spirit who dwells in the hearts of believers today. He has sealed our hearts (Eph 1:13) for heaven, but even now guides us in life (Rom 8:26), and progressively works in our lives (Phil 1:6).
One Holy Church operating as the outpost of heaven today (Eph 4:3-6). The church is the gathering of God's people to be fed and nourished by God. It is a place where sinners and saints commune with God and fellowship with one another.
One Gospel by which all people are to be saved. Jesus says that no one comes to the Father, or heaven, except through him (John 6:35). The good news is that all who turn to Jesus alone as their king and savior will be saved: "Anyone who believes in Christ has eternal life" (John 6:47).
Universal Sin --is like spitting in the face of our Father God. We rebel against him in our sinful thoughts, words, and deeds. At Covenant Reformed, we believe that humans are beautiful children of God, but we do not live as we were fashioned. Sin is against God (Psa 51:4) brings guilt and shame to our souls. We try to deny the weight, but it causes deep soul pain to us and everyone around us. Thanks are to the triune God, there is a solution, as the Apostle Paul explains, 'where sin multiplied, grace multiplied even more' (Rom 5:20). We are a church that takes sin and damaged hearts seriously because we know that Christ is the solution and the one who heals the broken.
Gospel Centered in life and in death (Rom 14:8). We believe the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him. We do this by first receiving the grace of Christ with open hands and hearts. His grace empowers us to live transformed lives. From a grace-filled well of gratitude, we desire to know Christ more, the power of his resurrection, and being conformed to the power of his death and resurrection (Phil 3:10).
Put together, we confess that humans have fallen from their intended design. We are filled with guilt and shame. But instead of leaving us in such a sorry state, our heavenly Father carried out a plan to rescue and redeem us. Jesus Christ came to earth to pay for our sins and to merit great gifts for us. By believing and confessing Christ as Lord, we receive his grace which cleanses us from sin, makes us beautiful children of God, and protects us by the presence of the Holy Spirit today (Eph 1:3-14).
Consider some key verses we love:
John 3:16; Phil 2:5-11; Eph 2:8-10; Gal 3:26-28