Who We Are

Overview

  

Welcome to the Grace Bible Fellowship website!

At Grace Bible Fellowship; We believe that God calls us to be complete in Teaching, Equipping, Loving, Obeying and Serving. We believe that when the church was formed in Acts in the New Testament it talks about what we are called to do and can be summarized into three things; read, serve, and pray. "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." -Acts 2:42 We are so glad that you took time to check us out and welcome you to learn more about our staff and come join us at 162 Industrial Park Drive, Ste H & I across from the YMCA in Hollister Missouri for any of our services or studies.  

What We Believe

 "To equip believers to be complete  in every way."The Holy Scriptures
The Bible is God's written revelation to man. Every word in the original writings is inspired by God and is without error. It is accurate in all matters to which it speaks: spiritual, historical, and scientific. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the foundation of our faith and practice (II Tim. 3:16; II Pet. 1:21).God
There is but one God who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  The three have distinct personalities and yet are of the same substance, one God. (Gen. 1:1; Isaiah 45:5-7, 1 Cor 8:4, John 10:30; John 4:24; Deut 6:4; Matt. 28:19; II Cor. 13:14).

  • God The Father. The first Person of the Trinity, orders and disposes all things according to His own purpose and grace, is the Creator of all things, and is the only absolute and omnipotent Ruler in the universe. He is sovereign in creation, providence, and redemption (Psalm 145:8-9; 1 Cor 8:6, Gen 1:1-31; Ephesians 3:9, Psalm 103:19; Romans 11:36).
  • God the Son - Jesus Christ. The eternal Son of God became incarnate in the Lord Jesus Christ, being born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. He died physically on the Cross and was bodily resurrected three days later. (John 1:1,14,18; 5:18; Heb. 1:1-9; 5:8; I John 5:20; I Tim. 2:5; I Cor. 15:1-5).
  • God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is a divine Person, eternal, underived, possessing all the attributes of personality and deity. He regenerates, indwells, baptizes, and seals all believers in Christ and empowers those yielded to God.  (Matt. 28:19; John 3:3-7; Titus 3:5; I Cor. 6:19; Rom. 8:9; I Cor. 2:12; 12:13; Eph. 4:30; Col. 3:14).

Man
Man is created in the image and likeness of God. In Adam, all mankind fell into sin with the result that all men are sinners. Men are justly condemned to eternal judgment and can do nothing to merit salvation. (Rom. 2:2, 3, 5; Eph. 2:8,9; Gen. 1:27, 9:6; Rom. 5:12; 3:23; Eph. 2:1).

Salvation
Salvation is wholly of God by grace, and is on the basis of the redemption of Jesus Christ, not on the basis of works. Salvation is given to those men chosen by God and drawn to Christ by the Holy Spirit. The only means to their salvation is belief in Christ's substitutionary death and resurrection. (Acts 4:12; 13:38,39; I Cor. 15:1-4; Rom. 4:4,5; 5:1; John 3:16; Eph. 2:8,9; Acts 16:31; Eph. 1:4,5; Rom. 8:29,30).

Sanctification
Every believer is promised positional, progressive, and ultimate sanctification.  (Heb. 10:10,14; John 17:15-17; Eph. 5:26-27; I Thess. 4:3,4; I John 3:2; I Cor.  6:11).

Security
All who are born of the Spirit through faith in Christ can have assurance of salvation and are eternally secure in Christ. (Rom. 5:1; I John 5:13; John 10:27-29; 17:12; II Tim. 1:12; Eph. 4:30. John 6:37). The Grace Bible Fellowship Doctrinal Statement is available in more detail on these subjects, and also includes what we teach on The Church, Angels, Last Things, and What it Means to be a Christian.