What do we believe?
At Jacobs Chapel, We believe in the classical Christian doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ. These beliefs are best summarized in the Apostles’ Creed, one of the oldest declarations of basicChristian faith.
THE APOSTLES’ CREED
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and buried; He descended to the dead. The third day, He rose from the dead; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there, He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe in the holy universal church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
What does it mean to be a Christian?
To be a Christian, simply put, is to be a Jesus-follower—to do what Jesus did and to act like Jesus’ acted. However, we are only able to truly act like Jesus when our minds are being transformed into “the mind of Christ” through the ongoing, renewing work of the Holy Spirit (Romans 12:1-2; 1 Corinthians 2). We were created in God’s image to rule and reign in the earth as God’s ambassadors of wholeness, peace, joy, healing, righteousness, etc. (Genesis 1:26-28).
How do I become a Christian?
Initiating the Christian journey can be done in three easy steps. Admit Sin. (Telling God I’m sorry for trying to live life on my terms and not His). Turn-Around. (Telling God that I’m ready to live by His terms, receive His forgiveness, walk in the footsteps of Jesus, trust in Him, and receive the renewing presence of the Holy Spirit.) Say Thank You. (Thanking God for His love, grace, forgiveness, and for the renewing work Jesus did on the cross.)
PRAYER OF SALVATION
Lord Jesus Christ, thank You for dying for me on the cross. I’m sorry for the things in my life that have been wrong. I now turn away from everything that I know is wrong. And I now receive Your gift of forgiveness. I put my trust in what Youdid on the cross for me. And I ask You, please, to come and fill me with Your Holy Spirit, to give me the strength to lead the kind of life that deep down I’m longing to lead. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Amen.
How do I grow in my faith?
Join a vibrant, growing church, like The Jacobs Chapel Church Family, join a Bible study, and learn to pray. Your church should preach and study from the Bible, and its members should understand what it means to love God, love and serve each other, and love and serve the world.