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CORE VALUE #1 We believe in the absolute authority of Scripture.

2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21

We interpret the Bible literally.

· We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us; and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions should be tried.

CORE VALUE #2 We believe in the person and work of Jesus Christ.

He was God in the flesh (John 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:16), born of a virgin (Matthew 1:23), and lived a sinless life. Hebrews 4:15

· He gave Himself to die on the cross as a complete and final sacrifice for mankind's sin. 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18; Ephesians 2:14-18

· His death was followed by His burial and then His resurrection three days later.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4

· He ascended into heaven (Acts 1:10-11) where He was exalted to the right hand of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11

· Christ will one day return for the church and seven years later return to the earth (Matthew 24:27-31; Revelation 19:11-16) to establish His Messianic kingdom over the entire earth as King. Zechariah 14:9-21; Matthew 25:31; Revelation 20:4-6

CORE VALUE #3 We believe that salvation comes by God's grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ.

Every person is a sinner in need of God's salvation.
Romans 3:10, 23; Ephesians 2:1-5

· Salvation cannot be attained through our good works.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5; Romans 3:28; 2 Timothy 1:9

· The moment people place their trust in Christ, God's Spirit comes to dwell within them and they become part of the family of God forever.
Ephesians 1:13-14; Galatians 3:26, 4:6-7

· Our church believes that salvation is freely offered to all who will believe.
1 Timothy 2:4-6; 1 Timothy 4:10; Titus 2:11; 2 Peter 3:9; Revelation 22:17; 1 John 2:2; John 1:9-12

CORE VALUE #4 We believe in the autonomy of the local church.

Jesus Christ is the Head of this church and we, as believers, are His body.
Ephesians 1:20-23

· This local church (the people) is free from external control. We make our own decisions concerning buildings, property, senior pastor, etc., as we submit to our Head, Jesus Christ.
Colossians 2:4-7, 9-10, 18-19; Ephesians 3:16-21, 4:15-16

· North Point is not part of any denominational organization or religious group. We are an independent, self-governed Bible teaching church.

CORE VALUE #5 We believe that every believer has complete and total access to God.

Every believer has unlimited access to God through Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2:18, 3:12; Romans 5:2

You don't need another human being to stand on your behalf in front of God. We all have equal access to God. 1 Timothy 2:5

CORE VALUE #6 We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Every believer is indwelt and sealed by the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation.
Ephesians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 1:22

The Holy Spirit is the believer's guide and source of power for everyday life.
Galatians 5:16-19; Ephesians 5:18; John 16:13-14

CORE VALUE #7 We are committed to world-wide missions outreach.

The heavenly kingdom of Jesus Christ is far greater than any local church. It includes believers all over the world. Our passion is not to see how big our local church can become, but rather, how much we can grow the body of Christ in this world. Therefore, we willingly give away to other churches many of the blessings God has given to us. This is done by providing prayer and financial support to other co-laborers in the world, starting new churches, encouraging hurting churches, sending missionaries, and much more. We are committed to reaching the unreached, unengaged People Groups of the world. Romans 15:20