721 Ranch House Rd, Willow Park, TX 76087, US

817-441-9056

Willow Park Church of Christ

Willow Park Church of Christ

Willow Park Church of ChristWillow Park Church of Christ

What We Believe

About Jesus…

Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God. He is equal with God the Father and God the Spirit. He came to earth and became man… He was completely God, while at the same time being fully man. He revealed to us who God is. His miraculous acts, sinless life, and life-changing teachings all confirm the fact that He is God’s Son. His purpose for coming to Earth was to show God’s love by dying on a cross. By doing this, He took the sins of all mankind upon Himself, and paid the penalty that our sins deserve. His bodily resurrection from the grave and His promise to return someday are testimonies to the fact that He is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Jesus desires the deepest of relationship with each of us.

  • Matthew 1:22,23;
  • John 1:1, 14, 18;
  • Acts 10:37-43;
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3,4;
  • Ephesians 2:4-8;
  • Philippians 2:5-11;
  • Colossians 1:15-21;
  • Hebrews 1:1-3


 About God…

There is only one true God. He is the Creator of all life and the Supreme Ruler of the universe. He has always been (He is eternal) and co-exists equally in three Persons – God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit. We learn about God through His creation, His Word, and His Son. God loves us more than we can imagine.

  • Genesis 1:26,27;
  • Deuteronomy 6:4;
  • Job 38:1 – 41:34;
  • Matthew 3:13-17;
  • John 3:16;
  • Romans 1:19,20;
  • 2 Corinthians 13:14;
  • Ephesians 4:6

 

About the Holy Spirit…

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with God the Father and God the Son. He dwells in each member of God’s family as a Helper and Guide. It is through the work of the Holy Spirit that a person comes to salvation. He provides help to every Christian to do what is right, strength to serve Jesus, and direction for living life God’s way.

  • John 14:16,17;
  • John 16:7-13;
  • Acts 2:38;
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20;
  • Ephesians 3:16-20;
  • Ephesians 5:18

 

About the Bible…

The Bible is God’s written Word. The process that God used to give us His Word is called inspiration, which means God-breathed. The Word of God is without error and is truth. It tells us who God is, why He loves us, and what His plans are for us. The Bible is the authority and standard for living our lives according to God’s will for us.

  • Psalm 19:7-11;
  • Psalm 119:105, 160;
  • John 17:17; 1
  • Thessalonians 2:13;
  • 2 Timothy 3:16,17;
  • 2 Peter 1:20,21

 

About Man…

We are created in the spiritual likeness or image of God. God gave us free will – we have the ability to choose to love as God loves, to choose to do right in the likeness of God’s righteousness, and to choose to value what God values. God created us because He wants a family who will love Him because we want to love Him, and not because we have to love Him. The first man, Adam, chose to sin, and now each of us, through our own free will, follow in his footsteps. (Romans 3:23 – … all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…)

  • Genesis 1:27;
  • Genesis 3:1-24;
  • Psalm 8:3-6;
  • John 4:24;
  • Ephesians 1:4-6;
  • Romans 3:23

 

About Salvation…

We need salvation because we have sinned. Sin separates us from God who desires relationship with us. It is impossible for any man to restore that broken relationship with God by any amount of personal goodness, religious deeds, or by belonging to a church. We cannot earn, merit, or achieve a right relationship with God by our own efforts. The death of Jesus was not an accident. It was God’s plan from the beginning to save us from our sins through the death of Jesus Christ. The Bible calls God’s act of love, grace. His grace is His gift to us. The way we receive His gift is by entering into a covenant relationship with Jesus by placing our trust and faith in Him. When we decide that we will follow Jesus for the rest of our lives, we demonstrate our faith in Jesus Christ by being baptized for the forgiveness of our sins.

  • Isaiah 59:2;
  • John 3:16;
  • John 14:6;
  • Acts 2:37-39;
  • Romans 3:10,11, 23;
  • Romans 6:3,4;
  • Romans 6:23;
  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-4;
  • Ephesians 2:1-10;
  • Titus 3:3-8


About the Church…

The Church is God’s spiritual family. It is made up of all those who have chosen to place their trust and faith in Jesus and who are His followers (disciples). The Church is not a building or one particular group of believers. To belong to the Church is to belong to Jesus. The Bible uses the analogy that Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body. The Church or body is to seek to do the will of God, which also includes loving and saving the world through Jesus Christ.

  • Matthew 16:15-18;
  • John 17:20-23;
  • John 13:34,35;
  • Acts 2:42-47;
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-27;
  • Ephesians 1:22,23;
  • Ephesians 2:19-22;
  • 1 Peter 2:4-10


About Eternity …

When God created you and me, He created us with a soul which will never cease to exist. Those who choose to follow Jesus as Lord, and have a growing relationship with Him, will spend eternity with God in Heaven. Those who reject Jesus by refusing to follow Him will spend eternity in Hell. Heaven, like salvation and grace, is a gift of God. Hell is the due consequence for those who have not accepted God’s offer of forgiveness. Heaven and Hell are real places.

  • Ezekiel 18:20;
  • Matthew 7:21-23;
  • Matthew 10:28;
  • Matthew 25:31-46;
  • Luke 16:19-31;
  • John 14:1-6;
  • Romans 6:23;
  • Philippians 3:17-21;
  • Revelation 20:15

 

We also believe…

Not only were you created in the image of God, but you were designed to spend eternity with Him. What will you do with this temporary life on earth that God has given you?


If you hunger to know God and His people, there is no better place to be than the Willow Park Church of Christ. God is doing great things here.  Come and see!


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