Beliefs

We believe in one God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Matthew 5:16, 45; 6:1, 4, 8, 9; James 1:17; John 1:1; 4:24; 14:9; 14:16 -20; Genesis 1:2; 2 Peter 1:21

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of all things visible and invisible.
Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24 -28; Hebrews 11:3

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s one and only Son, my one and only Savior.
John 1:14;3:16;1 John 4:9; 2 Peter 3:18

Jesus of Nazareth is both fully human and fully divine, conceived of the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary.
Matthew 1:18; 21:11; John 1:14;19:19; Romans 5:15-17; Colossians 2:9;1 John 1:1; Luke 1:26 -38

Jesus suffered and was crucified under Pontius Pilate.
Luke 23:1-46

Jesus died and was buried, and who rose again bodily from the dead on the third day.
Luke 23:44 - 24:8; John 20:24-29; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8

He ascended into Heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father.
Luke 22:69; Acts 1:1-9; Colossians 3:1

Jesus will return to earth to judge both the living and the dead.
Matthew 24:36-42; John 14:1-3; Acts 1:10-11; 10:39-42; 1 Peter 4:5
 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is an active and operative part of the Godhead
John 16:5 -15; Acts 1:7-8; Romans 8:26 -27

The Holy Spirit indwells every Christian.
1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19; 2 Timothy 1:14

We believe God inspired the autographs (original writings) of the Scripture and those autographs were consequently without error.
Mark 12:36; John 14:26; 16:12 -15; Acts 1:16; 1 Corinthians 2:12 -13; 2 Timothy 3:14 -16; 2 Peter 1:20 -21

We accept the Bible as the final authority for all matters of faith and practice.
Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 5:18; 24:35; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12

We believe the Bible teaches that man, created by God, willfully sinned against God and is consequently lost and without hope apart from Jesus Christ.
Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23

We believe the Bible teaches that salvation-the forgiveness of sins-is only by grace through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:9; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 Peter 1:18 -19; 1 John 1:7

We believe the Bible teaches that one receives God's grace by putting faith in Christ, repenting of sin, confessing Christ and being immersed into Christ, but that none of these is sufficient in and of itself for the assurance of salvation.
Romans 5:1-2; 6:1 -7; Luke 24:45-47; Acts 3:19;17:30;2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 10:32; Romans 10:9; Philippians 2:11; 1 John 4:15; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:27; Colossians 2:12; 1 Peter 3:21

We believe in the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost and consisting of all Christians everywhere.
Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47

First Christian Church

Sunday Worship at 8:30, 9:45, 11:00 am
Bible Study for all ages at various times.
503 North Main Street Extension  Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335